Coaching for Leaders

By Dave Stachowiak

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 Jun 28, 2019

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Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 15 million downloads and the #1 search result for coaching on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at CoachingforLeaders.com

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492: Make Your Dream Real, with Mikaila Ulmer
30:38
Mikaila Ulmer: Bee Fearless Mikaila Ulmer is a 15-year-old social entrepreneur, bee ambassador, educator and student. She founded her Me & the Bees Lemonade business when she was just four years old, and over the past decade has sold over 1 million bottles across 1,500 stores in the United States. Her appearance on Shark Tank at age nine scored a $60,000 investment from Daymond John. Mikaila has established herself as a voice of guidance for others, appearing on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, and many other venues. She was selected as one of Time magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens and for Ebony Magazine’s Ebony Power100 #Black Excellence. She is the author of the new book, Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid*. In this conversation, Mikaila discuss what inspired her to start her business and the importance of a larger mission behind work. She talks about the importance of passion, balancing her work with her schooling, and how to support kids in doing great things. Plus, she shares what she’s learned along the way on turning a dream into reality. Key Points Turn adversity into advantage. It’s more enjoyable to build a business when you not only have hands-on experience and know-how, but passion. Big news needs to be approached with careful consideration. Aim to be good and kind in running a business. Resources Mentioned Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid* by Mikaila Ulmer Related Episodes How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, with Mark Barden (episode 207) How Leaders Build, with Guy Raz (episode 491) If You Build It, They Will Come (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 21, 2020
491: How Leaders Build, with Guy Raz
38:00
Guy Raz: How I Built This Guy Raz is the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind on Spotify. He’s also the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and the children’s programs Wow in the World and Two Whats?! and a Wow!. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, the National Headliner Award, and many others. In 2017, Guy became the first person in the history of podcasting to have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. He’s the author of the new book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Path to Success From the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs*. In this conversation, Guy and I discuss what he’s discovered from interviewing the world’s most successful entrepreneurs on How I Built This. We profile a few of the insightful stories that he’s captured in his new book and dispel some of the common myths. Plus, we explore how happiness and kindness play such an important role in building something new. Key Points Successful entrepreneurs are able to make the distinction between what is actually dangerous and what is just scary. We often think about entrepreneurs as solo leaders, but almost always there is a critical partner who complements their strengths. It is common for entrepreneurs to have a day job or other fallback plan as they start something new. Money is important, but it’s almost never the driving factor motivating entrepreneurs who have success in the long-run. Kindness takes leaders a long way when starting a business. Resources Mentioned How I Built This: The Unexpected Path to Success From the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs* by Guy Raz How I Built This podcast Book Notes Download my highlights from How I Built This in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant (episode 238) Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs, with Dorie Clark (episode 318) How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334) Serve Others Through Marketing, with Seth Godin (episode 381) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 14, 2020
How to Get Traction (5 of 5)
8:50
Lesson 5: Your Next Step Create a quick wins by determining your next step. Once you do, you’re on the way to becoming your new identity. Course Summary Step 1: Create Your New Identity Step 2: Take Daily Action Step 3: Keep Yourself Motivated Step 4: Calibrate With Stakeholders Step 5: Your Next Step Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Related Episodes How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter (episode 249) If You Can, Move Your Feet (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 10, 2020
How to Get Traction (4 of 5)
7:45
Lesson 4: Calibrate With Stakeholders Feedback from stakeholders verifies traction towards your new identity. Here’s how to get consistent, fast feedback from stakeholders to ensure you’re on track. Examples of Questions I’m working on being more concise. What’s one thing I could have left out of that last briefing? I’m working on being more concise. What’s one thing you’d suggest I do in the next briefing that might help? Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Resources Feedforward: Coaching For Behavioral Change by Marshall Goldsmith Related Episodes Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 107) How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback, with Sheila Heen (episode 143) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 09, 2020
How to Get Traction (3 of 5)
7:00
Lesson 3: Keep Yourself Motivated Leading indicators can help keep you motivated doing change. This lesson shows how to create leading indicators and why they are critical for your success. Examples of Leading Indicators I’m noticing details that can be left out. My practice sessions are shorter. I'm getting asked for the details I left out. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Resources The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals* by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling Related Episodes How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning (episode 319) Create Margin Through Intentional Leadership, with Amy McPherson (episode 429) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 08, 2020
How to Get Traction (2 of 5)
7:46
Lesson 2: Take Daily Action Behavior change works best when we work to create small wins, consistently. In this lesson, I invite you to take 5-10 minute daily actions that align with your new identity. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Resources Great at Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers* by Morten Hansen The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals* by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling Related Episodes How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 07, 2020
How to Get Traction (1 of 5)
10:34
Lesson 1: Create Your New Identity The first step in changing your behavior is taking on a new identity. In this lesson, you’ll discover how to do this and what a new identity may sound like. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 11th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, September 11th. Resources What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful* by Marshall Goldsmith The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals* by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling Related Episodes The Way to Make New Behaviors Stick, with Marshall Goldsmith (episode 196) How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear (episode 376) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 07, 2020
490: Leadership Through Consistency, with Joseph Getuno
31:03
Joseph Getuno Joseph is finance director based in Mauritius. He’s a longtime listener from the show and a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. In this conversation, Joseph and I discuss how he captures ideas from audio podcasts and motivates himself to implement what he’s discovered. We also highlight the value in establishing team guidelines, zeroing in on self-awareness, and the power of consistency. Plus, he highlights the work of key experts that have sharped his own leadership development. Key Points Listen to an audio podcast one time through. Then, review a second time at higher speed to capture the key ideas from the conversation. Insights and ideas are a starting point, but of little value without action. Find a way to support daily action in your development. Establishing team guidelines can change the entire dynamic of culture in the organization. Consistency isn’t a flashy word, but it’s a key factor in how much movement you’re able to create as a leader. Related Episodes How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) The Way to Be More Self-Aware, with Tasha Eurich (episode 442) The Value of Being Uncomfortable, with Neil Pasricha (episode 448) How to Motivate Leaders, with John Maxwell (episode 452) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 07, 2020
489: Responding to an Acquisition, with Bonni Stachowiak
38:51
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Listener Questions Dustin asked us about how to handle going through a merger or acquisition. Melanie wondered what our biggest learning curve was when we were new managers. Taryn wanted to know the best ways to track goals and progress when doing internal coaching. Resources Mentioned Difficult Conversations by Seth Godin (Akimbo podcast) Productivity Tools by Bonni Stachowiak Monday.com OmniFocus Related Episodes The Path of Humble Leadership, with Edgar Schein and Peter Schein (episode 363) How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) Appeal to the Nobler Motive (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 07, 2020
488: Leadership Means You Go First, with Keith Ferrazzi
33:30
Keith Ferrazzi: Leading Without Authority Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Keith rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels. Keith is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back* and Never Eat Alone*. He’s the author of the new book, Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration*. In this conversation, Keith and I discuss the importance of co-elevation in leadership. We also explore the six deadly sins that leaders should avoid — and discuss why it’s all on you, especially at the start. Key Points Six deadly excuses leaders should avoid: Ignorance: there’s no excuse to sit back and do nothing. Laziness: do not abdicate your responsibility to lead. Deference: beware hiding the truth just to defer to the organizational chart. Playing the victim: avoid running away or resigning to self-pity. Cowardice: if someone scares you, it’s probably an opportunity to grow. Indulgence: stop indulging resentments as they often hold back your career and limit personal and professional success. Resentment leaves us blind and powerless; it’s been compared to drinking poison and hoping the other person will die. Book Notes Download my highlights from Leading Without Authority in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Choice for Compassion, with Edith Eger (episode 336) How to Motivate Leaders, with John Maxwell (episode 452) How to Create Great Relationships, with Colleen Bordeaux (episode 455) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 31, 2020
487: Saying Yes to Big Challenges, with Elizabeth Cousens
31:48
Elizabeth Cousens: UN Foundation Elizabeth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation, leading the Foundation’s next generation of work to support the United Nations. She is a diplomat and thought leader who has worked on the frontlines of peace processes, played an influential role in UN policy innovations from peacebuilding to the Sustainable Development Goals, and helped build public-private partnerships to solve global challenges at scale. Before joining the Foundation, Elizabeth served for several years at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York. She was Principal Policy Advisor and Counselor to the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and later served as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly. In this conversation, Elizabeth and I discuss the short and long term goals of the UN Foundation. In addition, we explore how Elizabeth’s team raised $200 million in the face of COVID-19, how she works with impatient optimists, and the importance of leading with kindness. Key Points The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has raised over $200 million for relief efforts. Leaders should work to lead with kindness in every sector. Many high-performing leaders are natural impatient optimists, always pushing for change. COVID-19 is front of mind for most of us, but we cannot let it override our organization’s strategic goals. Resources Mentioned Elizabeth Cousens Has Raised Over $200 Million for the World Health Organization (Mostly) in Her Pajamas Related Episodes Leadership in the Midst of Chaos, with Jim Mattis (episode 440) How to be Diplomatic, with Susan Rice (episode 456) How Great Teams Find Purpose, with David Burkus (episode 481) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 24, 2020
486: Three Stories to Tell During Uncertainty, with David Hutchens
39:00
David Hutchens: The Storytelling Leader David Hutchens help leaders find and tell their stories. Stephen M.R. Covey says, “David has the ability to convey key messages in a way that is both simple and profound.” He has taught the Storytelling Leader program all over the world at some of the most influential organizations — and he’s written many books, including most recently the Circle of the 9 Muses* and The Leadership Story Deck*. He is the co-creator with Susan Gerke of the GO Team program. In this conversation, David and I explore the importance of storytelling, especially during uncertain times. David teaches us the framework of the kinds of stories leaders can tell for continuity, novelty, and transition. Leaders can use one of all of these frameworks to help connect and inspire during difficult times. Key Points The continuity story highlights identity, values, and founding principles — things that will never change. Example: What’s a time we held our values, even though it came with a cost? The novelty story shows what is new and focuses attention on innovation and possibility. Example: What’s a time you saw something valuable that we don’t have here? But imagine if we did. The transition story dives in on change and learning — and illuminates a journey of shared progress. Examples: What’s a time you saw someone make a personally courageous decision to change? We tried something, it didn’t work, and we learned something valuable. Here’s a time we solved a tough problem. Resources Mentioned GO Team program Leadership Story Deck* by David Hutchens Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers* by David Hutchens David’s email: David@DavidHutchens.com Related Episodes How Storytelling Helps You Lead, with Sandie Morgan (episode 51) The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens (episode 148) Practical Storytelling That Isn’t Awkward, with David Hutchens (episode 228) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 17, 2020
485: What Effective Delegation Looks Like, with Michael Byrne
33:06
Michael Byrne: Silverman Shin & Byrne Michael is an attorney and partner at Silverman Shin & Byrne in New York, one of the largest minority owned law firms in the State of New York. Michael’s primary areas of focus include tort and commercial litigation defense. He serves clients in a broad range of matters, including attorney malpractice, personal injury torts, insurance, business formation, securities and cyber liability claims. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and of several committees. Michael is also a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He provides legal advice to various civic associations and youth ice hockey organizations in Long Island. He’s also a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. Key Points Trying to do everything yourself in leadership is like mowing a lawn with a pair of scissors. A critical shift for leaders to make is “time of possession” in the conversation. Work to have the other party speaking more. The answers people give to my questions are the answers to their own questions. Delegating well means that more time emerges to support others with skill development. Making time to be present for people also allows you more time for deep work. Resources Mentioned Silverman Shin & Byrne Related Episodes These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) How to Ask Better Questions, with David Marquet (episode 454) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 15, 2020
484: Where to Start on Subscriptions, with Robbie Kellman Baxter
38:50
Robbie Kellman Baxter: The Forever Transaction Robbie helps companies leverage subscription pricing, digital community and freemium to build deeper relationships with customers. She has been quoted on business issues in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Consumer Reports, and many others. She has created and starred in eight video courses in collaboration with LinkedIn Learning on business topics ranging from innovation to customer success and membership. She is the author of The Membership Economy*, a book that has been named a top 10 marketing book of all time by BookAuthority. She recently released her new book, The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave*. In this conversation, Robbie and I discuss the shift to subscriptions and memberships in many industries in recent years. We address implications for leaders who are considering strategy on making changes to how they do business — as well as some of the tactical steps. Finally, Robbie highlights some of the myths and best practices when beginning with subscriptions. Key Points There’s been a significant shift to memberships and subscriptions in recents years in many industries. It’s critical for organizations considering a move in this direction to create and articulate a forever promise. Be cautious about simply building existing products and services under a membership banner. It’s critical to speak to your best customer. Beware of treating members worse than strangers or taking advantage of your most loyal customers. Resources Mentioned Free downloads of Robbie’s keynote presentation slides, membership manifesto, and book chapter. Book Notes Download my highlights from The Forever Transaction in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath (episode 430) How to Build an Invincible Company, with Alex Osterwalder (episode 470) How to Pivot Quickly, with Steve Blank (episode 476) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 10, 2020
483: How to Start in Leadership, with Bonni Stachowiak
29:45
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Listener Questions Kierstin asked for suggestions (books, individuals) for starting her leadership journey — and also how to navigate leading people who are older than her. Bridgette wondered if we had suggestions on funding priorities, vision, and bringing others into leadership roles. Michael asked our advice on handling confrontations between departments. Resources Mentioned The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations* by James Kouzes and Barry Posner How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work* by Peter Block Personal History* by Katharine Graham The Post Related Episodes What Search Dogs Teach About Engagement, with Jan Frazee (episode 25) Seven Principles for Leading People Older Than You, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 59) Your Permission to Screw Up, with Kristen Hadeed (episode 338) How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries, with Peter Block (episode 328) How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker (episode 395) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 03, 2020
482: How to Sell Your Vision, with Michael Hyatt
32:56
Michael Hyatt: The Vision-Driven Leader Michael is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has scaled multiple companies over the years, including a $250M publishing company with 700+ employees and his own leadership development company that has grown over 60% year over year for the past 4 years. Under his leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three years in a row. He is also the author of several New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling books, including Platform*, Living Forward*, Your Best Year Ever*, and Free to Focus*. He enjoys The Double Win with his wife of 40+ years, five daughters, and nine grandchildren. He recently released his newest book: The Vision-Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business*. In this conversation, Michael and I discuss where to start once you’ve created an initial vision. Michael invites us to engage those that don’t like change and take the time to listen. In addition, getting buy-in from your boss is essential — your vision should align with their goals and those of the organization. Key Points Start with your direct reports who don’t like change. Be quick to listen, slow to speak. Make the distinction between risky vs. stupid. Bosses don’t like surprises. You have to commit first. When I had a boss, I had a basic rule: Don’t take a swing unless I’m confident I’ll hit the ball. -Michael Hyatt Know your customer. Make sure the vision is helping your boss — and the organization — achieve their goals. Before you schedule a time to pitch your proposal, answer the question: how is my Vision Script going to help my boss achieve their goals? If you can’t answer that question, you’re not ready to make the pitch. -Michael Hyatt Anticipate the objections you’re likely to receive and be ready for them. Once you’ve got buy-in on a vision, stop. Don’t oversell it. When you’re starting to get tired of hearing yourself talk about the vision, that’s an indicator that you’re on the right track. Book Notes Download my highlights from The Vision-Driven Leader in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Get Noticed in a Noisy World, with Michael Hyatt (episode 40) How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) Embrace a Just Cause, with Simon Sinek (episode 473) How to Create Your Personal Vision (free membership required) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 27, 2020
481: How Great Teams Find Purpose, with David Burkus
39:28
David Burkus: Pick a Fight David’s work is changing how companies approach innovation, collaboration, and leadership. He is the award-winning author of four books and offers a fresh perspective on how to improve our organizations and build better teams by blending the most current research in psychology, sociology, economics, and network science. His books have been translated in more than a dozen languages and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, and more. He has consistently been named one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50 and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He is the author of the audiobook, Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around*. In this conversation, David and I discuss why picking a fight is a powerful motivation, but important to do with wisdom. Most organizations won’t benefit from starting fights with rivals. Instead, discover one of three fights that will support a cause worth fighting for. Key Points Avoid fights with rivals. Picking a fight is a powerful motivator; but leaders need to pick their fight wisely. Instead of someone to fight, they need to find a cause worth fighting for. Three kinds of fights that are useful for leaders to engage in: The Revolutionary Fight The Underdog Fight The Ally Fight Resources Mentioned 3 Days To A More Motivated And Aligned Team Book Notes Download my highlights from Pick a Fight in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Power of Weak Connections, with David Burkus (episode 347) How to Clarify What’s Important, with Ron Williams (episode 410) Embrace a Just Cause, with Simon Sinek (episode 473) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 20, 2020
480: Get Noticed Without Selling Out, with Laura Huang
39:51
Laura Huang: Edge Laura Huang is an associate professor at the Harvard Business School. Her research examines interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. She is the creator of #FindYourEdge, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage through personal empowerment. Her award-winning research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes — and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. She’s the author of the book Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage*. In this conversation, Laura and I discuss the value of constraints, why hard work isn’t enough, and the reason you’re not selling out when reclaiming an awareness of yourself. We also explore why it’s essential for you to be able to tell your story. Key Points “Be yourself” is sometimes bad advice. You’re not selling out when you reclaim an awareness of yourself. Bring value — and also be sure that people KNOW you bring value. Self awareness can sometimes encumber our ability to guide. Don’t passively let others write your narrative — write your own narrative and guide other’s view of you. Let your past make you better, not bitter. Resources Mentioned Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage* by Laura Huang Companion guide at LauraHuang.net Book Notes Download my highlights from Edge in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Leverage Your Defining Moments, with Lynne Whiteford (episode 372) The Value of Being Uncomfortable, with Neil Pasricha (episode 448) The Way to Influence Executives, with Nancy Duarte (episode 450) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 13, 2020
479: Leadership Lies We Tell Ourselves, with Emily Leathers
39:54
Emily Leathers: Emotional Leadership Emily is executive coach and software engineering manager. She has led teams and advised other managers for years. She’s seen the difference a truly passionate leader and manager can make for their team and the world around them. Like a lot of managers and coaches, she’s had a front row seat to the patterns that cause a lot of leaders to overwork and over stress. She is the author of the guide The 7 Leadership Lies and she’s the host of the Emotional Leadership podcast. She’s also a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. In this conversation, we discuss some of the common lies that leaders tend to tell themselves that lead to frustration and impostor syndrome. Then, we explore better ways to frame these beliefs, to lead with more confidence and effectiveness. Key Points Lie #1: I’m supposed to do everything I, my manager, or my team can think of. Truth: We choose our work based on how recently it was suggested instead of by how important it is. Lie #2: There’s a timeline. Truth: There is no rush. Work gets much easier when we turn off the unneeded sense of emergency. Prioritization is the aim. Lie #3: Emotions don’t belong at work. Truth: Every action we take is driven by an emotion. You are going to experience emotions at work - that or you’ll be staring at a wall all day without a single thought in your mind. Turning them off isn’t an option. Learning to allow your emotions and use them to your advantage is critical for your success as a leader. Lie #4: I’m supposed to have an answer for any problem or question a team member asks. Truth: A manager’s role is to help your team solve problems, not to solve problems for your team. Resources Mentioned The 7 Leadership Lies Related Episodes How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) What to Do With Your Feelings, with Lori Gottlieb (episode 438) The Way to Be More Coach-Like, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 458) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 11, 2020
478: How to Explore Personality, with Bonni Stachowiak
38:25
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Listener Questions Joseph asked our opinion about this HBR IdeaCast on StrengthsFinder: Stop Focusing on Your Strengths Matt asked about using personality assessments when coaching an athletic team. Mike wondered the best way to approach conducting internal podcast interviews of employees. Resources Mentioned Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix special) StrengthsFinder Stronger Teams training for individuals and teams (use code CFL10 for a 10% tuition discount) Blubrry podcast hosting Related Episodes How to Know What to Ask, with Andrew Warner (episode 198) How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings (episode 293) How to Talk to People Who Have Power, with Jordan Harbinger (episode 343) Journey Towards Diversity and Inclusion, with Willie Jackson (episode 441) Changed My Mind (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 06, 2020
New Community Membership
14:57
Starting July 6th, create connections with other leaders through membership in the Coaching for Leaders Community. Discover more at: coachingforleaders.com/community Applications close Friday, July 10th for the first 50 membership seats.
Jul 01, 2020
477: Transform Panic Into Purpose, with Pat Flynn
39:31
Pat Flynn: Let Go Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, California. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He’s the host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 60 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. Pat is the author of the book Let Go: How to Transform Moments of Panic into a Life of Profits and Purpose. You can find him at Smart Passive Income. pull out changed mind on. keep first answer, delete second answer. Key Points Plans are good and necessary to have, but they shouldn’t be written in stone. When the unexpected happens, keep moving. If you find yourself leading an organization and the future is uncertain, don’t say or pretend otherwise. A core value of Pat’s organization: embrace the process. Resources Mentioned Online Business Toolkit: Free resources from Pat Flynn’s team during COVID-19 The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles* by Steven Pressfield Book Notes Download my highlights from Let Go in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Ten Ways to Pick Yourself Up When You’re Beaten Down (episode 85) How to Manage Your Inner Critic, with Tara Mohr (episode 232) Your Attitude Defines Your Altitude, with Howard “H” White (episode 384) Keep Going (Dave’s Journal) If You Can, Move Your Feet (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 29, 2020
476: How to Pivot Quickly, with Steve Blank
34:11
Steve Blank: The Startup Owner's Manual Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician. He is recognized for developing the Customer Development methodology, which launched the Lean Startup movement. Steve is also the co-founder of E.piphany. His Google Tech talk, The Secret History of Silicon Valley, offers a widely regarded insider's perspective on the emerging Silicon Valley's start-up innovation. He’s also published three books: The Four Steps to the Epiphany*, Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost, and The Startup Owner's Manual*. Key Points What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. -Friedrich Nietzsche To pivot quickly: Create a MVP (Minimal Viable Product) or MVS (Minimum Viable Service). Conduct customer discovery: validate your idea by speaking with existing/potential customers about the new product/service. Do rapid testing: get your work into the hands of existing/potential customers quickly. Don’t try to get it perfect right out of the gate. Refine your offering: use fast feedback to make the product/service better. Resources Mentioned Seven Steps to Small Business Recovery The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup How To Keep Your Company Alive – Observe, Orient, Decide and Act Customer Discovery In the Time Of the Covid-19 Virus Related Episodes Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs, with Dorie Clark (episode 318) Serve Others Through Marketing, with Seth Godin (episode 381) How to Build an Invincible Company, with Alex Osterwalder (episode 470) If You Build It, They Will Come (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 22, 2020
475: What to Hold People Accountable For, with Stacey Barr
36:00
Stacey Barr: Practical Performance Measurement Stacey Barr is a specialist in strategic performance measurement and evidence-based leadership. She is the creator of PuMP®, a performance measurement methodology that routinely transforms measurement cynics into its greatest advocates. Stacey is also the author of two books, Practical Performance Measurement: Using the PuMP® Blueprint for Fast, Easy, and Engaging KPIs, and Prove It!: How to Create a High Performance Culture and Measurable Success. In the conversation, Stacey and I explore the struggles of holding people accountable for quantitative results, including behaviors that often lead to unintended consequences. Instead, she invites leaders to hold people accountable for monitoring, interpretation, and action. Key Points Holding people accountable for quantitative results tends to lead employees to: Choosing measures of what they are already good at Choosing easy targets Manipulating the numbers to make the measures look good Having lots of excuses for why targets are missed Our typical definition of accountability drives the wrong behavior. Instead, hold people accountable for: Monitoring the important results: when someone is responsible for a specific business result, like problem resolution or accuracy of advice or eliminating rework, they can be accountable for routinely monitoring that result with a performance measure. Interpreting their measures: when someone is responsible for monitoring a performance measure, they can be accountable for interpreting what that measure is telling them about the business result it measures. Initiating action when action is required: when someone is responsible for interpreting a performance measure, they can be accountable for deciding what kind of action is needed, if at all. Resources Mentioned Download a free copy of Stacey’s book, Practical Performance Measurement What is a KPI Owner Accountable For? by Stacey Barr Measure For Collaboration, Not Competition by Stacey Barr Case Study: Reducing Administrative Waste With a Single Powerful Performance Measure by Stacey Barr Reach out to Stacey with questions at info@staceybarr.com Book Notes Download my highlights from Practical Performance Measurement in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) Performance Measurement That Gets Results, with Stacey Barr (episode 419) How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Virtually, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 464) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 15, 2020
474: Lead Best by Being You, with Elena Kornoff
29:40
Elena Kornoff: Surf City Still Works Elena Kornoff is a founder partner of Surf City Still Works, an independent craft distillery dedicated to supporting talented artists and sharing the spirit of California. She’s been a listener of the show the past few years and now a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. In this conversation, Elena and I discuss the massive disruption that COVID-19 made to their business and how her team responded with flexibility in a time of change. We also explore how to be a leader and still be yourself, despite our common perception of leadership. Plus, the invitation from Elena to ask for help when you need it. Key Points Surf City Still Works is an independent craft distillery founded in 2017 to support talented artists and share the spirit of California. Past failures are an important teacher in how to pivot quickly. Successful leaders may show up as inspiring and charismatic — and they also are supportive and quiet. Research shows that both styles can lead well. When you need help, ask for it. There are people in your network you are able and willing, but they need to know. Resources Mentioned Surf City Still Works For sales outside the State of California, email Elena and her team at tastingroom@surfcitystillworks.com Coaching for Leaders Academy Related Episodes The Value of Pivoting for Growth, with Beth Garrison (episode 351) Permission to Be Yourself, with Bar Schwartz (episode 414) Leadership Through Massive Change, with Elizabeth Lilla (episode 463) Embrace a Just Cause, with Simon Sinek (episode 473) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 13, 2020
473: Embrace a Just Cause, with Simon Sinek
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Simon Sinek: The Infinite Game Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He is best known for popularizing the concept of WHY, which he described in his first TED Talk in 2009. That talk went on to become the second most watched TED Talk of all time, today surpassing 50 million views. His interview on millennials in the workplace propelled his name to be the fifth most searched term on YouTube in 2017. Simon is the author of five bestselling books, including Start With Why*, Leaders Eat Last*, and his newest book, The Infinite Game*. In this conversation, Simon and I discuss why he doesn’t believe these are unprecedented times, the difference between a finite and infinite game, and the distinction between a why and a just cause. We also detail how to uncover a just cause and five standards that an effective just cause must meet. Key Points Our products and services are some of the things we use to advance our cause. They are not themselves the cause. -Simon Sinek A just cause embraces five standards: For something: affirmative and optimistic. Inclusive: open to all those who would like to contribute Service-oriented: for the primary benefit of others Resilient: able to endure political, technological and cultural change Idealistic: big, bold and ultimately unachievable In the infinite game, the only real competitor is yourself. -Simon Sinek Resources Mentioned The Infinite Game* by Simon Sinek Live Online Classes by Simon Sinek Book Notes Download my highlights from The Infinite Game in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) Tie Leadership Development to Business Results, with Mark Allen (episode 435) Leadership Through Massive Change, with Elizabeth Lilla (episode 463) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 08, 2020
472: How to Run an Online Meeting, with Bonni Stachowiak
39:07
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Key Points Be apparent about the purpose of your meeting: connect, align, decide, ideate/brainstorm, plan, or produce. Discover more from Mamie Kanfer Stewart. You need to be more apparent and intentional about timing, transitions, and facilitation in an online meeting than with an in-person one. Use a service like BombBomb* for video messages that don’t require live interaction. Unless background noise or size of the meeting prevents it, invite people to “unmute” so you can have richer dialogue without interruption. Alert people if they have audio issues. Get headsets for your team, if possible. We use and recommend the Jabra Evolve line* of USB headsets. Number one rule for lighting: position light in front of you and not behind you. If the front light can be natural (i.e. facing a window) even better. Resources Mentioned BombBomb* (free 14-day trial) How to Combat Zoom Fatigue by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy COVID-19 and Videoclassism by Taharee Jackson Related Episodes How to Lead Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart (episode 358) Seven Tools to Create Margin and a New Podcast (episode 411) The Power of Why Over How, with Gina Bianchini (episode 460) Connecting Over Video (The Look & Sound of Leadership) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 01, 2020
471: How to Say No Without Saying No, with Lois Frankel
39:10
Lois Frankel: Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, and is a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. She has appeared on Larry King Live, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Today Show, and many other places to discuss her New York Times bestselling books, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office*, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich*, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It*. She has served diverse clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Amgen, The World Bank, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Northrop Grumman, and many others. Her newest audiobook just released is titled Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out: How to Make Your Voice Heard, Your Point Known, and Your Presence Felt*. In this conversation, Lois and I discuss why saying no is so important, key tactics in doing it with professionalism and grace, and some useful language we can leverage. We also explore why we end up saying yes to work that others don’t really care that much about and how we can be our own worst enemy on saying yes. Key Points In response to an invitation: As much as I would love to attend, my calendar is already over-scheduled for that week. In response to a statement that may have some truth to it but that won’t change your position: Be that as it may, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m not able to provide you with a loan at this time. In response to someone asking you to do something that actually benefits them more than you: Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I am not able to take advantage of your kind offer. In response to someone you care about and to whom who you genuinely wish you could say yes: If I could I would. I really value our relationships and wish the situation was different. In response to someone asking for yet another favor: Although I’ve been able to help you out in the past, this time I just don’t have the bandwidth. In response to a somewhat unreasonable request: I’m sure you understand that I receive many similar requests and that I’m just not able to be of help at this time. In response to someone who uses flattery to get you to accept their request: I’m flattered and at the same time I’m not able to accept your gracious offer. When you are genuinely sorry that you must decline: I’m so sorry that this isn’t going to work out. I hope it might in the future. Resources Mentioned Nice Girls Don't Speak Up or Stand Out: How to Make Your Voice Heard, Your Point Known, and Your Presence Felt* by Lois Frankel Related Episodes Unconscious Mistakes Women Make, with Lois Frankel (episode 386) Why Men Are Heard and Women Are Liked, with Lois Frankel and Tom Henschel (episode 392) How to Negotiate When Others Have Power, with Kwame Christian (episode 416) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
May 25, 2020
470: How to Build an Invincible Company, with Alex Osterwalder
39:26
Alex Osterwalder: The Invincible Company Alex is obsessed with making strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship simple, practical, and applicable. He invented the Business Model Canvas, co-founded Strategyzer.com, and lead authored Business Model Generation which sold a million copies in 30 languages. He’s one of the top-ranked management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. He is the author of the book, The Invincible Company: How to Constantly Reinvent Your Organization with Inspiration From the World's Best Business Models*. In this conversation, Alex and I explore the distinction between exploration and exploitation that invincible organizations must hold in tandem. Alex teaches us the five most common myths of the innovation journey and what leaders can do to compete and stay relevant in a changing world. Key Points Myths of the innovation journey: Myth 1: The most important part of the innovation and entrepreneurship journey is to find and execute the perfect idea. Myth 2: The evidence will show you a clear path forward why you systematically test ideas. The solution will magically emerge if you just test and adapt your idea often enough. Myth 3: A small number of big bets will lead to a large return. Myth 4: The skills required to explore a new business and to manager and existing one are pretty similar. Business is business. Myth 5: Innovation teams are renegades or pirates that are out to disrupt the old business. They need to operate in stealth mode to survive inside a company. Invincible Companies constantly reinvent who they are and where and how they compete in order to stay relevant and ahead. Resources Mentioned The Invincible Company: How to Constantly Reinvent Your Organization with Inspiration From the World's Best Business Models* by Alex Osterwalder Innovation Project Scorecard: Evidence Trumps Opinion Related Episodes How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, with Mark Barden (episode 207) The Way to Nurture New Ideas, with Safi Bahcall (episode 418) How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath (episode 430) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
May 18, 2020
469: See What Really Matters, with Greg McKeown
35:50
Greg McKeown: Essentialism Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less*. His book is frequently listed as #1 Time Management book on Amazon and challenges the core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success. His writing has appeared in or been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, and many others. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. In this conversation, Greg and I discuss why success can be such a poor teacher and how to avoid what Jim Collins calls, “The undisciplined pursuit of more.” We explore how the principles of journalism can help us arrive at what’s essential and why journaling may be the place to start. Key Points Being a journalist of your own life will force you to stop hyper-focusing on all the minor details and see the bigger picture. Success is a poor teacher and may lead to the undisciplined pursuit of more. Essentialists listen for what is not being explicitly stated. They read between the lines. Nonessentialists hear what is loud. Essentialists listen for the signal in the noise. Journaling is a useful practice to begin reviewing what is coming up in your life and discovering the leads you may be missing. Make time every 90 days to review and determine what’s next. Resources Mentioned Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less* by Greg McKeown Essentialism podcast Simple Productivity: How to Accomplish More With Less with Greg McKeown Book Notes Download my highlights from Essentialism in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184) How to Make Deep Work Happen, with Cal Newport (episode 233) Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) Finding Joy Through Intentional Choices, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 417) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
