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Coaching for Leaders

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 25 million downloads and the #1 search result for management on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at CoachingforLeaders.com

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515: Managing Up, Team Guidelines, and Reading Well, with Bonni Stachowiak

Bonni Stachowiak: Teaching in Higher EdBonni Stachowiak is the host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, a professor of business and management at Vanguard University, and my life partner. Prior to her academic career, Bonni was a human resources consultant and executive officer for a publicly traded company. She is the author of The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide*.Recent Trends Many leaders are seeking advice on how to manage up. We’re noticing that team behavior is a challenge for leaders right now.Listener Question Rudolf asked for recommendations on how to make the most of reading — and how to make time for it.Resources Mentioned Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes* by William Bridges with Susan Bridges Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change* by William Bridges with Susan Bridges ReadwiseRelated Episodes How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) How to Deal with Opponents and Adversaries, with Peter Block (episode 328) How to Start Managing Up, with Tom Henschel (episode 433) How to be Diplomatic, with Susan Rice (episode 456) Giving Upward Feedback by Tom Henschel (The Look & Sound of Leadership)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


1 Mar 2021

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405: Develop Leaders Before You Leave, with David Marquet

David Marquet: Turn the Ship Around!David Marquet is the former commander of the U.S.S. Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Under David’s command, the ship had an impressive turnaround, achieving the highest retention and operational standings in the Navy. David is the author of the bestseller Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders, a book USA Today called one of the 12 best business books of all time.Key Points Accomplishment is the production, leadership is building production capacity in your team. Understanding the purpose of the organization is the key to unlocking empowerment. You’ll suffer the consequences of your behavior if you couple the behavior with the outcome.Resources Mentioned Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders* by David Marquet The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen R. CoveyBook NotesDownload my highlights from Turn the Ship Around! in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) Turn Followers Into Leaders, with David Marquet (episode 241) How to Build Psychological Safety, with Amy Edmondson (episode 404) Retrieval Practice, with Pooja Agarwal (episode 421)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


22 Apr 2019

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445: How to Support Other Leaders, with Mindy Pankoke, Jeff VandenHoek, and Andrew Mugford

Mindy Pankoke, Jeff VandenHoek, and Andrew MugfordOn this SaturdayCast, longtime listeners Mindy, Jeff, and Andrew join Dave to discuss how they’ve worked together to support each other in their leadership development. They share the importance of setting expectations in advance, getting external perspective, and celebrating key milestones.Key Points Getting people together outside of the organization/industry is helpful for objective perspective. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn There’s the temptation to think, “What could I possibly offer?” Almost always, each person is able to offer a lot more than they expected. Say “thank you” when someone offers something, even if you’re not sure it’s useful. It is important to celebrate significant milestones.Resources Mentioned The Coaching Habit* by Michael Bungay StanierRelated Episodes These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier (episode 237) How to Create Meaningful Gatherings, with Priya Parker (episode 395) How to Make Your Work More Visible, with John Stepper (episode 397)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


14 Dec 2019

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502: The Way to Build Wealth, with Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan: Everyday MillionairesChris Hogan is a best-selling author, a personal finance expert, and a leading voice on retirement, investing, and building wealth. His goal is to help as many people as possible avoid financial traps and set their families up for the future.His book Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number* is a number one national best seller. He is also the author of Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too*.In this conversation, Chris and I discuss the national study that his organization conducted on everyday millionaires. We address some of the common misconceptions about millionaires. Plus, we detail both the mindset and behaviors that millionaires have that support the creation of wealth.Key Points The top three occupations for millionaires are engineer, accountant, and teacher. Millionaires steer clear of debt. Millionaires have a mentality of abundance vs. scarcity. They embrace change and usually see adversity as an opportunity for growth. Millionaires are frugal, not flashy. They spend less than the general population on groceries, restaurants and clothing. Employer sponsored retirement plans are a key vehicle the vast majority of millionaires use to build wealth. Only 1 in 5 millionaires receive any kind of inheritance.Resources Mentioned Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too* by Chris HoganRelated Episodes Improve Your Financial Intelligence, with Joe Knight (episode 244) Four Rules to Get Control of Your Money, with Jesse Mecham (episode 356) Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money, with Jill Schlesinger (episode 396)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


