Leadership without Losing Your Soul Podcast

It can feel like a rigged game. Managers face aggressive goals and drive their teams to burnout trying to deliver. Or, employees seek connection and support so managers focus on relationships…and fail to make the numbers. Join international best-selling leadership author David Dye for a conversation about practical leadership tools to help you get results – without losing your soul (or mind) in the process.

Get the tools you need to make a difference while you make the numbers. You'll hear from David, leadership & management thought-leaders, and guests including leaders from a wide variety of industries who are leading well. Tune in today and be the leader you'd want your boss to be.

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10 stories great leaders tell interview with paul smith

10 Stories Great Leaders Tell – Interview with Paul Smith

 

One of the most effective leadership communication tools you’ll ever have is a powerful story. Join David and his guest, Paul Smith – an expert in leadership and business storytelling – for a powerful discussion of how to tell a good story, the stories great leaders tell, and where to find your stories. Paul reveals how you can use story to build a better connection with your team and translate your leadership philosophy and values in a way people will not forget. And yes, there are some fantastic stories!

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Connect with Paul at his website: LeadwithaStory.com

What to do when you feel like a fraud

What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

 

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong in the room – that you’ve somehow fooled everyone into thinking you’re better than you are? Any minute now they’ll find out and then you’re in trouble. Or maybe you have that internal voice chattering away at you, telling you not to think too much of yourself. Who are you to think you can lead? In this episode, David discusses practical ways you can deal with imposter syndrome (and why he trusts leaders that wrestle with it more than those who don’t). Find the confidence you need to be the leader you’d want your boss to be.

Motivating your team when you don't set the goal

Motivating Your Team When You Don’t Set the Goal

 

For leaders at every level, there are times when you must implement a decision or pursue a goal that you don’t agree with or where you didn’t get input. These are critical moments in your leadership. Handle it poorly and you lose all credibility. But it’s also an opportunity to grow your influence and energize your team to do work they’re proud of. In this episode, David shares practical help for motivating your team when you don’t set the goals.

Your Executive Presence Interview with Hilary Blair

Your Executive Presence – Interview with Hilary Blair

 

Do you ever wonder how you can have more executive presence? (And what is exactly is executive presence?)  Join David for a conversation with Hilary Blair, Founder of ArticulateRC, an expert in voice and presence who works with leaders around the world to develop their executive presence. You’ll get ideas to help you show up as the best version of yourself – not a clone of another leader, when and how to get feedback on your presence, how to let people see you, building trust, and, yes, we even talk about your clothes – but maybe not in a way you’ve ever heard before.

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Encouragement that gets results

Encouragement that Gets Results

 

You know you should encourage your team – but how do you encourage people in a way that’s authentic and builds results? In this episode, David shares three ways to guarantee your encouragement builds momentum and helps your team achieve results.

Leading from the Roots with Dr. Kathleen Allen

Leading from the Roots – Interview with Dr. Kathleen Allen

 

In this wide-ranging interview, David and his guest, Dr. Kathleen Allen, explore how to grow change in ways that make it last, why survival of the fittest is a mistake, and how you can use nature as inspiration to lead in ways that will get better and more lasting results. Be ready to take notes – there are so many valuable questions you can use to have lasting influence.

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Leading friends and former peers

Leading Friends and Former Peers

 

My first formal leadership role where I would lead my friends and former peers didn’t go so well. When we ask a group of new leaders about their biggest problems, leading friends and former peers is always one of the most common challenges they mention.

It’s one of the most difficult challenges for most emerging leaders. We’ve even watched experienced leaders stumble when asked to address or lead a team of their peers. In this episode, David discusses the problems that come from leading friends and former peers and shares seven ways to lead this special group well.

Where to start when your team won't collaborate

Where to Start When Your Team Won’t Collaborate

 

You’ve got a clear goal, you’ve made sure everyone knows what matters most, but your team still won’t collaborate. It’s a frustration many leaders face. If this happens to you, it may be because you’ve only got halfway to the clarity your team needs. In this episode David shares where to start when your team won’t collaborate.

help your team solve problems and think critically

How to Help Your Team Solve Problems and Think Critically

 

It’s the number one challenge we hear from managers – time. You need time to do the work only you can do, but how do you support your team and get your work done?

It’s especially challenging when your team is struggling. You want to be supportive, so you give them the answer … but then they’re back next time and before long you don’t have time to do anything but solve other people’s problems.

In this episode, David shares a quick coaching process you can use to help your team develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills—which will free you up to do the work only you can do.

Find the Others Leadership Excellence Profile Jamie Marsden

Find the Others – Leadership Excellence Profile with Jamie Marsden

 

Do you have a great idea burning inside you? Will it transform your company? In today’s episode, you’ll meet Jamie Marsden – an engineer who saw an opportunity and built a team to support leaders in a groundbreaking way. He’ll share his journey, inspiration to help you do the same, and some helpful thoughts on being a great manager and leader.

If you’ve got a leader you would like to nominate for a future episode profile in leadership excellence, please email me or head to the podcast homepage and click the orange button.