May 11, 2020
468: When to Show Emotion, with Bonni Stachowiak
30:21
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide. Listener Questions Matt wondered when it’s appropriate to show emotion during a difficult time. Selah asked our advice about communication strategies through COVID-19. Amber wanted to know what she could do to support a manager who is causing stress for others during the pandemic. Resources Mentioned Netflix Special: The Call to Courage with Brené Brown Hope for the Flowers* by Trina Paulus Related Episodes Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) What to Do With Your Feelings, with Lori Gottlieb (episode 438) How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Virtually, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 464) How to Lead a Virtual Team, with Susan Gerke (episode 465) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
May 04, 2020
467: The Fiscal Realities of Crisis, with Andrew Carroll
34:57
Andrew Carroll: CFOAndrew Andrew is a CPA and consultant at CFOAndrew who advises leaders and businesses on financial questions and change. He supports organizations in navigating taxes, investments, insurance, business strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting. Key Points Know the difference between deferred demand and lost demand and consider that in your strategy going forward. Leverage is meant to protect a business, not save it. Hedging is the most important thing you can do with your money. Business owners and leaders should consider unemployment programs and, in The United States, Emergency Sick Pay, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, and the Paycheck Protection Program. Use the formula P=40 to 70, in which P stands for the probability of success and the numbers indicate the percentage of information acquired. Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range, go with your gut. -Colin Powell Resources Mentioned CFOAndrew Related Episodes Improve Your Financial Intelligence, with Joe Knight (episode 244) How to Approach Corporate Budgeting, with Jody Wodrich (episode 355) Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham (episode 356) Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money, with Jill Schlesinger (episode 396) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
May 02, 2020
466: What High Performers Aren’t Telling You, with Scott Anthony Barlow
35:51
Scott Anthony Barlow: Happen to Your Career Scott Anthony Barlow is the founder of Happen to Your Career. He’s been featured on CNBC, Yahoo, CareerBuilder, Fast Company, and Huffington Post and various colleges and universities as a top expert on career happiness. He's held executive roles in human resources, business development, and career coaching. Scott is the host of the Happen to Your Career podcast, featuring the career stories of many successful professionals. He and his team have worked with over 25,000 people to help them stop settling, find their signature strengths, and start doing meaningful work they are enamored with. Key Points High performers leave organizations because: Work is no longer meaningful. They’ve accomplished their goals and now they’re looking for much more meaningful work, projects and challenges. Flexibility and autonomy are missing. The “when” and “how” people work is becoming incredibly important. They have outgrown the role. They perceive that just because they’ve outgrown the role that there is no where else to go in the organization. What leaders can do: Help candidates find what’s meaningful for them. Create opportunities to work when and how they want. Help people create their own role. Resources Mentioned Finding the Career That Fits You (Scott’s FREE 8-Day Video Course) The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Strengths to Get Hired Related Episodes How to Figure Out Your Career, with Scott Anthony Barlow (episode 259) Three Steps to Great Career Conversations, with Russ Laraway (episode 370) Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Apr 27, 2020
465: How to Lead a Virtual Team, with Susan Gerke
38:09
Susan Gerke: GO Team Susan Gerke has been the president of Gerke Consulting & Development. She has worked with global teams and has certified facilitators around the world to deliver management, leadership, and team offerings. Susan is co-creator of GO Team, a training suite for organizations to power team performance. Key Points Out of sight sometimes means out of mind. Perception of communication will be less than you think. Interactions over the phone/video feel more formal than they do in person, at least at the start. You don’t find out about things virtually as quickly as you do face to face. Figure out how to make space for different kinds of styles and personalities. A virtual environment tends to amplify these differences. Remember to have expectation setting conversations with family members. Some people will call you every day and some people won’t ever reach out proactively. That’s normal — find a pattern that works for each relationship. Resources Mentioned GO Team Survey results: community input on leading/working virtually Related Episodes The Four Unique Types of Teams, with Susan Gerke (episode 138) How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Virtually, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 464) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Apr 20, 2020
464: How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Virtually, with Jonathan Raymond
38:18
Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority Jonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, where he and his team work with organizations to create a company culture based in personal growth. He’s the author of the book Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For*. Jonathan’s team recently released The Accountability Dial 101* course to help leaders have great feedback conversations with their teams. If you are working to get better at accountability, it’s the most useful framework I know of to balance care for people and accountability for results. In this conversation, Jonathan and I discuss the Accountability Dial, how it’s most useful when leading virtually, and the importance of taking the first step. Key Points You don’t get to look good and grow at the same time. Assume positive intent, regardless of where you are on the accountability dial. The Accountability Dial: The Mention: In real-time (if possible), pull them aside to offer an observation about an undesired behavior. The Invitation: Provide 2-3 examples of how that behavior is a pattern or theme they can work on. The Conversation: Use your weekly one-on-ones to dive into how the pattern is holding them back. The Boundary: Collaborate together to decide next steps and set a timeline for making a change. The Limit: Before giving up, have one more heart-to-heart to give them a final chance for meaningful change. Resources Mentioned The Accountability Dial 101 course* Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For* by Jonathan Raymond Refound (Jonathan’s firm) Book Notes Download my highlights from Good Authority in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 306) Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) How to Start Managing Up, with Tom Henschel (episode 433) The Way to Be More Self-Aware, with Tasha Eurich (episode 442) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Apr 13, 2020
463: Leadership Through Massive Change, with Elizabeth Lilla
38:20
Elizabeth Lilla: Metro Stars Gymnastics Elizabeth Lilla is the owner of Metro Stars Gymnastics. With her husband Erik, she has owned and operated gymnastics facilities for 13 years. She was named the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association's Practitioner of the Year for developing the Special Stars Program at her facilities. Liz has previously served as the USA Gymnastics Nebraska State Chair, and loves sharing the sport of gymnastics with boys and girls of all ages. She is also a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. In this conversation, Liz shares the struggle of owning a small business that had to close its physical doors due to COVID-19. She tells the story of her business, the struggle in leading change in recent weeks, and their early success in pivoting to Metro Stars Online. Key Points Metro Stars Gymnastics has a long success story of serving kids and families for 13 years, until COVID-19 shut their doors. Liz and Erik made the difficult decision to retain their full-time staff and pay salaries, despite having almost no revenue incoming. Working to innovate quickly, Liz and their leadership team tested a new, online instruction format to help kids and families stay engaged during this difficult time. Metro Stars Online has already connected with hundreds of customers and, more importantly, allowed kids to stay connected to the important work of Resources Mentioned Metro Stars Online Related Episodes How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant (episode 238) How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath (episode 430) How to be Diplomatic, with Susan Rice (episode 456) The Power of Why Over How, with Gina Bianchini (episode 460) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Apr 11, 2020
462: How to Interview Better, with Bonni Stachowiak
34:58
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Listener Questions Toni asked about the best way to deal with people who don’t want to grow. Russ wanted our opinion on the best way to interview potential new hires. Sami wondering about the best way to utilize personality assessments. Laura asked our opinion on taking a step back in compensation for a job position she really wants. Resources Mentioned StrengthsFinder Stronger Teams training for individuals and teams (use code CFL10 for a 10% tuition discount) How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams by Joan Williams and Sky Mihaylo Related Episodes How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni (episode 301) How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally, with Kim Scott (episode 302) Get Smart About Assessments, with Ken Nowack (episode 371) How to Motivate Leaders, with John Maxwell (episode 452) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Apr 06, 2020
461: The Power of Showing Up, with Tina Payne Bryson
38:35
Tina Payne Bryson: The Power of Showing Up Tina Payne Bryson is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of The Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research, and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopment lens. Tina is the author with Dan Siegel two New York Times bestsellers, The Whole-Brain Child* and No Drama Discipline*, each of which has been translated into over forty languages. She’s recently released with Dan their newest book, The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired*. In this conversation, Tina and I explore what it means to show up for kids and why it’s more than just being physically present. We discuss the distinction between being seen vs. being shamed. Plus, practical actions that parents, family members, and other caregivers can take to empower children. Key Points Our research and experience suggest that raising happy, healthy, flourishing kids requires parents to do just one key thing. It’s not about reading all the parenting best sellers or signing your kids up for all the right activities. You don’t even have to know exactly what you’re doing. Just show up. Intensive parenting is problematic not only because of the pressure it puts on parents, but because some research suggests that all this exhausting parental striving may not be the best way to raise children. Showing up is more than just being physically present. Many people don’t have the advantage of relationships. They grew up in families where almost all of the attention was focused on external and surface-level experiences. Let your curiosity lead you to take a deeper dive and make space and time to look and learn. A child’s brain is changing and changeable. Resources Mentioned The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired* by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson Tina Payne Bryson The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction* by Christine Carter Wildhood: The Astounding Connections between Human and Animal Adolescents* by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers Related Episodes How to Reduce Drama With Kids, with Tina Payne Bryson (episode 310) Align Your Calendar to What Matters, with Nir Eyal (episode 431) Family Productivity, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 453) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 30, 2020
Key Mindsets in Crisis, with Bonni Stachowiak (Leading Through Crisis: Lesson 2)
35:31
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Key Points Useful these leadership mindsets in crisis: Your have permission to be more directive than normal — and be sure to make space for listening. Acknowledge where people are right now, even it might not calibrate with where you “think” they might be. Embrace a bit of the humor that comes from all of this. Create useful structures for both your family and you. The spontaneous interactions won’t happen as easily. Be intentional about creating the kinds of human interactions that are important right now. Establish the boundaries you need to care for yourself. Resources Mentioned Transitions* by William Bridges How to Stop Worrying and Start Living* by Dale Carnegie Social Intelligence* by Daniel Goleman A Thousand Miles Related Episodes How to Engage With Humor, with David Nihill (episode 245) The Way to Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee (episode 344) Getting Better at Empathy, with Daniel Goleman (episode 391) How to Reclaim Conversation, with Cal Newport (episode 400) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 27, 2020
460: The Power of Why Over How, with Gina Bianchini
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Gina Bianchini: Mighty Networks Gina Bianchini is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks*. She is an expert on network effects. Mighty Networks is a pivot from the enterprise-only platform Mightybell, which powered communities for Intuit, American Express, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Mighty Networks has unlocked the opportunity to elevate the rapidly growing world of creators with a purpose. Gina and Mighty Networks have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and The New York Times. In this conversation, Gina and I discussed the importance of a big, specific mission for an organization. In addition, the necessity to stay dedicated to that mission, especially during difficult times. Plus, she reminders us of the value in bringing all stakeholders along with that mission. Key Points We are a master class in having a mission and deciding it is important no matter what is happening elsewhere. Mission and Purpose Mission and purpose need to be big — and be specific. Make a clear distinction between “why” and “how.” Engage all stakeholders with the mission, including customers, contractors, and vendors. Resources Mentioned Mighty Networks* Related Episodes Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) How to Clarify What’s Important, with Ron Williams (episode 410) Seven Tools to Create Margin and a New Podcast (episode 411) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 23, 2020
Why We’re Doing This (Leading Through Crisis: Lesson 1)
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Coronavirus isn't what we wanted, but it's what we've got. There's good work to be done. Start today with your why, or borrow mine. Related Episode Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 16, 2020
459: Discover Who You Are, with Hortense le Gentil
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Hortense le Gentil: Aligned Hortense is an Executive Leadership Coach and the President and Founder of JAY Consulting. She works with C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies, supporting them in their development and leadership by working with them on the alignment between their personal values and their professional activities. Hortense is part of the Marshall Goldsmith’s prestigious 100 Coaches Project. She has been selected to receive a Thinkers 50 coaching award for excellence in her field. She is the author of several articles about leadership and coaching in such publications as Leader to Leader. She is the author of the book Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be*. Key Points We are often blind to these invisible lines running throughout our lives. Reflecting on the role models others have admired in their lives can provide insight on what they value. Fictional characters, colors, animals, tress, and even countries can also provide insight into values. Wisdom from Peter Drucker: “Tell me what you value, and I might believe you. But show me the twists and turns of your life and I’ll show you what you really value.” Resources Mentioned Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be* by Hortense le Gentil Book Notes Download my highlights from Aligned in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Enhance Your Self-Awareness, with Daniel Goleman (episode 353) Three Steps to Great Career Conversations, with Russ Laraway (episode 370) What to Do With Your Feelings, with Lori Gottlieb (episode 438) The Way to Be More Self-Aware, with Tasha Eurich (episode 442) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 16, 2020
Making the Most of Mentoring (5 of 5)
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Lesson 5: How to Learn With People Beside You Peer accountability lays the groundwork for self-accountability. In the book Difficult Conversations*, this legend is retold: After observing O Sensei, the founder of Aikido, sparring with an accomplished fighter, a young student said to the master, “You never lose your balance. What is your secret?” “You are wrong,” O Sensei replied. “I am constantly losing my balance. My skill lies in my ability to regain it.” Just get started when learning with people beside you. If you do, you’ll discover a lot — even if you occasionally move in the wrong direction. Academy Applications Close Friday, March 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, March 13th. Resources Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most* by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen Scott Barlow of Happen to Your Career Related Episodes How to Figure Out Your Career, with Scott Anthony Barlow (episode 259) How to Make Your Work More Visible, with John Stepper (episode 397) If You Can, Move Your Feet (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 10, 2020
Making the Most of Mentoring (4 of 5)
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Lesson 4: How to Support People Behind You When we have more power, we tend to have less empathy. Guard against this by viewing supporting others as a privilege. Past guest Rita McGrath reminds us that: Snow melts from the edges. The most effective leaders can and will see this if they are present at the edges. When supporting people behind you: Begin with a short conversation — help in the moment, if you can. Invite them to take the first step. Avoid doing the work for them. Start small with a single topic or behavior change. Spend as much time listening and asking questions as you do talking. Ask them to take action before the next conversation. Academy Applications Close Friday, March 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, March 13th. Resources The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence* by Dacher Keltner Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning* by Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain Related Episodes Use Power for Good and Not Evil, with Dacher Keltner (episode 254) Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) Help People Learn Through Powerful Teaching, with Pooja Agarwal (episode 421) Leadership in the Midst of Chaos, with Jim Mattis (episode 440) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 09, 2020
458: The Way to Be More Coach-Like, with Michael Bungay Stanier
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Michael Bungay Stanier: The Advice Trap Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership competency. His book The Coaching Habit* is the best-selling coaching book of this century, with over 700,000 copies sold and 1,000+ five-star reviews on Amazon. He’s the author of the new book The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever*. In this conversation, Michael and I discuss why advice is overrated and often displays poor leadership. Michael shows up how to avoid coaching ghosts and dealing with people who can’t stop talking. Plus, we explore how to keep people engaged in the conversation, become more coach-like, and qualify advices when the time is right to give it. Key Points Advice is overrated. Not advice itself. There’s a time and a place for good advice. The problem is the default habit of giving advice. -Michael Bungay Stanier The Advice Trap: The more I give them advice, the more they want my advice. Three reasons your advice doesn’t get results: You’re solving the wrong challenge. You’re proposing a mediocre solution. You’re displaying poor leadership. Avoid coaching the ghost (the person note present) and yarning (excessive conversation that isn’t leading anywhere productive). To keep people engaged in the conversation, use the TERA principles: Tribe: Be on their side. Expectation: Show them the future. Rank: Raise them up. Autonomy: Give them the choice. When you do give advice, consider diminishing it with: “Here’s my best guess…” “I may be wrong…” “This is just one idea/option/thought…” Resources Mentioned The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever* by Michael Bungay Stanier The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever* by Michael Bungay Stanier MBS.works Book Notes Download my highlights from The Advice Trap in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 284) How to Stop Having the Same Problems, with Corrinne Armour (episode 387) Leadership in the Midst of Chaos, with Jim Mattis (episode 440) How to Ask Better Questions, with David Marquet (episode 454) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 09, 2020
Making the Most of Mentoring (3 of 5)
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Lesson 3: How to Engage People Before You Avoid these first steps when engaging a person before you: Using the word “mentor” Setting up a coffee, informational interview, or meeting to “pick their brain” Making an immediate ask Rather, start here: Study the person’s work Reach out to tell them something you really like and what you plan to do Once you have a result, let them know what worked — and what didn’t Don’t except them to do work or to respond The goal isn’t to GET a mentor. The goal is to benefit FROM mentoring. Three more hacks with influential people: Help them out with something they are working on right now Consider following virtual mentors to supplement your learning Always be ready for the, “What can I do for you?” question. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view. -Dale Carnegie Academy Applications Close Friday, March 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, March 13th. Resources How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Related Episodes Get ROI From Professional Associations, with John Corcoran (episode 209) How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel (episode 279) The Power of Weak Connections, with David Burkus (episode 347) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 08, 2020
Making the Most of Mentoring (2 of 5)
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Lesson 2: Three Kinds of People to Find in Mentoring Move beyond traditional mentoring programs by engaging these three kinds of people: Those before you Those behind you Those beside you Resist the temptation to define these three categories by age or position. Rather, look to their past successes with the skill or behavior. Academy Applications Close Friday, March 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, March 13th. Related Episodes Seven Principles for Leading People Older Than You, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 59) How to Know What You Don’t Know, with Art Markman (episode 437) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 07, 2020
Making the Most of Mentoring (1 of 5)
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Lesson 1: Get Beyond Mentoring Programs In their Harvard Business Review article, Brad Johnson and David Smith highlight challenges with formal mentoring programs. They’ve observed some of the same challenges I’ve seen, including: The challenge of spontaneous meetings. Adherence to a traditional hierarchy. The occasional participation of less than willing mentors. Past guest Dorie Clark writes: Your career needs many mentors, not just one. Past guest John Maxwell adds: Everyone needs more than one mentor. No one does everything well, and no single person shares all of your strengths. Past guest Rita McGrath reminds us that: Snow melts from the edges. The most effective leaders can and will see this if they are present at the edges. Academy Applications Close Friday, March 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by Friday, March 13th. Resources Real Mentorship Starts with Company Culture, Not Formal Programs by Brad Johnson and David Smith Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One by Dorie Clark The Leader's Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders by John Maxwell Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen by Rita McGrath Related Episodes How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath (episode 430) How to Motivate Leaders, with John Maxwell (episode 452) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 06, 2020
Join Michael Bungay Stanier LIVE on April 7th
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Join Michael Bungay Stanier, Dave Stachowiak, and members of the Coaching for Leaders Academy as we ask questions LIVE of Michael Bungay Stanier, author of bestselling book The Coaching Habit and his newest, just released book The Advice Trap. Simply purchase a copy of The Advice Trap* and then visit coachingforleaders.com/advicetrap to register for this Masterchat on April 7th at 4pm New York / 1pm Los Angeles for one hour. You'll get viewer access live and be able to submit questions for us to have Michael consider.
Mar 02, 2020
457: When Leadership Isn’t Right and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Listener Questions Chris asked for ideas on changing behavior after hearing that his questions/challenges were being perceived as aggressive. Steve wanted to know if there are times when you shouldn’t lead. Colin asked for advice on supporting a colleague who is looking into leadership certificate programs. Jill wondered how I select guests for the show. Related Episodes How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback, with Sheila Heen (episode 143) How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter (episode 249) The Choice for Compassion, with Edith Eger (episode 336) Leadership vs. Management (The Look & Sound of Leadership) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Mar 02, 2020
456: How to be Diplomatic, with Susan Rice
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Susan Rice: Tough Love Susan Rice served at the United States ambassador to the United Nations during President Barack Obama’s first term in office. She was later appointed by President Obama as National Security Advisor, a position she held until the end of his presidency. Today she is the Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author the New York Times bestseller Tough Love: My Story of Things Worth Fighting For*. In this conversation, Susan and I discuss how her upbringing shaped her skills at mediation, the course corrections she navigated in her career to get better, and how she ensured all perspective were heard inside President Obama’s National Security Council meetings. Key Points Susan’s early experience mediating the arguments between her parents helped her develop resilience that would be useful later. It’s helpful to separate the behavior from the person. Address inappropriate behavior, and keep it in context with the larger relationship. “You can get a long way leading a team, even if many members of the team don’t actually agree with the direction you’re steering towards, if they feel that their advice, perspective, recommendations have truly been heard and appreciated.” When facilitating a critical meeting, ensure the principal attendees receive reading points and preparation well in advance. Humor, an iron fist, or a velvet glove are all useful tools at the right times. Experience helps you determine what’s best in the moment. Wisdom from Susan’s dad: “You can’t let other people define you, for you.” Resources Mentioned Tough Love: My Story of Things Worth Fighting For* by Susan Rice Book Notes Download my highlights from Tough Love in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Manage Abrasive Leaders, with Sharone Bar-David (episode 290) The Way to Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee (episode 344) How to Negotiate When Others Have Power, with Kwame Christian (episode 416) Leadership in the Midst of Chaos, with Jim Mattis (episode 440) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Feb 24, 2020
455: How to Create Great Relationships, with Colleen Bordeaux
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Colleen Bordeaux: Am I Doing This Right? Colleen Bordeaux is a best-selling author, speaker and human capital consultant based in Chicago. She has been published everywhere from the Chicago Sun Times to the Huffington Post and has been endorsed by New York Times columnist and past guest Barry Schwartz and Sunday Times bestselling author Louise Parker. Her popular blog has reached more than 200,000 readers and she leads a women’s mastermind group in Chicago. She is the author of the new book: Am I Doing This Right?: A Philosophical Guide to Life in the Age of Overwhelm*. In this conversation, Colleen and I discuss the power of relationships — and some of the key principles for cultivating the very best relationships to support you, both professionally and personally. Key Points You are the same today that you are going to be in five years except for two things: the people with whom you associate, and the books you read. -Charles Jones To be nobody but yourself in a world which does its best, day and night, to make you everyone else, is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting. -e.e. cummings Six steps to improving the relationships you cultivate: Assess your own crab-status. Take stock of who you’re spending time with. Consider who you’re not spending time with, but want to be spending time with. Evaluate these relationships based on what you need in your life. Eliminate or manage the relationships that aren’t working to create more space for the ones you need. Create a relationship mantra (Colleen’s is below): My relationships are the best gift I’ve been given, and they are my biggest responsibility. The primary purpose of each of my relationships is to help each other become better versions of ourselves by sharing our authentic experiences, perspectives, and gifts. I will be open to new connections, because that is a source of growth in life—and I will seek and cultivate friendships that bring me to life, and distance myself from relationships that drain me and influence me to betray my values. I aspire to have the kind of quality relationships that inspire others in how they approach developing, growing, and cultivating this important area of their lives. -Colleen Bordeaux Resources Mentioned Am I Doing This Right?: A Philosophical Guide to Life in the Age of Overwhelm* by Colleen Bordeaux Book Notes Download my highlights from Am I Doing This Right? in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel (episode 279) The Way to Build Relationships at Conferences, with Robbie Samuels (episode 346) Grow Beyond What is Safe, with John Corcoran (episode 362) How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker (episode 395) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Feb 17, 2020
454: How to Ask Better Questions, with David Marquet
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David Marquet: Leadership is Language David Marquet is the former commander of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Under David’s command, the ship had an impressive turnaround, achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the Navy. David is the author of the bestseller Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders* and has just released his new book, Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don’t*. In this conversation, David and I explore the seven sins of questioning. David shares the story of the ill-fated El Faro and how we can discover better information in leadership by making the shift from self-affirming to self-educating. Key Points A leading question comes from a place of thinking the person is wrong, or that you have the answer. I hear this a lot from people who think they have the right answer but don’t want to use say so, so they use the Socratic method as a “teaching moment.” It’s annoying and arrogant.   Self-affirming questions are often binary questions with a special motivation: to coerce agreement and make us feel good about the decision we have already made. Seven Ways to Ask Better Questions: Instead of questions stacking, try one and done. Instead of a teaching moment, try and learning moment. Instead of a dirty question, try a clear question. Instead of a binary question, start the question with “what” or “how.” Instead of a “why” question, try “tell me more.” Instead of a self-affirming question, try self-educating questions. Instead of jumping to the future, start with the present, past, then future. Resources Mentioned Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don’t* by David Marquet Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders* by David Marquet David Marquet’s website Related Episodes Leadership Lessons from Challenger, with Allan McDonald (episode 229) These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) The Path of Humble Leadership, with Edgar Schein and Peter Schein (episode 363) How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Feb 10, 2020
453: Family Productivity, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*. Key Points Create margin by under-scheduling family and kid commitments. Our default setting is to have a limited about scheduled on weekends. We collaborate on schedules by using shared iCloud calendars as a family. Acuity Scheduling supports both of us professionally in automating scheduling to ensure conflicts are rare. We both use systems to capture ideas and activities before we decide to move on them. The Drafts app helps both of us do this quickly. Bonni keeps a “someday/maybe” list and Dave keeps an “incubation” list. We get the kids involved with household responsibilities, so everybody learns to contribute and share daily work. Take time to put on your leadership hat to make decisions about what’s important. Then, you can manage from there. Resources Mentioned The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide* by Bonni Stachowiak Full Focus Planner from Michael Hyatt Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World* by David Epstein Who Killed the Weekend? by Katrina Onstad Kourosh Dini: Mind, Music, & Productivity Streaks app Related Episodes Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184) How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear (episode 376) Finding Joy Through Intentional Choices, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 417) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Feb 02, 2020
452: How to Motivate Leaders, with John Maxwell
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John Maxwell: The Leader’s Greatest Return John Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than thirty-one million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. He is the author of the new book The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders*. In this conversation, John and I discuss his work to develop leaders and the distinctions between motivating followers and motivating leaders. We also explore the seven key motivations of leaders that John has uncovered. Key Points Successful people have discovered what they are good at. Successful leaders discover what other people are good at. “I didn’t have any sudden big hits early in my career. I wasn’t a home run hitter. My secret was to get up to bat every day and just try to get on base consistently.” -John Maxwell “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar The Seven Motivations of Leaders: Purpose: leaders want to do what they were created to do. Autonomy: leaders want the freedom to control their lives. Relationships: leaders want to do things with others. Progress: leaders want to experience personal and professional growth. Mastery: leaders want to excel at their work. Recognition: leaders want others to appreciate their accomplishments. Money: leaders want to be financially secure. Resources Mentioned The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders* by John Maxwell Book Notes Download my highlights from The Leader’s Greatest Return in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Ten Steps to Create a Recognition Program, with Michelle Smith (episode 80) Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) The Scientific Secrets of Daily Scheduling, with Daniel Pink (episode 332) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jan 27, 2020
451: How to Learn Much Faster, with Scott Young
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Scott Young: Ultralearning Scott’s work is intended to consistently answer this question: what’s the best way to learn? This has led him to take on two year-long experiments in learning: The MIT Challenge, where he attempted to learn MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum without taking classes, and The Year Without English, where he worked with a friend to learn four languages in one year. Scott is the author of the new book, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career*. In this conversation, Scott and discuss what ultralearners do diffusely, the importance of transfer in learning, and four key tactics to enhance directness. Key Points Transfer is critical for learning, but most formal education programs don’t address it. “Many ultralearners who have specialized in a smaller subset of fields are masters at transfer; no doubt this is largely due to their depth of knowledge, which makes transfer easier to accomplish.” The key to ultra learning is to enhance directness. Four tactics for enhancing directness: Project-based learning (producing something) Immersive learning (such as language immersion) Flight simulator method (like how pilots learn to fly) Overkill approach (intentional making it harder than a real use scenario) Book Notes Download my highlights from Ultralearning in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear (episode 376) Permission to Be Yourself, with Bar Schwartz (episode 414) How to Know What You Don’t Know, with Art Markman (episode 437) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jan 20, 2020
450: The Way to Influence Executives, with Nancy Duarte
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Nancy Duarte: DataStory Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and many others. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. Nancy has written many best-selling books, including Slide:ology*, Resonate*, and Illuminate*. She is the author of the new book DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story*. In this conversation, Nancy and I discuss the realities of executive life, how executives are measured, and why you should expect to be grilled when briefing them. With intentional preparation, you’ll be prepared to more successfully influence executives both inside the organization — and with your customers. Key Points “The higher their level of authority, the more structured and brief your approach should be.” -Nancy Duarte Time is an essential asset for executives. Appreciating how much they work to maximize efficiency can help you align better with their world. Craft a recommendation that’s brief and easily skimmable. Leave time for questions and expect to be grilled. Executives are measured on money (revenue/profit and costs), market (market share and time to market), and exposure (retention and risk). Know how executives plan to consume information. Tailor your message and medium to align with these preferences. Resources Mentioned DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story* by Nancy Duarte Duarte DataStory Book Notes Download my highlights from DataStory in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Success on Presentation Day, with David Sparks (episode 159) Ignite Change Through Storytelling, with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez (episode 268) Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech, with Tom Henschel (episode 316) Get Your Emails Read (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jan 13, 2020
449: How to Recall What You Read, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions Susan asked for advice on some of the challenges she is facing with an aging workforce. Nellie wondered if she should report a difficult situation before she moves onto another opportunity. Thiaga asked how Dave manages to read lot of books and how he remembers the key message from these books. Robert asked about the best way to position his experience as a faculty member when applying for a role as an administrator. Resources Mentioned Digital Reading by Bonni Stachowiak The First 90 Days* by Michael Watkins Big Rocks by Steven Covey Related Episodes How To Create A Personal Knowledge Management System, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 129) How to Lead a 100-Year Life, with Lynda Gratton (episode 266) Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 306) How to Make Your Work More Visible, with John Stepper (episode 397) Help People Learn Through Powerful Teaching, with Pooja Agarwal (episode 421) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jan 06, 2020
448: The Value of Being Uncomfortable, with Neil Pasricha
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Neil Pasricha: You Are Awesome Neil Pasricha helps people live happy lives. He is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copies. He’s a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and after ten years heading Leadership Development at Walmart he now serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness. He is the author of the new book, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life. In this conversation, Neil and I explore the importance of being uncomfortable to drive professional development. We discuss both of our journeys through mediocrity and how those times helped us to serve many more people today. Key Points “I know see that my anger stemmed from my deep disappointment in myself.” “I didn’t see it then and I wouldn’t see it for at least ten years that the P&G failure helped me to get more comfortable with being uncomfortable." “What we often think of evolution as ‘destroying and replacing’ the past is actually transcending and including.” Resources Mentioned You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life* by Neil Pasricha Neil’s blog Book Notes Download my highlights from You Are Awesome in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Essentials of Adult Development, with Mindy Danna (episode 273) How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334) Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) Neil Armstrong’s Other Landings (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 30, 2019
447: Hire the Formerly Incarcerated, with Shelley Winner
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Shelley Winner: Restorative Justice Shelley Winner is a Restorative Justice Activist whose goal is to change the world, reduce crime, and advocate for justice involved people all while helping companies improve productivity and revenues. She is also a technology specialist, is very active in the restorative justice movement in San Francisco and wants to educate the public about the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated. Through her work with Winner’s Circle, she is closing the gap between soon to be released inmates and technology companies by developing and delivering training to inmates and helping technology companies create internships for justice involved individuals. In this conversation, Shelley shares her story of moving from incarceration to successful employment in the technology industry. We highlight how some organizations are leading in this work and what the research shows about companies that are helping to unlock the formerly incarcerated workforce. Key Points “There isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love once you've heard their story.” -Fred Rogers 95% of people incarcerated will be released back to communities. The formerly incarcerated are five times more likely to be unemployed than the general population. “Within organizations that have hired those with a criminal record, 82% of managers rate the value workers with a criminal record bring to the organization as similar to or greater than that of those without a record.” -Society for Human Resource Management Be an advocate. Research what other organizations are doing on this. Begin by reading the SHRM report. Resources Mentioned Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated is Best for Your Team (Shelley’s TED talk) Winner’s Circle (Shelley’s organization) Getting Talent Back to Work by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment Among Formerly Incarcerated People by Prison Policy Initiative Embracing Formerly Incarcerated Workers: Things HR Should Consider by CareerMinds Facts & Trends by The National Reentry Resource Center Big Tech's Newest Experiment in Criminal-Justice Reform in The Atlantic The Last Mile JPMorgan Chase Joins Second Chance Efforts to Reduce Obstacles to Employment Related Episodes Sin by Silence, with Olivia Klaus (episode 103) Leadership Lessons from the Challenger Disaster, with Allan McDonald (episode 229) The Choice for Compassion, with Edith Eger (episode 336) How to Get Moving, with Scott Harrison (episode 374) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 23, 2019