30 Nov 2020

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306: Five Steps to Hold People Accountable, with Jonathan Raymond

Jonathan Raymond: Good AuthorityJonathan Raymond is the founder of Refound, a firm that believes we should all be aiming for more Yoda and less Superman. He is the author of the book, Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For* and the creator of the The Good Accountability course*.Many managers and leaders recognize when more accountability is needed, but few use a process that invites high performance and embraces the whole person. In his work at Refound, Jonathan invites leaders to imagine a world where personal and professional growth are one thing, and where improving your relationships and owning your strengths translate directly into the rest of your life.In this conversation, Jonathan teaches us a common language around accountability that works for almost everyone. Plus, he teaches us the five key steps of the accountability dial.Key Points Micromanagement is focused on tasks, but accountability is focused on relationships. Accountability doesn’t work unless there’s a context of personal caring. Employees want growth, and growth comes from productive discomfort. If you if you orient your day towards acknowledgment only on the positive side, you’re missing the better part of it.The 5 Steps of the Accountability Dial: The Mention The Invitation The Conversation The Boundary The LimitResources Mentioned The Good Accountability course* Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For* by Jonathan Raymond Download the Accountability Dial Refound (Jonathan's Firm)Book NotesDownload my highlights from Good Authority in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) New Management Practices of Leading Organizations, with David Burkus (episode 253) Moving Beyond Command and Control, with Brian Robertson (episode 258)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


17 Jul 2017

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148: The Four Critical Stories Leaders Need For Influence, with David Hutchens

David Hutchens: The Storytelling LeadersLeaders often hear about influence through storytelling, but don't know where to start. David Hutchens shares four stories to tell and how to get started.“It’s more important to tell a strategic story, to tell the right story, even if you don’t tell it particularly well.” -David HutchensThe starting point of telling stories is permissionStorytelling is a skill that nobody really has to learn since it’s our natural languageLeaders needs to give themselves permission to tell a story in their organizationThe 4 stories leaders need to tell Who we are stories - what it means to be us Think about the stories parents and caregivers told you when you were young about what it was like growing up for them When we do this, we impart information about what we believe and who we are today Every organization and team has an origin story David shared the origin story of General Electric A story from a leader always has a reason for telling it What are the identity and origin stories that you have?Vision stories - the future we desire These stories should be told in present tense language You can tell a story about somebody else that is already doing what it is you envision You might tell a story about someone else if it’s a big jump from where the organization is todayValues in action stories - how the espoused values show up in our organization David mentioned Zappos and the stories they create about customer service The stories being told also affect how members of the organization make future choices The right story should reconnect people with why they really care about this workChange and learning stories - the stories about a time we tried something and learned from it This is generally the hardest story to tell Think about the leaders you’ve loved and appreciated the most (the best ones do this well) These stories can build culture and loyalty David shared the failure story of New Coke Here’s the structure: I tried something Here’s the bad result I got Here’s why I got that bad result Here’s how I’m now changing my behavior so I get a better result next timeDon’t try to change your voice and be a professional storyteller: talk like youResources Mentioned GO Team program* Leadership Story Deck* by David Hutchens Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers* by David Hutchens David’s email: David@DavidHutchens.comDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


7 Jul 2014

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192: How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke

