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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When being right frustrates your leadership

When Being Right Frustrates Your Leadership


You’re smart, informed, and know your work backward and forward. But sometimes, being “right” stops you from being effective. In this episode, you’ll discover challenges leaders face when they’re overly focused on being right and how to let go of being “right” and focus on being effective.

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Why your open door policy doesn't work and what to do instead

Why Your Open-Door Policy Doesn’t Work – and What to Do Instead


The intent behind your open-door policy is good: a door that is figuratively always open to encourage transparency, open lines of communication, a standing invitation for your employees to bring you issues that affect them or their work. But relying on an open-door policy to give you what you need to lead creates several problems and can undermine the culture you want to create. In this episode you’ll get specific strategies you can use to move beyond the open-door and lead with intention.

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supporting and building on your team's discoveries

Supporting and Building On Your Team’s Discoveries


Disruptions like the recent crisis also create opportunities. Your team gets scrappy. They figure out different ways to serve your customer or solve problems you didn’t know existed. As you move through these times and establish a new cadence, you don’t want to lose all this innovation and insight. In today’s episode, Karin and David share questions you can ask to take the best of your team and carry it through to a brighter, bolder future.

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Leading beyond ego interview David Meltzer

Leading Beyond Ego – Interview with David Meltzer


In this wide-ranging interview, David and David discuss how to rapidly make effective leadership decisions, how to keep your ego from derailing your influence and effectiveness, a three-step process to quickly work through strong emotions and find a productive response, techniques to ensure a productive day, a five-step regimen to ensure your leadership effectiveness – and much more. Be ready to take notes and enjoy this interview with David Meltzer.

David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. He’s written several #1 books and, among his many achievements, Variety Magazine recognized David as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year.

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leading teams when everyone works from home

Leading Teams When Everyone Works from Home


For many leaders, the challenge of keeping your team focused, productive, and connected when everyone works from home can feel overwhelming. In this episode, you’ll get practical strategies you can use to lead well, even when everyone’s working from home.

Links from this episode:

Lead Remote Meetings that Get Results and Build Relationships

7 Icebreaker Questions to Melt Frustration and Build Trust

leading new normal interview with john register

Leading the New Normal – Interview with John Register


John Register was a decorated athlete when one misstep changed his life forever. How do you find that positive new normal and lead well when your world has turned upside down? Join us for a discussion of how to keep the past from holding you back and move into your full confidence and courage as you lead in the new normal.

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Lead remote meetings to build results and relationships

Lead Remote Meetings that Get Results and Build Relationships


Even after social distancing ends, remote meetings are here to stay. In this episode you’ll get several ways to ensure that your remote meetings are the best use of everyone’s time – including how to take advantage of technology to do things you can’t do in a face-to-face meeting. Every meeting should lead to results and build relationships – and remote meetings are no exception.

In this time of extraordinary uncertainty and change, your team has learned to adapt quickly and do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are.

You’ve seen what can be done, despite constraints, as you worked to find creative, sometimes even Herculean solutions to serve your customers while keeping everyone safe.
As we look beyond this immediate crisis to establish a new normal, how will you leverage this spirit of micro-innovation, problem-solving, and customer advocacy on your team? Join us for a free IDEA Inspiration Rally to unleash your team’s best ideas for a better, bolder future.
Leading through crisis and change

Leading Through Crisis and Change


Coronavirus has turned the world upside down. When you’re called on to lead your team through crisis and rapid change, focus on clear, concise, calm communication. In this episode, get a practical example and more ways you can lead your team through crisis and change.