446: Four Steps to Get Training Results, with Jim Kirkpatrick
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Jim Kirkpatrick: Four Levels of Training Evaluation Jim Kirkpatrick is co-owner of Kirkpatrick Partners. He is an expert in training evaluation and the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model. He trains and consults for corporate, government, military, and humanitarian organizations around the world. Jim co-authored three books with his late father, Don Kirkpatrick, who is credited with creating the Kirkpatrick Model. He also has written four books with Wendy Kirkpatrick, including Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation*. In this conversation, Jim and I explore the details of the New World Kirkpatrick Model. Many leaders miss the critical nature of focus on level 4 (results) and level 3 (behavior). We examine these two levels in detail and show leaders how they can take practical steps to link training with results. Key Points Ask yourself this when considering results: “Is this what the organization exists to do, deliver, or contribute to its customers or society, at a high level?” Level 4 (Results): The degree to which targeted outcomes occur as a result of the training and the support and accountability package. Level 3 (Behavior): The degree to which participants apply what they learned during training when they are back on the job. Level 2 (Learning): The degree to which participants acquire the intended knowledge, skills, attitude, confidence and commitment based on their participation in the training. Level 1 (Reaction): The degree to which participants find the training favorable, engaging and relevant to their jobs. Resources Mentioned Kirkpatrick Community: Free Resources Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation* by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick Bonus Audio Aligning Training with Business Objectives Related Episodes Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) Help People Learn Through Powerful Teaching, with Pooja Agarwal (episode 421) Tie Leadership Development to Business Results, with Mark Allen (episode 435) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 16, 2019
445: How to Support Other Leaders, with Mindy Pankoke, Jeff VandenHoek, and Andrew Mugford
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Mindy Pankoke, Jeff VandenHoek, and Andrew Mugford On this SaturdayCast, longtime listeners Mindy, Jeff, and Andrew join Dave to discuss how they’ve worked together to support each other in their leadership development. They share the importance of setting expectations in advance, getting external perspective, and celebrating key milestones. Key Points Getting people together outside of the organization/industry is helpful for objective perspective. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn There’s the temptation to think, “What could I possibly offer?” Almost always, each person is able to offer a lot more than they expected. Say “thank you” when someone offers something, even if you’re not sure it’s useful. It is important to celebrate significant milestones. Resources Mentioned The Coaching Habit* by Michael Bungay Stanier Related Episodes These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker (episode 395) How to Make Your Work More Visible, with John Stepper (episode 397) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 14, 2019
444: How to Have Learning Meetings, with Lisa Cummings
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Lisa Cummings: Lead Through Strengths Lisa Cummings is the founder and CEO of Lead Through Strengths, a firm that exists to help people find and use their strengths at work. Lisa and her team serve large teams and organizations to help them leverage the results of the CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) assessment. She is also the host of the popular Lead Through Strengths podcast. In this conversation, Lisa and I discuss the value of bringing continual learning into existing team meetings. We explore several steps for making this a reality and feature her new Stronger Teams training for individuals and teams who want to do this more intentionally. Use code CFL10 for a 10% tuition discount if you decide the program is right for you. Key Points Consistency of team learning over time, each if for only a few minutes in each interaction, can make substantial progress. If possible, begin a meeting with a learning component. Help connect the dots for people between their natural talents and the work in front of them in the organization. When you ask people to think of others who they admire, be specific. Resources Mentioned Activity: What Do You Want to Be Remembered For? in PDF format (free membership required). StrengthsFinder Stronger Teams training for individuals and teams (use code CFL10 for a 10% tuition discount) The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Strengths to Get Hired Related Episodes Five Effective Ways to Train the People You Lead (episode 31) How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings (episode 293) How to Lead Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart (episode 358) One Alternative to Standing Meetings Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 09, 2019
How to Create Team Guidelines
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Dec 05, 2019
443: How to Handle Hostility, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions Robert asked how he could support other leaders in his organization to do better, while also supporting his own career. Harrison was wondering how he could handle a situation with a difficult client. Gregory wanted to know how to support team members when they are on-site with a customer and not available to connect. Chris asked what he could do to get more feedback on what should happen with training and development activities. Resources Mentioned How to Stop Worry and Start Living* by Dale Carnegie The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen Covey Related Episodes How to Listen When Someone Is Venting, with Mark Goulston (episode 91) Performance Measurement That Gets Results, with Stacey Barr (episode 419) Tie Leadership Development to Business Results, with Mark Allen (episode 435) Keep Your Ideas From Being Stolen (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Dec 02, 2019
442: The Way to Be More Self-Aware, with Tasha Eurich
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Tasha Eurich: Insight Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Thinkers50 has named her one of the top 30 emerging management thinkers in the world and a top 50 world leader in coaching. She was selected by Marshall Goldsmith for his exclusive “100 Coaches” project to advance the practice of leadership. Tasha’s TEDx talks have been viewed more than three million times. She is the author of the book Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think. In this conversation, Tasha and I discuss the critical nature of self-awareness and the tendency most people have to stay mum about the truth. She shows us how to discover loving critics who will help you get better — and what you can do and say to support useful feedback coming your way. Key Points Internal and external self-awareness are both critical — and different. Improving both is important for most leaders. “Research shows that people are perfectly willing to tell white lies when they’re easier than the cold, hard truth.” Loving critics are people who have mutual trust with you, have sufficient exposure to the behavior you want feedback on and a clear picture of what success looks like, and are willing and able to be brutally honest with you. It’s critical to be specific in the questions you ask, seeking feedback. Prime the pump by zeroing in on only one or two areas at a time. Bonus Audio What Others See Resources Mentioned 5-minute Insight Quiz Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think* by Tasha Eurich Book Notes Download my highlights from Insight in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback, with Sheila Heen (episode 143) Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond(episode 306) How to Process Your 360 Degree Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 341) What to Do With Your Feelings, with Lori Gottlieb (episode 438) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Nov 25, 2019
441: Journey Towards Diversity and Inclusion, with Willie Jackson
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Willie Jackson Willie Jackson is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant and facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Willie founded an online magazine for black men called Abernathy in 2015, growing the publication from initial concept to over 400 articles and thousands of subscribers. He also served as Technical Lead of Seth Godin’s altMBA program. In this conversation, Willie and I discuss getting started on the journey with diversity and inclusion, what leaders can do to be more mindful, and some of the missteps that I’ve made along the way. Key Points Most of us have good intentions — and intentions alone do not ensure we make the impact we want. We don’t rise to the level of our ambition. We sink to the level of our training. You will make mistakes, regardless of how mindful and intentional you are. Bonus Audio The Language of Inclusivity Resources Scene on Radio podcast White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism* by Robin DiAngelo Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century* by Dorothy Roberts The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration* by Isabel Wilkersons Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America* by Ibram Kendi How to Be an Antiracist* by Ibram Kendi Related Episodes How to Handle Workplace Bullying, with Jill Morgenthaler (episode 172) How to Tame Workplace Incivility, with Sharone Bar-David (episode 210) How to Make Inclusion Happen, with Deepa Purushothaman (episode 307) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Nov 18, 2019
440: Leadership in the Midst of Chaos, with Jim Mattis
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Jim Mattis: Call Sign Chaos Jim Mattis served more than four decades as an infantry officer in the United States Marines, rising to the rank of 4-star general. In 2017, he was nearly unanimously confirmed as the 26th Secretary of Defense of the United States, a position he held for almost two years. Today, he is a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the author of the new book with Bing West: Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead*. In this conversation, Jim and I discuss his career in the Marines and the leadership lessons that emerged during combat. Jim shares the mistake he made in soliciting support for his plan to capture Osama Bin Laden in Tora Bora and discusses how he handled disagreements on strategy in Fallujah. Finally, Jim recommends three books and reflects on the greatest threat to America today. Key Points Creating “focused telescopes” outside the normal chain of command were useful in discovering concerns that might not otherwise have become known. Keep key stakeholders in the loop with these three questions: What do I know? Who needs to know? Have I told them? “You cannot order someone to abandon a spiritual burden they’ve been wrestling with.” Even in a war zone, command was only a small portion of the daily tasks. Most of the time was spent coaching. “History teaches that we face nothing new under the sun.” Books will help you take advantage of the accumulated experiences of leaders who came before you. Resources Mentioned Meditations* by Marcus Aurelius Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant* by Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain Long Walk to Freedom* by Nelson Mandela Book Notes Download my highlights from Call Sign Chaos in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 284) Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet (episode 405) Influence Through Overlapping Networks, with Sandie Morgan (episode 422) How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath (episode 430) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Nov 11, 2019
439: Leading Someone Smarter and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions David asked about how to replace his manager who’s had 20 years of experience. Said wondered what he should do to overcome the fear of leading someone smarter than him. James asked about the best ways to prepare how more opportunities to influence others. Resources Mentioned Leaders Need “User Manuals” – and What I Learned By Writing Mine What If You Had to Write a "User Manual" About Your Leadership Style? Business Model Generation* by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur Related Episodes Seven Principles for Leading People Older Than You, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 59) An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth, with Chris Hadfield (episode 149) Do This for a Productive Week (episode 180) How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) The Path to Start Leading Your Team, with John Piñeiro (episode 349) Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet (episode 405) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Nov 04, 2019
438: What to Do With Your Feelings, with Lori Gottlieb
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Lori Gottlieb: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone*. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly Dear Therapist advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. Lori has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media appearing on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.” In this conversation, Lori and I explore what to do with our feelings, how make the transition from idiot compassion towards wise compassion, and where a therapist can help. When a therapist is the right resource, Lori teaches us how to gain the most from therapy by stepping into both vulnerability and accountability. Key Points It’s important to make the transition from “idiot compassion” to wise compassion — and to find others who can do that for us. Sometimes people say they want to stop the difficult feelings, but you can’t mute some feelings without muting all of them. We keep secrets from our therapists — and we keep secrets from ourselves. The more we are able to be vulnerable, the more that people are able to help ourselves. Insight alone is not valuable without accountability to do better with new insight. What matters most in the success of therapy is the relationship with your therapist, more so than any other factor or credentials. Resources Mentioned Maybe You Should Talk to Someone* by Lori Gottlieb Dear Therapist in The Atlantic Related Episodes How to Manage Your Inner Critic, with Tara Mohr (episode 232) Four Steps to Get Unstuck and Embrace Change, with Susan David (episode 297) The Way to Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee (episode 344) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Oct 28, 2019
437: How to Know What You Don’t Know, with Art Markman
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Art Markman: Bring Your Brain to Work Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations, which brings the humanities and the social behavioral sciences to people in business. Along with Bob Duke, Art hosts the radio show Two Guys on Your Head for KUT Radio in Austin, also available as a podcast. He’s the author of many books, most recently: Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do it Well, and Advance Your Career*. In this conversation, Art and I explore the science behind what we know and how we can both better recognize what we don’t know and increase our knowledge in that area. Research shows that others are one of our best sources of knowledge and we discuss how to make intentional connections through mentoring to accomplish this. Key Points Metacognition is the awareness of one’s own knowledge. The Dunning-Kruger explains how sometimes feels like we know more about something than we actually do. The success of expert generalists demonstrates the value of leveraging connections with others in the organization and industry. The most powerful source of knowledge is the people around you. Traditional mentoring programs aren’t ideal since they are inorganic. Seek these five kinds of people when building a team that can mentor you: coach, superstar, connector, librarian, and teammate. Resources Mentioned Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do it Well, and Advance Your Career* by Art Markman Book Notes Download my highlights from Bring Your Brain to Work in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Find a Mentor (episode 105) How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel (episode 279) What You Gain By Sponsoring People, with Julia Taylor Kennedy (episode 398) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Oct 21, 2019
436: Personal Leadership is a Journey, with Michal Holliday
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Michal Holliday: United States Air Force Mike is a 26-year career military officer and colonel in the United States Air Force. He’s been a commander at the squadron and group level. Today, he is chief of engineering overseeing design and construction across the entire Pacific theatre. He’s also a longtime listener of Coaching for Leaders. In this conversation, Mike and I discuss how his view of leadership has changed over time and how he’s used personal leadership to guide his journey. We highlight how he’s inspired vivid visions in his organization, created team expectations, and embrace a culture of more immediate coaching and feedback. Key Points “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor Frankl “The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates Vision statements often end up in a drawer. The vivid vision process taught by Cameron Herold has helped the vision to come alive. Giving coaching and feedback more immediately is essential for learning and cultivating the right culture. “When I see something, I do something.” There is a time and place for order-giving. Spending more time coaching, giving feedback, and listening well helps build trust for orders to be followed when that time comes. Resources Mentioned Man's Search for Meaning* by Viktor Frankl Vivid Vision* by Cameron Herold Radical Candor* by Kim Scott Related Episodes How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) The Way to Make New Behaviors Stick, with Marshall Goldsmith (episode 196) How to Make Deep Work Happen, with Cal Newport (episode 233) How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally, with Kim Scott (episode 302) The Power of Solitude, with Mike Erwin (episode 308) How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) The Way to Stay Grounded, with Parker Palmer (episode 378) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Oct 19, 2019
435: Tie Leadership Development to Business Results, with Mark Allen
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Mark Allen: Pepperdine University Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management, corporate universities, and human resources. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management*, The Next Generation of Corporate Universities*, and The Corporate University Handbook*. Mark is a professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, where he also serves as Academic Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute. In this conversation, Mark and I explore the changing demographics of the workforce and what it matters for talent acquisition and leadership development today. Mark shares the key strategies he uses with clients to ensure that leadership development ties directly to organizational results. Key Points 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 73 and will continue to do so for the next 18 years. The competition for talent will become even more intense than it is today. Research shows that 60-90% of all learnings from development programs are never used on the job. Leadership development programs should not be designed to create better leadership. Leadership is not a business outcome - it's a means to an end. Begin with the end in mind. What’s the business result your leadership development program aims to achieve? Get alignment there before you start building or hire someone to build it. Use the 70-20-10 rule to develop people. 70% of time doing experiential learning, 20% of time in coaching and mentoring, and 10% classroom instruction. Resources Mentioned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen Covey Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels* by Donald Kirkpatrick and James Kirkpatrick Mark’s consulting work Related Episodes The Best Way to Do On-the-Job Training (episode 32) How to Use Strategy and Evaluation in Training, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 33) How to Hire a Trainer or Training Company, with Aaron Kent (episode 35) Three Strategies To Build Talent In Your Organization, with Mark Allen (episode 155) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Oct 14, 2019
434: When Your Boss Has Checked Out and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions Jules asks about how transparent she should be with her boss on her long-term career aspirations. Megan is wondering what she can do when reporting to a leader who seems to have checked out. Mason facilitated a strategy meeting with his team is asks for our advice on how he might improve. Julie’s organization is changing and she is seeking input on the best path forward to determine if her current team can go the distance. Resources Mentioned 11 Ways to Facilitate Great Conversations How to Better Control Your Time by Designing Your Ideal Week by Michael Hyatt Audio Course: How to Create Your Personal Vision Drive* by Daniel Pink The Empowered Manager* by Peter Block Analyzing Performance Problems* by Robert F. Mager and Peter Pipe Gallup’s StrengthsFinder instrument Related Episodes How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings (episode 293) How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries, with Peter Block (episode 328) How to Lead an Offsite, with Tom Henschel (episode 377) Align Your Calendar to What Matters, with Nir Eyal (episode 431) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Oct 07, 2019
433: How to Start Managing Up, with Tom Henschel
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Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel of Essential Communications grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through his work as an executive coach and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Recently, I’ve received a number of questions about “managing up” and “coaching up.” In this conversation, Tom and I discuss the art and practice of managing up, how it is different than coaching up, and where to focus your mindset and time for the best results to influence effectively. Key Points Managing up happens when you want to influence how you’re perceived by your manager. Coaching up happens when you want to create change in the relationship with your manager. A useful phrase to start with when speaking truth to power: “I think differently about that…” Set aside the emotion when addressing a business issues and lead with data and evidence. “Appeal to the nobler motives.” -Dale Carnegie Come to the table with solutions — or at least a first step. Most people know this rule, but far fewer do it consistently. Ask yourself: how is my boss being measured for success? A cardinal rule when managing up: take more off your boss’s plate that you add to it. Bonus Audio How is your boss being measured? Resources Mentioned How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Managing Your Boss by John Gabarro and John Kotter Related Episodes How to Handle a Boss Who’s a Jerk, with Tom Henschel (episode 164) Managing Up (The Look & Sound of Leadership) Managing Your Boss (The Look & Sound of Leadership) Upward Feedback (The Look & Sound of Leadership) Green Lights Always Change (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 30, 2019
432: How to Work With a Board, with Denice Hinden
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Denice Hinden: Managance Consulting & Coaching Denice is the president of Managance Consulting & Coaching, a firm that helps transform organizations with provocative strategic planning and coaches leaders and leadership teams. She was lead researcher and co-designer of Executive Transition Management (ETM), a now widely used methodology for effectively supporting nonprofits through leadership transitions. Denice is the author of The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance* and Taking Leadership to the Next Level: A Year of Stimulating Essays to Discover More Joy in Leading & Inspiring Others* has a tremendous amount of experience helping leaders and boards find alignment and succeed. In this conversation, Denice and I discuss the purpose of a board and how leaders can build relationships with board members. We explore the importance of transparency, how to keep initiatives moving forward, and the practice of regular context. Key Points Six purposes of a board: (1) set policy and direction, (2) monitor operations for compliance and mission, (3) represent the organization, (4) serve as strategy partners, (5) keep record for the organization, and (6) develop current and future leaders. Leaders who lean into full transparency with their boards will build relationships that weather difficult times. Be cautious of making assumptions about what board members want to know. When meeting one on one, communicate what has happened in conversations with other board members to help keep things moving forward. Connecting board members to context regularly will help them find movement, especially when the board is in a volunteer capacity. Resources Mentioned The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance* by Denice Hinden Taking Leadership to the Next Level: A Year of Stimulating Essays to Discover More Joy in Leading & Inspiring Others* by Denice Hinden Related Episodes How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with Judith Glaser (episode 271) Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech, with Tom Henschel (episode 316) How to Find Confidence in Conflict, with Kwame Christian (episode 380) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 23, 2019
431: Align Your Calendar to What Matters, with Nir Eyal
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Nir Eyal: Indistractable Nir Eyal is one of the most respected experts on the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The MIT Technology Review has called him, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” He previously authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products* which received tremendous traction in the technology and entrepreneurial communities. Now, he’s turned his attention to how we can control our attention in a world of complexity. His new book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life*, challenges some of the traditional misconceptions about distractions. In this conversation, Nir and I discuss the practical steps on how to align your calendar with what matters most. Key Points Being a professional is doing what you say you’re going to do. Most people don’t know what they are going to do. Research shows only a third of Americans keep a daily schedule. If you don’t plan your time, someone else will plan it for you. Look to executive leaders for inspiration on being intentional with time. Move away from the to-do list and instead begin the discipline of timeboxing your calendar. Resources Mentioned Resources Nir mentioned in our conversation Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life* by Nir Eyal Book Notes Download my highlights from Indistractable in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184) How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, with Mark Barden (episode 207) The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning (episode 319) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 16, 2019
How to Create Your Personal Vision (5 of 5)
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Lesson 5: Your Next Step Once you’ve made your vision tangible: Set it aside for a day or two Consider sharing it with a supportive partner or friend Pick on place to take action Academy Applications Close Friday, September 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by this Friday, September 13th. Resources Great at Work* by Morten Hansen Atomic Habits* by James Clear Related Episodes Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear (episode 376) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 11, 2019
How to Create Your Personal Vision (4 of 5)
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Lesson 4: What to Set Aside Four practices to set aside what’s not important for your vision: Don’t worry about how to get there. Focus on what you haven’t yet mastered. Place your intention on what you can influence. Write your personal vision for you, not for the organization. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by this Friday, September 13th. Resources The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen Covey Leadership vs. Management by Tom Henschel Related Episodes How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter (episode 249) How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) Find Your Leadership Voice, with Johanna Nalau (episode 420) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 10, 2019
How to Create Your Personal Vision (3 of 5)
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Lesson 3: Making It Tangible Harvard professor Michael Porter says: The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. A few useful guidelines: Pick a date, 2-3 years from now. Use present tense language. Zero in on 3-5 of the most important areas for you. Frame the vision around your why. Capture as much detail (conversation, sights, smells) as you can. In writing, a vision may start something like this: It’s three years from today, on the morning of March 13th. I climb out of bed at 5:30 a.m., put on my running shoes, and start walking down the stairs. A smile comes to my face as I step outside the house and smell humid air and morning dew on the plants… Dwight Eisenhower said: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by this Friday, September 13th. Related Episodes How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345) Fly the Plane (Dave’s Journal) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 09, 2019
How to Create Your Personal Vision (2 of 5)
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Lesson 2: Pursuing Your Why The Japanese word “ikigai” roughly translates to the reason you wake up in the morning. It’s your reason for being. During his 2005 commencement address at Stanford, Steve Jobs said: The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. And don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by this Friday, September 13th. Resources Start with Why by Simon Sinek The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Related Episodes The Secret to Happiness (episode 134) Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334) Create Margin Through Intentional Leadership, with Amy McPherson (episode 429) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 09, 2019
How to Create Your Personal Vision (1 of 5)
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Part 1: Figuring Out What’s Important Past guest David Allen, author of Getting Things Done*, says there are two problems: You know what you want, and you don’t know how to get it. You don’t know what you want Earl Nightingale said: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. Jim Harter, author of It's the Manager*, says: Around the world, the great global dream is to have a good job. Here are questions you might ask to determine your ideal, typical day: How would the day start? What would your work look like? What kinds of people would you be working with? Where would you live? What interactions would you have in your community? What hobby might you do? What kind of foods would you eat? What would you feel during that day? What would you experience? How would the day end? What would you remember? These questions might also help: What did you really enjoy when you were a kid? What do you get so engaged with that you lose track of time? What have you heard from others that you do really well? Past guest Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why*, says: You don’t have to have a vision. You have to find a vision. Austin Kleon reminds us to: Steal like an artist. Here are more ways to have others inspire your vision: Read biographies of the people your admire. Watch movies that you love and that inspire you. Tap into great thinkers. Academy Applications Close Friday, September 13th The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to create movement in their leadership development and organizational results. Discover more and submit your application by this Friday, September 13th. Resources Man’s Search for Meaning* by Viktor Frankl Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Related Episodes Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184) Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) Gallup Findings on the Changing Nature of Work, with Jim Harter (episode 409) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 09, 2019
430: How to Start Seeing Around Corners, with Rita McGrath
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Rita McGrath: Seeing Around Corners Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. She is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. Rita is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50. Rita is the author of the bestseller The End of Competitive Advantage*. Her newest book is titled Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen*. In this conversation, Rita and I explore how it feels like change happens overnight, but why that’s not usually accurate. We detail four basic stages of inflection points, why it’s critical to be present at the edges, and what leaders can do practically to see around corners. Key Points Strategic inflection points feel like they happen overnight, but in reality there are many indicators over time that inflection points are coming. The four basic stages of almost every inflection point: hype, dismissive, emergent, maturity. Snow melts from the edges. The most effective leaders can and will see this if they are present at the edges. To see early warning signs, create information flows that reach directly from leaders offices into the frontlines of the business. Create incentives that reward useful (and awkward) information. Talk to the future that is unfolding now. There are people, customers, and businesses where the future is already happening. Resources Mentioned Seeing Around Corners by Rita McGrath Rita McGrath on LinkedIn Breaking Up the Degree Stranglehold: Disruption in Higher Education Only the Paranoid Survive* by Andrew Grove Book Notes Download my highlights from Seeing Around Corners in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Lead a 100-Year Life, with Lynda Gratton (episode 266) The Truth and Lies of Performance Management, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 361) The Way to Nurture New Ideas, with Safi Bahcall (episode 418) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 09, 2019
429: Create Margin Through Intentional Leadership, with Amy McPherson
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Amy McPherson: Advisors for Change Amy McPherson is the managing partner and founder of Advisors for Change. Since 2007, Advisors for Change has developed financial management systems for non-profit organizations so they can spend more time on their mission and less time on their administration. Amy is also a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. After discovering this podcast three years ago, Amy sought a practical way to implement the leadership ideas she was discovering. In this conversation, Amy and I discuss how her aim to create more margin for her family has driven more intention for staff development, coaching, and transparency. We also discuss what she’s discovered from expert guests and how she utilized the framework of the Academy to create movement. Key Points The seven questions from The Coaching Habit provided a framework for the kind of culture that would best serve the non-profit partners of Advisors for Change. Shifting focus from lagging indicators to leading indicators helped zero in on the behaviors needed today for success tomorrow. Find the bigger “why” behind what you are doing. In Amy’s case, her leadership growth was fueled by her desire to spend more time with her teenage children. The Coaching for Leaders Academy provided Amy with the framework for deliberate, consistent movement on what was most important for the business. Resources Mentioned Advisors for Change Amy McPherson on LinkedIn Related Episodes These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings (episode 293) How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally, with Kim Scott (episode 302) Growth Mindset Helps You Rise From the Ashes, with Jeff Hittenberger (episode 326) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 07, 2019
428: Ten Million and Counting, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Key Points In this episode, Bonni and I celebrate Coaching for Leaders recently passing the milestone of 10 million episode downloads since we began airing this podcast in 2011. Today, this podcast is regularly ranked as a Top 50 business show on Apple Podcasts. The growth of the show has been the direct result of listeners like you who have put your trust in us to support your development. As a result, we invited listeners to be featured in this episode by telling us what they’ve gained from the show. Thank you for supporting Coaching for Leaders and for sharing it with others in your professional network. There is no greater compliment to our work. Resources Mentioned Essential Communications with Tom Henschel StrengthsFinder with Isabeau Iqbal Lead Through Strengths with Lisa Cummings Sequentia Solutions with Steve Chase Related Episodes The Power of Introverts, with Susan Cain (episode 44) How to Improve Your Coaching Skills, with Tom Henschel (episode 190) These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, with Brenda Bernstein (episode 285) Move From Theory to Practice, with Steve Schroeder (episode 369) Unconscious Mistakes Women Make, with Lois Frankel (episode 386) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Sep 02, 2019
427: The Way to Get Alignment With Your Boss, with Pete Mockaitis
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Pete Mockaitis: How to be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis is an award-winning trainer and coach who helps professionals perform optimally at work. He hosts the How to be Awesome at Your Job podcast, a show that has been downloaded eight millions times and consistently ranks as a top business show in Apple Podcasts. Pete facilitates training for organizations on enhanced thinking and collaboration to increase clarity and reduce rework. He helps teams save an average of 1.4 hours per person per week. In this conversation, Pete and I explore some of the key mindsets and questions that are helpful when getting alignment with your boss. We explore the areas you’ll want to generate clarity, as well a few key questions to consider. Key Points Six areas where clarity is critical: Deliverables Timing Process Resources Audience Motive Questions you may consider when getting alignment with your boss: How do you want this to look when complete? What does the organization value on metrics and deliverables? What’s an example of a time this expectation was not met? What metrics are my boss being measured on for their own success? Resources Mentioned How to be Awesome at Your Job Related Episodes Seven Principles for Leading People Older Than You, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 59) How to Influence Numerous Stakeholders, with Andy Kaufman (episode 240) Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman (episode 413) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 26, 2019
426: Five Lies About Corporate Culture, with Ginger Hardage
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Ginger Hardage: Unstoppable Cultures Ginger Hardage is the former senior vice president of culture at Southwest Airlines. She led a team responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise, resulting in 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s list of Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World. Today, Ginger leads Unstoppable Cultures, a firm designed to help organizations create and sustain cultures of enduring greatness. She facilitates the annual Unstoppable Cultures Fellowship to help leaders of all kinds take practical steps to create the culture that will help their organization thrive. In this conversation, Ginger and I discuss the five lies she’s seen come up again and again in her work with leaders who are struggling with culture. Perhaps most importantly, Ginger emphasizes that leaders need not accept the default culture, but should work to define the culture. Key Points The five lies Ginger has uncovered about culture: Culture is someone else’s job. Our values are on the wall. Culture is fluffy. If I empower my employees, I might lose control. We can’t afford culture. Bonus Audio Defining a culture Resources Mentioned 5 Lies About Corporate Culture document Unstoppable Cultures Fellowship Related Episodes The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens (episode 148) Notice and Change Dysfunctional Culture, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 327) How to Create an Unstoppable Culture, with Ginger Hardage (episode 350) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 19, 2019
425: Change Comes Through Resilience, with Leonardo Baumworcel
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Leonardo Baumworcel: Hospital São Lucas Leonardo Baumworcel is the director of Hospital São Lucas in Brazil. He oversees a 200-bed hospital and emergency room seeing 10,000 patients a month. He also oversees the work of 2,500 staff. He is a cardiologist by training and a recent alum of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. Key Points One way to utilize the podcast is to leverage if for staff training to get the entire team on the same page. Resilience is key when working to achieve your vision through change — beware of giving up too quickly. Leaders need to establish the frameworks and limitations for what to do — and then help people to have the freedom to work within it. Peer mentoring allows both leaders to learn from each other, instead of limiting the professional development to one person. Resources Mentioned Leading Change* by John Kotter Our Iceberg Is Melting* by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber Related Episodes The Power of Vulnerability in Leadership, with Jason Brooks (episode 385) How to Create an Unstoppable Culture, with Ginger Hardage (episode 350) How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter (episode 249) Move From Theory to Practice, with Steve Schroeder (episode 369) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 17, 2019
424: Craft a Career to Fit Your Strengths, with Scott Anthony Barlow
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Scott Anthony Barlow: Happen to Your Career Scott Anthony Barlow is the founder of Happen to Your Career. He’s been featured on CNBC, Yahoo, CareerBuilder, Fast Company, and Huffington Post and various colleges and universities as a top expert on career happiness. He's held executive roles in human resources, business development, and career coaching. Scott is the host of the Happen to Your Career podcast, featuring the career stories of many successful professionals. He and his team have worked with over 25,000 people to help them stop settling, find their signature strengths, and start doing meaningful work they are enamored with. Key Points Many people frame career choices only as, “Should I take this offer or not?” or, “Should I quit this job and go and get another?” Skills are not necessarily strengths. People who are successful and happier are spending more time in their strengths. Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment (now called CliftonStrengths) is a useful tool for getting clarity. Change to a role/company that allows you spend more time in your strengths or decide to design your career from the inside. Stop pursuing marginal improvements of your weaknesses. Resources Mentioned The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Strengths to Get Hired* 8-Day Video Course to Figuring Out What You Love Related Episodes How to Figure Out Your Career, with Scott Anthony Barlow (episode 259) How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings (episode 293) Move From Caretaker to Rainmaker, with May Busch (episode 390) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 12, 2019
Your Invitation as 1 in 10 Million
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To contribute to our upcoming episode celebrating 10 million downloads of the Coaching for Leaders podcast, visit our feedback page and record and audio message that highlight these three points: One thing you discovered from the show. An action you took as a result of that discovery. The result you received. Thank you in advance for contributing to this milestone.
