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.

Don't Treat Your Team Like Family

Don’t Treat Your Team Like Family

 

It’s a mistake that many well-intentioned leaders make. You want to communicate your care, compassion, and commitment, so you tell your team or company that you’re a family. In this episode, David explains why it’s a mistake to treat your team like family and what to do instead to improve morale and productivity.

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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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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Holding Your Team Accountable for the First Time

Holding Your Team Accountable for the First Time

 

It’s been gnawing at you for a while now – the team isn’t performing at the level you know they’re capable. As a team, you’re not meeting your commitments to one another and due dates continue to slide, but you’re better than this. You know you are. You know the team needs more accountability, and it’s your job to make it happen – but where to begin?

In this episode, David shares practical steps you can take to introduce accountability and build momentum in ways that help you achieve results and improve relationships. Even if you’re holding your team accountable for the first time.

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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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.

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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What's the Best Leadership Culture?

The Best Leadership Culture

 

You hear so much about the power of culture – so what is culture exactly? How do you get the power of culture working for you and your organization? This episode starts with a question from a listener and addresses his question regarding: what is a great culture? Is there a best leadership culture?

Vital Leadership Choice - Effective or Right

Vital Leadership Choice – Do You Want to Be Effective or Right?

 

It’s easy for leaders to get in their own way. Have you ever insisted that you’re right and then experienced frustration as nothing worked the way it was supposed to?

You’re not alone – the leadership choice between “right” or effective is a vital decision.