My guest for this episode of the Mads Singers Management Podcast is Alain Hunkins who has trained individuals and teams in 2000+ businesses in over 25 countries over the last two decades. He is originally from NYC but currently lives in the Netherlands. Fascinatingly, Alain’s curiosity about how people interact with each other is informed by an undergraduate degree in Literature with a minor in psychology and a graduate degree in...theater!That fact kicked off our conversation, as Alain pointed out that no matter what industry you are in, you’re ultimately in the people business, so it’s less important to be subject matter experts in particular industries and more important to be asking the right questions. One of the first ones that Alain usually leads with is, “What’s the biggest challenge you are facing right now?”One of the ways that you can keep track of the challenges your team is facing is by having consistent one-on-ones. By building relationships with people through these regular meetings, you will find out what makes them tick, what they are passionate about, and most importantly, how you can help them. Alain noted that empathy with your people and their situations can lead to performance increases as high as 40%! As I often say, as an individual, your work is judged by what you can achieve, but as a manager, you are judged by what you inspire and motivate in others. Alain agreed, noting that developing people has a multiplier effect, whereas simply “fixing” things is just an additive effect: you get fewer results, slower.Alain contends that another important activity for those in management is a specific time set aside for deep work. Those who are willing to shut out distractions and focus on the most important things consistently make the biggest strides. That habit won’t just matter for yourself: it will have positive ripple effects on your team.We also discussed the importance of proactively asking for feedback and the proper (and only) answer to give when receiving it: “Thank you.”There are so many other great points Alain shared during our conversation: check out the episode, you’ll learn a lot. I sure did! Key Learning Points: 1. Alain shares one of the first questions he usually poses to clients - 3:542. Alain warns on the temptation of being “fixer-in-chief” - 7:543. Mads discusses the key transition that newly promoted managers have to make - 10:304. Mads and Alain note what message gets sent by the length of the notice you give - 13:535. Alain discusses a key shortcoming of clients when they first start getting coached by him - 15:206. Alain talks about why habits aren’t just for ourselves - 20:107. Alain explains the first two categories he looks at when looking to improve the performance of managers - 21:158. Alain shares why good leaders ask for feedback - 26:059. Mads and Alain share the only correct answer when receiving feedback - 29:22 Resources Mentioned:The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner Connect with Alain HunkinsCracking the Leadership Code
263: Alain Hunkins—The Top Ten Ways To Crack The Leadership Code
On the Brink with Andi Simon
Learn how you can become a more dynamic, effective leader Alain Hunkins is the author of a new book, "Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders," which offers a very impactful way to develop leaders. As you know, I direct two leadership academies for two clients. And what I’ve learned over the years is that leaders need to lead to the right places and followers need to know what work they need to do to get there. As you'll hear in our podcast, it’s not that easy. Alain and I talk about recognizing the bad habits inherited from previous generations of leaders and why “old-school” leaders flounder in the “new-school” world. Please listen, learn and share. Watch and hear our conversation here Are people hungry for a new type of leader in the unrest associated with the pandemic? What type? Do they even know? Typically, the culture of an organization is very comfortable keeping its employees in the world that they have always known. Leaders in those types of organizations have honed their skills over the years so that on the surface, their style seems to work. Then a crisis hits, or new leadership arrives, or major clients leave. What happens? Everything, including leadership, has to shift. But to what? Listen to our conversation and start thinking about your leadership style and those around you with a different perspective, a fresh lens. As I always say, it is time to make change your friend. About Alain Hunkins A sought-after keynote speaker, lecturer, facilitator and coach, Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence, leading to superior results, increased engagement, higher levels of retention, and greater organizational and personal satisfaction. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Alain has worked with tens of thousands of leaders in over 25 countries, and served clients in all industries, including 42 Fortune 100 companies. He delivers dynamic keynotes, seminars, and workshops covering a variety of leadership topics including communication, teambuilding, conflict management, peak performance, motivation and change. As well as his new book, "Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders," Alain has authored over 400 articles, has been published in numerous business publications, and is a certified co-leader for ManKind Project International, a non-profit whose mission is to help men lead lives of service to their families, communities, and workplaces. He is currently based in Northampton, MA with his wife and two children. You can contact Alain through LinkedIn, his website and his blog, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ready to learn how to be a better leader 5 Attributes of Business Leaders Who Drive Innovation Are You Becoming a More Vulnerable Leader? Kimberly Davis—Leading Change: Are You A Brave Leader? Additional resources for you My best-selling new book: "Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business" My award-winning first book: "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights" Simon Associates Management Consultants website
How To Become And Effective Leader: Cracking The Code On The Future Of Leadership with Alain Hunkins
The YourLIVINGBrand.live show
Leadership has come so far since the industrial age, and yet, many are still stuck leading the old way that it's not effective anymore. In this episode, Ben Baker interviews someone who has cracked the leadership code, particularly in this day and age. He sits down with the author of Cracking the Leadership Code, Alain Hunkins. Here, Alain shares his thoughts on the future of leadership while giving some of his great insights into what it takes to be an effective leader where people can thrive, do great work, and feel great about it. He also breaks down the things he found that are working and the things that are not in leadership while also revealing the secrets to building strong leaders: connection, communication, and collaboration. This conversation is surely jam-packed with all the knowledge you need about being an effective leader, one that the team needs to survive, so don't miss out!