Aug 07, 2019
423: Step Into Leadership and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly-traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions Samantha asks about how to confront an employee who is not willing to take direction for her. Cathy is wondering how she can lead on a team where she does not have formal authority. Amir is seeking advice on how to step into a director role with confidence and managing former peers. Kelly asks about responding to stakeholders who give suggestions when it doesn’t align with organizational strategy. Resources Mentioned Let's Get Real or Let's Not Play* by Mahan Khalsa, Randy Illig, and Stephen R. Covey Working Wardrobes* Related Episodes How to Manage Former Peers, with Tom Henschel (episode 257) How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) The Path to Start Leading Your Team, with John Piñeiro (episode 349) Finding Joy Though Intentional Choices, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 417) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Aug 05, 2019
422: Influence Through Overlapping Networks, with Sandie Morgan
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Sandie Morgan: Global Center for Women & Justice Sandie Morgan is the director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University of Southern California. She is recognized globally for her expertise on combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. Sandie is professor, researcher, and partner to many organizations and agencies across the globe including governments, law enforcement, and non-profits. Since 2011, she has hosted along with me the bimonthly Ending Human Trafficking podcast which was recognized by The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth at the Department of Health and Human Services as a great way to “get up to speed on human trafficking.” Key Points Culture often changes from the top down. Engage “elites” who are outside of the centermost position of prestige. Find avenue of agreement instead of focusing on differences. Influence happens in exciting ways when the networks of elites and the institutions they lead overlap. Change will mean conflict — don’t be scared of this. The more diverse your partnerships are, the stronger your net is going to be. Bonus Audio Why learning from Elites is so important Resources Mentioned To Change the World* by James Davison Hunter How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Global Center for Women and Justice 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Related Episodes How Storytelling Helps You Lead, with Sandie Morgan (episode 51) How to Collaborate Across Organizations, with Kirsten Foot (episode 215) How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel (episode 279) The Power of Weak Connections, with David Burkus (episode 347) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 28, 2019
421: Help People Learn Through Powerful Teaching, with Pooja Agarwal
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Pooja Agarwal: Powerful Teaching Pooja Agarwal is an expert in the field of cognitive science and is passionate about bridging gaps between education and the science of learning. She is the founder of RetrievalPractice.org and Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music, teaching psychological science to exceptional undergraduate musicians. She also serves as a consultant and facilitates professional development workshops on the science of learning around the world. Pooja is the author with Patrice Bain of the book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning*. In this conversation, Pooja and I discuss the key strategies that leaders can use in order to maximize their effectiveness as teachers. Since almost every leader is responsible for talent development in some capacity, becoming a more powerful teacher will help you develop others more successfully. Key Points The three stages of the learning process are encoding, storage, and retrieval. We tend to focus too much on getting information into peoples’ heads (encoding) and not enough on getting it out (retrieval). Stop reviewing past discussions and meetings. Instead, invite people to recall and articulate prior interactions. Cramming works, but only in the short-term. For long-term retention, spacing is much more effective. There is no significant evidence that visual, auditory, and kinetic preferences correlate to actual learning. Instead, effective learning combines all these methods. Bonus Audio Why struggling is a good thing for learning Resources Mentioned RetrievalPractice.org PowerfulTeaching.org Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning* Are You a Visual or an Auditory Learner? It Doesn’t Matter Book Notes Download my highlights from Powerful Teaching in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Best Way to Do On-the-Job Training (episode 32) These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) Essentials of Adult Development, with Mindy Danna (episode 273) Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet (episode 405) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 22, 2019
420: Find Your Leadership Voice, with Johanna Nalau
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Johanna Nalau: Climate Adaptation & Everyday Leadership Johanna Nalau is an adaptation scientist researching the ins and outs of climate change adaptation. She is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and the Adaptation Science Theme Leader at Cities Research Institute at Griffith University. She’s also the lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report, Working Group II. Johanna writes about climate adaptation and everyday leadership on her own blog and is an alum of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. In this conversation, Johanna and I discuss how she found her voice as a developing leader and how she took action through her writing and other professional activities to help others. Key Points Never underestimate the importance of having a group you can just bounce ideas off of. The most transformative way to build leadership is to start with the people below you who are the future leaders. Blogging is a great way to synthesize you thoughts while also being helpful for others. Resources Mentioned Johanna’s blog: Climate Adaptation & Everyday Leadership Stand Out* by Dorie Clark Great at Work* Morton Hansen Digital Minimalism* by Cal Newport Related Episodes How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, with Brenda Bernstein (episode 285) Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs, with Dorie Clark (episode 318) Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) How to Reclaim Conversation, with Cal Newport (episode 400) The Way to Nurture New Ideas, with Safi Bahcall (episode 418) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 20, 2019
419: Performance Measurement That Gets Results, with Stacey Barr
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Stacey Barr: Practical Performance Measurement Stacey Barr is a specialist in strategic performance measurement and evidence-based leadership. She is the creator of PuMP®, a performance measurement methodology that routinely transforms measurement cynics into its greatest advocates. Stacey is also the author of two books, Practical Performance Measurement: Using the PuMP® Blueprint for Fast, Easy, and Engaging KPIs*, and Prove It!: How to Create a High Performance Culture and Measurable Success*. In this conversation, Stacey and I discussed some of the common mistakes that leaders and organizations make with performance measurement. We also explore what well-formulated performance measures have. Plus, Stacey has kindly made her book available for free to our listening audience. Key Points Common mistakes in performance measurement: Initiatives are not performance measures Events or milestones are not performance measures Measures of activity completion are not performance measures Sources of data are not performance measures A few vague words don’t make a performance measure Well-formulated performance measures have: A method of comparison that we can use to tell whether performance is good or not A base of objective evidence that gives a reasonably accurate and reliable picture of current performance A sufficient degree of granularity to detect small but important changes in performance to which we should respond Relevance to the organization’s priorities The ability to show changes in performance levels over time, giving us enough context to avoid short-sightedness Resources Mentioned Download a free copy of Stacey’s book, Practical Performance Measurement The PuMP® Approach to Performance Measurement and KPIs Book Notes Download my highlights from Practical Performance Measurement in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294) How to Leverage People Analytics, with Jenny Dearborn (episode 323) The Truth and Lies of Performance Management, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 361) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 15, 2019
418: The Way to Nurture New Ideas, with Safi Bahcall
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Safi Bahcall: Loonshots Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist and a biotech entrepreneur. He co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer, leading its IPO and serving as its CEO for 13 years. He worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors on the future of national research. Safi is the author of the book Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries*. In this conversation, Safi and I discuss how leaders can work intentionally to nurture new ideas through three key practices. If you are an innovator (or leading an innovation team) and hearing the voices of the naysayers, this framework will help you begin nurturing new ideas more successfully. Key Points A loonshot is a neglected project, widely dismissed, its champion written off as unhinged. The ice cube is an analogy for the soldiers and artists in the organization. This is called phase separation. The most effective leaders view their work as gardeners, gently cultivating news ideas and investigating with genuine curiosity. Leaders who have a heart for both their soldiers and their artists will support a dynamic equilibrium in their organizations. Most innovation fails in the transfer between the artists and the soldiers. Steve Jobs is an example of a leader who, for many years, refused to show heart — but discovered it later with fantastic success. Resources Mentioned Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries* by Safi Bahcall Book Notes Download my highlights from Loonshots in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens (episode 148) How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) Get Better at Deep Listening, with Oscar Trimboli (episode 408) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 08, 2019
417: Finding Joy Through Intentional Choices, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Key Points Don’t spend time feeling guilty about things you have to cut. Focus on quality over quantity. Your priorities will change over time. Sometimes even good things can crowd out what is really important. Resources Mentioned Checklist Manifesto* by Atul Gawande Getting Things Done* by David Allen TripIt PackPoint Ending Human Trafficking podcast Related Episodes How Storytelling Helps You Lead, with Sandie Morgan (episode 51) Getting Things Done, with David Allen (episode 184) How to Reduce Drama With Kids, with Tina Payne Bryson (episode 310) How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha (episode 334) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jul 01, 2019
416: How to Negotiate When Others Have Power, with Kwame Christian
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Kwame Christian: American Negotiation Institute Kwame Christian is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. His TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was the most popular TED Talk on the topic of conflict of 2017. Today, he’s working extensively with procurement departments within companies to help them make better deals. Kwame hosts the top negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything and is the author of the book Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Find Confidence in Conflict*. In this conversation, Kwame and I discuss walking into a negotiation situation when someone else has more leverage, power, or authority. Yes, there are still many things you can do to influence a positive outcome for both parties — and we detail several practical actions almost anybody can take. Key Points Preparation before entering into negotiation is essential. Research supports that you will do better, even if the tables are tilted to one side. Finding what is publicly available about the other party before you go into a conversation can be very useful to both parties. Our tendency is to give things away before we are even certain the other party wants them. Your self-awareness and emotional state are key to acknowledge going into negotiation. Beware feeling too positive about the potential outcome. Resources Mentioned Kwame’s Ultimate Negotiation Guide Negotiate Anything podcast Nobody Will Play With Me: How To Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict* by Kwame Christian Thinking Fast and Slow* by Daniel Kahneman Book Notes Download my highlights from Nobody Will Play With Me in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, with Chris Voss (episode 262) Negotiation Tactics for Results, with Kwame Christian (episode 311) Enhance Your Self-Awareness, with Daniel Goleman (episode 353) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 24, 2019
415: Employee Retention in Small Business, with Chris Deferio
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Chris Deferio: Keys to the Shop Chris Deferio is a cafe quality Specialist who has dedicated 20 years of his life to working in and studying specialty coffee retail. He is also the creator and host of the industry leading podcast, Keys to the Shop which gives listeners insights, inspiration, and tools to grow as specialty coffee professionals. Chris previously appeared on the show to help us get more perspective on managing part-time staff. In this conversation, Chris and I explore some of the practical steps that small business owners and general managers can take in order to support employee retention. Key Points Be mindful of the realities of turnover in a small business, but don’t let it stop you from thinking about the future and investing in people. Yes, hire for attitude — and also have an eye to future potential as the business grows. Ask people this question in interviews: “Where did you contribute to dysfunction in your prior organization?” Make an investment in people beyond the paycheck. This could be learning, culture, competitions, or more. There are ways to do this without tremendous expense. Practice intentional breaks in your rhythm, since nobody else in your business is likely to do this. Resources Mentioned Keys to the Shop podcast Good to Great* by Jim Collins Good Authority* by Jonathan Raymond Chris Deferio’s consulting Related Episodes Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 107) How to Lead Part-Time Staff, with Chris Deferio (episode 289) Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen (episode 337) How to Connect Personal Growth to Business Outcomes, with Jonathon Raymond (episode 373) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 17, 2019
414: Permission to Be Yourself, with Bar Schwartz
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Bar Schwartz: Bring Your People Along Bar Schwartz is a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy. She’s a software engineer by training and today a consultant and coach who lives and works in Berlin. She helps leaders look differently and how they lead people to create meaningful work — and building structures that put people first. When Bar joined the Academy last year, she quickly set a goal to capture a few ideas in writing. This goal led to her writing a book in just a few short weeks. More importantly, she discovered the power of consistent movement in creating future opportunities. Bar has graciously made her book, Bring Your People Along, available as a free download for our listening community. If you decide to download the book, please reach out and let her know what was helpful to you. Key Points Your team will be more productive if it feels connected. It’s not hard to find questions if you listen. Small, manageable steps are more likely to lead to long-term success. Bonus Audio How to work in your strengths Resources Mentioned Bar Schwartz on LinkedIn Bring Your People Along by Bar Schwartz Happen to Your Career podcast by Scott Anthony Barlow (bonus audio) Related Episodes How to Know When to Move On Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 15, 2019
413: Effective Delegation of Authority, with Hassan Osman
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Hassan Osman: Effective Delegation of Authority Hassan is a project management office leader at Cisco, where he leads a team of over 150 project and program managers on delivering complex projects across the world. He’s also served as a management consultant at Ernst & Young (now EY), where he led projects and programs for the largest enterprises. He’s the author of Effective Delegation of Authority: A (Really) Short Book for New Managers About How to Delegate Work Using a Simple Delegation Process. In this episode, Hassan and I discuss the three stages of delegation, the critical importance of planning, and how to leverage delegation as a development opportunity. Also impressive is the ten books Hassan has published while working full-time as a manager at a Fortune 100 company. He teaches others how to do it on his Writer on the Side podcast. Key Points Before you begin the delegation process, decide on the outcomes you need and the right person to get you there. Set expectations for goals, not actions. Use checkpoints to ensure progress and adjust frequency for experience and visibility. Summarize delegation meetings in writing after they occur. The real work of managers is to define the work, before it starts. Resources Mentioned Effective Delegation of Authority: A (Really) Short Book for New Managers About How to Delegate Work Using a Simple Delegation Process* by Hassan Osman Writer on the Side podcast Book Notes Download my highlights from Effective Delegation of Authority in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Start Influencing Virtual Teams, with Hassan Osman The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems, with Michael Bungay Stanier Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 10, 2019
412: How to Address Underperformance and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She joins me monthly to respond to listener questions. Listener Questions Elizabeth asked about a tricky issue with an underperforming team member she inherited. Gordon wondered what he could do to support resilience during a time of massive change. Leona asked how she might think about the disconnect from what her organization espouses and what she sees in practice. Anthony was curious about when it’s appropriate to ask “why” and when it’s not. Resources Mentioned Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It … and Why the Rest Don’t* by Verne Harnish Scaling Up Growth Tools Analyzing Performance Problems* by Robert F. Mager and Peter Pipe Related Episodes How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson How to Clarify What’s Important, with Ron Williams Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 03, 2019
411: Seven Tools to Create Margin and a New Podcast
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Dave Stachowiak: Coaching for Leaders I am often asked about the tools and technology behind our work. As we’ve updated our systems over the past year, I’ve identified seven tools that may also be helpful for you in creating more margin. Used thoughtfully, tools like these help us automate the things we can automate so we can spend more time doing the things we should never automate. Here are seven that may help: Technology Tools to Create Margin Acuity Scheduling* powers our all our calendars and serves as a 24/7 scheduling assistant. Automated reminders, time zone adjustments, rescheduling, and video meeting integration happen seamlessly. TextExpander* saves us tons of time each day to quickly populate documents, emails, forms, and other repeatable typing so we can respond to others faster and with more accuracy. The link above will provide you a 20% discount. 1Password* helps us create unique and strong password for every account. Plus, there families and teams programs allow us to share passwords with others who need access. Pipedrive* is the customer relationship management system that’s just right for us. Powerful enough to visually help us to track every business conversation, but simple enough to be affordable and practical. The link above will provide access for a free trial. ConvertKit* gives our listeners a lot more choices on the kind of emails they receive. Plus, it provides its own automation to help your organization build its brand. This link above will provide access for a free trial. Sanebox* automatically filters our email so we can prioritize what’s most important. Plus, tons of other reminder tools come along with it. The link above will save you $15 if you decide to try it out. WP Engine* is the leader in WordPress managed hosting and now powers all of our sites. This link above will save you 10% hosting or three months free over a year. New Podcast: Dave’s Journal I announced a project titled Dave’s Journal. It’s a new podcast airing episodes of five minutes or less. The goal of each entry is to capture a valuable insight or reflection for leaders. Subscribe to Dave’s Journal on your favorite platform: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Overcast Stitcher Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
Jun 01, 2019
410: How to Clarify What’s Important, with Ron Williams
38:57
Ron Williams: Learning to Lead Ron Williams is a veteran business leader, turn-around expert, and advocate for value creation. Today he is chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises and also a member of the board of directors for American Express, The Boeing Company, and Johnson & Johnson. Ron is the former chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna. When he joined Aetna in 2001, its loss from continuing operations was $292 million, with earnings per share at a loss of $0.46. In 2011, the year he stepped down as Chairman, Aetna’s full-year operating earnings were $2 billion, with operating earnings per share of $5.17. In this conversation, Ron shares wisdom from his book, Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization*. Ron discusses his own leadership journey and how he asked the right questions to inspire a successful turn-around at Aetna. He also shares the reason for avoiding “why” questions and the value that knowledge maps provided at Aetna. Key Points Ron’s five kinds of questions that help challenge your organization’s reality: Highlight key problems Clarify the facts Probe an underlying story Suggest alternatives Drill down to basics In addition, Ron suggested: Ask questions that start with “what” instead of “why.” Utilize knowledge maps to support business literacy for complex issues. Make yourself better every year by aiming for 15% improvement. Resources Mentioned Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization* by Ron Williams Book Notes Download my highlights from Learning to Lead in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes The Way to Grow Your Leadership Career, with Ron Wallace Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech, with Tom Henschel How to Create an Unstoppable Culture, with Ginger Hardage
May 27, 2019
409: Gallup Findings on the Changing Nature of Work, with Jim Harter
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Jim Harter: It’s the Manager Jim Harter is the Chief Scientist for Workplace at Gallup. He has led more than 1,000 studies of workplace effectiveness, including the largest ongoing meta-analysis of human potential and business unit performance. He is the co-author with Jim Clifton of the new book, It’s the Manager: Gallup Finds That the Quality of Managers and Team Leaders is the Single Biggest Factor in Your Organization’s Long-Term Success*. Key Points Millennials and Generation Z have influenced the changing nature of work. Six key findings from Gallup: People don’t just work for a paycheck — they want a purpose. People are no longer pursuing job satisfaction — they are pursuing development. People don’t want bosses — they want coaches. People don’t want annual reviews — they want ongoing conversations. People don’t want a manager that fixates on their weaknesses. People say, it’s not my job — it’s my life. Resources Mentioned It's the Manager: Gallup Finds the Quality of Managers and Team Leaders is the Single Biggest Factor in Your Organization's Long-Term Success* by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) assessment Gallup Access Book Notes Download my highlights from It’s the Manager in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier CFL293: Leverage StrengthsFinder / CliftonStrengths, with Lisa Cummings CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations, with Russ Laraway Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at coachingforleaders.com
May 20, 2019
408: Get Better at Deep Listening, with Oscar Trimboli
39:53
Oscar Trimboli: Deep Listening Oscar is a mentor, coach, speaker, and author. He was a director at Microsoft for over a decade and headed up the MS Office division in Australia. Today, he works with leadership teams and their organizations on the importance of clarity to create change, how to embrace the digital economy, and the role values play in the achievement of your purpose. He is the author of Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words*. Key Points Listen beyond the words that are said and try to determine what the speaker is really trying to say. The more senior you are, the more listening you’ll do. Ask the speaker: “Tell me more” or “What else are you thinking?” or “How long have you been thinking about that?” To be a great listener, you have to create a space where you’re available to listen. For every hour you listen, you need to spend another hour in action. Leaders often are not great at hearing all the opinions in the room. Bonus Audio Three tips to becoming a better listener Resources Mentioned The 5 Myths of Listening Deep Listening: Impact Beyond Words* by Oscar Trimboli Book Notes Download my highlights from Deep Listening in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with Judith Glaser CFL376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
May 13, 2019
407: Helping Someone Who’s Being Taken Advantage Of, with Bonni Stachowiak
26:28
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Brad asked about supporting a team member who’s being taken advantage of by someone else in the organization. Mark is wondering about how to help an existing team move on to being a high-performing team. Ashish asked about how to determine more in the interviewing process. Craig wanted perspective on how to be more visible. Resources Mentioned The Empowered Manager* by Peter Block Essentialism* by Greg Mckeown Related Episodes CFL328: How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries, with Peter Block CFL349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team, with John Piñeiro CFL405: Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet CFL406: How to Work With an Executive Recruiter, with Becky deSouza Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Oscar Trimboli teaches us how to get better at deep listening.
May 06, 2019
406: How to Work With an Executive Recruiter, with Becky deSouza
38:32
Becky deSouza: Conexus Talent Acquisition Solutions Becky is a partner with Conexus Talent Acquisition Solutions and has dedicated her career of 20+ years to developing effective solutions for Talent Development and Recruiting. Becky spent 11 years running DreamWorks Animation’s Corporate Recruiting team. Today she leads the human resources recruiting practice with Conexus. Key Points Recruiting firms can be regional, industry-specific, or functional. Look to your network for leads, but be careful when networking with your colleagues. Be sure to fully engage with your recruiter. Be honest with your recruiter, even if you aren’t totally ready to commit. Always keep your LinkedIn profile updated since it can serve as a type of resume. Make sure your web and social presence is consistent with the expectations of your desired job. Check your privacy settings on social media. Resources Mentioned Becky deSouza on LinkedIn Related Episodes CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career, with Scott Anthony Barlow CFL285: How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, with Brenda Bernstein CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni CFL352: How to Find Your Calling, with Ken Coleman Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Apr 29, 2019
405: Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet
38:43
David Marquet: Turn the Ship Around! David Marquet is the former commander of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Under David’s command, the ship had an impressive turnaround, achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the Navy. David is the author of the bestseller Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders, a book USA Today called one of the 12 best business books of all time. Key Points Accomplishment is the production, leadership is building production capacity in your team. Understanding the purpose of the organization is the key to unlocking empowerment. You’ll suffer the consequences of your behavior if you couple the behavior with the outcome. Resources Mentioned Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders* by David Marquet The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen R. Covey Book Notes Download my highlights from Turn the Ship Around! in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL223: Start With Why, with Simon Sinek CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders, with David Marquet CFL404: How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson TIHE94: Retrieval Practice, with Pooja Agarwal Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Apr 22, 2019
404: How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson
39:40
Amy Edmondson: The Fearless Organization Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She has been recognized by the Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers for many years and was honored with their Talent Award in 2017. Amy is the author of several, highly regarded books on teaming and psychological safety, including her newest book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth*. Key Points Psychological safety varies a lot even inside of an organization. More effective teams may appear to make more mistakes, but it’s likely those teams are just more comfortable reporting mistakes. Instead of calling it an error, call it an accident. And rather than calling it an investigation, call it a study. It’s fine to say, “I don’t know” when appropriate because it signals to others that it is okay to admit when they don’t know something. If somebody shares a problem, say thank you and then ask how you can help. Leaders should be concerned if they’re not hearing bad news. Resources Mentioned The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth* by Amy Edmondson Amy Edmondson faculty page Book Notes Download my highlights from The Fearless Organization in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL229: Leadership Lessons from the Challenger Disaster, with Allan McDonald CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders, with David Marquet CFL363: The Path of Humble Leadership, with Edgar Schein Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Apr 15, 2019
403: Transition Well Through Your Day, with Gretchen Rubin
31:36
Gretchen Rubin: Outer Order, Inner Calm Gretchen Rubin explores happiness and good habits and is the author of several books, including the block-buster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before*, The Happiness Project*, Happier at Home*, and The Four Tendencies*. She is the author also of the new book Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness*. Key Points When people have control over their stuff, they feel more in control of their lives. If you need a physical reset, do 10 jumping jacks. Your physical needs will override your emotional needs. Resources Mentioned Internal Time* by Till Roenneberg Book Notes Download my highlights from Outer Order, Inner Calm in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen, with Cal Newport CFL332: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, with Daniel Pink CFL400: How to Reclaim Conversation, with Cal Newport Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Apr 08, 2019
402: How to Stop Micro-Managing and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
38:32
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Peter asked about how to support a team member going through a difficult situation. Mike wondered what strategies he could use to avoid being a micro-manager. Roger asked about advice on next steps after an executive role didn’t work out. Ali asked for input on assessments for executive presence. Thomas wanted input on how to better design surveys. Resources Mentioned Hope for the Flowers* by Trina Paulus Double Loop Learning The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast by Tom Henschel Related Episodes CFL117: How to Delegate Work Effectively CFL142: The Way to Lead After a Workplace Loss, with Andrew Stenhouse CFL209: Get ROI From Professional Associations, with John Corcoran CFL366: How to Move From Victim to Victor, with John Sanei CFL371: Get Smart About Assessments, with Ken Nowack CFL386: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make, with Lois Frankel Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Apr 01, 2019
401: The Way to Influence High Standards, with Sheila Miller-Nelson
39:08
Most of us have high expectations for others and ourselves, but it’s hard to follow through on everything. On this episode, how to influence the highest standards and what to do when we fall short. Sheila Miller-Nelson: Midian Sheila Miller-Nelson is owner of Midian Consulting. She’s dedicated to helping people learn how to truly connect to create better relationships and enhance leadership. She’s a former trainer with Dale Carnegie and her experience in communication and leadership coaching spans more than 25 years. Key Points We will often learn a lesson but because it seems trivial, we don’t remember it for the next time. The way you practice determines how you perform. Write down what you want to be known for and then share that with others. The ability to humble yourself and admit when you’ve missed the mark will give you compassion for others when they fail. Resources Mentioned Midian Consulting Related Episodes CFL186: How to Become a Champion, with Jeff Spencer CFL293: Leverage StrengthsFinder for Your Team, with Lisa Cummings CFL361: The Truth and Lies of Performance Management, with Michael Bungay Stanier Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Mar 25, 2019
400: How to Reclaim Conversation, with Cal Newport
34:51
Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University who studies the theory of distributed systems. In addition to his academic work, he writes about the intersection of technology and culture. He’s the author of six books including Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World and Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Key Points The human brain is very sophisticated in how it navigates social dynamics using voice and visual cues. Digital interactions bypass the brain’s ability to see these cues. Social media interactions might make you think you’re being social, but you can still lonely because your brain doesn’t count these interactions the same as person-to-person interactions. Digital interactions are not bad, but they can crowd out more important real-world interactions. Make sure tech is serving the things that are important in your life, rather than just using it as an escape from your life. Small steps tend not to work when transitioning to digital minimalism. A better way is to take a 30-day break from consuming digital content and then rebuild your digital life from scratch. Resources Mentioned Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World* by Cal Newport Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age* by Sherry Turkle Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other* by Sherry Turkle Book Notes Download my highlights from Digital Minimalism in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen, with Cal Newport CFL308: The Power of Solitude, with Mike Erwin CFL344: Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee CFL395: How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Mar 18, 2019
399: How to Be Present, with Dan O’Connor
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Dan O’Connor: Life Unscripted Dan O’Connor is a multi-faceted actor, improviser, writer, and director. He is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Impro Theatre. Dan is the author, with Jeff Katzman, of Life Unscripted: Using Improv Principles to Get Unstuck, Boost Confidence, and Transform Your Life. Key Points When we meet someone for the first time, there is a narrative that happens between us. “If you’re interested, you’re interesting.” Oftentimes, people in meetings aren’t engaged in the conversation and are only waiting for the other person to stop talking. If you make the effort to really listen to your customers, you’ll be able to engage in customized sales because you’ll truly understand what their needs are. Resources Mentioned Life Unscripted: Using Improv Principles to Get Unstuck, Boost Confidence, and Transform Your Life* by Jeff Katzman and Dan O’Connor Dan O’Connor Impro Theatre Book Notes Download my highlights from Dan’s book in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL148: The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with Judith Glaser CFL343: How to Close the Power Distance Gap, with Jordan Harbinger Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Mar 11, 2019
398: What You Gain By Sponsoring People, with Julia Taylor Kennedy
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Julia Taylor Kennedy: Center for Talent Innovation Julia is Executive Vice President and Director of Publications at the Center for Talent Innovation. She has co-authored Disabilities and Inclusion, Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce, and The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women for Healthy Outcomes, on women and health. CTI recently released a new report, titled, The Sponsor Dividend. Key Points A sponsor actively advocates for the career of their protege. If you’re looking for a sponsor, be very clear on where you want to go in your career. Sponsors want to be sure they can trust the protege to deliver on the opportunities the sponsor presents. Sponsors do better when they have a protege who has complementary skills to their own. Resources Mentioned The Sponsor Dividend: Key Findings Related Episodes CFL275: How to Help the Underdog Thrive, with Terry Lipovski CFL307: How to Make Inclusion Happen, with Deepa Purushothaman CFL373: How to Connect Personal Growth to Business Outcomes, with Jonathan Raymond CFL392: Why Men Are Heard and Women Are Liked, with Lois Frankel and Tom Henschel Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Mar 04, 2019
397: How to Make Your Work More Visible, with John Stepper
39:54
John Stepper: Working Out Loud John developed Working Out Loud, a practice that helps people be more effective, access more opportunities, and feel happier at work. Over several years, a small movement has formed based on his self-published book*, TEDx talk, and a peer support method that’s spread to over 40 countries and companies like Bosch, Daimler, BMW, and Siemens. Key Points Behavior change is about small steps, peer support, celebration along the way, and continual feedback. Changes start with only one tiny step. Do that until it gets easy, then take the next step. Peer support is a major part of habit change. Peer support gives you structure, shared accountability, and emotional support. Resources Mentioned Start a Working Out Loud Circle Martha Beck Drive* by Daniel Pink Everybody Matters* by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia Book Notes Download my highlights from Working Out Loud in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL332: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, with Daniel Pink CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen CFL376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear CFL395: How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Julia Taylor Kennedy from the Center for Talent Innovation will help us discover what we gain from sponsoring people.
