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.

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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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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