Dr. Chris Stout
is a licensed clinical psychologist, Founding Director of the Centre for Global Initiatives, VP of Research and Data Analytics at ATI Holdings, LLC, and on faculty at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He served as NGO Special Representative to the United Nations and was one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow and Invited Faculty in Davos. He was invited by the Club de Madrid and Safe-Democracy to serve on the Madrid-11 Countering Terrorism Task Force.
He has been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, Oprah, Time, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today.
He has published over 35 books, including two Amazon Best Sellers; his works have been translated into 8 languages. He has received five humanitarian awards and four additional doctorates (honoris causa) for his work in global health and humanitarian intervention. He also blogs in these areas as a LinkedIn Influencer. He is listed in in TED Conferences Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who, 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” http://DrChrisStout.com
What do you like to ask other leaders when you get the chance?
First of all, advice is tricky business. I often advise that advice from one does not work for all. In fact, I just posted a
LinkedIn Influencer blog on this. Nevertheless, I do find value in such instances; otherwise I’d not have a
podcast interviewing those to deconstruct how it is what they do. But the point is that you have to consider and weigh what you hear from what you can learn and practice. My approach is to learn as much about them in advance, and once I have the opportunity to connect and establish a relationship, to then get to pick their brain.
In some instances it may be about strategy— how in the world did they figure out ____? How did you get ______ to join your team? Etcetera. In other instances, it may be time management, or family management, or goals management. The point is - be specific and targeted. See what you can offer in return. Consider that you learn. Try it on or take it for a test drive. Tweak and iterate as necessary. Keep and incorporate or drop and move on.
Dr. Chris Stout