Leadership On and Off the Field
May 16, 2013
Hosted by Chris Efessiou
Whether a man, woman, or child, we are all drawn to the people who are genuine and authentic. “People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care” says Ray Roberts, former NFL Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions offensive tackle. There are many ways to demonstrate your care. When talking to a child or teen, do you take time to understand the challenge from their perspective vs. from "this is what I would do" or "when I was your age?" As adults, we often do not show our vulnerability. Ray says be vulnerable. It's okay to share your weaknesses. It's okay to say "I don't have an answer but we will work thru this together". When working with kids, it is especially important to respond to the heart of the matter, and pay attention to their words/actions as predictors of what’s going on inside. Listen to Ray Roberts, a mentor of many young people and adults, on Thursday, May 16th at 3 PM PT–6 PM ET and call or email your specific questions.
Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you.
Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, international speaker, mentor, professor, father, and author of the highly acclaimed book “CDO: Chief Daddy Officer.”
In the past 20 years Chris Efessiou has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent.
Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home.
Through a variety of activities, including speaking, coaching, consulting and his book, he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenthood and personal relationships.
A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University.
A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is an advisor to corporate and academic boards, and a director on academic and charitable organization boards. He is a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Using Business Skills for Personal Relationships.