Susan Gerke: Go Team ResourcesSusan was last appeared on three prior shows: 21: Your Strengths and Blind Spots 138: The Four Unique Types of Teams 139: How To Maximize Team PerformanceYou can discover more about Susan and her training materials at Go Team Resources.On a true team, the work is all integrated.Don’t create guidelines yourself and give them to the team.A starting point for how to create team guidelines is what did not work well on a previous team.“The dialogue that happens while team guidelines are being created is almost the highest value thing that happens.” -Susan GerkeIt’s important to have everyone present at a team meeting.Creating operating guidelines is really foundational work for a team.If you don’t do these kinds of things for your team, where do you go when you’re struggling?How to keep it visible: Don’t go past 8 guidelines for a team Have a team rate themselves on each item immediately Assess the same number at regular meetings (monthly and then quarterly) Make changes along the way, but use a structured process Disagreement is the sign of a healthy teamWe also mentioned Susan’s business partner David Hutchens, who appeared on episode 148: The Four Stories Leaders Need For InfluenceDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


11 May 2015

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271: How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with Judith Glaser

Judith Glaser: Conversational IntelligenceJudith Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants, and executive coaches, in the consulting industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence, Neuro-innovation, and WE-centric Leadership. She is a best-selling author of seven business books including her newest best seller Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results*.Key Points Great conversation leads to great relationships, which leads to great culture. Level I conversations are about resistance Level II conversations are about “wait and see“ Level III conversations are about co-creation When we are threatened by others, cortisol can linger for 26 hours. Children have the same capacity for conversational intelligence that adults do, but only if we have the courage to nurture their growth.Resources Mentioned Conversational Intelligence* by Judith Glaser Conversational Intelligence websiteSpecial NoteSadly, Judith passed away in 2018 after a long battle with cancer. You can read about her life's work at The CreatingWE Institute.Related Episodes How to Listen When Someone is Venting, with Mark Goulston (episode 91) How To Address Difficult Conversations, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 161) How to Start a Conversation With Anyone, with Mark Sieverkropp (episode 177)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


14 Nov 2016

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161: How To Address Difficult Conversations, with Bonni Stachowiak

Bonni and I respond to questions from the Coaching for Leaders community on how to handle difficult conversations and more.Guest: Bonni StachowiakTeaching in Higher EdQuestion from LeonardoI´m one of your fans, I listen your podcast every day and I see better results on my day job managing an emergency room in Brazilian Hospital. I'm a cardiologist and today I work as a manger also. I was listening the episode 143, about feedback, while I was driving to my job and I was thinking how difficult to me is receive a negative feedback. I think that what struggle in this situation is emotion and controlling the emotion to respond or give some excuse for that negative perception. When I give any feedback to my employees I saw this same problem. How do I train myself to be better on that? Episode #143: Accepting Feedback With Sheila Heen of Difficult Conversations Episode #107: Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback with Tom Henschel Lets Get Real Or Let's Not Play by Mahan Khalsa*Question from Dow Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen* The Dale Carnegie Course How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie* Positive Coaching by Jim Thompson*Question from NathanI am not currently in a "leadership" position but I feel that I am being called to leadership and feel that leadership and coaching is something that I would enjoy long term. I wanted to ask what recommendations you would have to really start moving in this direction and to start developing those skills. I've been trying to read books and listen to podcast to get some insight but haven't really had the opportunity to hone these skills. I am looking at going to toastmasters to get some experience/training in public speaking to get started working on something I don't feel I'm strong in. Do you have any recommendations of things like Toastmasters that I can check out or any suggestions on steps I could take to improve my leadership and coaching skills? Toastmasters Junior Chamber International (Jaycees)Feedback Join the conversation: http://coachingforleaders.com/161 Comments, questions, or feedback for future Q&A shows: http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback Next Q&A show is episode #165 on NetworkingThank you to weekly update subscribers Jane Stachowiak, Melissa Minneci, Nick Smith, Adam Trainque, Jared Weikum, Guto Nicolazzi, Susan Smith, Federico De Obeso, Eduardo Mifano, John Mihalyo, Neil, Marcus Wallace, Adriana Ramirez, Tim Hill, Richard Carter, Clayton Dumcum, Jared Gonzalez, M. Key, Chris Bazille, Aaron Saray, Scott Bray, Chris Bean, Carina Costa, Shaun Ng, Rodney Freeman, Dow Tippett, Tom Kennedy, Kevin Lease, Jennifer Hammonds, David Kane, Francisco Prezoto, Marcia Roberts, Sharon Sauro, and Jennifer Mueller.Receive the 10 Leadership Books That Will Help You Get Better Results From Others, including 2 books that I rely on weekly. You can subscribe at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribeThank you also to David Wissore for leaving a written review on Stitcher and Eve Oliveira for leaving a written review on iTunes. If you've been listening to this show for a bit and feel like you can provide an honest review, kindly visit iTunes or Stitcher and leave a written review for the show. Thank you in advance!