Feb 25, 2019
396: Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money, with Jill Schlesinger
37:21
Jill Schlesinger: Jill on Money Jill Schlesinger is the Emmy-nominated Business Analyst for CBS News, the host of the “Jill on Money” podcast and of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Jill on Money,” which won the 2018 Gracie Award for Best National Talk Show. She has been recognized as a Top 10 LinkedIn Influencer and a Top 10 LinkedIn Voice. She’s the author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs*. Key Points Not all financial professionals are looking out for you. Make sure they are held to the fiduciary standard at all times. Before seeing a financial professional, make sure you’ve already paid off consumer debt, you’ve built an emergency reserve fund, and you’re maximizing your retirement fund contributions. Prioritize your own retirement savings before setting aside money for your children’s tuition. Make sure the cost of a degree is worth the expected income. Resources Mentioned The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs* by Jill Schlesinger Mark Kantrowitz Book Notes Download my highlights from The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL244: Improve Your Financial Intelligence, with Joe Knight CFL322: How to Manage Your Money, with Jill Schlesinger CFL355: How to Approach Corporate Budgeting, with Jody Wodrich CFL356: Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Feb 18, 2019
395: How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker
38:36
Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, and founder of Thrive Labs, at which she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She is the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters*. Key Points What creates meaning in a gathering is conversation, not the functional details of the event. We’re often not totally clear on the purpose of our gatherings. We don’t need to gather more often, but we need to do a better job when we do gather. Resources Mentioned The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters* by Priya Parker The Modern Manager podcast Book Notes Download my highlights from The Art of Gathering in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil, with Dacher Keltner CFL344: Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee CFL358: How to Plan Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart CFL363: The Path of Humble Leadership, with Edgar Schein Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Feb 11, 2019
394: Create Results Through Personal Leadership, with Kevin McCurdy
30:05
Kevin McCurdy Kevin McCurdy is the Chief Operating Officer of Auto-Chlor System and a longtime listener of the show. Key Points Think about the impact you’re having on people and if it’s really the impact you want to have. Don’t always show up with your own solution, come with the intention to learn and discover the best solution together. Truly listen to people instead of just thinking about what you want to say to back to them. Resources Mentioned The Look and Sound of Leadership The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier* Related Episodes CFL107: Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback with Tom Henschel CFL232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems, with Michael Bungay Stanier CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech CFL375: A Useful Mindset for New Leaders Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit https://coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting https://coachingforleaders.com/academy
Feb 09, 2019
393: How to Co-Manage With Peers and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
29:33
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Evelyn asked if you need to be a caretaker first before moving to become a rainmaker. Samantha wondered if you should always try to save someone who has elected to leave. Tammy wanted to know our advice for managing along with peers who have different styles. David asked for our advice for managing student workers. Resources Mentioned Drive* by Daniel Pink Employee Resignations: Counter Offer or Say Goodbye? When Talent Quits, Don’t Be A Jerk Related Episodes CFL149: An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth with Chris Hadfield CFL158: How To Lead The Millennials CFL236: How Superbosses Master the Flow of Talent CFL251: What to Do When Somebody Quits CFL289: How to Lead Part-Time Staff Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com
Feb 04, 2019
392: Why Men Are Heard and Women Are Liked, with Lois Frankel and Tom Henschel
35:42
Lois Frankel: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office*, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich*, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It*. Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel of Essential Communications grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through his work as an executive coach and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Key Points You can’t control anyone but yourself. What women contribute to the workplace is different but equal to what men contribute. Things are slightly better for women these days, but not by much. Men must be advocates for women in the workplace. Bonus Audio Why you shouldn’t coach a woman to act more like a man Resources Mentioned Lois Frankel on LinkedIn The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast by Tom Henschel Keynote: Why Men Are Heard and Women Are Liked Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office* by Lois Frankel The Confidence Code* by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Related Episodes CFL255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices CFL373: How to Connect Personal Growth to Business Outcomes CFL386: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at https://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 28, 2019
391: Getting Better at Empathy, with Daniel Goleman
36:38
Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence In 1995, Daniel Goleman published the blockbuster bestselling book Emotional Intelligence*, a book that now has more than 5 million copies in print worldwide in 40 different languages. He’s the author of a series of primers for the competencies of emotional and social intelligence, titled Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence* and he’s the founder of the Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification*. Key Points The three types of empathy: Cognitive empathy - you can sense what people are thinking Emotional empathy - you can pick up on other people’s emotions Empathic concern - people can tell you care about them Resources Mentioned Emotional Intelligence* by Daniel Goleman Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence* by Daniel Goleman et al. A Force for Good* by Daniel Goleman and the Dalai Lama Emotional and Social Competence Inventory Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Book Notes Download my highlights from the Empathy primer in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni CFL344: Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee CFL353: Enhance Your Self-Awareness, with Daniel Goleman CFL385: The Power of Vulnerability in Leadership, with Jason Brooks Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Thank You Thank you to golfnutn8, Kwestby, drh1589, and Steveroote for the reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Jan 21, 2019
390: Move From Caretaker to Rainmaker, with May Busch
38:45
May Busch: Accelerate May Busch enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Europe. She chaired the firm’s European Diversity Council and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s European Management Committee. She is the author of the book Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage*. She’s also the host the Career Mastery Kickstart summit*. Key Points Steps to move from caretaker to rainmaker: Identify the organization’s most important outcomes. Figure out what you can take action on. Create a safe space. Learn from your network what will move the needle the most. How to find the organization’s values: Observe Listen Ask Bonus Audio How to help others become rainmakers Resources Mentioned Career Mastery Kickstart Summit* Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage* by May Busch Eisenhower Grid Related Episodes CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations CFL372: Leverage Your Defining Moments Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com
Jan 14, 2019
389: When to Appease a Peer and Questions, with Tom Henschel
39:05
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel of Essential Communications grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through his work as an executive coach and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Listener Questions Caroline asked about whether she should appease a peer by interviewing someone she doesn’t think is a good fit. Jane asked for suggestions on team diversity. Susan asked about promoting engagement with her team when there is lots of reluctance. Mariah wanted our advice on creating an orientation program for her team leads. Resources Mentioned StrengthsFinder (Gallup) Leading Change* by John Kotter Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson Influence* by Robert Cialdini CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations with Russ Laraway Being the Boss * by Linda Hill and Kent Lineback First, Break All the Rules* by Gallup Related Episodes CFL273: Essentials of Adult Development CFL320: How to Leverage Differences to Accelerate Results CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance CFL376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode May Busch joins me to show us how to move from being a caretaker to becoming a rainmaker. Thank You Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 07, 2019
388: How to Protect Your Reputation, with Sharone Bar-David
37:41
Sharone Bar-David: Trust Your Canary Sharone Bar-David is a leading Canadian expert on workplace incivility and author of Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility*. She is particularly passionate about her work with abrasive leaders — the highly talented people whose interpersonal style rubs people the wrong way and creates distress in the work environment. Key Points The three contexts that pose a risk: Routine (To mitigate risks, Cultivate) Sensitive (To mitigate risks, Calculate) Problem (To minimize damage, Compensate) Bonus Audio How to not cross the line Resources Mentioned Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility* Hey (We’re Not All) Guys! Why I Don’t Use “You Guys” Related Episodes CFL210: How to Tame Workplace Incivility CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil CFL290: How to Manage Abrasive Leaders CFL307: How to Make Inclusion Happen Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Dec 31, 2018
387: How to Stop Having the Same Problems, with Corrinne Armour
33:58
Corrinne Armour: Leaders Who Ask Corrinne is an accredited Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She’s the author and co-author of several leadership books, most recently Leaders Who Ask: Building a Fearless Culture by Telling Less and Asking More*. Key Points You’re not developing your people if you’re constantly giving them all the answers. If you don’t have an awareness of something, you can’t change it. Ask your reports, “What have you tried so far, and what do you think I’m going to tell you to do?” Bonus Audio Why being clever doesn’t always make you a better manager Resources Mentioned Leaders Who Ask: Building a Fearless Culture by Telling Less and Asking More* Special book offer for Australian listeners (Use code: COACHINGFORLEADERS) Free resources for leaders from Corrinne Corrinne’s Leaders Who Ask program Book Notes Download my highlights from Leaders Who Ask in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills with Tom Henschel CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Sharone Bar-David returns to the show to teach us how to protect our reputations. Thank You Thank you to Michal Holliday for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Dec 24, 2018
386: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make, with Lois Frankel
38:26
Lois Frankel: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It. Key Points Women often back off when they see things get competitive. Don’t confuse other people in the workplace with relationships you’ve had in the past. When negotiating, women should focus more on the relationship. Bonus Audio Behavior has changed, attitudes haven’t Don’t be the company’s conscience Resources Mentioned Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office* Nice Girls Don't Get Rich* The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions, and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace by Shaunti Feldhahn* “Ask Liz” with Liz Weston Connect with Lois Frankel on LinkedIn Book Notes Download my highlights from Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL172: How to Handle Workplace Bullying CFL232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic CFL255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices CFL275: How to Help the Underdog Thrive Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Corrinne Armour will show us how to get people to stop coming back with the same problems.
Dec 17, 2018
385: The Power of Vulnerability in Leadership, with Jason Brooks
33:14
Jason Brooks Jason Brooks is a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy and principal of a high school in Los Angeles. Key Points People respond to honesty from a leader. Admitting that you don’t know all the answers helps build bridges and gets your team working together. Deciding what not to do can actually be harder than deciding what to do. Working out a vision for your life can reduce the constant anxiety of wondering whether you’re making the best use of your time. Resources Mentioned Racism in America With Jason Brooks The Power of Vulnerability with Brené Brown Related Episodes CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player CFL305: How to Deal With the Diminishers CFL345: How to Create a Vivid Vision Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting http://coachingforleaders.com/academy
Dec 15, 2018
384: Your Attitude Defines Your Altitude, with Howard “H” White
35:38
Howard “H” White: Believe to Achieve Howard “H” White was an NBA draft pick until knee injuries put a stop to his basketball career. Today he is vice president of Jordan Brand and has been with the company for thirty-five years. With Nike’s support, he founded the “Believe to Achieve” program, an innovative traveling seminar designed to encourage youth to believe in themselves and adults to mentor them. He’s the author of the book by the same name: Believe to Achieve: See the Invisible, Do the Impossible*. Key Points We often set our sights too low. Others often see things in us that we don’t see ourselves. How do you make others see the best in themselves? Everybody wants something in life, but there are very few who are willing to give up anything to get it. Bonus Audio Developing realistic expectations Resources Mentioned Believe to Achieve: See the Invisible, Do the Impossible* by Howard “H” White Book Notes Download my highlights from Believe to Achieve in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL103: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leaders: Olivia Klaus CFL229: Leadership Lessons from the Challenger Disaster CFL267: The Way to Grow Your Leadership Career CFL336: The Choice for Compassion Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, will be with us to share the unconscious mistakes women make that sabotage their careers.
Dec 10, 2018
383: How to Handle Change and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
39:54
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Andrew asked about dealing with change on a personal level. Katie asked about inspiring movement for more recognition in her organization. Thomas asked for suggestions on his new role overseeing two related, but different, departments. Loveleena was looking for a suggestion for an article on executive presence. Paul asked for ideas on leading a full commissioned sales team. Resources Mentioned Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges* Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges* Leading Change by John Kotter* Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter* Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink* That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships by Debra Tannen* The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast episodes on executive presence from Tom Henschel Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown* Related Episodes CFL79: Benefits You Get from a Recognition Program CFL80: Ten Steps to Create a Recognition Program CFL138: The Four Unique Types of Teams CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL223: Start with Why, with Simon Sinek CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter CFL272: Enhance Your Executive Presence CFL299: How to Lead Top-Line Growth CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech CFL349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Howard “H” White, vice president of the Jordan Brand at Nike, teaches us the value of the right attitude in doing the impossible. Thank You Thank you to Spencer McMurtry and 7baseball16 here in the States for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Dec 03, 2018
382: How to Inspire Shared Learning, with Dan Schawbel
32:21
Dan Schawbel: Back to Human Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, a partner and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books, Promote Yourself* and Me 2.0*, and now his newest book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation*. Key Points We have to learn at the speed of business. Make learning a central part of what we do. The best source of knowledge is our coworkers. People learn by doing. Make learning a part of your daily routine. In addition to traditional things like pay and benefits, many prospective employees are also interested in what they’ll learn on a job. Resources Mentioned Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation by Dan Schawbel * Related Episodes CFL163: Promote Yourself (and Others) Through Intrapreneurship CFL236: How Superbosses Master the Flow of Talent CFL273: Essentials of Adult Development Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com
Nov 26, 2018
381: Serve Others Through Marketing, with Seth Godin
37:08
Seth Godin: This is Marketing Seth Godin was recently inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame and is the author of one of the most popular blogs in the world. He founded TheMarketingSeminar.com and the altMBA. Seth is the author of eighteen best‑sellers that have been translated into more than thirty‑five languages, including his newest book, This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See*. Key Points The world is fragmented into many groups; there is no more mass market. Each of us has the ability to market the work we are doing through our actions. The hard work begins by choosing the smallest group of people you can live with and ignoring everyone else. Pick ten people. Find something that will amaze and delight the ten. And if you can’t, then start over. Resources Mentioned This Is Marketing* by Seth Godin Tribes* by Seth Godin Permission Marketing* by Seth Godin First, ten by Seth Godin Book Notes Download my highlights from This is Marketing in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Dan Schawbel returns to the show to share research on how to inspire shared learning.
Nov 19, 2018
380: How to Find Confidence in Conflict, with Kwame Christian
37:45
Kwame Christian: Negotiate Anything Kwame Christian is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. His TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was the most popular TED Talk on the topic of conflict of 2017. He hosts the top negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything, and is the author of the new book: Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Find Confidence in Conflict*. Key Points Three points to the breakdown of communication: The Frame (the storyline) The Pace (how fast) The Direction (what issues you’re talking about) Three steps of compassionate curiosity: Acknowledging emotions Getting curious with compassion Joint problem solving Resources Mentioned Kwame’s Negotiation guide Negotiate Anything podcast by Kwame Christian Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Find Confidence in Conflict* Anchoring episode on Negotiate Anything Book Notes Download my highlights from Nobody Will Play With Me in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL262: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It CFL311: Negotiation Tactics for Results CFL344: Have Conversations That Matter Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Thank You Thank you to Miah2611 for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Nov 12, 2018
379: Influence Without Authority and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
35:10
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Samantha asked about what to do if you have a problem employee that is affecting the team. Pat asked about how to show respect for difficult work while also setting clear boundaries for ethical behavior. Ashish asked about using buzzwords and complexity vs. keeping language simple. Craig wanted to know how to influence people whom you have no direct control. Resources Mentioned Theory in Practice* by Chris Argyris Temple Grandin Double-loop learning Team of Teams* by General Stanley McChrystal Related Episodes CFL25: What Search Dogs Can Teach You About Engagement CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Kwame Christian returns to the show to teach us how to find confidence in conflict. Thank You Thank you to JohanVH for the kind review on Stitcher and KBHCoosBay for the review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Nov 05, 2018
378: The Way to Stay Grounded, with Parker Palmer
38:41
Parker Palmer: On the Brink of Everything Parker Palmer is the founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal and is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the author of the newly published book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old*. Key Points “The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates Encourage people to examine the fears they have about looking inward. When we befriend what we are afraid of, it will become our friend. “If you can’t get out of it, get into it.” —Outward Bound motto Focus on building goodwill in your business because it repays many times over. Resources Mentioned On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old by Parker Palmer* The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream by Courtney Martin* Outward Bound Book Notes Download my highlights from On the Brink of Everything in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic CFL308: The Power of Solitude CFL363: The Path of Humble Leadership Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 29, 2018
377: How to Lead an Offsite, with Tom Henschel
37:49
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel of Essential Communications grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through his work as an executive coach and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Key Points An offsite doesn’t have to actually be offsite, but it needs to be treated like it is. What do you want the team to know that they don’t know now? Or what do you want them to be able to do that they can’t do now? An offsite is a great way to just talk and have experiences together that you don’t normally have time for. Really skilled facilitation is an art, not a science. Think about the why before the what. A good offsite is the start of a process, not the end of a process. If the offsite is really productive, it creates more work. Leaders should adopt the language of the offsite and use it repeatedly so people don’t forget. Bonus Audio How to balance fun versus professional in an offsite Resources Mentioned Fieldbook of Team Interventions: Step-by-Step Guide to High Performance Teams by Harry Eggleton and Judy Rice* Liberating Structures Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni* The Thiagi Group Leading Offsites episode from The Look & Sound of Leadership Related Episodes CFL138: The Four Unique Types of Teams CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL224: How to Lead Through Uncertainty and Change Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com.
Oct 22, 2018
376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear
36:17
James Clear: Atomic Habits James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He’s the author of the new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones*. Key Points Goals are great for deciding what direction you want to head, but to actually get there it’s all about your systems. Results aren’t what needs to change; the processes and habits are what need to change. Start with the identity you want for yourself and build your habits to reinforce that identity. Your habits are what prove your identity to yourself. Habits are like compound interest for self-improvement. Bonus Audio How habits reinforce your identity Resources Mentioned Atomic Habits by James Clear* Annual Reviews Related Episodes CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL196: Create Behavior That Lasts With Marshall Goldsmith CFL217: The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com.
Oct 15, 2018
375: A Useful Mindset for New Leaders, with Mark Ipaviz
35:26
Mark Ipaviz: ELEVEN Australia Mark Ipaviz is a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy and National Sales Manager at Ozdare where he manages the brand ELEVEN Australia. Key Points Create an environment where people come to work absolutely loving every second of their day. If you create an environment where everyone feels loved, you create a family. If you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers. Resources Mentioned ELEVEN Australia How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie* The 7th Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey* The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell* The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier* Related Episodes CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player CFL338: Your Permission to Fail CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations  Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting http://coachingforleaders.com/academy
Oct 13, 2018
374: How to Get Moving, with Scott Harrison
38:13
Scott Harrison: charity: water Scott is the founder and CEO of charity: water, one of the most visible non-profit organizations in America. He’s author of the new book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World. Key Points If you’re chasing the wrong things there will never be enough. To do remarkable things you must have remarkable clarity of vision. Pick one thing and focus all of your energy on it. Resources Mentioned Thirst by Scott Harrison* Video: The Spring Thirstbook.com The Spring Related Episodes CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL297: Four Steps to Get Unstuck and Embrace Change CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Mark Ipaviz joins me later this week for the next SaturdayCast. He’ll be sharing a useful mindset for new leaders. Next Monday, I welcome James Clear to the show to teach us how to become the person you want to be. Thank You Thank you to CQE leadership coach in Canada for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 08, 2018
373: How to Connect Personal Growth to Business Outcomes, with Jonathan Raymond
39:01
Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority Jonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, where he and his team work with organizations to create a company culture based in personal growth. He’s the author of the book Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. Key Points People often separate their career goals from the personal development goals, and it doesn’t have to be that way. Leaders often have a quick chat and then leave the conversation without actually making any deep connections. We often don’t ask a question and leave it enough time to breathe. Employees get lots of feedback, but it’s often not helpful feedback. Think about feedback as a diagnostic tool. Leaders no longer need to be the problem solvers — they need to help make space for others to solve problems. Employees are looking for emotional transparency. Bonus Audio Emotional Intelligence and Women in the Workplace Resources Mentioned Good Authority by Jonathan Raymond* Refound.com/digital-workshop Book Notes Download my highlights from Good Authority in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable CFL363: The Path of Humble Leadership CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 01, 2018
372: Leverage Your Defining Moments, with Lynne Whiteford
31:08
Lynne Whiteford: Defining Moments Lynne Whiteford is a talent management executive who’s led in many capacities, including a focus in learning, leadership development, success planning, and organizational design. Most recently she served as vice president at Disney ABC Television Group. Key Points Recognize and leverage your defining moments. Realize that careers are not straight lines. It’s okay to not know the next step and to experiment. Careers get messy for all of us, at least sometimes, along the way. Related Episodes CFL326: Growth Mindset Helps You Rise From the Ashes CFL334: How to Be a Happier Person CFL370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Jonathan Raymond returns to the show to teach us how to connect personal growth to business outcomes.
Sep 24, 2018
371: Get Smart About Assessments, with Ken Nowack
37:49
Ken Nowack: Envisia Learning Ken Nowack is a licensed psychologist and President and Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning. Ken also serves as Chief Learning Officer of Organizational Performance Dimensions and is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and is a lecturer at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Key Points The three types of assessments: Personality and style-based tools Skills and abilities Interests, values, and motives Resources Mentioned talenttools.org Clueless by Sandra Mashihi and Kenneth Nowack* Envisia Learning Related Episodes CFL44: Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts CFL293: Leverage StrengthsFinder for Your Team CFL341: How to Leverage Your 360 Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com.
Sep 17, 2018
370: Three Steps to Great Career Conversations, with Russ Laraway
36:47
Russ Laraway: Career Conversations Russ is the Vice President of People at Qualtrics and was previously the Co-Founder and COO of Candor, Inc. working with Kim Scott, the author of Radical Candor. He’s also been an executive at both Twitter and Google — and a company commander in the United States Marine Corps. Key Points The three career conversations: The life story The career vision The career action plan Questions to help ask when career visioning: What size company What industry What title Four steps of the career action plan: Develop your role Get news skills through training Develop your network Talk about next step in your career Resources Mentioned Radical Candor by Kim Scott* Radical Candor Related Episodes CFL149: An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth CFL236: How Superbosses Master the Flow of Talent CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally CFL312: What Great Technical People Leverage From Leadership Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Ken Nowack teaches us how to get smart about using assessments and surveys. Thank You Thank you to pablotestedtheapp in China, Umnitsa in the UK, FPpjsharma in India, and KSnyder14082 here in the States for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Sep 10, 2018
369: Move From Theory to Practice, with Steve Schroeder
23:35
Steve Schroeder Steve Schroeder is a member of the Coaching for Leaders Academy and is a clinical practice manager in the pharmacy industry. Key Points Listen to what the other person is saying instead of trying to come up with an answer for what they’re doing. Don’t worry about solving all the problems — just ask yourself if you asked the right questions to help people solve their own problems. In some cases, by not holding people accountable you’re actually hurting their future career. Resources Mentioned The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier* Leading Change by John Kotter* Success Talks podcast: Shawn Achor on the Secret to Reaching Big Potential Related Episodes CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management CFL361: The Truth and Lies of Performance Management Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting http://coachingforleaders.com/academy
Sep 08, 2018
368: The Way to Take Ownership and More Questions, with Tom Henschel
37:36
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel of Essential Communications grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through his work as an executive coach and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Listener Questions Jennifer asked about how to not take criticism personally when she receives it. Matt wondered if highly emotional intelligent leaders experience self-doubt. Lillian asked how she could influence the work that is being delegated to her. Amber wanted to know what she could do to address organizational change fatigue. Resources Mentioned Jennifer Garvey Berger at Growth Edge Coaching How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie Leading Change by John Kotter Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter Start With Why by Simon Sinek The EQ Edge by by Steven Stein and Howard Book Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen, and Bruce Patton Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen Who Moved my Cheese by Spencer Johnson Related Episodes CFL117: The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work CFL143: How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL273: Essentials of Adult Development Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Russ Laraway, the co-founder of Candor, Inc. will teach us the three steps to great career conversations.
Sep 03, 2018
367: How to Support Peak Performance, with Nada Wentzel
36:32
Nada Wentzel: The Jonah Group Nada Wentzel is Global Solutions Director at the Jonah Group. She is a master coach, facilitator and international speaker, with qualifications in mechanical engineering, neuroscience, and organizational psychology. Key Points In terms of decision-making, the brain doesn’t actually know the difference between imaginary and real. The thought of something bad happening can shift our direction. Pain is an 8x stronger motivator than pleasure. We’re designed to respond well to stress, but we are not designed to be in a chronic stress mode. This about a 2-degree shift and how far a little adjustment can take you. Create an optimal stress level that keeps people engaged but not burnt out. Discuss the three H’s: Heartache, hero, highlight Resources Mentioned nadawentzel.com jonahgroup.com.au Related Episodes CFL349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team CFL351: The Value of Pivoting for Growth CFL357: How Personal Clarity Engages Others Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com Next Episode Next week is our monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to Healthy giraffe in Mexico and c22831 here in the States for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Aug 27, 2018
366: How to Move From Victim to Victor, with John Sanei
38:39
John Sanei: What’s Your Moonshot? John Sanei is a trend specialist, business strategist, keynote speaker, author, entrepreneur, and a Singularity University faculty member, working with clients across industries and around the world. He’s the author of the book What's Your Moonshot?: Future-proof yourself and your business in the age of exponential disruption* and also the newly released book Magnetiize: Stop the chase. Understand the change. Take control of your future*. Key Points The lens we use to look at the world and ourselves is actually how the world reacts back to us. What we look for is what we find. When you finish complaining and moaning, are you empowered or disempowered? We have an incredible privilege of choice to either take responsibility or to blame. The 3 types of victims: Martyr victim - the victim who feels sorry for themselves Arrogant inferior victim - the person who cuts others down so he or she can feel better about themself Arrogant superior victim - the person who thinks all problems are below them, that everybody else is a fool who can’t do anything right Bonus Audio The Importance of Kindness Resources Mentioned What's Your Moonshot?: Future-proof yourself and your business in the age of exponential disruption by John Sanei* Magnetiize: Stop the chase. Understand the change. Take control of your future by John Sanei* Book Notes Download my highlights from What's Your Moonshot? in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL85: Ten Ways to Pick Yourself Up When You’re Beaten Down CFL232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic CFL308: The Power of Solitude Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Nada Wentzel joins me to teach us how to support peak performance. She’s an expert in building safety and behavior change. Thank You Thank you to ijspeaks here in the States for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Aug 20, 2018
365: The Starting Point for Mindfulness, with Michelle Maldonado
36:06
Michelle Maldonado: Mindfulness Michelle is Founder and CEO of Lucenscia, a human potential and business strategy firm dedicated to developing leaders and organizations with positive impact in the world. Michelle is a faculty member and Meta-Coach for Daniel Goleman's inaugural Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program. Her work has been featured by the Human Capital Institute, the Mindful Leadership Summit, Leadership Excellence, and Chief Learning Officer. Key Points Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment — in the body, in the mind, in the external environment — with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. What are you thinking, and how is that impacting your interaction with the person before you? There is a different quality of experience when you’re paying attention to what’s happening. The easiest way to get started with mindfulness is to focus on your breathing. Bonus Audio Michelle on Clarity and Resilience Resources Mentioned Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Lucenscia (Michelle’s firm) Flourish by Martin E. P. Seligman* In Group vs Out Group with David Eagleman * Recommended Reading Unconscious Bias: Turning Discovery and Awareness Into Action and Impact Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership by Janice Marturano* Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness by Chade-Meng Tan* The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live — and How You Can Change Them by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley* Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment — and Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn* The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening by Laurie Cameron* Creating Mindful Leaders: How to Power Down, Power Up, and Power Forward by Joe Burton* Related Episodes CFL344: Have Conversations That Matter CFL353: Enhance Your Self-Awareness CFL363: The Path of Humble Leadership Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to ServeLeadInspire for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Aug 13, 2018
364: Finding Courage to Lead and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
37:19
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Garfield asked about how to lead a team that doesn’t have enough to do. Kevin wondered how his disability might be affecting his ability to lead his team. Roland asked for advice on working for a disengaged leader. Jane wanted to know if she should stay with her organization if there’s no clear path forward to make things better. Resources Mentioned The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey* Scrum Seth Godin’s blog Leading Change by John Kotter* Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber* Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers* Related Episodes CFL232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers CFL345: How to Create a Vivid Vision Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com.
Aug 06, 2018
363: The Path of Humble Leadership, with Edgar Schein and Peter Schein
36:23
Edgar Schein & Peter Schein: Humble Leadership Ed Schein is Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is the author of many books and publications, including the new book Humble Leadership*. Peter Schein is the cofounder and COO of the Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute and co-author of Humble Leadership. Key Points The problems today’s leaders face are becoming more and more complex, and leaders can no longer be expected to know all the answers. All people are vulnerable in one sense because nobody knows everything. The value systems of many companies do not incentivize managers to get the most out of their teams, instead of rewarding managers for playing up to management. Bonus Audio Bonus - Transparency, Openness, and Safety Resources Mentioned Humble Leadership by Edgar and Peter Schein* Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute Related Episodes CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence CFL334: How to Be a Happier Person Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to LDAELDerick and Tony Glockler for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Jul 30, 2018
362: Grow Beyond What is Safe, with John Corcoran
35:53
John Corcoran: Rise 25 John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, writer, and former speechwriter to both President Bill Clinton and the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran his own law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. He is also the creator of Smart Business Revolution and the Smart Business Revolution podcast. Key Points You have to place a premium on relationships, no matter what industry you’re in. Many people resist pivoting because of the relationships they might leave behind. If you’re not hearing No very often, you’re not trying hard enough. If you get No’s, it means you’re on the cusp of a new level. Resources Mentioned Smart Business Revolution Smart Business Revolution podcast Related Episodes CFL106: How To Create Your Personal Networking Plan With John Corcoran CFL169: Six Ways to Recover From a Bad First Impression CFL209: Get ROI From Professional Associations With John Corcoran Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com.
Jul 23, 2018
361: The Truth and Lies of Performance Management, with Michael Bungay Stanier
35:13
Michael Bungay Stanier: The Coaching Habit Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. He’s the author of The Coaching Habit, a Wall Street Journal Bestseller that’s been the #1 coaching book on Amazon since its release. Key Points If you become more coach-like, you’ll be able to have more impact without working as hard. Every culture is different, so they’ll require different systems. Focus less on performance appraisals and more on coaching conversations. There is a natural tension between the organization as a machine and the human beings who work there. Resources Mentioned The Truth & Lies of Performance Management report The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier* Performance Management Stories podcast Report Notes Download my highlights from The Truth & Lies of Performance Management in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to MehdiiKhalili in Australia, ElizabethEk in the States, Maurizio Prediero in Italy, and Joel Herzong and Ktokarchuk in Canada for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either.
Jul 16, 2018
360: Reply All to Conversations With Listeners
39:09
Dave Stachowiak: Listener Dialogue Dave shares relevant dialogue from recent interactions with Coaching for Leaders listeners. Key Points “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” -Socrates “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar Leadership is where you are going. Management is how to get there. Mentoring should be a two-way street. The mentor should be getting as much insight and wisdom as the mentee. Real selling is providing solutions to problems and building relationships. At the root of every human conflict is unclear expectations. Bonus Audio How to Manage a Sales Organization Resources Mentioned Getting Things Done by David Allen* Todoist Things OmniFocus LearnOmniFocus.com* Full Focus Planner Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address How I Became The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Financial Intelligence by Joe Knight* The 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Jack Covert, Todd Sattersten, and Sally Haldorson* Youtility by Jay Baer* Law 101 by Jay Feinman* Let's Get Real or Let's Not Play by Mahan Khalsa and Randy Illig* The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier* Dave’s GoodReads Dealstorming by Tim Sanders* (Bonus Audio) Related Episodes CFL4: What Is Coaching and Why It’s Different From Other Development Tools CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human (Bonus Audio) CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers (Bonus Audio) CFL299: How to Lead Top-Line Growth (Bonus Audio) CFL349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team MemberCast 5: The Value of Coaching Certifications Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to susan-coach for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the episode to help recommend it to others. Thank you if you do either.
Jul 09, 2018
359: Handling Idea Theft and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
31:14
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Emily asked about how to deal with the overwhelming feeling of wanting to improve on everything at once that’s discussed on the show. Bartel asked about what he could do to keep his boss from stealing his ideas. Colin asked how he could develop and maintain a growth-oriented mindset without the formal support of his organization. Resources Mentioned Coaching for Leaders Academy FeedForward from Marshall Goldsmith Life Styles Inventory from Human Synergistics The Empowered Manager by Peter Block* Related Episodes CFL318: Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs CFL328: How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance MemberCast 7: Seven Steps to Landing Professional Development Funding Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to David Hackler in the States, Zacmoose and Mark in Australia, rthibode in Canada for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple. If you’re an Overcast user and this episode was helpful, just hit that star button on the app to help recommend it to other Overcast users. Thank you if you do either. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jul 02, 2018
358: How to Lead Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart
39:51
Mamie Kanfer Stewart: Momentum Mamie Kanfer Stewart is the founder and CEO of Meeteor, a global venture providing meeting management solutions. She’s the author along with Tai Tsao of the book Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings*. Key Points Six reasons we have meetings: Connect Align Decide Ideate/Brainstorm Plan Produce Three kinds of people that are involved in a meeting are people who need to be: Consulted Informed Engaged Resources Mentioned Download the first chapter of Momentum The Modern Manager podcast Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings* Book Notes Download my highlights from Momentum in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL212: How to Maximize Standing Meetings and More Questions CFL246: The Way to Conduct One-on-Ones Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jun 25, 2018
357: How Personal Clarity Engages Others, with Jeff Phipps
35:36
Jeff Phipps Jeff Phipps is the Managing Director and General Manager for ADP in the UK and Ireland. He’s used what he’s discovered from this podcast to deliver business results, not just in financial terms, but in significant improvements to associate engagement. Key Points Jeff’s three pillars of management: Have a lifelong journey of learning. Commit to diversity. Be clear about the role your business plays in society. Related Episodes CFL196: Create Behavior That Lasts With Marshall Goldsmith CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL245: How to Engage With Humor CFL255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting http://coachingforleaders.com/academy
Jun 23, 2018
356: Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham
37:35
Jesse Mecham: You Need a Budget Jesse Mecham is the CEO and Founder of You Need A Budget (YNAB). He’s on a mission to help people stop living paycheck to paycheck, get out of debt, and save more money. He recently released his book by the same name, You Need a Budget*, a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Key Points Be as vigilant with your money as you are with your time. Constraints allow us to be creative. When your options are endless, you’re frozen. Most people’s monthly budgets underestimate actual long-term expenses. Your emergency fund should be for more than just things you forgot to plan for. Budgeting is about looking forward and actively adjusting. The Four Rules for Budgeting: Give Every Dollar a Job Embrace Your True Expense Roll With the Punches Age Your Money Bonus Audio Handling allowances with your kids Resources Mentioned You Need A Budget* A Beautiful Constraint by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden* The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber* Book Notes Download my highlights from You Need A Budget in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL207: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages CFL322: How to Manage Your Money CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to Themagicviewer and Bobfourb in New Zealand, Good1278436752488 in Hong Kong, and Heffer Forbes here in the States for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple
Jun 18, 2018
355: How to Approach Corporate Budgeting, with Jody Wodrich
39:44
Jody Wodrich: Corporate Budgeting Jody Wodrich is an executive leader here in Southern California and has served his organization for over 20 years. On this episode, he shares some of the key leadership skills and considerations when creating an organizational budget. Key Points When budgeting, think about the big picture. Start off simple with the fixed and flexible expenses. Money is the foundation behind what you do, but people are the ones implementing them. Think about the people when making budgets. If you don’t budget your money, it will just seem to evaporate and you’ll have no idea where it went. Don’t just examine your budget once a year. Think about how closely you’re watching your money. Related Episodes CFL244: Improve Your Financial Intelligence CFL263: How to Benefit From Conflict CFL311: Negotiation Tactics for Results Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Jesse Mecham, the founder of You Need a Budget (YNAB), joins me to teach us how to handle our personal budgeting.
