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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

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So helpful!

By becca327 - Sep 19 2019
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Such great information and techniques !

So helpful!

By StepyT - Aug 26 2019
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Your podcasts have been helpful not only in the office but at home! Thanks!

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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

Networking

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A crucial skill even if you’re in your job for life—which you’re not!

Sep 10 2009

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Communicating with Clarity

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Expert communicators put up signposts so their listeners can follow them easily. Using these “frameworks” can distinguish you as a clear and expert communicator.

Jan 10 2013

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The Sound of Leadership and of Management

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Some ways of speaking lend themselves to more effective management. And some ways of speaking lend themselves to more effective leadership. This episodes explores those differences.

Feb 01 2018

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Executive Presence - Three Pillars

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This month’s coaching conversation explores the three pillars of executive presence.

In this episode's commentary, Tom mentions research about Executive Presence conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation. The key findings are available at: https://www.talentinnovation.org/publication.cfm?publication=1340

Three episodes grew directly from ideas in that white paper: Gravitas Emotional Intelligence Showing Teeth

The Executive Coaching Tips archive has a filter for "Executive Presence." It's at: https://essentialcomm.com/tag/executive-presence/

Four additional episodes you might listen to are: Conquering Fear Inhabiting Executive Presence Short Sounds Confident The Voice of Authority

Browse the entire archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com

Jan 10 2019

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Ask for What You Want

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Give yourself permission to ask without apology or fear.

Jun 06 2008

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Sounding Well-Spoken

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Apr 02 2009

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Leading Teams

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Five questions your team needs to answer if they're all going to move in the same direction. Plus a four-layer pyramid that needs defining.

Nov 03 2011

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Personal Branding

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Each one of us has a personal brand. Every day we reinforce our brands consciously or unconsciously. The tools in this episode will help you craft your brand with intention. 

Jul 09 2014

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Three Little Phrases with Big Impact

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Phrases to keep people listening to your data and to get people to comply with your decisions.

Dec 02 2010

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Three Words You Should Never Say

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Want to boost your credibility? Stop saying these words.

Jul 08 2010

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Creating Charisma

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Turn up your heat from a gentle simmer to a rolling boil.

Jun 26 2008

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Building Emotional Intelligence

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Companies invest in developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) because its presence improves performance. EQ has four steps. Here is number one. 04/04/13

Apr 04 2013

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Holding People Accountable

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Jul 23 2009

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Coaching Your People

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Helping develop your people is a win for everyone. But developing people is quite different from managing people: developing people requires you to be a coach. Here’s how.

Apr 01 2015

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Leadership versus Management

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Are leadership and management really different? And does it matter? This month’s coaching conversation explores what separates leadership from management. And what connects them. And why it matters for you and the people you lead.Are leadership and management really different? And does it matter? This month’s coaching conversation explores what separates leadership from management. And what connects them. And why it matters for you and the people you lead.

If you're interested in related episodes, you can search the archive under "Leadership" and/or "Management Skills." Those are at:https://essentialcomm.com/tag/leadership/

and

https://essentialcomm.com/tag/management-skills/

Five specific episodes you can listen to are

  • Building Empathy
  • Dynamic One-on-Ones
  • How Teams Fight
  • Taming Meetings
  • The Voice of Authority

During the episode, three lists are built. Here they are:

Leadership behaviors:

  • Motivating
  • Aligning
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Creating visions and strategies

Management actions:

  • Staffing
  • Budgeting
  • Controlling
  • Measuring
  • Problem solving

Relationship skills:

  • Strong, positive networks
  • The ability to persuade
  • Having influence
  • Using emotional intelligence

The thought leader about leadership versus management is John Kotter from Harvard Business School. He has many books and articles that explore this topic in depth.

Jan 11 2018

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Building Rapport

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Rapport is easy when people’s styles match. But when there’s a mismatch, what then?

Jan 06 2011

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Self-Awareness & Self-Management

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Leaders who are technically gifted leaders are often less gifted when managing their relationships. To avoid derailing—and to have healthy relationships—leaders need the two skills addressed in this month’s podcast.

Oct 04 2012

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Performance Reviews

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Six lessons for delivering meaningful performance reviews.

Dec 01 2011

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Managing Up

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We all want bosses who are sensitive to our needs. But savvy players know we need to manage our bosses at least as much as they manage us.

Aug 06 2014

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Inhabiting Executive Presence

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Getting to the next level of executive presence usually demands the adoption of new behaviors. This month's episode explores a three-step process that helps new behaviors become habits.

Helping you change behavior so you can be perceived the way you want to be perceived is the raison d'être of this podcast. If it's time for you develop more effective behaviors, there is an entire category in “The Look & Sound of Leadership" archive that will accelerate your development.

