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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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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Articulate Real & Clear

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.

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