Jun 11, 2018
354: Handling Defensiveness and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Marcelo asked about how to navigate boundaries between personal and professional relationships. Martin asked for advice on handling defensiveness from an employee. Louise wanted our advice on negotiating a new position in her company — and potentially stepping away from leadership. Resources Mentioned Books by Edgar Shein* The Coaching Habit by Micael Bungay Stanier* Dan Pink’s 1-3-20 podcast Seth Godin’s Akimbo podcast Getting Things Done podcast NPR: Up First podcast Pod Save the People podcast Ear Hustle podcast The Coaching Habit podcast Performance Management Stories podcast Brains On podcast Related Episodes CFL117: The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Next week, Jody Wodrich will teach us how to create a corporate budget. Thank You Thank you to J. Barshop and Master Blaster 66 in the States and Dom Zalewski in the UK for the kind review on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jun 04, 2018
353: Enhance Your Self-Awareness, with Daniel Goleman
37:39
Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence In 1995, Daniel Goleman published the blockbuster bestselling book Emotional Intelligence, a book that now has more than 5 million copies in print worldwide in 40 different languages. He’s the author of a new series of primers for the competencies of emotional and social intelligence, titled Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence* and he’s launching an emotional intelligence coaching certification. Key Points Emotional Intelligence has given us permission to talk about emotion in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence is about how well you can manage yourself. Self-awareness is fundamental. If you have a sense of your true strengths and weaknesses, you can have self-confidence that is based on reality. If you feel your emotions flaring up, pause and name what’s going on. That’ll allow the executive part of your brain to take back charge. Notice what your triggers are and intentionally avoid them. Self-awareness can give you insights into bad habits you might have as a leader. Resources Mentioned Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence Primers by Daniel Goleman, et al. What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters by Daniel Goleman Emotional and Social Competence Inventory Keystep Media Book Notes Download my highlights from Emotional Self-Awareness in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL196: Create Behavior That Lasts With Marshall Goldsmith CFL336: The Choice for Compassion CFL341: How to Leverage Your 360 Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 28, 2018
352: How to Find Your Calling, with Ken Coleman
38:42
Ken Coleman: One Question Ken Coleman is the host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast. He’s also the author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices*. Ken joined the Dave Ramsey team in 2014 and frequently guest hosts The Dave Ramsey Show, the third-ranked nationally syndicated talk radio show in America. Key Points The fear of the unknown scares us from changing careers. The fear of regret may outweigh other fears. Ask yourself who you most want to help and what problem you most want to solve. The sweet spot is when you use your top talent to perform your top passion. The safe decision is often not the smartest decision. Resources Mentioned The Ken Coleman Show EntreLeadership Podcast One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices* Related Episodes CFL149: An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth with Chris Hadfield CFL175: How to Know When to Move On CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career CFL340: The Benefit of Being a Rookie Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Daniel Goleman, the renowned psychologist who popularized the term emotional intelligence, joins me to teach us how to enhance our own self-awareness. Feedback Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 21, 2018
351: The Value of Pivoting for Growth, with Beth Garrison
34:52
Beth Garrison: Shaping Development Beth Garrison is the senior consultant of Shaping Development and the owner of Operant Coffee. She is a board certified behavior analyst by training — and previously was the CEO of a non-profit services division. She’s in her second year of membership in the Coaching for Leaders Academy. Key Points When you create new boundaries, relationships can change. Once you’ve set boundaries, you can finally start to focus on the things you always wanted to. It’s a good thing to go outside of your direct network to work through tough problems. Flexibility is very important in today’s fast-paced world. Resources Beth Garrison on LinkedIn ShapingDevelopment.com OperantCoffee.com Getting Things Done by David Allen* 347: The Power of Weak Connections with David Burkus Pivot by Jenny Blake* Permission to Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed* The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni* Walden Two by B. F. Skinner* Related Episodes CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player CFL338: Your Permission to Fail Success Stories If you have a success story, I’d love to know about it. Just visit coachingforleaders.com/success to share your story with me. Coaching for Leaders Academy This SaturdayCast is brought to you by the Coaching for Leaders Academy. The Academy is a year-long cohort of participant leaders who work personally with me to become substantially more effective in talent development, effective decision-making, consistent innovation, self-organization, and efficient learning. You can discover more and get alerted about opportunities to apply for the Academy by visiting coachingforleaders.com/academy
May 19, 2018
350: How to Create an Unstoppable Culture, with Ginger Hardage
39:53
Ginger Hardage: Unstoppable Cultures Ginger Hardage is the former senior vice president of culture at Southwest Airlines. She led a team responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise, resulting in 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s list of Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World. Key Points Three Characteristics of an Unstoppable Culture: Putting people first Constantly nourishing your culture Sharing stories relentlessly Cultures don’t happen accidentally — they have to be managed. Start with your company values and then hire for those values. Use peers to help select and interview candidates. If the leadership team is not fully engaged, employees will be able to tell. Capture customer stories and share them with your employees. Set your company vision and expectations, but don’t prescribe how you employees must go about doing it. Resources Mentioned Hire Tough Manage Easy by Mel Kleiman* unstoppablecultures.com/dave 329: The Way to Capture the Power of Moments with Chip Heath Exuberant Dancing Airport Employee Will Instantly Make Your Day More Enjoyable How Southwest Airlines Uses Emotional Storytelling To Connect With Its Customers Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet* Related Episodes CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player CFL329: The Way to Capture the Power of Moments Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Ken Coleman, host of the Ken Coleman Show and EntreLeadership, joins me to discuss how to find your calling. Thank You Thank you to both Robbie and Karen here in the States for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple
May 14, 2018
349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team, with John Piñeiro
32:29
John Piñeiro John Piñeiro is a regional sales director for a bio-pharmaceutical company in United States. He’s a longtime Coaching for Leaders listener. John’s Training Plan to Start Leading Your Team CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL219: How to Steal the Show With Michael Port CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines Resources Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers The 4 Disciplines of Execution* by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling Coaching for Leaders Academy Are you a manager, executive, or business owner who is ready to accelerate your leadership skills? Do you wish for a team of trusted advisors who provide regular coaching for the toughest situations and decisions? If so, the Coaching for Leaders Academy may be for you. It’s an intimate group of participant leaders that work personally with Dave for an entire year to develop leadership excellence, accountability, and empower each other. Get on the early alert list for the next Academy application window.
May 12, 2018
348: How to Move Up and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
36:44
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Emily asked about strategies for growing her career while planning for a future family. Patrick asked our advice on how to communicate effectively when multiple cultures are represented in the room. Scott wondered about the best ways to transition to leading an accounting team, without having that expertise himself. Jennifer asked how she could move up into an executive position. Brian wanted to know what he could do to prevent managers from venting to their employees. Resources Mentioned Mind the (Wage) Gap from HBR Women at Work slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte* Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds* Slidedocs Slideuments So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport* Related Episodes CFL91: How to Listen When Someone Is Venting CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen CFL286: How to Influence Cross-Culturally CFL327: Notice and Change Dysfunctional Culture CFL349: The Path to Start Leading Your Team MemberCast 4: How to Create a Team Vision Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Ginger Hardage, the former senior vice president of culture at Southwest Airlines, will be teaching us how to create unstoppable cultures in our organizations. Thank You Thank you to Chad Smith and Chris Lutyen here in the States and Shez07 in Australia for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 07, 2018
347: The Power of Weak Connections, with David Burkus
37:22
David Burkus: Friend of a Friend David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and an associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His TED talk has been viewed over 1.8 million times, he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and he’s now listed on Thinkers50. He’s just released his new book, Friend of a Friend. Key Points Networking should not just be about meeting total strangers. Constantly providing value to your network doesn’t mean you have to be close friends with everyone. It’s impossible to maintain close ties with everyone in your network. Don’t just rely on close connections, because they’re likely in the same circles as you. Weak ties are more likely to provide valuable information. When networking, it’s fine to start with your close connections to warm up, but you can’t stop there. Don’t let your connections get too dormant — regularly engage with them. Follow people on social media to know what’s going on in their lives, and then send them a personal message. Make your inner circle diverse to be sure you’re getting the wide-ranging insight you need. A diverse network will give you information you wouldn’t otherwise have. Resources Mentioned Friend of a Friend by David Burkus* davidburkus.com/coachingforleaders Book Notes Download my highlights from Friend of a Friend in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL236: How Superbosses Master the Flow of Talent CFL253: New Management Practices of Leading Organizations CFL305: How to Deal With the Diminishers Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Apr 30, 2018
346: The Way to Build Relationships at Conferences, with Robbie Samuels
38:34
Robbie Samuels: Croissants vs. Bagels Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and is the author of Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.* He’s a member of the National Speakers Association and has been speaking on the topic of inclusive networking for over a decade. Key Points If you’re brand new to a conference, scan the floor and look for welcoming people. If you don’t see anyone, get in a line somewhere to meet people. If you’re a regular at the conference, think of yourself as a host. A lot of networking success is about preparation. When you go into a session early, don’t just hop on your phone. Talk to people. When a line forms to talk to a speaker, work the line. It’s a great opportunity for networking. Organizing a networking event at a conference is a great way to meet people. Resources Mentioned Croissants vs. Bagels by Robbie Samuels* Contactually Quiet by Susan Cain* robbiesamuels.com/coachingforleaders Book Notes Download my highlights from the Croissants vs. Bagels in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL73: The Secret To Success At Conferences CFL209: Get ROI From Professional Associations CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to Yashk0 in Germany and MysticZen here in the States for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Apr 23, 2018
345: How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold
36:02
Cameron Herold: Vivid Vision Cameron Herold is the founder of the COO Alliance and the author of several books including Meetings Suck* and The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs*, co-authored with Hal Elrod. His new book is Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future*. Key Points If you don’t have a good idea of where you want to be going, opportunities could pull you away from what you should be doing. When you’re clear on your direction, you’ll be able to say yes to the right opportunities and no to the wrong opportunities. Most leaders have a vision but they just don’t communicate it clearly. A Vivid Vision is a 4-5 page statement, written in the present tense, about where you see your company in three years. Create a vivid vision for the whole company and individual ones for each business area. Dream up what you’re looking to build and then put together the team and resources to help you do it. Just focus on what you want to do, don’t worry about how you’re going to do it. Resources Mentioned Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future by Cameron Herold* The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold * Book Notes Download my highlights from Vivid Vision in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL224: How to Lead Through Uncertainty and Change CFL268: Ignite Change Through Storytelling MemberCast 4: How to Create a Team Vision Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Robbie Samuels teaches us how to build relationships at conferences.
Apr 16, 2018
344: The Way to Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee
37:34
Celeste Headlee: We Need to Talk Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other international networks. She hosts a daily talk show called “On Second Thought” for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She’s the author of the book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter*. Key Points Dysfunctional conversations (especially about politics) are nothing new. What is new is how virtually every decision we make has been politicized. When in a conversation, let go of the burden of trying to convince someone of something. Listen to someone to hear their perspective rather than only waiting to hear what they say just so you can refute it. When you’re trying to take in information, you cannot also be holding an agenda. If you don’t know an answer, don’t try to hide it. Just say, “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.” People have less empathy towards others than they used to. It’s possible to find something in common with almost anyone if you ask a few questions. Resources Mentioned We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter by Celeste Headlee* 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation (Celeste’s TED talk) Don’t Find a Job, Find a Mission TEDxAugusta Help Make America Talk Again TEDxSeattle Book Notes Download my highlighted notes from We Need to Talk in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL198: How to Know What to Ask CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Cameron Herold joins me next week to teach us the lessons from his book Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future.
Apr 09, 2018
343: How to Talk to People Who Have Power, with Jordan Harbinger
39:43
Jordan Harbinger: The Jordan Harbinger Show Jordan Harbinger is the critically acclaimed host of The Jordan Harbinger Show. He interviews legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. Then he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people and challenges his audience to use those insights in their own lives. Key Points Leaders must be advocates for their team. Charming a superior is typically only good for short-term gains, whereas advocating for your team will lay a foundation for future success. Research people you’re nervous about meeting, and the more you learn, the more you’ll begin to see they’re just normal people. If you’re running a meeting, people want you to set the agenda and control the flow. When there is a power distance, do whatever you can to make the distance feel smaller. Research the person you’re going to meet with and find something you have in common. This is a way to reach out to them and make you stand out. Resources Mentioned The Jordan Harbinger Show Related Episodes CFL91: How to Listen When Someone Is Venting CFL154: Eight Ways To Use Power For Good CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Next week, I welcome Celeste Headlee to the show. Celeste is a host for NPR at the author of the We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter* Thank You Thank you to misekto in the States, Kevin JF in New Zealand, TPMcG in Australia, Carobthomp in Canada, and MsEvaMarianne in Dennmark for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts and iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple
Apr 02, 2018
342: Leverage the Full Power of LinkedIn, with Brenda Bernstein
38:52
Brenda Bernstein: How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile Brenda Bernstein is the Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert and the author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile*, a book that held the #1 best-seller spot in Amazon’s business writing skills list for 2 years. Key Points When you connect with someone, personalize the message. Alumni are a great resource for connections. Write useful and educational articles and share them in LinkedIn groups. LinkedIn has a very high ranking in Google, so your profile might be the first thing that shows up in search results. Recruiters often look at people’s profiles to determine how much they contribute to the community. If people connect with you on LinkedIn, you can also offer to them to join your newsletter. LinkedIn is a social network, not just a place to put up your resume and never look at it again. Resources Mentioned How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile…And 18 Mistakes to Avoid by Brenda Bernstein* How to Write a Stellar Executive Resume: 50 Tips to Reaching Your Job Target by Brenda Bernstein* Book Notes Download my highlights from How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL177: How to Start a Conversation With Anyone CFL269: How to Ask for Career Help CFL285: How to Vastly Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to LoveofSilk for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Mar 26, 2018
341: How to Process Your 360 Degree Feedback, with Tom Henschel
39:34
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel (web) (podcast) grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through coaching and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Key Points A 360 gives you feedback from people above you, your peers, and people below you. 360s can be career transformative. A 360 almost always goes alongside coaching. 360s are not a performance management tool. If 360s are not done well, they can become dangerous and people are very cautious giving real feedback. Don’t try to figure out who said what. Instead, focus on the overall themes. The results of a 360 generally should not be totally new information for receivers. They’ve probably already heard the feedback before. Bonus Audio How to select your 360 raters A few of Tom’s best 360 stories Resources Mentioned DiSC Inventory Meyers-Briggs Indicator StrengthsFinder Related Episodes CFL107: Three Steps to Soliciting Feedback CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills CFL279: How to Grow Your Professional Network CFL316: Executive Presence With Your Elevator Speech Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Brenda Bernstein returns to the show to teach us how to leverage the power of LinkedIn. Thank You Thank you to anthonyswon for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Mar 19, 2018
340: The Benefit of Being a Rookie, with Liz Wiseman
39:30
Liz Wiseman: Rookie Smarts Liz Wiseman is listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world and recipient of the 2016 ATD Champion of Talent Award. She is the author of three best-selling books, including Multipliers* and Rookie Smarts*. Key Points When we’re outside of our area of expertise, we have a leaner’s advantage that helps us think outside the box. When veterans look at tough situations, they look inside. Rookies look to the outside, which often makes them more flexible and creative. It’s more critical to be able to access what’s in other people’s heads than to keep everything in your own. In today’s fast-paced world, we’re constantly doing things that have no precedent. In this environment, it’s better to be a quick learner than to try to know everything. When we make mistakes but admit and then fix them, we end up with even happier customers and stakeholders. It’s good for you to say yes to things you don’t totally know how to do because it keeps you in a healthy rookie mindset. Resources Mentioned Living and Working With Child-like Wonder (Liz’s TED talk) Rookie Smarts by Liz Wiseman* Multipliers by Liz Wiseman* Book Notes Download my highlights from Rookie Smarts in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL143: How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL289: How to Lead Part-Time Staff CFL305: How to Deal With the Diminishers Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Tom Henschel returns to the show to teach us what we need to know about doing 360 feedback.
Mar 12, 2018
339: Leadership Development Options and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
35:24
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions from listeners Craig asked about how to influence his organization to restart events that were previously helpful but have been abandoned. Marlon asked if it’s appropriate to consider leadership development as a focus for the workplace or only during your personal time. Robin asked for a recommendation on a certification or training that would help position her for a next step in adult career and talent development. Eric was curious about options for accredited, leadership development certificates at lower cost. Resources Mentioned Teaching in Higher Ed Association for Talent Development The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington* Leadership vs. Management episode from The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast by Tom Henschel The Sound of Leadership and Management from The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast by Tom Henschel Related Episodes CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management with John Kotter CFL328: How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries CFL337: Six Tactics to Achieve Extraordinary Performance MemberCast 7: Seven Steps to Landing Professional Development Funding Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Liz Wiseman returns to the show to teach us how to ask for help. She’s the author of Multipliers* and also of Rookie Smarts*. Thank You Thank you to prophetjoe for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Mar 05, 2018
338: Your Permission to Screw Up, with Kristen Hadeed
36:40
Kristen Hadeed: Permission to Screw Up Kristen Hadeed is the founder and CEO of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires college students. She is the author of the book Permission To Screw Up*, in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. Key Points The best thing you can do when you screw up is to admit it—and then people will start trusting you. Failure is the best way to learn. If you never admit to your failures, people start to think you’re hiding something and begin to lose trust. By admitting your mistakes, you give everyone else the permission to admit theirs. Resources Mentioned Permission To Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed* If Love Is a Game, These Are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott* Book Notes Download my highlights from the Permission to Screw Up in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL158: How To Lead The Millennials CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems CFL297: Four Steps to Get Unstuck and Embrace Change CFL318: Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Feb 26, 2018
337: Six Tactics for Extraordinary Performance, with Morten Hansen
38:09
Morten Hansen: Great at Work Morten Hansen is a management professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is the coauthor with Jim Collins of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the new book Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More*. Key Points The Six Tactics: Carve out the 15 Chunk it Measure the soft Get feedback Dig the dip Confront the stall point Other Points: Focus on one skill you want to prove. Meetings should only be for debate, not status updates. Having a coach is great, but often you can coach yourself if you only focus on one thing at a time. Resources Mentioned Great at Work* by Morten Hansen Great by Choice* by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Book Notes Download my highlights from Great at Work in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL31: Five Effective Ways to Train the People You Lead CFL157: Why It’s Essential To Struggle With Learning CFL181: Create the Best Place to Work CFL273: Essentials of Adult Development Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Kristen Hadeed, the founder and CEO of Student Maid, joins me to talk about messing stuff up. She’s the author of the new book Permission to Screw Up. Thank You Thank you to buffrph, Glennjamin317 here in the States and Marlonskk from Canada for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Feb 19, 2018
336: The Choice for Compassion, with Edith Eger
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Edith Eger: The Choice Edith Eger is one of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps. Today, at 90 years old, Edie is a renowned psychologist and speaker who specializes in treating patients with traumatic stress disorders. She is author of the recently published book, The Choice: Embrace the Possible*. Key Points It’s not what happens in life, it’s what we do with it. The power we have is to choose to respond, not react. Sometimes seemingly insignificant worries are emblematic of greater pain. If you hate a person, they don’t suffer — you do. There’s nothing wrong with anger, it’s how you channel it. Underneath anger is a lot of pain. Resources Mentioned Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl* The Choice: Embrace the Possible* Book Notes Download my highlights from The Choice in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL103: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leaders: Olivia Klaus CFL204: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do CFL281: How to Overcome Obstacles CFL326: Growth Mindset Helps You Rise From the Ashes Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Morten Hansen will teach us six tactics to achieve extraordinary performance. He’s the author of the new book Great at Work*. Thank You Thank you to Dilshan in Australia and Sruk in the UK for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Feb 12, 2018
335: How to Uncover Blind Spots and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Lindsay asked about coaching new leaders to give feedback to former peers. Meena asked about how to find her motivation during a difficult time. Lana asked about software to track development plans online. Stefanie asked about using assessments to uncover blind spots effectively. Williams wondered how to end a successful leadership position well. Resources Mentioned Analyzing Performance Problems* by Robert F. Mager and Peter Pipe On the folly of rewarding A while expecting B by Steven Kerr How to Stop Worrying and Start Living* by Dale Carnegie Getting Things Done* by David Allen The Five Dysfunctions of a Team* by Patrick Lencioni DiSC Overview StrengthsFinder Lead Through Strengths (Lisa Cummings) Thanks For the Feedback* by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone Managing Transitions* by William Bridges Difficult Conversations* Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen Related Episodes CFL143: How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL293: Leverage StrengthsFinder for Your Team CFL332: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Edith Eger joins me to speak about making choices to embrace what’s possible. She’s the author of the book The Choice. Thank You Thank you to Oscar Trimboli for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Feb 05, 2018
334: How to Be a Happier Person, with Neil Pasricha
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Neil Pasricha: The Happiness Equation Neil Pasricha is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copies. Key Points Retirement can be a shock for people, but having a sense of purpose makes it much easier to handle. We need to take the stigma off demotions, because for some people it’s a better match to their stage of life. As people get older, they work less. It shouldn’t be a shame for them to earn less. Social media solutions: No screens in the first or last hour of day. Put your charger as far away from your bedroom as possible. Turn off notifications on your phone, or put your phone on airplane mode. Happiness should be a starting point, not a destination. The best time of day to check email is 9-10 am and 4-5pm. If you’re only doing the urgent tasks, your never doing the important ones. Resources Mentioned The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha* Irresistible by Adam Alter* Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler* Book Notes Download my highlights from The Happiness Equation in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL134: The Secret To Happiness CFL171: Five Ways to Avoid Living With Regret CFL245: How to Engage With Humor Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to Rick Beal and Jonvaljon24601 for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Jan 29, 2018
333: How to Solve Problems Faster, with Greg Hall
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Greg Hall: Fix Your System Greg Hall has 20 years experience as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Director of Data Analytics for a Fortune 500 company. He coaches business owners and executives to capture personal data analytics to achieve goals and reduce the stress that comes from sustained productivity. Key Points The more data we can bring to a problem, the better we’re able to see the solution. “A problem well defined is a problem half solved.” Before jumping into a problem you need to invest time to gather information about it. An easy way to start with personal data analytics is to just write down the time and the activity. And when you switch activities, update the record. You can’t create a budget if you don’t know how much you’re spending. It’s the same thing with planning: how can you plan if you don’t where you’re spending your time. First, assess how much work you have. Then, honestly ask yourself how much capacity for work you have. The hard work of fixing a problem is defining it well. You can’t plan out your interruptions, but you can plan for them: you don’t know when they’ll happen, but you do know how often they tend to happen and how long they typically take. Resources Mentioned FixYourSystem.com How to Stop Worrying and Start Living* by Dale Carnegie Related Episodes CFL160: The 5-Step Strategy for Solving Problems CFL292: How to Solve a Really Big Problem CFL323: How to Leverage People Analytics Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Next Episode Neil Pasricha, author of The Happiness Equation*, teaches us how to find happiness in the most practical ways. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 22, 2018
332: The Scientific Secrets of Daily Scheduling, with Daniel Pink
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Daniel Pink: When Daniel Pink has been listed by Thinkers50 as one of the top business thinkers in the world. His works include New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind*, Drive*, To Sell is Human* and his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing*. Key Points Naps boost productivity, but they should be no more than around 20 minutes long. Regular nappers get more benefit from naps than occasional nappers. We don’t treat breaks with enough seriousness. We do better on certain types of tasks at certain times of day. Peak - Do heavy analytical work in the morning. Trough - Do easier administrative work in the early afternoon. Recovery - Do work that requires insight in the late afternoon and evening. Ways to make the most of project midpoints when motivating teams: Recognize midpoints. Use midpoints to fire up your team. Let you team know they are slightly behind when they hit the midpoint. Resources Mentioned Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us* by Daniel Pink When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing* by Daniel Pink Book Notes Download my highlights from When in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL217: The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to consonants, Coz Magoz, and Emily Nascimento for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 15, 2018
331: How to Manage Your Task List, with Tim Stringer
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Tim Stringer: Technically Simple Tim Stringer of Technically Simple is one of the world’s leading experts on using task management systems and is the founder of LearnOmniFocus.com, the premier site for teaching OmniFocus users how to be as productive as possible. Key Points In general, keep the planning and working tasks separate. By planning first, it’s much easier to be productive when you go into worker mode. Your task management system should collect your whens, your whats, and your ideas. Make your task management system a sacred space. Use due dates only when there is a consequence for not finishing something by that date. Focus on only doing a few important tasks first, then move on to the rest of the tasks. A morning and evening review will help you stay on top of your system. Common mistakes: Putting too much into your task management system, overusing due dates, and tasks that aren’t immediately actionable. Resources Mentioned Getting Things Done* by David Allen ToDoist OmniFocus LearnOmniFocus.com Evernote Bullet Journal MindNode Virtual Forum: Make an Effective Decision This week: join me and other members of our listening community via live videoconference to participate in a collaborate discussion with 2-3 other listeners on how you can make a better decision on something that’s in front of you right now. To claim your free, virtual seat, just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/decision Related Episodes CFL151: How To Be More Productive CFL180: Do This for a Productive Week CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL319: The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning Next Episode Daniel Pink returns to the show to share the scientific secrets of perfect timing. Thank You Thank you to Parul in Hong Kong and Fzil.Gum in the UK for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Jan 08, 2018
330: Kickstart Your Leadership Development, with Bonni Stachowiak
39:37
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Katrina asked about the how to get better at influencing and relationships in her leadership development. Sara asked about how to be proactive in conversations with an employee who is retiring. Zubair wondered about a low-cost way to set up a 360-degree feedback for a leadership team. Isaac is thinking about work-life balance early in his career and wanted our input. Resources Mentioned How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie CFL320: How to Leverage Differences to Accelerate Results with Lisa Cummings MBTI StrengthsFinder (now known as CliftonStrengths) DiSC The Empowered Manager* by Peter Block Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Coaching for Leaders Academy If you are a manager, executive, or business owner who is ready to accelerate your leadership skills, who is seeking objective perspective that you can’t find internally, and perhaps wishing you had a team of trusted advisors who'd provide regular coaching for the toughest situations and decisions…then the Coaching for Leaders Academy may the right next step in your leadership development. Applications open again in early January, 2018. If you want to discover more about the Academy and get an early alert when applications open, just visit coachingforleaders.com/academy. Related Episodes CFL266: How to Lead a 100-Year Life CFL315: How to Look Beyond Work-Life Balance CFL320: How to Leverage Differences to Accelerate Results CFL328: How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries Next Episode Tim Stringer returns to the show to teach us how to get the most out of our task management systems. Thank You Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 01, 2018
329: The Way to Capture the Power of Moments, with Chip Heath
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Chip Heath: The Power of Moments Chip Heath is the co-author, along with his brother Dan Heath, of three bestselling books including Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, and Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Their new book is The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. Key Points Very few people have a great first day at work. Transitions matter to people. Creating meaning is something we don’t do nearly enough. Good change efforts are elegantly simple. “Frankly, there isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love once you've heard their story.” -Fred Rogers Resources Mentioned The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact* Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life* Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard* Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die* 7 Days of Memories Video: How to Write a Mission Statement That Doesn't Suck http://heathbrothers.com/ Coaching for Leaders Academy If you are a manager, executive, or business owner who is ready to accelerate your leadership skills, who is seeking objective perspective that you can’t find internally, and perhaps wishing you had a team of trusted advisors who'd provide regular coaching for the toughest situations and decisions…then the Coaching for Leaders Academy may the right next step in your leadership development. Applications open again in early January, 2018. If you want to discover more about the Academy and get an early alert when applications open, just visit coachingforleaders.com/academy. Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Book Notes Download my highlights from The Power of Moments in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL136: How to Create Leadership Connections In the Smallest of Moments CFL207: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages CFL288: Get Better at Onboarding Employees Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Dec 25, 2017
328: How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries, with Peter Block
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Peter Block: The Empowered Manager Peter Block is an author, consultant, and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used*, Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest*, and The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work*. Key Points We become “political” at the moment we attempt to translate our vision into action. Leadership is the capacity to initiate an alternative future. Most organizations are conflict-averse. Being “political” wasn’t always a bad thing. The meaning has been distorted. Pursue your interests but in a way that honors the interests of others. Power comes from a willingness to be vulnerable. When you’re vulnerable, all you’re doing is acknowledging what the world already knows. As soon as people start complaining, they’ve chosen helplessness. When we have strong negative reactions to people, it’s our projection. Types of people in the workplace: Allies = high agreement / high trust Opponents = high trust / low agreement Bedfellows = low trust / high agreement Adversaries = low trust / low agreement Fence Sitters = low trust / unknown agreement Resources Mentioned The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work* Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used* The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work* Book Notes Download my highlights from the Empowered Manager in PDF format (free membership required). Coaching for Leaders Academy Are you a manager, executive, or business owner who is ready to accelerate your leadership skills? Do you find yourself seeking objective perspective that you can’t find internally? Do you wish for a team of trusted advisors who'd provide regular coaching for the toughest situations and decisions? You hear me mention the Coaching for Leaders Academy before. This is an exclusive, year-long leadership development cohort that I led personally. The Academy is an intimate group of participant leaders work personally with me to develop leadership excellence -- and empower each other. Applications open again in early January, 2018. To get an early alert when applications open, just visit coachingforleaders.com/academy 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever We’re affiliated again with Michael Hyatt this year to offer the 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course. If you elect to participate in the course, I’m inviting you to join personally with me and other listeners to collaborate online. This week, I’m launching a private, LinkedIn group for Coaching for Leaders listeners who are participating in the 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course — and will be active until the end of January, 2018. To participate in the Best Year Ever course and engage in the private LinkedIn group here’s what you need to do: Purchase any version of the course by Tuesday, December 19th using this link: coachingforleaders.com/best2018 Then, email the receipt you get from Michael’s team to me at this address:best2018@coachingforleaders.com Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL164: How to Handle a Boss Who’s a Jerk with Tom Henschel CFL210: How to Tame Workplace Incivility CFL229: Leadership Lessons from the Challenger Disaster CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence Thank You Thank you to c22831 for the review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first ...
Dec 18, 2017
327: Notice and Change Dysfunctional Culture, with Jonathan Raymond
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Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority Jonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, where he and his team work with organizations to create a company culture based in personal growth. He’s the author of the book, Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. Key Points We have to shift our mindset from our intentions to our impacts. Influential or powerful people tend to get away with worse behavior. High performers get away with bad behavior because people are afraid of reducing their performance. But leaders often only look at the revenue high performers bring in without looking at what their bad behavior costs the company in the big picture. Personal and professional growth are the same thing. Instead of focusing on how to grow someone’s career over a ten-year span, think about what you can do in one year. Resources Mentioned Difficult Conversations* by Douglas Stone Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For* by Jonathan Raymond Refound - for Individuals Book Notes Download my highlights from Good Authority in PDF format (free membership required). 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever We’ve affiliated again with Michael Hyatt this year to offer the 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course. If you elect to participate in the course, I’m inviting you to join personally with me and other listeners to collaborate online. This week, I’m launching a private LinkedIn group for Coaching for Leaders listeners who are participating in the 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever course — and will be active until the end of January, 2018. To participate in the Best Year Ever course and engage in the private LinkedIn group here’s what you need to do: Purchase any version of the course by Tuesday, December 19th using this link: coachingforleaders.com/best2018 Then, email the receipt you get from Michael’s team to me at this address: best2018@coachingforleaders.com Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL144: How We Do Things Around Here To Get Results CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable CFL307: How to Make Inclusion Happen Next Episode Next week, top leadership thinker Peter Block joins me to discuss how to deal with opponents and adversaries in the workplace.