Master the Leadership Code | Join Alain Hunkins, author of Cracking the Leadership Code, for a broad discussion on the powerful leadership practices of listening, first impressions, and leading people. Subscribe to the FranklinCovey On Leadership email newsletter and receive weekly videos, tools, articles, and podcasts to help you become a better leader. ow.ly/tH5E30kAxfj A Simple Formula For Success: After having interviewed nearly 150 influencers for the FranklinCovey On Leadership podcast series, Scott Miller shares two traits common to every successful guest. https://resources.franklincovey.com/blog/a-simple-formula-for-success Invest in Emotional Bank Accounts: Here’s how to make regular “deposits” to build trust with others. http://pages.franklincovey.com/2021-Q3-NL-Mar23_Newsletter-Tool-Download.html
I learned so many gems of leadership in this. Alain has a fresh, natural and trustworthy approach to making the world a better place through leadership.Cracking the Leadership Code now available for preorder on AmazonOne of the most practical books on the planet when it comes to leadership and how to make a difference." --Barry Z. Posner, PhD, Professor of Leadership Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, Co-author, The Leadership ChallengeSign up for the 'Building Strong Leaders' monthly newsletter hereView His TEDx talk "The Basic Truth Most Leaders Neglect" here
572: Alain Hunkins - "CRACKING THE LEADERSHIP CODE"
Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
A sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence, leading to superior results, increased engagement, higher levels of retention, and greater organizational and personal satisfaction. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job. Listen in as Alain shares with Lou key components of his new book Cracking The Leadership Code. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD
When I sat down with Alain Hunkins, I enjoyed one of the most poignant and engaging conversations I’ve had on this podcast journey. A veritable subject matter expert in his field, Alain is able to bring the conversation to one between two colleagues, his modesty is only exceeded by his deep understanding of authentic leadership. As Alain explains, leadership is a skill that requires much daily practice and it’s one that comes with responsibility to role model exemplary behaviour that inspires others to walk beside us, to lead us and to have our back. Leadership is also a joyous gift that requires us to develop habits that help us make progress towards a meaningful goal.
Conversations with the Author of Cracking the Leadership Code - Alain Hunkins
Growth Think Tank
When you understand the underpinnings of culture, you will be a more decisive and effective leader. Alain Hunkins is a thought leader and expert in the area of culture. We talk about this book, "Cracking the Culture Code," that will unlock a new awareness in your leaders and impact your company. Alain Hunkins serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education. His clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. Today, Alain Hunkins gives you a playbook to understand your company culture that will improve your bottom line. Get the show notes for Conversations with the Author of Cracking the Leadership Code - Alain Hunkins Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Growth Think Tank featuring Alain Hunkins with me your @GeneHammett http://bit.ly/gttAlainHunkins #AlainHunkins #BestSellingAuthors #Leadership #Culture #GHepisode632 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
Top-Level Consultant Alain Hunkins (Part 2) | How to Manage A, B, and C Players Effectively in the Workplace
Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
The consultant of choice for Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft joins us to share how to manage A, B, and C players effectively in the workplace.
#131 Cracking the Leadership Code - with Alain Hunkins
> Sign Up For Our Newsletter: http://www.firsthuman.com/being-human-newsletter/My guest this week is Alain Hunkins, a veteran leadership coach. He's worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries, and he's author of the just-published 'Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Leaders'.Alain was raised by a mother and grandmother who were both Holocaust survivors. Their trauma-bound personalities were his first experiences of leadership. This sowed the seed for his life-long quest to discover better ways to lead.Over years of working in men's groups, Alain learned to identify and reframe his beliefs on leadership, and, through his leadership coaching, he has learned what works for others.We talk:- Building connection- Dealing with rage- Outside-in vs inside-out development- What limits organisation growth- How parenting shapes the workplaceEnjoy!To your humanity,RichardLinks:Alain's WebsiteAlain's Book