Brian Raison; leading with a personal mission

We had the honor of creating a videocast with Dr Brian (Ph.D., Associate Professor and Leadership Field Specialist at The Ohio State University) in February 2021 and there were many nuggets of wisdom shared. Brian has worked with the Ohio State University in its extension service for over 24 years, helping leaders and organizations make strategic shifts. Brian shared how his personal mission of gratitude and encouragement informs everything that he does, and his passion is clearly felt.

Brian’s advice to aspiring leaders includes three key components:

  1. Develop self-awareness; know yourself and become more attuned to your emotional state
  2. Increase self-regulation; mastering your emotions will reduce obstacles in relationships and help you make your own luck
  3. Gain clarity on your personal mission; do what matters most and make the biggest contribution

What the full interview

Brian shared a number of excellent resources for leaders and aspiring leaders, and we are sharing them below:

Forget the New Year’s Resolution: Start 2021 with a Mission. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/forget-new-years-resolution-start-2021-a-mission: 2021-01-04

A Mental Health Check-in for Your Team or Class. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/a-mental-health-check-your-team-or-classroom: 2021-01-13

How to Deal with a Reluctant Audience. http://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/how-to-deal-with-a-reluctant-audience: 2020-06-02

Did You Know Having a Bucket List Could Increase Your Productivity?  http://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/did-you-know-having-a-bucket-list-could-increase-your-productivity: 2020-05-13

Great Leaders Focus on Things That Matter. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/great-leaders-focus-on-things-that-matter/: 2020-02-25

Permitting Risk-Taking: Coaching Growth.  https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/permitting-risk-taking-coaching-for-growth/: 2019-10-05

The G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in Leadership: Part 4, The Way Forward. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/the-g-r-o-w-coaching-model-in-leadership-part-four/: 2019-09-17

The G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in Leadership: Part 3, Obstacles and Options. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/the-g-r-o-w-coaching-model-in-leadership-part-three/: 2019-09-10

The G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in Leadership: Part 2, Reality. https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/the-g-r-o-w-coaching-model-in-leadership-part-two/: 2019-09-03

The G.R.O.W. Coaching Model in Leadership: Part 1, Looking to Coach Others? https://fisher.osu.edu/blogs/leadreadtoday/blog/the-g-r-o-w-coaching-model-in-leadership-part-one/: 2019-08-27

Leadership Videos:

Above the Line: E+R=O Leadership Lessons:  https://youtu.be/kblJ-A1QMZY

Authentic Leadership (9:48) https://youtu.be/KEazYZcCDKA

Emotional Intelligence (13:46) https://youtu.be/HYcNCRTs-88

The GROW Coaching Model (08:59) https://youtu.be/KSqV1mVT8fw

Motivation Theory & Practice (13:11) https://youtu.be/0fYQHjvbBL8

Coaching for Impact (08:38) https://youtu.be/1QgI7gGzZWM

Mentoring in Leadership (12:09) https://youtu.be/Zx52JjCC5KM

Local Foods Leadership: https://youtu.be/mW_SffyCbi8