Dec 11, 2017
326: Growth Mindset Helps You Rise From the Ashes, with Jeff Hittenberger
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Jeff Hittenberger: Orange County Department of Education Jeff Hittenberger is the Chief Academic Officer for the Orange County Department of Education. Key Points If you don’t deal with things on a personal level, they will oftentimes negatively affect your work. It is important to cultivate emotional intelligence in the workplace. A growth mindset will help you overcome a sense of despair because it gives you a sense of agency. Learning about the growth mindset as a team will give you a common language to communicate with. Poor reactions to a problem can make the problem even bigger. Learning about emotional intelligence while in the workplace will also help outside of work. Learning about a growth mindset and emotional intelligence takes time; it can’t be a one-shot deal. Resources Mentioned The Growth of the Mind by Stanley Greenspan* Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck* Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman* What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith * FREE LifeScore Assessment What if you could get an overall score for your life and use that information to create the life you want? Bonni and I have affiliated with Michael Hyatt again this year to offer the FREE LifeScore assessment. Use the link below to take this 10-minute assessment for clarity on where you are today and how you can move forward next year: http://coachingforleaders.com/lifescore Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL30: Six Mistakes Leaders Make Sending People to Training CFL155: Three Strategies To Build Talent In Your Organization CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith of Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts Thank You Thank you to Beazer Boy in Canada for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Dec 04, 2017
325: Three Anchor Stories You Need, with Ryan Williams
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Ryan Williams: The Influencer Economy Ryan Williams is a media strategist, international speaker, and author of The Influencer Economy*. His work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Success Magazine, Social Media Examiner and USA Today. Key Points The Three Anchor Stories: The Tearjerker story The Authority Story The Pay my Bills Story Leadership comes from storytelling The majority of us have great stories that we undervalue. Authenticity is having your actions match your words. Make your stories a conversation. In your stories, don’t discount your past successes. Resources Mentioned Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky* How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie* Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath* The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier* www.influencereconomy.com/coaching FREE LifeScore Assessment What if you could get an overall score for your life and use that information to create the life you want? Bonni and I have affiliated with Michael Hyatt again this year to offer the FREE LifeScore assessment. Use the link below to take this 10-minute assessment for clarity on where you are today and how you can move forward next year: http://coachingforleaders.com/lifescore* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL148: The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need for Influence CFL228: Practical Storytelling That Isn’t Awkward CFL268: Ignite Change Through Storytelling CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech
Nov 27, 2017
324: Holiday Gifts for Leaders, with Bonni Stachowiak
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Resources Mentioned Greetabl* (15% off link) Blinkist* (free trial) Power Your Podcast with Storytelling Kindle* Audible* (2 free books + 30 days free) Amazon Fresh* (free trial) Blue Apron* Acuity Scheduling* (free trial) Sanebox* (free trial and $15 off) Apple Watch Apple AirPods Best Year Ever course* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL129: How To Create A Personal Knowledge Management System CFL298: Tools for Saving Time and Learning More CFL319: The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning
Nov 20, 2017
323: How to Leverage People Analytics, with Jenny Dearborn
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Jenny Dearborn: The Data Driven Leader Jenny Dearborn is Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at SAP. She is the author, with David Swanson, of the new book, The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics. Key Points There is data in everything. It’s not just about customer data, it can be used internally to improve the organization. HR professionals should try to be more in tune with the C-Suite and the company’s big picture strategy. A lot of organizations think they’re doing analytics but what they’re really doing is reporting. The best way to do analysis is to start mapping information against each other. Organizations often have enough data but they haven’t thought about ways to utilize it. Resources Mentioned Download the PDF of Dave’s book notes from The Data Driven Leader. The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics Book Notes Download my highlights from The Data Driven Leader in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL150: Three Steps to Take After You Conduct a Survey CFL224: How to Lead Through Uncertainty and Change CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Next Episode Bonni returns to the show to present our holiday gift giving guide for leaders. Thank You Thank you to Jess in the UAE, Terry in Canada, and Matt in Australia for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Nov 13, 2017
322: How to Manage Your Money, with Jill Schlesinger
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Jill Schlesigner: Jill on Money Jill Schlesinger is the Emmy-nominated Business Analyst for CBS News. Jill appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy, markets, investing, and anything else with a dollar sign. She is the host of the Jill on Money podcast and of the nationally syndicated radio show, Jill on Money, which airs in over 95 markets. Key Points First Three Financial Steps: Pay off consumer debt Create emergency fund of 6-12 months of living expenses Maximize retirement contributions You only need a financial advisor once you’ve achieved the first three financial steps. Life insurance is a cornerstone of a family’s financial security. Think about if your death would result in financial hardship for someone else. 90% of people should buy term life insurance. Make sure your advisor is held to the fiduciary standard. Put a freeze on your credit file for each of the credit bureaus. Resources Mentioned Marilyn Pittman letsmakeaplan.org napfa.org - National Association of Personal Financial Advisors lifehappens.org Haven Life equifaxsecurity2017.com annualcreditreport.com The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John Bogle* Betterment Jill on Money podcast Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL145: Improve Your Writing With Practical Typography CFL245: How to Engage With Humor CFL310: How to Reduce Drama With Kids
Nov 06, 2017
321: How to Get Engagement Online and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
26:59
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Elmer asked about how to use Twitter to help people in his organization stay in touch. Andrew asked how he can get coaching and/or leadership development when his organization doesn’t have the funding. Anders asked about technology tools that will help leaders influence the hearts and minds of people. Roger asked for advice on how to give his manager feedback. Jen asked about managing former peers. Resources Mentioned The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work by Peter Block* Zoom videoconferencing* FeedForward by Marshall Goldsmith* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL242: How Twitter Can Help You Lead CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally Thank You Thank you to llord2000 for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 30, 2017
320: StrengthsFinder Leadership Demands, with Lisa Cummings
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Lisa Cummings: Lead Through Strengths Lisa Cummings is the CEO of Lead Through Strengths. She’s also the host of the podcast by the same name. Key Points Our true strengths are the things we don’t often see as strengths because they come easily to us. Do the things you do well and find other people are good at the things you aren’t. Many people think they’re very similar to others, but there are a lot of underlying differences they don’t give themselves credit for. The Four Demands of Leadership are Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Thinking. Resources Mentioned Four Demands of Leadership Lead Through Strengths podcast Soar With Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton and Paula Nelson* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL90: How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter CFL293: Leverage StrengthsFinder for Your Team Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 23, 2017
319: The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning
29:27
Dave Stachowiak: Coaching for Leaders Key Points Leaders need to both lead and plan. Planning takes discipline. Plan out quarterly in addition to, or even instead of, planning annually. Take the most important areas of your life and try to find an objective for each one that you can focus on during the quarter. Lagging indicators are the results, and leading indicators are the action steps you take to get the results. Your life will mostly fill up with day-to-day tasks, but the key is what you do with the remaining time. We tend to think we can do it all. Have a “Next Quarter” list easily accessible so you can get things out of your head and clear up mental space. Having a quarterly plan will help you make better decisions because you’ve already done the critical thinking about what’s important to you. Resources Mentioned The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney and Sean Covey Anchored Design & Branding Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL180: Do This for a Productive Week CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers MemberCast 1: How to Turn Goals Into Results
Oct 16, 2017
318: Ideas Worth Stealing From Top Entrepreneurs, with Dorie Clark
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Dorie Clark: Entrepreneurial You Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of the new book, Entrepreneurial You* — and her prior books, Reinventing You* and Stand Out*. Key Points Even things that seem solid can change at any moment. Anybody, in any career, needs to emphasize flexibility and adaptability. 35% of Americans are self-employed, projected to be 40% by 2020. Entrepreneurial side projects expand your skills for your main career. Side projects often create new career opportunities. If something is not being done, ask why is it not being done. Because it’s impossible? Or just hard? Check for metrics that you’re heading in the right direction. Progress might not always come in the form you’re expecting. How do you diversify but do it in a way that doesn’t pull you in a million directions? Resources Mentioned Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini* Entrepreneurial You Self-assessment Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive by Dorie Clark* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL189: How to Stand Out CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist CFL292: How to Solve a Really Big Problem
Oct 09, 2017
317: We Are All Heroes in Our Own Movies, with Bonni Stachowiak
39:12
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Melvin asked about how to handle a layoff he’s been asked to do. Melissa asked about what she should do differently before letting people go. Carlos asked about how to change the dynamics on a dysfunctional team. Krystal asked about good reading resources for better customer service. Jun asked about what he could do to improve his executive presence. Resources Mentioned The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow Good Authority by Jonathan Raymond Radical Candor by Kim Scott The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe by Simon Sinek Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL137: The Power Of Servant Leadership CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable Membercast 4: How to Create a Team Vision Next Episode Dorie Clark returns to the show to teach what ideas leaders should steal from today’s top entrepreneurs.
Oct 02, 2017
316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech, with Tom Henschel
39:25
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel (web) (podcast) grooms senior leaders and executive teams. An internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation, he has helped thousands of leaders achieve excellence through coaching and his top-rated podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership. Key Points An elevator speech is a crisp, concise, high-level summary of a complex, multi-layered topic. It can be about whatever you do as a profession, but it can also be about anything else, like your recent vacation. Elevator speeches get crafted … it doesn’t happen in the spur of the moment. Creating an elevator speech doesn’t take long, but you have to choose to reflect. An elevator speech is actually a conversation tailored to the other person. Say a little bit, and then test the other person’s level of interest. The longer you talk, the less effective you are. The Three Qualities of a Great Elevator Speech Keep it short Be memorable Tailor it to the listener Resources Mentioned Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office* by Lois P. Frankel 279: How to Grow Your Professional Network Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL272: Enhance Your Executive Presence CFL279: How to Grow Your Professional Network CFL300: Tom Henschel Interviews Dave Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Sep 25, 2017
315: How to Transcend Work-Life Balance, with Scott Anthony Barlow
39:45
Scott Anthony Barlow: Happen to Your Career Scott Anthony Barlow (web) (Twitter) is the Founder of Happen to Your Career. He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. Scott interviews others telling their stories of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career podcast. Key Points Life doesn’t stop when you’re at work. The goal is to build a career that fully integrates with what you want most out of life. If you’re around the people you want to be around then you become a happier person. When people say they want work-life balance, what they’re really saying is that they want to experience happiness in how they’re spending their time. When you do things that other people are not willing to do, you get results that other people don’t get. Resources Mentioned 8-Day Video Course to Figuring Out What You Love* Mike Vardy on time theming The ONE Thing* by Jay Papasan The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen Covey The Dip* by Seth Godin Work-Life Balance Revealed Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL175: How to Know When to Move On CFL179: How to Hire a Coach CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode Tom Henschel, host of The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast, returns to the show to discuss how to give an elevator speech.
Sep 18, 2017
314: Three Steps to Establish Your Leadership Brand, with Emily Soccorsy and Justin Foster
39:47
Emily Soccorsy and Justin Foster: Your Leadership Brand Emily Soccorsy and Justin Foster are from Root + River. They are brand strategists and marketers who believe that your brand is how other people experience what you believe. Key Points Branding is something that begins inside of you. Much of branding is just uncovering what’s inside of you, articulating it, and then reflecting it outward. We’re living in a world where we can no longer get away with pretending to be something we’re not, so we have no alternative but to be ourselves. If you reverse engineer a brand failure, it’s usually because of a poor leadership decision, not a marketing problem. Whenever there is an outward branding problem, look inward. The most successful brands are the ones that have a minuscule chasm between their public brand and how they operate internally. Most missions come from suffering. What problem does the organization solve in the world? When there’s a connection to a belief, it becomes the message that then permeates every aspect of an organization. Branding becomes an invitation to believe what you believe. Our obsession with branding and marketing being finished is part of the problem. It’s always good for your brand to take a stand. Three questions to ask when building a brand: What do you believe in? What’s your mission? How do you create value in the world? Resources Mentioned Root + River An Open Letter on Branding Oatmeal v Bacon: Oatmeal is Boring, Bacon is Not - The Branding Book for People that Care* by Justin Foster Virtual Forum: Objective Perspective for Results I’m hosting a live, free, virtual forum this week. You’re invited to join other listeners and me live via videoconference, to experience a virtual forum titled Objective Perspective for Results. Register here: Reserve your Virtual Seat for the Forum Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL133: The Five Elements Of Your Personal Brand CFL148: The Four Stories Leaders Need For Influence CFL189: How to Stand Out With Dorie Clark Next Episode Scott Barlow of Happen to Your Career returns to the show to discuss work-life balance. Thank You Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Sep 11, 2017
313: The Way to Start Leading and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak
39:27
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Chris asked for advice on how to begin his leadership development journey, in spite of a lot of current frustrations. Warren asked for our perspective on how to handle a problematic situation with two employees he has inherited. Malcolm asked about our philosophy of leadership and how much we need to stay true to ourselves. Resources Mentioned The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 11 Crucial Books That Every Leader Should Know American Management Association Dale Carnegie courses Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain Accountability Dial episode with Jonathan Raymond I’m Ready to Start Leading Podcast episodes for new leaders Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown The Coaching for Leaders Academy Discover more about upcoming applications for the Coaching for Leaders Academy at http://coachingforleaders.com/academy/ Related Episodes CFL44: Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable Next Episode Emily Soccorsy and Justin Foster from Root + River teach us how to establish our leadership brands. Thank You Thank you to Christmas Pagent in the States for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Sep 04, 2017
312: What Great Technical People Leverage From Leadership, with Jon Lokhorst
37:45
Jon Lokhorst: Technical Leaders Jon Lokhorst is a leadership coach and consultant who partners with CPAs, CFOs, and other leaders who face massive change in their industry and recognize the need for a new model of leadership to navigate those challenges. Key Points Leadership development is often neglected in technical fields. We have a tendency to focus more on our clients’ businesses than our own. Take a step back and ask yourself, “What are the things that are really important to focus on that aren’t necessarily urgent?” Resources Mentioned Jon’s white paper and e-course on professional development Academy Applications Open September 11th If you’re considering applying for the Coaching for Leaders Academy, visit coachingforleaders.com/academy to get on the early alert list. There will be an early application opportunity and a special offer for those on the early alert list prior to September 11th. Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL240: How to Influence Numerous Stakeholders CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career CFL264: How to Get Into Leadership Flow Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Subscribe Subscribe to the Coaching for Leaders podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
Aug 28, 2017
311: Negotiation Tactics for Results, with Kwame Christian
44:36
Kwame Christian: Negotiate Anything Kwame Christian is a business lawyer who teaches professionals how to negotiate and be more persuasive. He is the director The American Negotiation Institute and also produces the podcast Negotiate Anything, the top ranked negotiation podcast on iTunes. Questions Margaret asked about how to respond to people when they are asking for a pay raise. Kim asked about how to encourage an employee to leave the company. Vivian asked about how to handle a situation where an employee isn’t performing but who has a close relationship with a more senior leader. Roger asked what wisdom we’d give to leaders on handling tough negotiation situations. Resources Mentioned Download Kwame’s Free Guide Getting to Yes* by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury 306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable with Jonathan Raymond  How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL91: How to Listen When Someone Is Venting CFL262: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It CFL263: How to Benefit From Conflict Next Episode Jon Lokhorst teaches us how technical leaders (CPAs and CFOs) can best leverage leadership. Thank You Thank you to Smeedaz in Australia for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Aug 21, 2017
310: How to Reduce Drama With Kids, with Tina Payne Bryson
41:17
Tina Payne Bryson: No Drama Discipline Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author, with Dan Siegel, of two New York Times bestsellers, The Whole Brain Child* and No Drama Discipline* — each of which has been translated into over twenty languages. She is a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California, where she offers parenting consultations and provides therapy to children and adolescents. Key Points Much of what we do in the name of discipline is counter-productive. The original meaning of the word “discipline” is to teach. To effectively discipline (to teach kids skills to do better in the future), children have to be in a state of mind in which they can learn. Consequences can be counter-productive. If you’re being an effective disciplinarian, you should be disciplining less over time. “Time-outs” don’t teach kids anything, but taking the time to step away from the situation to talk to your kids does teach. Resources Mentioned No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson* The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson* The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson* (pre-order) www.tinabryson.com Book Notes Download my highlights from No Drama Discipline in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL50: Five Leadership Lessons Learned from Luke CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills with Tom Henschel CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems Next Episode Kwame Christian of the Negotiate Anything podcast joins me to field some tough situations that our listeners are navigating. Thank You Thank you to Learning Leader and BrieGF for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Aug 14, 2017
309: How to Help Followers Lead and More Questions
37:38
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Listener Questions Michael asked about what you do when you have a follower who has leadership potential but is reluctant to step into leadership shoes. Steve asked for suggestions on how to get communication out to a team when email isn’t an option. Michal asked about transitioning military leadership experience to a position in the private sector. Ricard asked about the discomfort of feeling like you don’t know it all when you’re new in a role. Resources Mentioned Radical Candor by Kim Scott* The Servant as Leader by Robert Greenleaf* Scaling Up : How a Few Companies Make It … and Why the Rest Don't by Verne Harnish* The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling* Past Coaching for Leaders episodes on feedback Turn the Ship Around! by David Marquet* How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile … And 18 Mistakes to Avoid by Brenda Bernstein* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL137: The Power Of Servant Leadership CFL153: Where To Start With Succession Planning CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders CFL280: How to Support Veterans in Your Workplace CFL285: How to Vastly Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Thank You Thank you to HR Senior Leader for the kind review on iTunes. They described this podcast as their secret weapon as an HR executive. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Aug 07, 2017
308: The Power of Solitude, with Mike Erwin
43:28
Mike Erwin: Lead Yourself First Mike Erwin is the CEO of the Character & Leadership Center and the Founder and President of The Positivity Project, a non-profit organization with the mission to help America’s youth build stronger relationships by recognizing the character strengths in themselves and others. He is the co-author of the book Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude*. Key Points Solitude helps both in intense thinking and also in giving the brain a chance to quiet down. It’s hard to think intensively with a lot going on around you. Even extroverts can benefit from solitude. Start small. Just find a few minutes throughout the day to build a habit of solitude. Social media and solitude can coexist. The four ways solitude benefits leaders: Clarity Creativity Moral Courage Emotional Balance Resources Mentioned Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude* by Raymond M. Kethledge and Mike Erwin The Character & Leadership Center Team Red, White, & Blue The Positivity Project Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL211: How to Be Present and Productive CFL214: Stop Worrying and Start Living Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jul 31, 2017
307: How to Make Inclusion Happen, with Deepa Purushothaman
43:32
Deepa Purushothaman: Inclusion at Deloitte Deepa Purushothaman is a National Managing Principal of Inclusion at Deloitte. She speaks extensively about Deloitte’s focus on women and has been featured at national conferences and in publications like Bloomberg and Harvard Business Review. Key Points You don’t have to always do things they way they’ve been done before — you can find a new way that is authentic to you. As society evolves, companies need to think about how they provide inclusion for their employees. People are less worried about seeing a diverse leadership team than they are about feeling like they belong. Individuals need to feel a sense of belonging and connection. Inclusion is starting to play an important role in talent acquisition and retention. One of the biggest mistakes is not knowing where to start and then doing nothing. Employees join and leave companies based on whether or not there is an inclusive culture. Resources Mentioned Responding When Your Expertise Is Challenged Deepa Purushothaman on Twitter Deloitte.com Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL171: How to Handle Workplace Bullying CFL255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices CFL275: How to Help the Underdog Thrive Next Episode Mike Erwin joins us to discuss how to lead yourself first. He’s the author of the new book Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude*. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jul 24, 2017
306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond
43:12
Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority Jonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, where he and his team work with organizations to create a company culture based in personal growth. He’s the author of the new book, Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For*. Key Points Micromanagement is focused on tasks, but accountability is focused on relationships. Accountability doesn’t work unless there’s a context of personal caring. Employees want growth, and growth comes from productive discomfort. So if you if you orient your day towards acknowledgment only on the positive side, you’re missing the better part of it. The 5 Steps of the Accountability Dial: The Mention The Invitation The Conversation The Boundary The Limit Resources Mentioned Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For* Refound.com/resources Refound.com Book Notes Download my highlights from Good Authority in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL192: How to Create Team Guidelines CFL253: New Management Practices of Leading Organizations CFL258: Moving Beyond Command and Control
Jul 17, 2017
305: How to Deal With the Diminishers, with Liz Wiseman
43:15
Liz Wiseman: Multipliers Liz Wiseman has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world and recipient of the 2016 ATD Champion of Talent Award. She is the author of three best-selling books, including Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter*. Key Points Some leaders make the people around them less capable. Leaders who diminish others get less than half of their capabilities. Diminishing often comes from good intentions. Leadership is a skill you can learn. A good boss sees the genius in others. Find a way to let your boss know what you’re best at. By admitting our own mistakes, we create an environment where others are willing to take risks. Ask yourself how you might be shutting down people’s ideas and capabilities. Resources Mentioned Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (revised and updated)* by Liz Wiseman Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL245: How to Engage With Humor CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems CFL296: What Gets Between You and Greatness Next Episode Jonathan Raymond joins me to discuss how to hold people accountable. He’s the author of the book Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For. Thank You Thank you to Gibson for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jul 10, 2017
304: How to Change Behavior and More Questions
43:28
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Kristi asked about how to consistently apply what she’s learning from the show until new habits become unconscious behaviors. Kimberly asked for advice on how to handle a situation where she is co-managing a team. Bar asked about the best ways to navigate imposter syndrome. Jonny asked about avoiding career moves that may be motivated only by status or money. Resources Mentioned 7 Ways to Maximize Misery The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg* Radical Candor by Kim Scott* Why Is Authenticity So Hard and How Can You Be The Best Kind of Real? - Chris Brogan CFL300: Tom Henschel Interviews Dave Coaching for Leaders Academy Cars 3 Very Bad Wizards Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL217: The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally Next Episode Liz Wiseman joins me to discuss how to handle what she calls diminishers. She’s the author of the bestselling book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Thank You Thank you to jlsneda for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Jul 03, 2017
303: The Way to Inspire Ownership, with Pete Mockaitis
43:48
Pete Mockaitis: How to Be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis is the host of the How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast, regularly listed as a Top 10 careers podcast on iTunes. Key Points Your sense of ownership in your work can have huge consequences in how well things unfold. Self-efficacy has a large effect on your sense of ownership in your work. Try to connect the job someone is doing with the overall mission of the organization. The effects of micromanaging can be disastrous for an organization. When delegating a job, think about the critical components of the job and what you want the result to be, then let employees get the job done however they see fit. Delegation doesn’t have to be an all-in-one-shot type of thing, it can be done in stages. Steps to delegating: Watch me do this Help me do this Let’s do this together I’ll help you do this I’ll watch you do this. Resources Mentioned Albert Bandura The 80/20 Principle* by Richard Koch Essentialism* by Greg McKeown The ONE Thing* Gary Keller Jay Papasan Arthur Woods podcast episode Jeff McManus podcast episode Financial Intelligence* by Joe Knight CFL244: Improve Your Financial Intelligence with Joe Knight Episodes from the How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast that may be of value to your team: 159: Increasing Confidence by Increasing Self-Awareness with Dr. Tasha Eurich 126: Making Stress Work for You with Dr. Melanie Greenberg 104: Overcoming Self-limiting Beliefs with R. Michael Anderson 086: Honing Your Persuasive Skills with Kwame Christian 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL117: The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work CFL148: The Four Stories Leaders Need For Influence CFL302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jun 26, 2017
302: How to Challenge Directly and Care Personally, with Kim Scott
42:43
Kim Scott: Radical Candor Kim Scott is a co-founder of Candor, Inc. She has been an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Rolltape, Shyp, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She is the author of the new book Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity*. Key Points Show you care at a personal level. You can’t build a relationship that’s not personal. In order to care personally for someone, you have to bring your whole self, not just your “business” persona. Sometimes we get so focused on the work that we forget there’s actually a person doing the work. Begin by soliciting feedback, not by giving it. To get feedback, come up with a go-to question like “Is there anything I could do or stop doing that would make it easier to work with me?” Resources Mentioned Radical Candor by Kim Scott* Radical Candor podcast Candor Coach app Book Notes Download my highlights from Radical Candor in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL290: How to Manage Abrasive Leaders CFL301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player Next Episode Pete Mockaitis joins us next week discuss how to inspire real ownership from others. He’s the host of the How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast. Thank You Thank you to skilshaw in Australia for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jun 19, 2017
301: How to Get the Ideal Team Player, with Patrick Lencioni
39:41
Patrick Lencioni: The Ideal Team Player Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. He is the author of the blockbuster bestseller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team*, and his most recent bestseller, The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues*. Key Points Team players should be humble, hungry, and smart. Of the three, hunger is the hardest to teach later in life. Standard interviews don’t work. Think of unconventional ways to really get to know the interviewee. All the people interviewing a person need to evaluate the candidate using the same standards. There is a very high opportunity cost for hiring someone with values that don’t fit into your organization. Resources Mentioned Table Group Hub The Ideal Team Player* by Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team* by Patrick Lencioni The Look and Sound of Leadership Book Notes Download my highlights from the The Ideal Team Player in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL181: Create the Best Place to Work CFL260: Detect and Eliminate Organizational Sabotage CFL282: How to Motivate People Next Episode Kim Scott, the author of the new book Radical Candor*, joins me to discuss how to care personally and challenge directly.
Jun 12, 2017
300: Tom Henschel Interviews Dave
47:57
Dave Stachowiak: Coaching for Leaders Tom Henschel, host of The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast, executive coach at Essential Communications, and friend of Dave, interviews him on the growth of Coaching for Leaders and how he developed his voice. Key Points When trying to do something that helps others, remember that it’s not about you—don’t worry about you, worry about them. The best way to build a connection with people is to get really curious about them. You have to make the decision to listen. If you don’t have a lot of time to listen, figure out how much time you do have and make the decision to be totally present in that short time. Listening is an attitude, not a set of skills. View failure as data rather than an identity. Resources Mentioned The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast CFL episode with Susan Cain CFL episode with Michael Port Failing Forward * by John C. Maxwell CFL episode 1 The Lean Startup* by Eric Ries Listener Survey Please complete my upcoming listener survey before Friday, June 16th at coachingforleaders.com/survey Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/join Related Episodes CFL57: Six Mistakes That I Have Made Podcasting CFL150: Three Steps To Take After Surveys CFL197: What This Show is About Next Episode Patrick Lencioni will join me to discuss the lessons from his most recent book, The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues. Thank You Thank you to KM32Baller for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jun 05, 2017
299: How to Lead Top-Line Growth, with Tim Sanders
40:26
Tim Sanders: Lead Top-Line Growth Tim Sanders was the Chief Solutions Officer and later, the company’s Leadership Coach. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends* and his new book Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges*. Key Points Every big thing we try to do is not just the one thing, it’s a lot of smaller things put together. You no longer sell to just one decision-maker, you have to sell to an entire team or a committee. When selling, you’ll probably never meet most of the people need to influence. Somebody in the company you’re selling to needs to be your advocate. Leaders should always have a mentee because it’s a great leadership habit, not because it’s an HR program. The best mentors expect nothing in return. If you assume people are acting with the best intentions, you’re going to be a much happier leader. Resources Mentioned Download a FREE chapter of Dealstorming Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges* by Tim Sanders Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends * by Tim Sanders Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human CFL215: How to Collaborate Across Organizations CFL294: How to Actually Move Numbers Next Episode Next week is episode #300 and I’ve got something a little different planned for you. The show will air, but I’m not hosting it. Stay tuned for more… Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 29, 2017
298: Tools for Saving Time and Learning More, with Bonni Stachowiak
37:48
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Resources Mentioned TimeTrade Doodle Feedly Newsify Instapaper Pinboard Blinkist * Sanebox * Getting Things Done* by David Allen Reminders Overcast Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL129: How To Create A Personal Knowledge Management System CFL242: How Twitter Can Help You Lead CFL285: How to Vastly Improve Your LinkedIn Profile Thank You Thank you to Ashley in Australia and Gingerbeardedman in New Zealand for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 22, 2017
297: Four Steps to Get Unstuck and Embrace Change, with Susan David
39:52
Susan David: Emotional Agility Susan David is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; cofounder and codirector of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital; and CEO of Evidence Based Psychology. She is the author of the bestselling book Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life*. Key Points Showing Up: Instead of ignoring difficult thoughts and emotions or overemphasizing ‘positive thinking’, facing into your thoughts, emotions and behaviors willingly, with curiosity and kindness. Stepping Out: Detaching from, and observing your thoughts and emotions to see them for what they are — just thoughts, just emotions. Essentially, learning to see yourself as the chessboard, filled with possibilities, rather than as any one piece on the board, confined to certain preordained moves. Walking Your Why: Your core values provide the compass that keeps you moving in the right direction. Rather than being abstract ideas, these values are the true path to willpower, resilience and effectiveness. Moving On: Small deliberate tweaks to your mindset, motivation, and habits — in ways that are infused with your values, can make a powerful difference in your life. The idea is to find the balance between challenge and competence, so that you’re neither complacent nor overwhelmed. You’re excited, enthusiastic, invigorated. Resources Mentioned Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life* by Susan David Emotional Agility Quiz 3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL85: Ten Ways to Pick Yourself Up When You’re Beaten Down CFL224: How to Lead Through Uncertainty and Change CFL271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence
May 15, 2017
296: What Gets Between You and Greatness, with Lolly Daskal
34:00
Lolly Daskal: The Leadership Gap Lolly Daskal is the CEO of Lead From Within and was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. She is the author of the the new book The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness*. Key Points If the situation isn’t working, what can you change about yourself? Ask yourself what type of person you need to be in a situation. There are aspects of ourselves that come out in times of stress. When you’re aware of your actions, you can choose how you’re going to act in the next moment. Allow your employees to teach you. Resources Mentioned The Leadership Gap website The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness* by Lolly Daskal Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes 196: Marshall Goldsmith on Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts 232: How to Manage Your Inner Critic 254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil Next Episode Susan David will join me to discuss the four steps to get unstuck and embrace change. Thank You Thank you to New to Fairhope in the States for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
May 08, 2017
295: How to Influence an Executive Team and More Questions
39:46
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Richard asked about how to practically influence on an executive team. Edwin asked about how to handle the situation when someone is fired. Isabeau asked about considerations to give when leading people who are parents. Tad asked about how to improve his skills as a program manager. Resources Mentioned Book: Leadership and Self-Deception* Book: Drive* Book: The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work* Book: Essentialism* Book: Deep Work* 11 Crucial Books That Every Leader Should Know Coaching for Leaders Academy Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL107: Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback with Tom Henschel CFL233: Engage in Deep Work, with Cal Newport CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Next Episode Lolly Daskal joins me to discuss her new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness*. Thank You Thank you to Oliver in Switzerland and Luana in the States for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
May 01, 2017
294: How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney
44:51
Chris McChesney: The 4 Disciplines of Execution Chris McChesney is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for Franklin Covey Co. and the co-author of the bestselling book The 4 Disciplines of Execution* with his colleagues Sean Covey and Jim Huling. Key Points The 4 Disciplines: Focus on the wildly important Act on the lead measures Keep a compelling scoreboard Create a cadence of accountability. Resources Mentioned The 4 Disciplines of Execution* by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling Turn the Ship Around!* by David Marquet The 12 Week Year* by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington Frederick Herzberg HBR: One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL117: The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work CFL207: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages CFL241: Turn Followers Into Leaders Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Apr 24, 2017
293: How Teams Use StrengthsFinder Results, with Lisa Cummings
43:42
Lisa Cummings: Lead Through Strengths Lisa Cummings is the CEO of Lead Through Strengths. She’s also the host of the podcast by the same name. Key Points Understanding another person’s strengths can help you work better with them. StrengthsFinder conversations should not just happen one day a year, they should be discussed and thought about often. Ask employees, “How did you use your strengths yesterday?” Think of a StrengthsFinder session as a starting point for an ongoing conversation, not just a one-time event. Partner with people who are strong where you’re weak. Resources Mentioned Lead Through Strengths podcast Lead Through Strengths website resources StrengthsFinder assessment StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath* Soar with Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Coaching for Leaders Academy Applications Close Today Interested in being considered for the Coaching for Leaders Academy? Applications close today, Monday, April 17th. Visit coachingforleaders.com/academy for details and to apply. Related Episodes CFL89: The Value of the StrengthsFinder Assessment CFL90: How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode On the next episode I welcome Chris McChesney to the show. He’s the co-author of the bestselling book The 4 Disciplines of Execution*.