The archive is at: essentialcomm.com/podcast

The category, "Developing New Behavior" is at: essentialcomm.com/tag/developing-new-behaviors/

Five favorite episodes in that category are:

The episode called "Creating New Behaviors" has a PDF that goes along with it. If you'd like it, just ask. I'd love to send it you. Pop me an email at: info@essentialcomm.com

Jan 12 2017

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Don’t Take Anything Personally

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This month’s coaching conversation wrestles with the eternal struggle to depersonalize the events in our lives that feel so personal. Is it even possible to actualize the adage, “Don’t take it personally?”

Tom mentions two books that can help you manage yourself so you don’t take things personally: The Four Agreements

Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

In the archive, this Tip is in five categories: Managing Yourself

Perception – How You Perceive Yourself

Perception – How You Perceive Others

Personal Growth & Self-Development

Self-Talk

Five related Coaching Tips you can listen to are

Acting on the Corporate Stage

Animating Your Persona

Don’t Take It Personally

Self-Limiting Beliefs

Taming the Wild Child

Lots to browse through!

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Get the HTML transcript:

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Be in touch with Tom:

https://essentialcomm.com/contact

From everyone at “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” thanks!

See you next month!

Dec 05 2019

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Boundaries

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This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries.This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries.

Tom mentions three books that will help you speak up and set boundaries: 

Crucial Conversations https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/0071771328/

The Four Agreements https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Toltec-Wisdom-Collection/dp/1878424580/

Leadership and Self-Deception https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Self-Deception-Getting-Out-Box/dp/1523097809/

If you want to receive a zip file with Executive Coaching Tips related to assertiveness, reach out to Tom at: info@essentialcomm.com

This Tip is in four categories in the archive: Developing New Behaviors Personal Growth & Self-Development Self-Talk For Women

Lots to browse through!

Five related Coaching Tips you can listen to are

Act “As If” The Executive Impostor The Many Parts of You Taming the Wild Child Self-Awareness & Self-Management

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Get the HTML transcript: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/ 

Be in touch with Tom: https://essentialcomm.com/contact   From everyone at “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” thanks!

See you next month!  

Nov 14 2019

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Agreeable Disagreement

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This month’s coaching conversation follows an executive’s journey from a bulldozer, rolling over people and their ideas, to a thoughtful seeker of ways to get his ideas heard while also building positive relationships.

Related episodes are: Assertion versus Aggression Be Impeccable With Your Word Disagree Agreeably – yes, that was an episode long ago! Don’t Take It Personally The Conflict Conversation Sorting & Labeling

This Tip is in four categories in the archive: Communication Skills Executive Presence For Women Relationship Building

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Get the HTML transcript: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

From all of us, thanks!

See you next month!

Oct 10 2019

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Video Feedback & Executive Presence

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This month’s coaching conversation centers on learning how to watch yourself on video. It might be uncomfortable at times, but the benefits are enormous.

During the commentary, Tom talks about a checklist for you. It’s here.

direct link: https://essentialcomm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Video-Review-Checklist.pdf

Related episodes are Captivate Your Audience

Executive Presenting

“I Talk Too Fast!”

Performing Like a TED Talker

The Power of Rehearsal

This Tip is in these categories in the archive:

Executive Presence Feedback Presentation Skills Perception – How You Perceive Yourself

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Get the HTML transcript: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Tom is at: info@essentialcomm.com

From all of us here, thanks!

See you next month!

Sep 05 2019

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The Talky Executive

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This month’s coaching conversation wrestles with the obstacles that arise when you try listening to people who think out loud – often at great length!

Related episodes are: Sorting & Labeling A Breakdown of Listening Leadership & Listening Short Sounds Confident

In the archive, this Tip is tagged in four categories Communication Skills Leadership Relationship Building Social Skills

The archive of Executive Coaching Tips is available at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: info@essentialcomm.com

See you next month!

From all of us on “The Look & Sound of Leadership” team — thanks!

Aug 08 2019

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The Focused Executive

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This month’s coaching conversation focuses on a leader who finds herself in a storm of heavy seas. To help her find calm, Tom shares a technique from his past.

You can grab the PDF that Tom mentions in this episode at: https://essentialcomm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/MindfulnessResources.pdf

In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories: For Women Managing Yourself Personal Growth & Self-Development Self-Talk

Related episodes are: Combating Emotional Hijacks Conquering Fear Eliminating Distractions Choosing Persistence The Mindful Executive

The archive of Executive Coaching Tips is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Subscribe to the HTML version and get transcripts of each month’s episode at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Thanks, all! See you next month!

