The Making of Exceptional Leaders: How to Screen and Hire the Best Leaders for Your Organization | Laura Finfer
As a leadership expert with over 25 years of experience, business consultant Dr. Laura Fifner knows what it takes to find and groom exceptional leaders. In today's episode, Laura shares how she finds the right leaders for the right companies, and what red flags to look out for when hiring.
Dr. Laura Fifner is the co-founder of Leadership Excellence Consulting. Utilizing decades of experience and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Laura helps clients find and coach senior-level talent using scientific assessments to evaluate leadership potential.
In this episode, Dart and Laura discuss:
- The purpose of leadership
- What personality tests Laura uses, and how they inform her thinking
- The universal attributes of great leaders
- How to detect a narcissistic leader
- The relationship between ambition and leadership
- Neuroplasticity and the cultivation of leadership skills
- Behavioral interviewing
- And other topics…
Dr. Laura Fifner is an internal and external leadership expert with over 25 years of experience in business consulting. As the co-founder of Leadership Excellence Consulting, she helps clients find and groom the right senior-level talent using scientific assessments to value leadership potential.
Laura received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in New York State. She is passionate about supporting the development of all team leaders – especially female entrepreneurs – and advocates for workplace inclusivity for individuals on the spectrum.
Burn the Boats, by Matt Higgins: https://www.amazon.com/Burn-Boats-Overboard-Unleash-Potential/dp/006308886X
Radical Candor, by Kim Scott: https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Revised-Kick-Ass-Humanity/dp/B07XVQB7XV
Power, by Jeffrey Pfeffer: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Some-People-Have-Others/dp/0061789089
Connect with Laura:
Leadership Excellence Consulting: www.leadershipexcellenceconsulting.com