Difficult Conversations Podcast

Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician

Episode 183 | May 1, 2023

You Got This Kid - Leadership Skills for Everyone

Chuck Saia

Senior Partner at Deloitte


Welcome to Difficult Conversations with Dr. Anthony Orsini. On this episode, Dr. Orsini is Co-hosting with Liz Poret-Christ. Today, they’re having a great conversation with Chuck Saia, who’s a Senior Partner at Deloitte and Member of the Quinnipiac University Board of Trustee’s, where he's the Chair of the Student and Academic Affairs Committee. In his thirty year career, Chuck has held various leadership positions at Deloitte, he’s a CPA, and holds an MBA from Quinnipiac University. He’s also the author of, YOU GOT THIS KID! Words of Advice for Young Leaders, YOU GOT THIS KID! Leadership Advice for Children, and is the Co-founder of YOU GOT THIS KID! Leadership Foundation, which focuses on teaching empathy and leadership to medical students. Chuck is a frequent keynote speaker at some of the largest companies and universities in the world. Chuck’s unique approach to teaching others about leadership is just one of the many wonderful things that we’ll be talking about today.
Chuck tells us his journey to becoming a successful leader and the importance of putting in the effort, being authentic, and having difficult conversations. He emphasizes the need to start with self-exploration, understanding what makes you special and different, and having enough thick skin to lead with your authentic self. He also discusses the impact of empathetic leadership and putting others’ interests ahead of your own. We’ll find out how he came up with the idea for his books, why he donates all proceeds to Lupus Research and Environmental Sustainability Studies, and how hisYOU GOT THIS KID! Leadership Foundation has had such a positive impact on his life. He also talks about the leadership training program he established for medical students at Quinnipiac University and how he thinks if we educate people more on the importance of team and mentorship to help people navigate through career and life, it might help in addressing burnout in the medical field. He shares his favorite part of the book about an eagle mom, and another part of his book with a caterpillar character that has a purpose. If you enjoyed this podcast, please hit the subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

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