Apr 16, 2017
292: How to Solve a Really Big Problem, with Teresa Chahine
44:28
Teresa Chahine: Social Entrepreneurship Teresa Chahine is the social entrepreneurship program leader at the Harvard School of Public Heath and the Innovation advisor at Alfanar Venture Philanthropy. She’s the author of Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship*, a 12-step guide to building an impactful venture. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Key Points Find the root cause of problems to make sure your solution is not just a band-aid. Many leaders make the mistake of reinventing the wheel. Find local leaders and build solutions with them. Don’t try to solve a problem on your own, work with the people who are impacted by the problem. Think of research as a form of action. People are more likely to be satisfied with a solution if they feel like they were a part of it. Resources Mentioned #BeTheBeacon Campaign Food Truck Film Kickstarter campaign Deconstructing Sticky Problems The Tipping Point* by Malcom Gladwell Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Live, Virtual Forum This Week Join Dave live this week for Best of Q1: The Top Lessons From Coaching for Leaders and you’ll get: Dave's top takeaways from CFL guests during the first quarter of 2017. A personal introduction to 3-4 other leaders in the global CFL community. Dialogue on the best strategies and results for implementing wisdom from guests. An introduction to the Coaching for Leaders Academy. It’s $25 US to attend and limited to 100 people, so if you’re interested in joining us, visit coachingforleaders.com/q1 Related Episodes CFL160: The 5-Step Strategy For Solving Problems CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL262: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Next Episode Lisa Cummings is joining me on the show next week to discuss how to lead through strengths. She’s the CEO of a company by the same name and also hosts the Lead Through Strengths podcast. Thank You Thank you to Brooke Craven and Aygioana for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Apr 10, 2017
291: The Way to Keep Goals Front and Center and More Questions
40:28
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. To follow her on Twitter so she can surpass Dave, click HERE. Questions Elizabeth asked about how to keep goals front and center with a team throughout the year. Allison asked about the best ways to discover more about organizational development. Joel asked about the best ways to attract and develop instructors at his martial arts school. Phil asked about our recommendations for podcasts. Resources Mentioned The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian Moran* Organization Development Network Association for Talent Development International Coach Federation Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal* Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Schein* The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter Senge* Literally Unbelievable by Bronwyn Harris* Podcast Resources: Mac Power Users Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal Smart Business Revolution with John Corcoran The Look and Sound of Leadership with Tom Henschel Better Off with Jill Schlesinger Free Agents with David Sparks and Jason Snell The Introvert Entrepreneur with Beth Buelow Teaching in Higher Ed with Bonni Stachowiak Unemployable with Brian Clark Reply All Note to Self Code Switch On Being with Krista Tippett Podcast Greats for 2017 by Bonni Stachowiak Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL224: How to Lead Through Uncertainty and Change MemberCast 4: How to Create a Team Vision MemberCast 5: The Value of Coaching Certifications Next Episode Teresa Chahine will join me next week to help us all discover how to solve really big problems. Thank You Thank you to Kirk in Canada for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Apr 03, 2017
290: How to Manage Abrasive Leaders, with Sharone Bar-David
42:43
Sharone Bar-David: Abrasive Leaders Sharone Bar-David is the author of Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility* and president at Bar-David Consulting, a company offering solutions for creating a respectful workplace and rehabilitating abrasive leaders. Key Points Abrasive leaders often don’t realize how they’re acting, or if they do, they don’t realize the negative affects. One of the greatest myths is that you can’t do without someone — everyone is replaceable. The three steps of SBD: State the Expectation - What values or behavior you expect? Behavior - What are the behaviors that are of concern? Desired Behavior - How do you want the person to act? 360 reviews are good for diagnosing a problem with an abrasive leader, but not for solving it. Resources Mentioned Abrasive Leader Risk Assessment Trust Your Canary* by Sharone Bar-David Abrasive Leaders: Five Mistakes You’ve Made When Managing Them Is Your Email Writing Style Putting You at Risk? Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL164: How to Handle a Boss Who’s a Jerk CFL210: How to Tame Workplace Incivility Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to Chris and Lisa from the States and Monique in Australia for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Mar 27, 2017
289: How to Lead Part-Time Staff, with Chris Deferio
43:47
Chris Deferio: Keys to the Shop Chris Deferio is the Cafe Operations Manager for Sunergos Coffee and also the host and producer of Keys to the Shop, a podcast that helps coffee service professionals to advance their careers by discovering more about barista work, management, leadership, and the operational knowledge to run a coffee shop. Key Points You can only go so far with positive feedback, you should also seek feedback on how you can improve. If you have a failure, just learn the lesson from it and apply that knowledge in the future. When hiring, focus on finding people who share your core company values. A lot of people know how to give good answers for the normal interview questions, so you have to ask different, more creative questions to really get to know them. Rather than view scheduling as a burden, look at it as a way to serve people. Doing a great job scheduling employees is a good way to show employees that you care about them. Resources Mentioned The Leadership Challenge* by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner Mindset* by Carol S. Deck It's Okay to Be the Boss* by Bruce Tulgan Keys to the Shop podcast Keys to the Shop episode: How to Master Your Workflow Keys to the Shop episode: Leadership & Management Master Class Sunergos Coffee Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL158: How To Lead The Millennials CFL251: What to Do When Somebody Quits CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers Next Episode Next week I welcome Sharone Bar-David back to the show to teach us how to manage abrasive leaders. Thank You Thank you to Julie for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Mar 20, 2017
288: Get Better at Onboarding Employees, with Amanda Davis
44:45
Amanda Davis: Onboarding Employees Amanda Davis is an executive consultant with 25 years of professional leadership and management experience specializing in the development and implementation of strategies and programs for better service delivery. Key Points The Two-Tiered Approach to Onboarding: Part 1: First day on the job Keep it short (1.5-2 hours long). What are the essential things an employee needs to know? Get to the why of the employee’s job. What’s the meaning and mission behind the organization? After Part 1 your employee should feel informed, excited, and motivated. Part 2: About 45 days after hire Longer than Tier 1, should be around 3 hours long Covers what team members need to know to grow their jobs. After Part 2, your employee should feel educated, excited, and confident. Resources Mentioned Amanda Davis website Best Demonstrated Practices - Onboarding for Success [PDF download] Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL30: Six Mistakes Leaders Make Sending People to Training CFL36: What Every Leader Ought to Know About Sending People to Training CFL135: How To Get The Most Out Of Training Next Episode Chris Deferio, host of the Keys to the Shop podcast, appears on the show to help us discover how to lead part-time staff. Thank You Thank you to Prabal for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Mar 13, 2017
287: Why to Start With Why and More Questions
40:52
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Roger asked about the best way to motivate a remote employee who is just doing the bare minimum to get by. Thomas asked how to inspire a sales team that is not hitting their numbers. Kristeen asked our opinion on the value of a master’s degree in today’s economy. Francisco asked if he should include comments from past customers on his LinkedIn profile after a negative separation from a company. Andy wondered about how the business model works for our podcast. Resources Mentioned CFL286: How to Influence Cross Culturally Zoom video conferencing service* Slack Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink* First Break All the Rules by Gallup* Start with Why by Simon Sinek* CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills with Tom Henschel ”On The Folly Of Rewarding A, While Hoping For B” by Steven Kerr CFL51: How Storytelling Helps You Lead Ending Human Trafficking podcast Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers CFL282: How to Motivate People CFL284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems Next Episode Amanda Davis, an expert from the hospitality industry, teaches us how to successfully onboard new employees. Thank You Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Mar 06, 2017
286: How to Influence Cross-Culturally, with Erin Meyer
42:43
Erin Meyer: The Culture Map Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD, teaches us how to influence cross-culturally. Erin is the author of the bestselling book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business*. Key Points It’s more helpful to know how cultures compare to one another on specific issues than it is to just describe a specific culture. Different cultures have signals that mean different things. Historically homogenous cultures tend to be less explicit in their communication styles, with much more communication implied. Americans tend to be very direct except when giving negative feedback, and many people from other cultures find this confusing. Remember to: be curious, be humble, listen before you speak, and learn before you teach. Resources Mentioned The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer* To access the behavioral culture map showing how 55 countries map to the 8 behaviors, complete the below: Visit http://coachingforleaders.com/culturemap Select the '7 day Premium Access" option Enter this coupon code when requested: CFL7DAYSFREE (Please note that this coupon expired March 6, 2017. You can still access Erin's culture map at this link for a nominal fee.) To complete the free culture map personal assessment and find out how you as an individual fall on the 8 behavioral culture map dimensions, simply visit this link: http://erinmeyer.com/tools/self-assessment-questionnaire/ Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL13: How Culture Affects Coaching CFL144: How We Do Things Around Here To Get Results CFL166: How to Work in Different Cultures Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to Notavet in Germany for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Feb 27, 2017
285: How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile, with Brenda Bernstein
44:50
Brenda Bernstein: LinkedIn Expert Brenda Bernstein is the Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert and the author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, a book that held the #1 best-seller spot in Amazon’s business writing skills list for over 2 years. Key Points LinkedIn profiles are very important for job seekers. Your headline is the most important place to have keywords. Don’t include your company name in your headline unless it has cachet. In your experience section, emphasize your current job and make sure it has the best description. Think of three key words you want to come across in your profile photo. Make sure you have a 100% completed profile to get boosted by LinkedIn’s algorithms. Write your summary in first-person. If you have a very uncommon or unclear job title, it’s okay to write one that people would understand, so long as it’s accurate. Recommendations are important because they’re the only way on LinkedIn to really prove who you are and what you’ve actually done. When you request a connect, don’t just use the standard one, write a custom request. Resources Mentioned How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile by Brenda Bernstein* www.wordle.net LinkedIn’s Overused Buzzwords for 2017 – Do You Really Need to Avoid Them? LinkedIn profile review services by Brenda Book Notes Download my highlights from How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL101: How To Get The Most From LinkedIn CFL129: How To Create A Personal Knowledge Management System CFL242: How Twitter Can Help You Lead Next Episode Next week I welcome Erin Meyer to the show. Erin is a professor at INSEAD and the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business*. Thank You Thank you to Jazz926 for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Feb 20, 2017
284: The Way to Stop Rescuing People From Their Problems, with Michael Bungay Stanier
48:30
Michael Bungay Stanier: The Coaching Habit Michael Bungay Stanier is the bestselling author of the books Do More Great Work* and The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever*. Michael and his team of facilitators help time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less. Key Points When things get difficult, there are three roles people might fall into: The victim The persecutor The rescuer How to bust out of a victim role: Figure out what’s really going on. Take a deep breath. Think, “And what else?” How to bust out of a persecutor role: Assume positive intent, that people are trying their best. Ask yourself what you want in the situation, and make sure you’ve communicated it to others. Then ask the others what they want. How to bust out of a rescuer role: Ask the victim, “How can I help?” or “What do you want from me?” Resources Mentioned The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier* Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier* Derek Sivers: Hell Yeah Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL2: How to Start Coaching Someone CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results Next Episode On the next episode, I welcome Brenda Bernstein to the show. Brenda is the author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile* and we’ll be discussing how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.
Feb 13, 2017
283: How to Create a Mission Statement and More Questions
38:46
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Dustin asked about the distinction between mission and vision and how to get started on both in his organization. Andrew asked about how we remember to connect people in our network and stay in touch with the right people. Etai asked if asking for feedback too often might been seen as weak in his organization. Josh asked about resources for books and podcasts on leadership development in Spanish for his team. Resources Mentioned How to Write a Mission Statement That Doesn’t Suck by Dan Heath OmniFocus Learn OmniFocus Start With Why by Simon Sinek* Contactually Getting Things Done by David Allen* Talking From 9 to 5 by Debra Tannen* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL143: How to Get Way Better at Accepting Feedback CFL223: Start With Why Featuring Simon Sinek CFL246: The Way to Conduct One-On-Ones Next Episode Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit*, returns to the show to teach us how to stop rescuing people from their problems. Thank You Thank you to Marcela Raposo in Brazil for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Feb 06, 2017
282: How to Motivate People, with Dan Ariely
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Dan Ariely: Payoff Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His books include Irrationally Yours, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, and his most recent book, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations. Key Points The things that motivate us are about accomplishment and achievement, not day-to-day happiness. Most people realize that they themselves are not truly motivated by money, but they still assume other people are completely motivated by it. Figure out a way to pay people that adds to the development of a long-term relationship, not a short-term transactional one. It is important to find a way to connect people’s jobs to the final outcome of their work, because many people don’t feel connected to their organization’s main purpose. Resources Mentioned Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations* by Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational* by Dan Ariely Drive* by Daniel Pink www.danariely.com Book Notes Download my highlights from Payoff in PDF format (free membership required). Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human CFL181: Create the Best Place to Work CFL251: What to Do When Somebody Quits CFL253: New Management Practices of Leading Organizations CFL276: Employee Engagement With Management 3.0 Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Thank You Thank you to Greg Hall and Chase Batt here in the States and Lynn Wang in Hong Kong for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Jan 30, 2017
281: How to Overcome Obstacles, with Collins Osayamwen
39:54
Collins Osayamwen: Facilities Management Collins Osayamwen is the Managing Partner/Senior consultant of SheltercareFM Consult based in Nigeria. He is also a founding partner of the Corporate FM Alliance – a group of international companies working together on regular basis to provide facilities management and real estate services throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. He was the International Facility Management Association’s Distinguished Member from 2011-2012 and now serves on IFMA’s board of directors. Key Points Ask yourself some key questions: Are you happy doing what you are doing right now? Will you be happy doing it for the rest of your life? What legacy are you leaving for your children? Failure can redirect you into new directions that are better than before. Don’t start a career just because of the money or because people tell you to, only do it if it’s your passion. Final Day for Academy Applications Monday, January 23rd is the final day for applications to the Coaching for Leaders Academy. Apply now for full consideration in our newly forming groups. Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/join Related Episodes CFL55: How to Lead in a Crisis CFL103: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leaders: Olivia Klaus CFL171: Five Ways to Avoid Living With Regret Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 22, 2017
280: How to Support Veterans in Your Workplace, with Eugenia Weiss
30:44
Eugenia Weiss: Military and Veteran Transitions Eugenia Weiss is a clinical associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is the co-author of the book The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities* and Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and, Advisors*. Key Points Military and civilian cultures are very separate, and sometimes it’s difficult to transition back into civilian life. Most veterans with combat experience won’t have PTSD, it’s about 15%-30% that do. The effects of PTSD vary from person to person. In the past, service members typically had several weeks of transport time between combat roles and home, now it’s only a couple of days. This doesn’t allow them much time to process their experiences. Don’t be afraid to engage with veterans and talk about their experiences, just do it with care and concern. Most veterans do want to talk about their experiences. Volunteering for a veteran’s group can be very rewarding both for you and for the veterans you’re helping. Resources Mentioned PsychArmor Institute Corporate Gray: Connecting Employers with Veterans Nationwide Student Veterans of America Career One Stop Veterans Upward Bound Program (college transition) My Next Move for Veterans Corporation for National and Community Service (veterans section) Vet Success Wounded Warrior Project Veterans for America Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Give an Hour Foundation (free counseling) The Soldiers Project (free counseling) Cohen Veterans Network (free counseling and resources now based at USC) Team Rubicon (vets volunteer disaster work) Mission Continues (volunteer work) U.S. Veterans Initiative (housing and services) Pegasus Rising (Equine therapy for vets with PTSD) The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities* by Louis Hicks, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty and Academic Advisors* by Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss Handbook of Military Social Work* by Allen Rubin, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll A Civilian Counselor’s Primer to Counseling Veterans* by Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Herbert A. Exum This Week: Live Webinar Presented by Dave Register now for Dave’s FREE, live webinar: When Expert Leaders Act, Here’s What They Do: 7 Strategies That Will Make You a Better in 2017. Dave will present it live on Wednesday, January 18th, Thursday, January 19th, and Saturday, January 21st. Claim your seat: http://coachingforleaders.com/webinar Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Next Episode Collins Osayamwen is the Managing Partner/Senior consultant of SheltercareFM Consult. He’ll be teaching us how to prevail over your obstacles. Thank You Thank you to Jon Lokhorst and MrMatley for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Jan 16, 2017
279: How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel
47:08
Tom Henschel: The Look & Sound of Leadership Tom Henschel is the host of The Look & Sound of Leadership, a popular leadership podcast spanning almost a decade. In addition, Tom is a talented executive coach and principal of his firm, Essential Communications. Key Points Networking is about abundance and a mindset of giving Networking is about relationships, not goals. Networks are built over time. Ask: How can I help? Be open to giving your time and talents away for free through a spirit of abundance. Always be prepared to network, no matter where you are. Show up consistently, and build relationships over time. Resources Mentioned Tom’s 10 Golden Rules of Networking Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL106: How To Create Your Personal Networking Plan With John Corcoran CFL177: How to Start a Conversation With Anyone CFL209: Get ROI From Professional Associations With John Corcoran Next Episode Eugenia Weiss is a professor at the University of Southern California and an expert in working with veterans and their families. She’s co-editor of The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans and Supporting Veterans in Higher Education. Thank You for Your Rating and Reviews on iTunes In Brazil, thank you to Marcelo, in the UK, thank you to DJ, in Hungary, thank you to Zsofi, and in the United States, thank you to Inuyasha, Lathan, Diane, Thomas, John Pinero in Florida, QBonnBon, PauseAMo, and Coolit3.
Jan 09, 2017
278: Navigating Internal Coaching and More Questions
34:11
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Tyler asked about the usefulness of anger in the workplace. Yanko asked about making a major career transition. Rich asked about navigating challenges when coaching someone internally. Resources Mentioned Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl* What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles* How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile ... And 18 Mistakes to Avoid by Brenda Bernstein* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills, with Tom Henschel CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode My friend Tom Henschel, host of The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast, is back on the show to discuss how to grow your professional network. Thank You for Your Rating and Reviews on iTunes In Australia, thank you to Angela, Ben, Rich, and Val. In Spain, thank you to Santiago. In Poland, thank you to Tomasz. In Portugal, thank you to Hugo. In the United States, thank you to Lyly, Ken, Kevin, John, Warren, M.G., Veronica, Jason, Jacqueline, Leroy, Maggie, and Marc.
Jan 01, 2017
277: How to Prevent Corruption, with Mariano Mosquera
38:40
Mariano Mosquera: Preventing Corruption Mariano Mosquera, is an Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University and Postdoctoral Fellow of the National University of Cordoba. He is a professor of Ethics and Access to Public Information of the National University of Córdoba and professor of Public Policy at the Catholic University of Cordoba. Key Points Different places in the world have different concepts of corruption. A lot of corruption is created by poorly conceived or implemented laws. Some actions may be legal but should be still be considered institutional corruption. Just trying to catch corrupt individuals doesn’t work; we need to change the rules that incentivize or allow corruption. If you can anticipate corruption you can help prevent it. Rather than immediately reporting corruption, sometimes it’s better to simply steer the conversation another way. Resources Mentioned Mariano Mosquera’s website Harvard articles by Mariano Mosquera Will You Leave a Rating or Review? If you’ve benefitted from the Coaching for Leaders podcast this year, kindly consider taking a moment to leave a rating or review for the show on iTunes. Thank you in advance! Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL144: How We Do Things Around Here To Get Results CFL154: Eight Ways To Use Power For Good CFL254: Use Power for Good and Not Evil Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Dec 26, 2016
276: Employee Engagement With Management 3.0, with Jurgen Appelo
42:10
Most of us work in organizations where at the very least, it’s espoused that we should engage employees and create a great work environment. But, few firms actually do this well. On this episode, how to practically engagement employees using the principles of Management 3.0 — and also create happiness for the people you lead. Jurgen Appelo: Management 3.0 Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. Since 2008 Jurgen has penned a popular blog at www.noop.nl, covering the creative economy, agile management, and personal development. He is the author of Management 3.0*, the bestselling agile management text and the proactive follow-up book, Managing for Happiness*. Key Points Not all things work for each company. You must experiment to see what works for your company culture. Incentives should be tangible. Managers should only have to manage the business systems, and the employees should be able to manage themselves. You are learning the most when half your experiments fail. Figure out how to incentivize experimentation, not just successful results. Resources Mentioned Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders by Jurgen Appelo* Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team by Jurgen Appelo* That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again by John Kotter* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL122: How To Create Joy At Work with Richard Sheridan of Menlo Innovations and Joy, Inc. CFL223: Start With Why featuring Simon Sinek CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Next Episode Mariano Mosquera appears on the show to discuss how to prevent corruption. He’s a leader on this topic and joins me from Argentina to discuss what leaders should be thinking on this, even if you may be handling something a bit more subtle than corruption.
Dec 19, 2016
275: How to Help the Underdog Thrive, with Terry Lipovski
43:59
Terry Lipovski: Underdog Coaching Terry Lipovski is the President of Ubiquity Leadership. He is a leadership coach and workshop facilitator to top organizations around the world include organizations like Schlumberger, Air Canada, and GE. Key Points Being different from colleagues can present a challenge Many people at a disadvantage don’t realize it Some people just need someone who is in their corner Resources Mentioned Ubiquity Leadership Why We Need Diversity Coaching Quotes for Leaders Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL237: These Coaching Questions Get Results CFL255: How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices CFL269: How to Ask for Career Help Need an Editor? Andrew Kroeger edits both this show and Bonni’s Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. He’s expanding his business now and if you’re in search of a great resource for audio editing, manuscript editing, or book editing, he’s your guy. Contact him at AndrewKroeger.com Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever closes this week on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Check out all the details at coachingforleaders.com/best2017 Next Episode Jurgen Appello appears on the show to discuss his bestselling book Management 3.0 and wisdom from his new book Managing for Happiness.
Dec 12, 2016
274: How to Make Training Cost-Effective and More Questions
32:40
Bonni and Dave respond to listener questions on cost-effective training, making a transition as a leader, and giving group feedback. Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions John asked about what to do when it’s the leader who is planning to leave the organization. Allison asked about strategies to train the most people with minimal resources. Andrew asked about giving feedback to an entire group of people. Resources Mentioned Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, and Rebecca R. Merrill altMBA reading list 3 Reasons Why Punishing A Team Is A Bad Idea Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges and Susan Bridges Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/join. Related Episodes CFL9: Giving Positive Feedback to Others CFL10: Giving Constructive Feedback to Others CFL107: Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback with Tom Henschel CFL117: The Seven Steps You Follow To Delegate Work Next Episode Next week I welcome Terry Lipovski to the show to discuss how to survive and thrive as the underdog. Thank You Thank you to WotDoc in the UK and Christine Scarbourough in the States for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Dec 05, 2016
273: Essentials of Adult Development, with Mindy Danna
36:45
Mindy Danna: Adult Development Mindy Danna has over 20 years experience helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals through coaching, organization development, and strategic facilitation. She specializes in workplace communication, influencing skills, sales management, team building, strategic facilitation, and conflict resolution. Key Points The stages of development from Robert Kegan: Impulsive mind (early childhood) Imperial mind (adolescence) Socialized mind (46% of the adult population) Self-Authoring mind (41% of the adult population) Self-Transforming mind There are only modest correlations with age and the adult developmental stages. We can absolutely regress backward into prior stages depending on context and situation. Knowing more about what stage(s) you identify with will help you have more compassion for yourself and for others. Your most practical development plan: Do one thing every day that scares you. Resources Mentioned Invictus movie Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life by Robert Kegan Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World by Jennifer Garvey Berger Cultivating Leadership website Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever I’ve partnered with Michael Hyatt again this year as an affiliate for his Best Year Ever Course. Download for free his ebook: Achieve What Matters in 2017: 8 Strategies Super-Successful People are Using Now to Accomplish More Next Year Related Episodes CFL32: The Best Way to Do On-the-Job Training CFL36: What Every Leader Ought to Know About Sending People to Training CFL135: How To Get The Most Out Of Training Next Episode Bonni and I return for the monthly question and answer show. Submit your question for consideration next week or for the first question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Nov 28, 2016
272: Enhance Your Executive Presence, with Muriel Maignan Wilkins
31:00
Muriel Maignan Wilkins: Own the Room Muriel is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Paravis Partners. She is the co-author, with Amy Su, of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence. Key Points It’s about learning to adapt and learning how you bring your best self forward for the situation at play. Effective leadership presence does two things: (1) it makes an impression through the value it brings to the table and (2) it connects with its stakeholders. A leader who has presence is able to both demonstrate their value in an authentic way that is unique to them while at the same time connect with their stakeholders. Credibility and reliability are two things people look for in every leader. When you walk into a meeting, think about what assumptions you are making, what communication strategies you are going to use, and what kind of energy you’re bringing. Resources Mentioned What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith www.paravispartners.com Ft. Lauderdale Meetup Are you in South Florida? I’m putting together an informal meetup for listeners on the evening of Tuesday, November 22nd in the Ft. Lauderdale area. For details, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/florida Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL188: The Art of Stage Presence with James Whittaker CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL220: How to Find the Right Voice Next Episode Mindy Danna appears on the show next week to teach us all about the stages of adult development.
Nov 19, 2016
271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with Judith Glaser
37:54
Judith Glaser: Conversational Intelligence Judith Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants, and executive coaches, in the consulting industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence, Neuro-innovation, and WE-centric Leadership. She is a best-selling author of seven business books including her newest best seller Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. Key Points Great conversation leads to great relationships, which leads to great culture. Level I conversations are about resistance Level II conversations are about “wait and see“ Level III conversations are about co-creation When we are threatened by others, cortisol can linger for 26 hours. Children have the same capacity for conversational intelligence that adults do, but only if we have the courage to nurture their growth. Resources Mentioned Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser Conversational Intelligence website Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL91: How to Listen When Someone is Venting CFL161: How To Address Difficult Conversations CFL177: How to Start a Conversation With Anyone Next Episode Murial Maignan Wilkins appears to help us discover how to improve our executive presence. She’s the co-author of the book Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence. Thank You Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Nov 14, 2016
270: Handling Intimidation and More Questions
37:37
Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Questions Joshua asked about creating a genuine connection with the team he leads. Warren is wondering what he can do to create a culture where people bring solutions instead of problems. Brian asked about handling an employee who is dominant and intimidating. Mark asked about how to handle degrading comments in the workplace. Warren asked about the best strategies to encourage senior employees to embrace sharing their knowledge with newer employees. Resources Mentioned Analyzing Performance Problems* by Robert F. Mager and Peter Pipe I Want to Coach People Well section on CoachingforLeaders.com Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL32: The Best Way to Do On-the-Job Training CFL190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills with Tom Henschel CFL257: How to Manage Former Peers Next Episode Judith Glaser will teach us how to increase our conversational intelligence. She is the author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results*. Thank You Thank you to Tracy and Mark in the States and Saj in South Africa for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Nov 07, 2016
269: How to Ask for Career Help, with Larry Braman
44:46
Larry Braman: Career Consultant and Coach Larry Braman is the president of Global Career Consulting and Placement and the founder of Career University, live and on demand job landing and career advancing webinars. Key Points It’s essential for us to recognize that the most successful people ask for (and receive) help all the time. Say less initially in your interactions with influencers so that you can meet them where they are as the conversation progresses. When someone offers to help or to make an introduction, take immediate action to follow up. It’s important for us to have both mentors and advocates in our careers. Be memorable in a genuine way by making a human connection to the other party. Resources Mentioned Global Career Consulting & Placement Career University How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Mentors Are Good. Sponsors Are Better. by Sylvia Ann Hewlett Larry Braman’s Career Hacks Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Related Episodes CFL101: How To Get The Most from LinkedIn CFL243: Your Career Strategy and More Questions CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode Judith Glaser joins to teach us how to increase our conversational intelligence. She is the author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results*. Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 31, 2016
268: Ignite Change Through Storytelling, with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez
36:48
Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez: Communication Experts Nancy Duarte (web) (Twitter) has created thousands of presentations for the world's top institutions, including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, TED, and the World Bank. She's also the author of Resonate*, Slide:ology*, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations*, and co-author of Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols*. Patti Sanchez (Twitter) is a communicator with 25 years of experience leading transformative marketing initiatives for brands and causes, co-author of Illuminate*, and Chief Strategy Officer for Duarte, Inc. Key Points Change is the reality for every leader and organization. Empathy for others is key at every stage of the change process — and in all communication. Stories are a powerful tool for teaching. Ceremonies help create buy-in for major transitions. Resources Mentioned Torchbearer Tool Kit Illuminate: Visual executive summary Resonate: Multi-Media Version Slidedocs: Downloadable book and free templates Diagrammer: free presentation diagrams Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Related Episodes CFL51: How Storytelling Helps You Lead CFL148: The Four Stories Leaders Need For Influence CFL219: How to Steal the Show With Michael Port Dave mentioned the Ending Human Trafficking podcast he produces with Sandie Morgan. Next Episode Larry Braman (web) will teach us how to enhance a skill that smart leaders should be doing often: asking for career help. Thank You Thank you to PSB8 in the UK for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes
Oct 24, 2016
267: The Way to Grow Your Leadership Career, with Ron Wallace
33:21
Ron Wallace: Former President, UPS International Ron Wallace (web) is the former president of UPS International. During his tenure, he was responsible for operations in more than 200 countries and territories, with more than 60,000 people under his direction. He’s the author of the new book, Leadership Lessons From a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me*. Key Points By promoting from within, a company’s legacy and culture is seamlessly passed on. Don’t hire people for jobs, hire them for careers. Focus on hiring people when they are young and try to keep them for their entire career. Most CEOs are only good at one or two things, and that’s what they should focus on. Tell your supervisors what your goals are. When you’re in a leadership position, always remember where you came from. Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Related Episodes CFL85: Ten Ways to Pick Yourself Up When You’re Beaten Down CFL97: Three Ways To Reinvent Your Career with Donna Schilder CFL134: The Secret To Happiness Next Episode I welcome Nancy Duarte (web) (Twitter) and Patti Sanchez (Twitter) to the show to discuss how leaders can use presentations and storytelling to transform and also share about their new book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols*.
Oct 17, 2016
266: How to Lead a 100-Year Life, with Lynda Gratton
37:28
Lynda Gratton: The 100-Year Life Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She has been ranked in the top 15 on The Thinkers50 list of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. She’s the author with Andrew Scott of the new book, The 100-Year Life: Living and working in an age of longevity*. Key Points Many more of us, and potentially a majority of our children, will live to be 100 or more Organizations (and society) still tend to frame our lives in three stages: education, work, retirement Transitions now happen more often for us and are less likely to be in lock-step with our peers The problem with transition: the people who know you best don’t want you to change Navigating more transitions in life means that we need to have networks with people who are not like us Truth is essential in leadership Resources Mentioned The 100-Year Life: Living and working in an age of longevity by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott* www.100yearlife.com Mark Thompson’s Blog and Faculty Page Where do your eureka moments come from? Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Related Episodes CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL236: How Superbosses Master the Flow of Talent CFL238: How to Be a Non-Conformist, with Adam Grant CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Next Episode Ron Wallace, the former president of UPS International, is on the show to discuss the leadership lessons he learned from his days as a UPS driver and all the way up to leading a massively successful, Future 500 company. He’s the author of Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me*. Thank You Thank you to EAZambrano and InterviewValetCF for the kind reviews on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 10, 2016
265: How to Strike the Right Tone and More Questions
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Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher Ed Bonni Stachowiak (web) (Twitter) is Dave’s life partner and best friend, business professor, past executive leader, and the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Key Points Dave asked what advice we would give to our younger selves about leadership. Bill asked about how to balance stern and serious with light and loose. Luiza asked about how to lead volunteers. Jeff asked about influencing change in culture. Elmer asked what he can do with his StrengthsFinder results. Resources Mentioned The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz* The Noun Project (and the poop) Working Wardrobes 8 Ways To Influence Without Authority Dave’s appearance on The All-Star Leader Podcast Scott’s FREE 8 Day Course* What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles* Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Related Episodes CFL89: The Value of the StrengthsFinder Assessment CFL90: How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results CFL122: How To Create Joy At Work CFL223: Start With Why featuring Simon Sinek CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode Lynda Gratton (web), one of the top management thinkers in the world, joins me on the next episode to share wisdom from new book titled The 100-Year Life* and the implications for organizations, leadership, and you. Thank You Thank you to Nickoli in Australia for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback
Oct 03, 2016