Leadership Under the FamousDr. Phil McGraw By: Jotisha C. Patterson
Background…… • Born September 1, 1950 in Vinita, Oklahoma. • Attended Shawnee Mission North High School in Mission, Kansas. • Got a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas after being injured on a football scholarship at the University of Tulsa. • Four years later; master’s degree in experimental psychology and a Ph. D in clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. • Been married twice, his present wife is Robin McGraw; two sons named Jay and Jordan.
The Making of Dr. Phil… • Realized private practice wasn’t for him. • Seminar “Pathways” • After leaving private practice he then founded Courtroom Sciences, Inc. • As the president of CSI, he advised Fortune 500 companies and injured plaintiffs alike in achieving settlements. • This venture helped trial lawyers build cases using psychology by conducting mock trials, behavioral analysis, jury selection, and mediation.
The Making of Dr. Phil (con’t) • Through Courtroom Sciences Dr. Phil met Oprah Winfrey in 1996. • In helping Oprah with the trial, she became impressed with his work and their victory that soon after she invited him to appear on her show. • His appearance on the show was such a success that he began appearing weekly as a “Relationship and Life Strategy Expert” on Tuesdays starting in April of 1998. • On September 16, 2002, he launched his own daily television show called Dr. Phil, produced by Oprah’s production company Harpo Studios.
Critics Oprah says, “His directness, his frankness, his ability to cut to the chase, his ability to reason, his ability to make common sense out of things that seem nonsensical is really what you get with Phil. He is good at what he does-the best I’ve ever seen.”
Accomplishments Now in its sixth season, the Dr. Phil showis known to be the second highest rated daytime talk show in the nation. This year, Dr. Phil was nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host.”
Leadership Traits Strengths • Direct / Straight-forward • Inspiration • Motivator • Good Listener • Great Communicator Weakness • Direct / Straight-forward
Dr. Phil Now Providing • Dr. Phil has gained the attention of men, women, and children of all nationalities. • His main goal is to get to the root of people’s problem and finding ways to solve them. Doings • Several self-help books such as Family First, Love Smart, and Self Matters. • Created the Dr. Phil foundation along with his wife Robin.
Dr. Phil’s Famous Quotes “You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge” “It’s time to get real”
Resources • http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9542524 • http://www.drphilfoundation.org/about/ • http://www.unleash.com/authors/drphilmcgraw.asp • http://www.allgreatquotes.com/drphil_mcgraw_quotes2.shtml • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_McGraw • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1114695/bio