Make Space and Listen

Make Space and Listen

 

So many people are hurting, frustrated, traumatized, scared, or, at the very least, uncertain. That includes your team – and they’re looking at you. In this episode, we talk about fundamental ways to make space and listen. Your team needs you. Be there, even if it’s awkward or uncomfortable.

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.

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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.

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Bridging Differences Better Mentoring Lisa Fain Interview

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring – Interview with Lisa Fain

 

Be ready to take notes as you listen to this powerful interview with Lisa Fain, co-author of Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring. You’ll get practical ways to be a fantastic mentor, a great mentee, and more inclusive leader including:

  • The three whys leaders need to know and communicate.
  • How leaders create more inclusive teams.
  • Why being a mentor will make you a better leader.
  • How to be an awesome mentor.
  • Why noticing differences is a vital leadership skill.
  • The biggest predictor of a mentee’s success.
  • The difference between mentoring and coaching.
  • How to find the right mentor for you.
  • How to be an excellent mentee.
  • Pro tips to end a mentoring relationship gracefully.

Learn more about Lisa and her work at CenterforMentoring.com

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bridging differences for better mentoring

 

 

why just do your job doesn't work

Why “Just Do Your Job” Doesn’t Work

 

When you’re frustrated with a team member who seems to be doing everything but the work you hired them to do, it can feel tempting to bark “Just do your job.” Or perhaps you’ve got a team member who responds, “I don’t care about the big picture, just let me do my job.” In either case, you’ve got a leadership and performance challenge. The world is changing and your team’s success takes more than a “just do your job” attitude. In this episode, you get ways to move out of this attitude and bring out the best from every team member.

Leadership Problem with Passion

The Leadership Problem with Passion

 

Passion is good. Passion for your customers, passion for excellence, and the team’s passion to support one another all lead to great results. But there’s a dangerous problem with passion that can undermine your culture and ruin your leadership. In this episode, you’ll learn how to identify this trap, how to prevent it, and ensure that passion drives healthy results and team relationships in your team.

How to Get the Most Out of Tough Feedback

How to Get the Most Out of Tough Feedback

 

You’re working hard, but then a team member, customer, or colleague gives you some harsh criticism. Should you take it in? Ignore it? In this episode, you’ll get specific tools you can use to get the most out of tough feedback without letting it derail you.

developing people when you dont have time

Developing People When You Don’t Have the Time

 

You’ve got 37 tasks that needed to be done yesterday and somewhere in the back of your mind you know that you should be investing in your people and helping them to grow. You’re right, of course – but you don’t have time not to develop your people. In this episode you’ll get practical ways you can invest in and develop your team members in minutes each day.

How Leaders Manage Their Emotions

How Leaders Manage Their Emotions

 

You can only lead others as well as you lead yourself – and this includes navigating a range of emotions that sadly ruin many leaders’ influence. In this episode, David shares several ways you can work with your emotions to help you be a more effective leader.

Leading when life is out of control

Leading When Life is Out of Control

 

Nothing is certain and life is unpredictable. How can you lead effectively when you don’t know what’s going to happen next and everything seems to be spinning out of control? In this episode David discusses how to find a leadership path through whatever challenging circumstances come your way.

three connections every leader needs to make

Three Connections Every Leader Needs to Make

 

Leadership is often lonely – but it doesn’t have to be. You’re not as alone as you might feel. In this episode, David discusses three connections every leader can make that will nourish, energize, and help you grow.