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Jul 11 2019

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Fighting Authority

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This month’s coaching conversation revolves around a former client’s direct report who is caught up in old wiring which is short-circuiting his effectiveness.

This episode is tagged in six categories. Something of a record! For Women Management Skills Managing Yourself Perception – How Your Perceive Yourself Personal Growth & Self-DevelopmentSelf-Talk

Here are eight, yes, eight related episodes. Combating Emotional Hijacks Conquering Fear Negative Self-Talk Self-Limiting Beliefs Self-Awareness & Self-Management Taming the Wild Child The Many Parts of You Unmasking a Stand-In

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Thanks for your iTunes reviews!!!

Jun 06 2019

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Ask The Coaches - Readers' Letters

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This month’s coaching conversation is between Tom Henschel and Mindy Danna who answer questions from our audience. Tom and Mindy have grown up together professionally. He runs Essential Communications where Mindy is a coach. She also works with the cutting-edge global consulting firm Cultivating Leadership.

During the episode, Mindy mentions two books: "Being the Boss" by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback "Thanks for the Feedback" by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen

Five related episodes are: Discussing Difficult Behaviors Giving Powerful Feedback Handling Defensive Behaviors Soliciting Feedback Upward Feedback

In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories: Feedback Assertiveness Management Skills Managing Up

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

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Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/ or info@essentialcomm.com

Thanks for your reviews and ratings!

May 02 2019

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Inviting Dialogue

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This months’ coaching conversation is with a leader who genuinely wants open dialogue with his direct reports but finds he may have been unintentionally limiting his conversations.

In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories:

Communication Skills

Management Skills

Relationship Building

Social Skills

Six related episodes are:

Building Rapport

Communicating With Clarity

Creating New Behaviors

Facilitating Open Dialogue

Leadership & Listening

Questions as Leadership

The archive is at:

https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

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https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at:

https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Thanks for your iTunes reviews!

Apr 11 2019

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Becoming Expert

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This month’s coaching conversation focuses on a leader striving to become “more visible.” She and Tom imagine raising her presence by giving her a way to speak about herself as an expert without feeling like she’s bragging. A challenging needle to thread!

If you want help on this topic, Tom mentioned a resource he strongly recommends “Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It” by Peggy Klaus.

In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories: For Women Executive Presence Perception - How You're Perceived Self-Talk

Five related episodes are: Act “As If” Acting on the Corporate Stage Personal Branding Speaking Your Truth The Look & Sound of Self-Esteem

The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Mar 07 2019

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Managing Former Peers

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Internal promotions can be mixed blessings. Managing former peers has the potential to upset everyone. This month’s coaching conversation explores ways to handle this live grenade with aplomb.

Two books mentioned during the commentary: Difficult Conversions by Stone, Patton & Heen and Crucial Conversation by Patterson, et al.

Lots of related episodes mentioned: Relating to the issue of clarity: Communicating with Clarity Creating Clarity Driving Your Message Home Sorting & Labeling

Relating to the issue of managing people who are upset: Combating Emotional Hijacks Building Emotional Intelligence Dealing With Emotional Responses

Deep gratitude to those who post reviews. Thanks!

Browse the entire archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast

Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com

Feb 07 2019

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Executive Presence - Three Pillars

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This month’s coaching conversation explores the three pillars of executive presence.

In this episode's commentary, Tom mentions research about Executive Presence conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation. The key findings are available at: https://www.talentinnovation.org/publication.cfm?publication=1340

Three episodes grew directly from ideas in that white paper: Gravitas Emotional Intelligence Showing Teeth

The Executive Coaching Tips archive has a filter for "Executive Presence." It's at: https://essentialcomm.com/tag/executive-presence/

Four additional episodes you might listen to are: Conquering Fear Inhabiting Executive Presence Short Sounds Confident The Voice of Authority

Browse the entire archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com

Jan 10 2019

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Ask The Coaches - Readers’ Letters

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This month’s coaching conversation is between Tom Henschel and Mindy Danna who answer questions from our audience. Tom and Mindy have grown up together professionally. He runs Essential Communications where Mindy is a coach. She also works with the cutting-edge global consulting firm Cultivating Leadership.

Tips related to the questions and answers in this episode are: A Breakdown of Listening

The Executive Impostor

Leadership and Listening

Managing Trauma

Self-Limiting Beliefs

Mindy mentions: “Being The Boss” by Linda Hill.

Google’s Aristotle Study

Tom mentions: “What Color is Your Parachute” by Richard Boles

Every episode is available at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com

Dec 13 2018

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The Executive Impostor

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This month’s coaching conversation explores that insidious feeling of being an impostor. Research tells us that the vast majority us experience this to some degree at one time or another. Here are ways to combat impostor syndrome.

