Stuart Sidle, Ph.D: Democratic vs Autocratic Leadership | Self-improvement Atlas #13

In this episode of Self-improvement Atlas: The Personal Science Insights Podcast host, Aditi Kutty, sits down with Stuart Sidle, Ph.D., an industrial-organizational psychologist and the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Mercy College.

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, leaders find themselves at a crossroads, contemplating the defining traits of democratic and autocratic leadership styles and their significance in leading teams and organizations in the present era.

Meet Dr. Stuart Sidle

Dr. Stuart Sidle is an industrial-organizational psychologist and Dean at Mercy College. He has vast experience in management consulting and executive coaching.

Dr. Stuart engages in scholarly activities that involve researching topics such as leadership behavior, employee surveys, and the impact of stereotyping on employee selection.

Dr. Stuart has presented his research at prestigious national conferences, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Academy of Management (AOM). His work has been published in esteemed journals.

About the episode

In this episode hosted by Aditi Kutty, Dr. Stuart introduced listeners to a wide range of leadership and personal growth topics. 

Dr. Stuart emphasized self-awareness in leadership development and overcoming emotional and cognitive barriers for personal and professional growth.

Additionally, Dr. Stuart explained the characteristics of different leadership styles and the situations in which they may be most effective. 

Dr. Stuart also introduced a practice where individuals ask themselves questions at the end of each workday to assess their behavior and progress. 

In conclusion

Leadership behavior impacts various aspects of life, such as job satisfaction and emotional well-being. It is crucial to adapt leadership styles according to cultural norms and organizational contexts to ensure growth. Effective leadership requires self-awareness and the ability to manage stress efficiently.

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