6 Oct 2014

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223: Start With Why, with Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek: Start with Why* and Leaders Eat Last*Questions from Mastermind members: How do you make these ideas part of the operating culture of the organization? —Mike I have listened to Simon's book, Why Leaders Eat Last. Simon provided a lot of examples of what he calls the circle of safety. His philosophy and ideas are rational. Does he have data to support that getting buy in on his philosophy is actually good for business by reducing costs or increasing profits? —ChrisQuotesCompanies should not be deciding their purpose or cause based on market research. That’s like a politician deciding what their vision is based on poll numbers.—Simon SinekThe first step to becoming that leader we wish we had is to actually want to be the leader.—Simon SinekIt’s about all about purpose and creating strong human relationships, and learning your “Why” gives you a massive advantage in decision-making.—Simon SinekFulfillment comes through service to others. When we make it about ourselves, it never really works. When we make it about others, it really feels amazing.—Simon SinekIf your kid has a bad report card, you don’t put him up for adoption, you get him a tutor. If someone has performance issues at the company, you don’t fire them, you coach them.—Simon SinekLeadership is a process, and it requires commitment.—Simon SinekThe only way to find out if it will work is to do it.—Simon SinekLeaders are not responsible for the numbers; leaders are responsible for the people responsible for the numbers.—Simon SinekResources Book: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action* by Simon Sinek Book: Leaders Eat Last* by Simon Sinek TED talk: How great leaders inspire actionDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


14 Dec 2015

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237: These Coaching Questions Get Results, with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier: The Coaching HabitMichael is the bestselling author of The Coaching Habit*. In this episode, he teaches us the key coaching questions to help others improve.QuotesI think there are as many definitions for coaching as there are people selling coaching.—Michael Bungay StanierSlow down on the advice giving, and stay curious just a little bit longer.—Michael Bungay StanierThat’s part of the nature of a system; as soon you start changing stuff, it starts pushing back.—Michael Bungay StanierYour organization is a system, and the very nature of a system is to love its own system.—Michael Bungay StanierYou want people to become lazy coaches … lazy because you want the other person to be doing the work. When they’re doing the work, they’re actually unlocking their own potential … you’re helping them to learn, rather than teaching them.—Michael Bungay StanierWe’re all okay with saying no to the stuff we don’t really want to do, but do we have the courage and discipline to say no to the stuff we do want to do?—Michael Bungay StanierDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


21 Mar 2016

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104: How To Maintain Control When Completely Overwhelmed

It’s a busy time of the year for many of us and perhaps you’re struggling with overwhelm recently and#8211; or maybe you feel out of control already. On today’s show, you’ll discover how to maintain control when completely overwhelmed.