The two psychology professors mentioned in the episode were Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes at Georgia State University.

The TED Talk is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whyUPLJZljE

Related Categories in the podcast archive: For Women Managing Yourself Perception – How You Perceive Yourself Self-Talk

Related episodes are: Act “As If” Acting on the Corporate Stage Inhabiting Executive Presence Self-Awareness & Self-Management The Many Parts of You

Browse the archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Nov 08 2018

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Leading Offsites

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A senior leader wants to give one of his direct reports the experience of leading her own offsite. This month’s coaching conversation is about how a leader can foster an offsite with the power to create change.

AN INVITATION: Send us questions for our upcoming Q&A episodes! Send your questions to info@essentialcomm.com

In the episode, there are many resources to help you learn to lead activities with your team. The six mentioned in the show are: "The Fieldbook of Team Interventions" by Harry Eggleton LiberatingStructures.com Thiagi.com "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni "Overcoming the Five Dysfuctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni "Power Tools for Teams: Plus/Delta" April 2016, The Look & Sound of Leaderhip "Personal Histories as Your Brand" May 2016, The Look & Sound of Leadership

Five episodes to help you build your team leadership skills: Facilitating Open Dialogue Leading Teams Questions as Leadership Your Team’s Best Interest – Part One Your Team’s Best Interest – Part Two

Don't forget to send us your questions!

Oct 04 2018

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Animating Your Persona

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A coaching client needs to exude more presence. Tom proposes a visualization process and walks another coach through it.

In the archive, this episode is tagged in three categories: Developing New Behaviors, Perception - How You Perceive Yourself Personal Growth & Self-Development

Five related episodes are: Acting on the Corporate Stage Creating New Behaviors Inhabiting Executive Presence Self-Awareness & Self-Management The Many Parts of You

Plus, if you want to hear about why our brains find visualization so powerful, listen to: Prepping Like A TED Talker.

Five listeners posted reviews in iTunes this month. Thanks go out to: In the US, Rmb4 catalyst leader Lisabobbi Then, from the UK, Ewen C And from India, FP PJ Sharma Thanks. We couldn't keep growing without this steady stream of support. Thanks so much!

Every episode is available in the archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

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Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Sep 06 2018

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Managing Bad Behavior

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This month’s coaching conversation focuses on a feedback technique that can help manage bad behavior. The coachee likes the technique so much, he wants to try it on his high performers, too!

Related episodes:

Discussing Difficult Behaviors Holding People Accountable Managing Disruptive Executives Managing Performance: Up or Out Sorting & Labeling

Every episode is available in the archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

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Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

To everyone who has ever posted a review for the show in iTunes -- THANK YOU! If you haven't yet, please do. Our survival depends on it. Thanks!

Aug 09 2018

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Managing Trauma

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This month’s coaching conversation focuses on developing someone who may be a trauma survivor. A team leader’s compassionate caution may not be in the survivor’s best interest.

Related episodes: Dealing with Emotional Responses Intimacy in Business: Setting Boundaries Managing Beyond Bad Behavior Showing Teeth Speaking Your Truth

Every episode is available in the archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

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Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

Thank you so much for your reviews. It's hard to convey how meaningful those are. You help keep the podcast alive when you post a review. Thanks!

Jul 12 2018

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Taming the Wild Child

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This month’s coaching conversation features a high-performing client who sometimes wrestles with her fear. Knowing that her fear can diminish her, she seeks a way out.

Tom also talks about the new course "Improv for Leaders” taught by improv master Jeremy Rowley.

Related epsidoes this month: The Many Parts of You Combating Emotional Hijacks Conquering Fear Negative Self-Talk Self-Limiting Beliefs Unmasking a Stand-In Managing Nervousness

Every episode is available in the archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/

Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

And thank you so very much for your reviews. Your contribution is beyond measure when you take a moment to post a review. Thank you!

Jun 07 2018

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Readiness in Coaching

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Why do some coaching engagements achieve positive transformations while others get stuck in the starting gate? This month’s coaching conversation explores who’s coachable, who isn’t, and why.

The PDF discussed during this episode can be downloaded at:

https://essentialcomm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ReadinessInCoaching.pdf The “Who’s Coachable?” episode containing the eight-item list from 2008 is available at:

https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/whos-coachable/

Aside from the “Who’s Coachable?” episode, four other episodes that echo the motifs in this month's Executive Coaching Tip are: Leading Teams

Managing Disruptive Executives

Managing Performance: Up or Out

Resolving Conflict

Every episode is available at: http://essentialcomm.com/podcast/

Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com

May 03 2018

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