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Effects of Winning the Lottery

Does winning the lottery lead to instant happiness or unexpected stress? Do lottery winners often lose it all? Do they find their personal lives changed in unexpected ways? Can constant requests from charities, friends and relatives in need be overwhelming after winning the lottery?

Dick’s guest, Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Riggio is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership (e.g., leadership development, charismatic and transformational leadership), assessment centers, organizational psychology and social psychology. His research work has included studies on the role of social skills and emotions in leadership potential and success, empathy, social intelligence, emotional skill and charisma.

Professor Riggio is on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, Leadership, Group Dynamics, and Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. His recent books are Multiple Intelligences and Leadership and The Future of Leadership Development (co-edited with Susan Murphy; Erlbaum, 2002, 2003), Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (co-edited with Sarah Smith Orr; Jossey-Bass, 2004), Applications of Nonverbal Behavior (co-edited with Robert S. Feldman; Erlbaum, 2005), Transformational Leadership (2nd ed., coauthored with Bernard M. Bass, 2006), and co-edited volumes, The Practice of Leadership, The Art of Followership (2007, 2008), and Leadership and the Liberal Arts (2009). His new book series (co-edited with Georgia Sorenson) with Psychology Press, is entitled: Leadership: Research and Practice. Dr. Riggio is also the author of the Social Skills Inventory.

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Homelessness Solutions

About 3 million people will experience homelessness sometime during this year. 630,000 will be homeless tonight. What are some of the immediate and longterm solutions to end homelessness?

Dick’s guests are Steve Schooler, Executive Director of Porchlight, Inc. and Matt Wachter, Housing Initiatives Specialist with the City of Madison Community Development Authority in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Effective Leadership Traits

What makes for effective leadership? Can it be learned? Are these traits applicable to the very small non profit as much as the large corporation?

Dick’s guest is Yvonne Evers, who has 20 years of executive coaching and is the creator of SUCCESSION, an internet app that guides a company to find their next CEO.

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Retirement Center Depression and Loneliness

Coping with life changes as one ages is challenging and can lead to depression and loneliness, whether living independently or in a retirement center.

Dick’s guest is Dr. Kathryn Betts Adams, a former associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University where she taught courses in social work practice, mental health, and aging. She now writes and consults about gerontology and mental health. Dr. Adams’ research interests include depression in later life and adaptations to aging and its potential stressors, including dementia caregiving, chronic illness, loneliness, and bereavement.

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Happiness: Using the Power of Positive Psychology

happinessLearn proven techniques to enhance happiness and joy through the science of positive psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness.”

Dr. Johnson has thirty years  of experience in helping others. After receiving his Ph.D., he created a center devoted to brief psychotherapy, helping patients in the most effective ways possible. He has taught techniques of brief therapy in 45 states and five foreign countries. He and his wife, Carol Sue, have raised four very happy children together.

 

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