Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

The Voice of Authority

Authority and need Sandra was worried about her authority. As an individual contributor she’d been a standout; now she was going to lead a team, and she wanted to be a great team leader. She was grateful for the opportunity to discuss her worries with a coach. Authority was our topic of the day.

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Combating Emotional Hijacks

Consequences of a hijacking Kimberly lowered her eyes and spoke quietly. “I didn’t like myself very much at that point.” I said nothing. “The minute I got back to my office, I knew I shouldn’t have said what I said. I can’t believe I thought, even for a minute, that Max didn’t have my best…

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Creating Safety for Hard Talks

Blocks against hard talks Danielle was reluctant to broach the elephant in the room with her boss, Kerry. Weeks ago, Kerry had offered her a substantial change in position. The benefits attached to this offer were significant, but there were downsides, too. It would mean leaving her international post, which she adored. And she would…

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How Teams Fight

Conflict is good – except when it’s not Sirhan was giving me an update about his team. I had coached Sirhan almost two years earlier and we’d stayed in touch. One major change he’d implemented as a result of our work was a makeover of his team’s meetings. This new way of meeting had generated…

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Taming Meetings

“Death by Meeting” Sirhan’s global management team was relatively new. Since forming just over a year ago, they’d come together three times. I’d facilitated each of the events. Sirhan and I agreed that the team was made up of whip-smart individuals who weren’t yet working together as a leadership team.

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Building Empathy

Bested by her junior Jillian was frustrated. “I should be able to handle her better by now,” she groused. “I’ve been dealing with Doris since my first day here and that’s almost ten years. And then I see this, this, I don’t know, this kid just ease her out of one of her moods. Whatever…

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Personal Histories as Your Brand

Desmond was competing for a senior executive position. We had spent the first several coaching sessions mapping his political landscape. Now we turned our attention to the interview.

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Power Tools for Teams: Plus/Delta

Delta ≠ bad Nathaniel and I were building an agenda for his team’s three-day retreat. Working with Nathaniel was a blast. He was curious, smart and undefended. He seemed willing to hear anything. Well, almost anything. He wasn’t willing to hear about scheduling concrete activities for the mornings of days two and three.

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High-Stakes Meetings

Charlotte over the horizon Charlotte had been the president of a consumer goods company for just over a year. Her appointment had been a surprise because she had no experience in the consumer goods sector. Once installed, she’d ruffled feathers by being relentless about revenue and tough on people. In the sixteen months she’d been…

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Showing Teeth

A dithering executive Dena paused over her salad. We had known each other many years. As an HR leader, she had coordinated the coaching engagements I’d done in her division. She’d invited me to lunch to talk about an exec I’d heard a lot about but never met: Richard.

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Immensely useful! Tom Henschel’s stories and advice helped me become a much better manager… I listen to each as it comes out and still go back to many of the earlier podcasts as well.

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My favorite podcast ever! The Look & Sound of Leadership is amazing.

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Short, Simple and Powerful. Easily some of the best coaching available on the internet. I’ve seen a real improvement in my ability to lead and manage as a result of incorporating these tips into my regular communication.

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