A Different Kind of Leader

"When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcome. But when we are silent, you're still afraid so it is better to speak.” -Interviewing Dr. Valerie Stone

December 08, 2020 Giselle Corbie-Smith Season 2 Episode 8
A Different Kind of Leader
"When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcome. But when we are silent, you're still afraid so it is better to speak.” -Interviewing Dr. Valerie Stone
Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Stone shares her leadership trajectory, from her early years serving in leadership roles in high school to the many roles that she has taken on over the years. She also describes her leadership approach, which involves identifying important gaps and working with others to fill them. While her approach has been consistent over the years, her leadership style has changed slightly, as she focuses on emotional intelligence. 

Valerie Stone, MD, MPH is the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Stone is an academic journal internist as well as an HIV/AIDS focused infectious disease specialist, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

TIMESTAMPS: Intro (00:00) | Quote (01:55) | Journey (02:56) | Leadership Approach (06:20) | Using her voice (09:24) | Cultivating Self-Awareness (11:40) | Navigating the current state of change (15:20) | Mentors and Sponsors (20:05) | Sponsorship (24:49) | Current challenges for leaders (29:19) | Self Care (31:35) |  Current Reads (33:40)| Advice to younger self (36:30)

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