Dr. Mark Goulston: What The World Needs From Today’s Leaders

Dr. Mark Goulston has had a fascinating career as a psychiatrist, from helping those contemplating suicide to assisting the FBI with hostage negotiation, and now coaching the world’s top executives at companies like IBM and Goldman Sachs to become better leaders through his company Michaelangelo Mindset. Oh, and did I mention he’s written nine books?

In this episode I spoke with Mark about the type of leader the world needs now and in the future and some of the techniques he uses to draw out leadership qualities like humility and empathy.

We also chatted about how business leaders can persevere through the relentless challenges of the pandemic by taking care of their own mental health and the power of women’s leadership.

Dr. Mark Goulston

Dr. Mark Goulston is a business psychiatrist, former UCLA professor of psychiatry, FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer and co-founder of Michelangelo Mindset which companies, founders, entrepreneurs and CEO’s hire when they want to think outside their box, see clearly into their future, visualize what success for their companies and themselves looks like and then help them free it just as Michelangelo “saw the angel in the marble and carved until he set it free.” He is the author or co-author of nine books with his book, “Just Listen,” being translated into 28 languages and becoming the top book on listening in the world. He is also a Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches coach and the inventor of Michelangelo Leadership. He also hosts the highly rated podcast, My Wakeup Call.

Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring is a brand futurist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. He is best known as the author of We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World and his upcoming book, Lead With We: The Business Revolution That Will Save Our Future; as the Founder and CEO of We First, an award-winning strategic consultancy that works with purpose-led companies to build their brand strategy, company culture, and impact storytelling; and as the author of the influential ‘Purpose At Work’ column in Forbes and host of the podcast, Lead With We.


This episode of Lead With We was produced and edited by Goal 17 Media and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. You can also watch episodes on YouTube at WeFirstTV.



Learn more about Mark’s work at michelangelomindset.com

Connect with Mark on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/markgoulston

Listen to Mark’s podcast, My Wakeup Call, here: https://apple.co/3EqfcOK

For case studies and other free resources about purposeful business, go to WeFirstBranding.com

Simon’s new book, Lead With We, comes out Nov. 9th and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Google Books and Barnes & Noble. Check it out!


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