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Episode 12: Setting a New Leader Up for Success hiring onboarding podcast Mar 15, 2022

"How do I help a new leader on my team take the reins in leading? She is doing great. I don't want her to feel like she's not doing a good job, she just needs a few more tools."

A few months ago I was talking to several leaders who were all in the flurry of hiring new people on their team. For...

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Episode 11: Stop the Stress, Please! overwhelm podcast Mar 08, 2022

"How can I help my staff, who are experiencing consistent stress, not reach burnout? I need some practical, tangible tools that I can put into place that will be sustainable over time."

You’re not looking for a short term solution. You and your team have been in it a while and it’s...

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Episode 10: Questions to Help You Make Decisions decision making podcast Mar 01, 2022

My guess is that as a leader, people come to you looking for answers. Especially in those moments when they have five people all telling them different ways they should handle a situation, or the information is contradictory and the way forward is unclear. When people get caught up into too many...

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Episode 9: Leading Your Friends podcast relationships Feb 22, 2022

"In a small organization how do I manage staff and provide effective leadership with my staff that have turned into friends?"

Why Friendship At Work?

The intersection of management and friendship can be a tricky one. What makes it tricky for you?

Some concerns I have heard in conversations...

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Episode 8: Get More Out of Meetings meetings podcast Feb 15, 2022

 

"Now that our roles on the team are getting clear, it seems like our weekly team meetings aren't that effective. How do I decide when we should meet and what we should meet about?"

You’re not getting the same effectiveness out of those meetings that show up on your calendar every...

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Episode 6: Lead Differently in a Remote World change podcast Feb 01, 2022

"How do you lead well when Covid has changed the landscape of how to lead people now that they are mostly working from home?"

It has been fascinating to see how leaders and teams have risen to the challenge of being forced to do something so differently with the shift to suddenly working...

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Episode 5: Write a Job Description that Fits Right podcast team building Jan 25, 2022

"We need to make some role changes on our team. Should I write the job description around their strengths or based on what the organization needs?"


SO, WHAT ARE THEIR STRENGTHS?

This might be a really good time to use assessments if you haven’t. Or, pull out old assessment results that...

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Episode 4: When They Feel Micromanaged delegation podcast Jan 18, 2022

 

"I heard from a team member’s direct report that they feel micromanaged. I probably need to talk to the team member about it, but isn’t it micromanaging if I step in?"

This is a good question. There’s so many layers to what you are talking about here! One layer is that...

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Episode 3: When the Workload is Too Much overwhelm podcast Jan 11, 2022

"How can I help my team when everything is so overwhelming? I want to be encouraging so they don't leave but I don't want to give them false hope that it will get better when it's been this way for a while."

There is something about the last two years that has made the “load” we...

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Episode 2: Offering Feedback Well feedback podcast Jan 11, 2022

"We just finished a big event. Some things went well and others we need to improve. How do I offer feedback? Especially the corrective feedback?"

Let’s start by asking three questions to help you find YOUR way of offering feedback. (1) What is the purpose of your feedback? (2) How will...

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Episode 1: Asking Powerful Questions podcast Jan 11, 2022

"Leadership is exponentially better when accompanied by the skill of asking powerful questions." ~Annie Perdue-Olson

I am a problem-solver and decision-maker. Leadership often requires that ability to be decisive and guide groups of people toward solutions.

If you are a problem-solver like...

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TRAILER: Get the Team You've Always Wanted podcast Dec 14, 2021

Lead your Leaders is a podcast to answer those tough questions that surface when you're trying to build teams that work better together. You’ve got questions that need answers if you are going to develop your own leadership and make an investment in your team so they can become better...

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