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Using an uncommon blend of storytelling and coaching, Tom Henschel created The Look & Sound of Leadership, a unique and influential podcast. Eavesdrop on a monthly coaching conversation and get practical tools you can apply the minute the episode ends.

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Knowing she’ll need to network to achieve her career goals, an ambitious leader asks her coach what a good networking conversation actually sounds like.

An ambitious leader knows she’ll need to network to achieve her career goals. But because networking feels slimy to her, she asks her coach for help.

Angry at himself for continually putting others’ needs before his own, a leader turns to his coach for tools. He learns a new way to think and a behavior to try.

Tired of losing to more savvy players, a leader seeks to decode the secrets of playing politics, focusing particularly on company culture. 

A leader feels stuck. She sees others winning resources she felt should have been hers, but she hates playing politics. What to do? 

What’s helpful to say when you’re in an argument? How can you prepare to have an argument? This month’s coaching conversation dives deeper into the topic of “Conflict” which began last month. This episode has scripts and concepts for mastering The Conflict Conversation. 

Most of us were never taught the skills to help us navigate the dark corridors of the house called ‘Conflict.’ This month’s coaching conversation has practical tools to illuminate your way through Conflict House.

Frustrated at not showing up the way she wants to, a leader, in conversation with her coach, explores ways to integrate her values into her behavior.

A people-centered leader is often wounded by people. Her language reveals patterns of thought that lead her down unhealthy paths. She and her coach try to unplug these thinking errors.

A leader, suffering from his inability to say no, talks with his coach about how to set and hold boundaries. Together they explore four actions available to anyone who needs to say no more often.

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