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Using an uncommon blend of storytelling and coaching, Tom Henschel created 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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“Great job” is not feedback. It’s encouragement. Just as “That sucked” is not feedback, it’s discouragement. This episode is loaded with tools for every style of manager to give better feedback.

“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.

Intellectually we know people are different from us. But in our hearts we often think “They should know better” or “How hard can this be?” This episode helps us consider how others may see us.

If ever there was a time for women to lead, that time is now. Dr. Lois Frankel, best-selling author and coach, shares five communication behaviors from her book, See Jane Lead.

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 adamantly believes a colleague is undermining him. A particular question from his coach begins to shift his thinking. Learn the question that allows him to begin repairing the relationship.

Through his coaching, a leader learns how the brain reacts to different questions and begins using them with his team. He learns three tools that completely change his effectiveness as a communicator.

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.

When a leader gets feedback about being “abrasive,” he seeks help from his coach. They discuss a tool called “Talk To Be Heard.” Adopting this communication style smoothed his harsh edges.

Crucial to executive presence, speed of thought can be developed. Like building any muscle, it takes discipline and repetition. This episode gives you a workout regimen to acquire this critical skill.

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