2 Sep 2013

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386: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make, with Lois Frankel

Lois Frankel: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner OfficeLois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, a bestselling author, executive coach, and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office*, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich*, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It*.Key Points Women often back off when they see things get competitive. Don’t confuse other people in the workplace with relationships you’ve had in the past. When negotiating, women should focus more on the relationship.Bonus Audio Behavior has changed, attitudes haven’t Don’t be the company’s conscienceResources Mentioned Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office* by Lois Frankel Nice Girls Don't Get Rich* by Lois Frankel The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions, and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace* by Shaunti Feldhahn “Ask Liz” with Liz Weston Connect with Lois Frankel on LinkedInBook NotesDownload my highlights from Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes How to Handle Workplace Bullying, with Jill Morgenthaler (episode 172) How to Tame Your Inner Critic, with Tara Mohr (episode 232) How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices, with Therese Huston (episode 255) How to Help the Underdog Thrive, with Terry Lipovski (episode 275)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


17 Dec 2018

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358: How to Lead Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Mamie Kanfer Stewart: MomentumMamie Kanfer Stewart is the founder and CEO of Meeteor, a global venture providing meeting management solutions. She’s the author along with Tai Tsao of the book Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings*.Key PointsSix reasons we have meetings: Connect Align Decide Ideate/Brainstorm Plan ProduceThree kinds of people that are involved in a meeting are people who need to be: Consulted Informed EngagedResources Mentioned Download the first chapter of Momentum The Modern Manager podcast Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging, and Enjoyable Meetings*Book NotesDownload my highlights from Momentum in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes How to Create Team Guidelines, with Susan Gerke (episode 192) How to Maximize Standing Meetings and More Questions, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 212) The Way to Conduct One-on-Ones, with Zvi Band (episode 246)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


25 Jun 2018

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282: How to Motivate People, with Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely: PayoffDan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His books include Irrationally Yours, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, and his most recent book, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.Key Points The things that motivate us are about accomplishment and achievement, not day-to-day happiness. Most people realize that they themselves are not truly motivated by money, but they still assume other people are completely motivated by it. Figure out a way to pay people that adds to the development of a long-term relationship, not a short-term transactional one. It is important to find a way to connect people’s jobs to the final outcome of their work, because many people don’t feel connected to their organization’s main purpose.Resources Mentioned Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations* by Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational* by Dan Ariely Drive* by Daniel Pink Dan Ariely's websiteBook NotesDownload my highlights from Payoff in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes The Surprising Truth About Influencing Others, with Daniel Pink (episode 84) Create the Best Place to Work, with Ron Friedman (episode 181) What to Do When Somebody Quits, with Molly Moseley (episode 251) New Management Practices of Leading Organizations, with David Burkus (episode 253) Employee Engagement With Management 3.0, with Jurgen Appelo (episode 276)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


30 Jan 2017

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344: The Way to Have Conversations That Matter, with Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee: We Need to TalkCeleste Headlee is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other international networks. She hosts a daily talk show called “On Second Thought” for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She’s the author of the book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter*.Key Points Dysfunctional conversations (especially about politics) are nothing new. What is new is how virtually every decision we make has been politicized. When in a conversation, let go of the burden of trying to convince someone of something. Listen to someone to hear their perspective rather than only waiting to hear what they say just so you can refute it. When you’re trying to take in information, you cannot also be holding an agenda. If you don’t know an answer, don’t try to hide it. Just say, “I don’t know, but I’ll find out.” People have less empathy towards others than they used to. It’s possible to find something in common with almost anyone if you ask a few questions.Resources Mentioned We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter* by Celeste Headlee 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation (Celeste’s TED talk) Don’t Find a Job, Find a Mission Help Make America Talk AgainBook NotesDownload my highlights from We Need to Talk in PDF format (free membership required).Related Episodes How to Know What to Ask, with Andrew Warner (episode 198) Use Power for Good and Not Evil, with Dacher Keltner (episode 254) How to Increase Your Conversational Intelligence, with with Judith Glaser (episode 271)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


9 Apr 2018

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177: How to Start a Conversation With Anyone, with Mark Sieverkropp

Mark Sieverkropp: How to Start a Conversation With AnyoneMark and I were both featured by Forbes as 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 20151. First Impressions last the longest John Corcoran spoke in episode 169 on what we can do to recover from a bad first impression2. Practice the type of listening that makes a difference“...if you aspire to be a good conversationalist, be an attentive listener. To be interesting, be interested. Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments.” -Dale Carnegie3. Understand who people are by how they act4. People like others who share their same interests5. Do not hold your listener hostage6. Remembering the conversation is crucial to growing the relationshipDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


