#125 – The Psychological Roots of Leadership


Stephen H. Baum is author of the 2007 book, What Made Jack Welch Jack Welch: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders. Mr. Baum has been an adviser and coach to CEOs for more than twenty years, first as a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and, now, as an independent practitioner and director of the Point Group Network in New York City. In addition to his private coaching, Mr. Baum chairs a group of New York City CEOs who help one another with sensitive personal and business issues under the aegis of the CEO membership organization, Vistage International. He also hosts a leadership development series at New York City’s Baruch College.

(Psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.)



  1. Chance
    Posted December 14, 2007 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    hey Dr. Dave,
    I am a kinesiology student at the university of arkansas hoping to get into pt school in a couple of years. anyway, I found the shrink rap website through youtube from your zodiac series. I have left a couple comments on there and hope you continue with that, but I have become very interested in the topics you cover in your podcasts. I enjoy how you interview people with practical psychology experience (such as with this cast) and not always therapist who I don’t mean to say have impractical knowledge, it is all very useful and interesting and I love those interviews as well, but I think by interviewing nontraditional psychologists, you are showing how psychology affects our everyday lives. I have been recommending your show to a lot of my friends and you should soon have a listener in South Africa.

    keep up the good work and I will keep listening

  2. Axel
    Posted January 27, 2008 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Very helpful and inspiring interview. Thank you Dr. Dave and thanks to Steven Baum.

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