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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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A leader tries to rein in a loose cannon without much luck, until his coach shares a five-step formula for giving feedback successfully in all sorts of situations.

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.

In English, there are only four kinds of questions. Three share a common trait: they’re all close-ended. This episode gives an easy-to-follow model for answering what’s asked like a pro.

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 group of pioneering leadership coaches identify eight criteria that, in their absence, indicate someone is uncoachable. No leader will display all eight, but good leaders must have at least a few.

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 COO wants to address explosive behavior of one of her peers but is understandably cautious. Her coach gives her six steps to help her prepare a conversation about difficult behaviors.

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.

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