26 Jan 2015

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376: How to Become the Person You Want to Be, with James Clear

James Clear: Atomic HabitsJames Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He’s the author of the new book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones*.Key Points Goals are great for deciding what direction you want to head, but to actually get there it’s all about your systems. Results aren’t what needs to change; the processes and habits are what need to change. Start with the identity you want for yourself and build your habits to reinforce that identity. Your habits are what prove your identity to yourself. Habits are like compound interest for self-improvement.Bonus Audio How habits reinforce your identityResources Mentioned Atomic Habits* by James Clear James Clear on Annual ReviewsRelated Episodes Getting Things Done with David Allen (episode 184) Create Behavior That Lasts With Marshall Goldsmith (episode 196) The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality (episode 217)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


15 Oct 2018

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190: How to Improve Your Coaching Skills, with Tom Henschel

Tom HenschelHost, The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast and Executive Coach, Essential CommunicationsWhen it’s a development issue (or a way of thinking) it’s coaching that’s most helpful.Tom says that coaching needs good goals, or at least one single goal over time.Think about the goal as if it were on video — how do you want the end result to look?“Coaching? It’s not about you.” -Tom Henschel“The coaching process is helping someone understand, from their own point of view, why it would be in their benefit.” -Tom HenschelTom shared two stories from his teenage daughter Julia that helps him with coaching.Food for thought:Do people see coaching as part of their jobs? Do they have time for it?To improve your coaching skills: Let them go first. Use open ended questions, such as, “What does that sound like to you?” Earn the right to give advice.Tom last appeared on these two episodes:107: Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback with Tom Henschel164: How to Handle a Boss Who’s a Jerk with Tom HenschelFeedback Comments, questions, or feedback for future Q&A shows: http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback The next Q&A show is episode 191 on the topic of booksPlease join my weekly leadership guide. The leadership guide is delivered to your inbox each Wednesday and includes my thoughts and recommendations on the best articles, podcasts, videos, and books, to support your development between shows. It also includes a brief overview and link to the full weekly show notes. If you, like me, tend to listen to podcasts while you’re on the road or exercising, this will give you an easy way to follow-up later on the links and resources we mention in every show.As a bonus, when you join the weekly leadership guide, you’ll get immediate access to my reader’s guide listing the 10 Leadership Books that Will Help You Get Better Results From Others with brief summaries from me on the value of each book. Download the 11-page reader's guide and 9-minute video of these book recommendations…plus, insight on the 2 books that I rely on weekly! http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribeCommunity Member SpotlightWant to be featured in an upcoming member spotlight? Visit http://coachingforleaders.com/spotlight


27 Apr 2015

Rank #19

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184: Getting Things Done, with David Allen

David Allen: Getting Things DoneThe Getting Things Done steps: Capture—collect what has your attention Clarify—process what it means Organize—put it where it belongs Reflect—review frequently Engage—simply do.The methodology has not changed in the revision of the book, but what has changed is the number of people who need it.If what’s most on your mind right now is thinking about what should be on your mind, then it’s time to spend more time clarifying what is most important.“Not only do you need to spend time thinking, you need to spend time not thinking – absolutely daydreaming.” -David AllenYour biggest job is to define what your work is.“The big secret about Getting Things Done is it’s not really about getting things done. It’s about creating appropriate engagement with your life.” -David Allen“The people most attracted to what we teach, the GTD methodology, are the people who need it least.”David recommended The War of Art* by Steven PressfieldOne of the best habits you can develop is to do the thing first that you are least looking forward to. Perfectionism is a huge obstacle for procrastination.David recommended Brain Chains* by Theo CompernolleDiscover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


16 Mar 2015

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