Leadership professor joins VoiceAmerica program on Jan. 10th

Gama Perruci teaching at white board

Dr. Gama Perruci, Dean of Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, is a guest speaker on the VoiceAmerica program, “Innovative Leaders: Driving Thriving Organizations,” which will be aired in early in 2017.

Perruci was joined by Aldo Boitano, who brings 25 years in top management, marketing and sales positions, on the program hosted by Maureen Metcalf. It is scheduled to air at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 10th.

“I really enjoyed sharing my ideas about leadership on this online radio program. I think it’s a great opportunity to get the word out about the work that we are doing at Marietta College in the area of Leadership Studies,” Perruci said. “Many of my comments during the interview were based on the book that I recently co-authored with (McCoy Leadership Professor) Robert McManus. Many institutions throughout the United States and Europe have adopted this book as part of their leadership curriculum.”

During the program, Perruci, Boitano and Metcalf discuss changes in leadership they are seeing and how important clear leadership, followership and agreement on goals will drive successful outcomes.

“We live in turbulent times, and there is an urgent cry from all sectors — business, nonprofit, government — for effective leaders,” Perruci said. “But in order to develop great leaders, we also need to understand leadership; particularly, leadership in the context of globalization. That was the main focus of my comments.”

Perruci is the co-author of “Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective and he serves as a consultant for The New York Times — focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students.