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Developing New Behaviors

Two different leaders are both struggling to maintain focus in high-pressure situations. Their coach shares a story of his own struggles with distraction and the imagery that calmed him.

A division president seeks relief from nervousness. Her coach gives her a thought exercise that unlocks an expansive sense of herself. That same exercise is here for you.

Your personal issues impact you. That’s only human. Addressing them with a coach or a therapist is an act of personal courage. Here are ways to help you decide the right path for you.

A leader tells his coach he hates the coaching. He feels more self-conscious and less effective. But he sticks with it, discovering that learning through trial and error can have surprising benefits.

A leader tells her coach she wants to be not just good, but terrific. Together they explore the essential element leaders must display if they want to exude charisma: connection with others.

Having learned as a child that “the nail sticking up gets pounded down,” Arianna rarely advocated for herself. But when a new role opens up, she’s eager to learn how to ask for what she wants.

A chief officer is driving his CEO nuts with constant overtalking. Through thought exercises and prompts for self-talk from his coach, he begins learning how to be more concise.

“I hate chat” is a familiar refrain. Yet, to advance, this social lubricant is a “must have.” This episode gives four concrete behaviors that will allow you to wade into a room with grace.

We express ourselves in a bandwidth that’s comfortable. When someone’s expressive bandwidth becomes too narrow, we struggle to listen to them. Here are tools to expand your bandwidth.

“She needs a stronger presence” was the feedback about Terri. She engaged in coaching to build those muscles. This episode has nine behaviors to help you build a stronger presence.

The single most important source of distrust is uncovered and discussed in this episode. Two behaviors leaders can exhibit to deepen trust are also discussed. Crucial tools for leaders’ toolkits.

A leader, thinking her coaching homework was too simple, discovers a challenge and a reward that are both unexpected. She learns two factors that are crucial for creating long-lasting behavioral change.

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