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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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Perception - How You Perceive Yourself

“Ducking and dodging” is how a leader experiences herself when the pressure’s on. In a courageous coaching conversation, she and her coach discuss the nature of fear and how to manage it.

Having displayed physical anger during a meeting, a leader seeks help from his coach. Mindfulness hardly seems the answer – at least as the leader has defined it. The coach gives a new definition.

A crackling-smart leader disdains mentors, although she says she loves to network. Exploring her resistance, her coach begins a conversation about methods to make a mentor relationship meaningful.

After a slip of the tongue, a leader finds himself in potentially hot water with a division president. He and his coach discuss what it means to be honorable and three actions to achieve it.

Most leaders were successful individual contributors. As they rise, they often must learn delegation skills. This episode examines the barriers and behaviors surrounding delegation.

A leader realizes she’s been unintentionally creating a negative impression. She and her coach explore ways to repair the damage and even win people over to becoming devoted followers.

Two different leaders have trouble speaking up when the stakes are high. They each hear a story from their coaching about a man who learned a deep and powerful lesson about speaking his truth.

A well-liked leader suffers an emotional blow from a direct report. She’s thrown badly off balance. Working with her coach to regain her footing, she explores gravitas, what fosters it and endangers it.

Four leaders, wildly different in their styles, must work together to guide a task force. Using the DiSC Behavioral Self-Assessment, they build on their strengths to leverage their differences.

Growing as a leader demands that you learn new behaviors. In this episode, a leader learns the four-step process all of us must pass through in order to create long-lasting, meaningful change.

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