How to Make a New Way of Leading Successful
11:29Whether you know it or not, you have a certain way of leading your team. They are used to you doing things a certain way. So if you suddenly change that without saying anything... It could be very disruptive, and unproductive. In this episode I share what I've learned about how to introduce a new way of leading to make it successful, in part by making the transition more comfortable and inclusive. Resources Mentioned: The Coach Approach Leadership Style
Taking Your Power Back
14:44Are you the hero or the victim of your story? Sometimes we may be a victim - and not even realize it. And when we are a victim - we become helpless and hopeless. This means we don't act, we don't grow and we don't help ourselves or others. Because we see our situation as "reality" - rather than seeing it as a story that can change. In this episode I share how to recognize when you are in victim mode and what you can do to get out of it. Resources mentioned: The Coach Approach Leadership Style course - enrollment is now until December 1st for the February cohort
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Leading Versus Quality Questions
10:26When we communicate with others, and especially when coaching, the quality of our questions can have tremendous impact on the outcome. We can have good intentions, but a question which is leading or directive can shut down a conversation and limit the creativity and resourcefulness of those you work with. In this episode you'll learn how to know if you are asking leading questions, and what to do about it, so you can communicate more effectively and develop your team at the same time.
Why Doesn't My Team Have Ideas?
25:23There are many benefits of a proactive team. A more proactive team means greater diversity of thought, higher team motivation and more time for you to work on the important things on your to do list. Sometimes just asking your team what they think is not enough to make them more proactive and independent. There are reasons why some team members may be hesitant to offer their ideas or make decisions on their own. In this episode we explain these reasons, and then address what you can do so your team will start thinking for themselves, offering solutions and providing ideas that you never even considered.
Are You Sports Coaching or Leadership Coaching?
9:52We often hear the word "coach" and think it means the same, whether someone is a leadership coach or sports coach. But all coaching IS NOT created equal. Sports coaching and leadership coaching are actually very different, and in order to know which we are doing, it's important to know the differences. So we don't end up "sports coaching" our team. This is a common misunderstanding I see people make, and one worth clarifying. Join me in this short episode as I explain the differences between sports and leadership coaching, so you can know which you are doing, and what changes you might want to make.
Why They're Not Doing What You Ask
21:19Has this happened to you as a humanitarian and/or international development leader? You have a meeting with your team, or community, or implementing partner, and you think you've agreed on what to do next. You come back a week later, and find out... nothing has been done! Why is that? The more responsibility we take for our team, the community, government, implementing partner (or even your kids!) not taking action on something, the more likely we can fix it. Because chances are, there's something we have done that ended up with them not taking action. If you want to learn the most common reasons things don't get done (after your team has agreed to do them) and how to overcome them, listen to this episode!
Why You Need to Have More Fun at Work - and Some Ideas on How
18:12Do you have fun at work? If so, how often? I think most of us can use more fun in our work and personal lives, but rarely do we stop to think about how to INTENTIONALLY create it. Having fun at work has been linked to greater productivity, staff morale, and creativity. And it doesn't require a big budget or extra time during the week. You can have fun while still working! How can you? Listen to this episode to find out.
Top 3 Coaching Mistakes Leaders Make and How to Fix Them
13:38This week registration opens for "The Coach Approach Leadership Style" coaching course and to give you an idea of what we cover, I am sharing the top three mistakes I see new humanitarian and development leaders make when coaching, and how you can overcome them! I'm showing you how these might impact the quality of your coaching, and how to increase your effectiveness with a few small changes. To check out enrollment for the coaching course visit here.
A Simple Way to Motivate and Build Trust with Others
14:30Understanding how to acknowledge our team can be the difference between gaining their trust and breaking it. It's more than just saying "nice job!" or "you're amazing!" In this episode I share tips on how to acknowledge (hint, it's different from a complement) and how you can use it to motivate your team's performance and productivity.
How to Save Yourself from Unnecessary Stress
15:03Do you spend late nights thinking about all the things you have to do? Are you distracted worrying about future funding? Do you worry about bigger issues not within your control such as climate change or the economy? If so, this episode is for you. I share two practical and easy tips to help you overcome stress and overwhlem. So you can feel calm and focused. And focus on what truly matters - the present moment. Resources mentioned: What's Your Story?