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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Leadership mistakes you make when you’re scared

Leadership Mistakes You Make When You’re Scared

 

Are you holding back? Is fear keeping you from leading well, advocating for your team, or confronting a poor performer? Or are you worried about making a mistake or how you’ll look?

In this episode David examines how fear can cripple your leadership and steps you can take to move through it and be a leader your team respects and wants to follow.

What To Do When You’re Losing Your Soul

 

 

What do you do when you feel like you’re losing your leadership soul? You don’t like how you’re treating people. You’re not living up to your own values. Or you’re overwhelmed and not sure you can get the results you’re accountable to achieve.

Most leaders experience these feelings of isolation, bitterness, or burnout at some point in their career—but you don’t have to stay there. In this episode you’ll get practical ways to figure out why you feel like you’re losing your soul and what you can do to reclaim it. You can achieve breakthrough results—without sacrificing your humanity in the process.

Tools from this episode:

how to discuss expectations violations

5 Stages of Manager Soul Loss pdfFive stages of manager soul loss

Great Leaders Have No Rules

Great Leaders Have No Rules-Interview with Kevin Kruse

 

What are the rules you’ve created that get in the way of you and your team’s success? What if there were a better way?

In this powerful interview with serial-entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and LEADx founder, Kevin Kruse, we discuss the vast power of co-creation and the ownership you can build in your team (and life). Recognize that Great Leaders Have No Rules (the title of Kevin’s most recent book) and how to lead yourself and your team in a way that transforms outcomes, is more fun, and doesn’t drive you or anyone else nuts.

Oh, and there are a few bits of marketing wisdom and personal leadership examples too.

Links from the show:

More about How to Improve Your Team Communications – and the Checklist

Learn more about Kevin Kruse

Check out Kevin’s LEADx project and podcast

Great Leaders Have No Rules

 

 

Have a meeting or send an email

Should You Have a Meeting or Send an Email?

 

Have you ever attended a meeting that should have been a quick email? In this episode, get the criteria you need to choose the right format to move your team forward, make sure you’re not wasting time with meetings that would be better with a quick email, and make every meeting the most productive use of everyone’s time. If you’re new to the show, we invite you to check out Lead Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend.

when one tough conversation isn't enough

When One Tough Conversation Isn’t Enough

 

What do you do when you’ve talked with a team member about a performance issue, but nothing changes? In this episode, learn the ART of the tough conversation – how to avoid talking about the same issue repeatedly and address what’s really going on in a way that gets results and builds relationships.

How leaders can master tough conversations

How Leaders Can Master Tough Performance Conversations

 

One of the most important leadership skills you’ll ever need is the ability to hold tough conversations – and do it well. Master tough conversations and your influence will soar. Most managers, however, never learn how to have tough conversations in a way that gets results and builds a better relationship. In this episode, find out why sandwich feedback is usually a horrible idea and how to use the INSPIRE model for conversations that work.

inspire your team and double productivity

Start Here to Inspire Your Team and Double Productivity

 

As a leader, there is one connection you can make that will do more to inspire your team and increase productivity than anything else you might say. In fact, when you move from none of this to all of it, you can double your team’s productivity.

 

Care to Lead Interview w Alec McGalliard

CARE to Lead – Interview with Alec McGalliard

 

Leadership can feel complicated, but at its core, leading well requires a straightforward focus on a few key behaviors. Join me for an interview with former nuclear submariner Alec McGalliard and invest in the fundamentals of relationships, expectations, and accountability that build your influence.

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Learn more about Alec McGalliard

Lead Meetings Get Results People Want to Attend

Lead Meetings that Get Results and that People Want to Attend

 

It’s a business cliche – people hate meetings. But I don’t think that’s true – we just hate bad meetings.

Why are so many meetings a soul-sucking waste of time? In this episode you’ll get several quick tools to ensure your meetings get results – and that people will want to attend them. Sound impossible? Tune in and transform your meetings forever.

Secret Ingredient to Master Delegation

The Secret Ingredient to Master Delegation

 

Have you ever delegated a task and then six weeks later wonder what happened to it? Avoid the delegation black hole, help your team to work more productively, and distinguish yourself as a manager who gets more done with this one delegation secret.