Leaders Need a Push Too
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 51
  • Last: 16 Feb 2018
Strength in a leader is not in technical skills, but the ability to combine mental agility with integrity, passion, and respect for people. A leader's moods and emotions send strong signals across the team. Learn how to inspire others by exploring the power of your mind, and the wisdom of your heart, so that you can lead with passion, focus, and emotional intelligence.

Episodes (51)

  • What is your trustbuster?
    What is your trustbuster?
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 14:30
    There are many leaders who affect their culture because they keep breaking trust without meaning to.  They are not aware enough to know how their behaviour affects the people they lead. Do you recognize your trustbuster?  What do you have t... Read more →
    There are many leaders who affect their culture because they keep breaking trust without meaning to.  They are not aware enough to know how their behaviour affects the people they lead. Do you recognize your trustbuster?  What do you have t... Read more →

  • Walking on a Calf Path
    Walking on a Calf Path
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    Published: 16 Dec 2017 Duration: 06:34
    Samuel Floss’s poem The Calf Path has such a message for us as leaders.  What will it take for us to learn to try something new when the old way isn’t working anymore.  We do get ourselves into ruts that are deep and well trodden by those b... Read more →
    Samuel Floss’s poem The Calf Path has such a message for us as leaders.  What will it take for us to learn to try something new when the old way isn’t working anymore.  We do get ourselves into ruts that are deep and well trodden by those b... Read more →

  • Benefits of an Introverted Leader
    Benefits of an Introverted Leader
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    Published: 13 Dec 2017 Duration: 10:07
    Leadership roles come in many styles.  Traditionally extroverted behaviour seemed to be needed to guide and motivate employees and encourage teamwork. Introverts may have been considered to be too quiet and unassertive to successfully handl... Read more →
    Leadership roles come in many styles.  Traditionally extroverted behaviour seemed to be needed to guide and motivate employees and encourage teamwork. Introverts may have been considered to be too quiet and unassertive to successfully handl... Read more →

  • How do we change the things we know we need to change if we want to lead?
    How do we change the things we know we need to change if we want to lead?
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    Published: 19 Jul 2017 Duration: 13:38
    The message really is about understanding how we are seen as leaders.  We need to understand who we really are and who we need to become in order to lead effectively.  Getting clear on the gaps, setting a plan for change, then changing the ... Read more →
    The message really is about understanding how we are seen as leaders.  We need to understand who we really are and who we need to become in order to lead effectively.  Getting clear on the gaps, setting a plan for change, then changing the ... Read more →

  • Do you lead like a victim or do you take your power back?
    Do you lead like a victim or do you take your power back?
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    Published: 17 Jul 2017 Duration: 12:59
    Leaders are seen wearing a mask of “victim” when they lack confidence in their ability to lead, afraid to lose control and blame others when things go wrong.  Or they have a fear of making tough decisions and allow the team to take control.... Read more →
    Leaders are seen wearing a mask of “victim” when they lack confidence in their ability to lead, afraid to lose control and blame others when things go wrong.  Or they have a fear of making tough decisions and allow the team to take control.... Read more →

  • Changing behaviour in order to lead
    Changing behaviour in order to lead
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    Published: 22 Jun 2017 Duration: 08:36
    Learning how to recognize how our team feels about us, makes us realize how they have branded our behaviour.  Deciding to take control of how we are seen, begins with self awareness.  Changing our demeanour and understanding how we present ... Read more →
    Learning how to recognize how our team feels about us, makes us realize how they have branded our behaviour.  Deciding to take control of how we are seen, begins with self awareness.  Changing our demeanour and understanding how we present ... Read more →

  • Vulnerability is scary when you are not confident
    Vulnerability is scary when you are not confident
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    Published: 24 May 2017 Duration: 08:24
    Being brave enough to speak your truth takes confidence.  Self awareness and developing your strengths will give you the confidence you need to express your feelings.  It means being vulnerable, and when you can do that you realize it is a ... Read more →
    Being brave enough to speak your truth takes confidence.  Self awareness and developing your strengths will give you the confidence you need to express your feelings.  It means being vulnerable, and when you can do that you realize it is a ... Read more →

  • Smart ways to deal with toxic people
    Smart ways to deal with toxic people
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    Published: 17 May 2017 Duration: 09:26
    Learning to be resilient in a toxic environment is necessary if you are going to lead.  Being self aware and capable of remaining positive enough to take the actions required to turn a toxic team around, takes skills.  It begins with unders... Read more →
    Learning to be resilient in a toxic environment is necessary if you are going to lead.  Being self aware and capable of remaining positive enough to take the actions required to turn a toxic team around, takes skills.  It begins with unders... Read more →

  • Stop! Look! Listen to Yourself!
    Stop! Look! Listen to Yourself!
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    Published: 9 May 2017 Duration: 08:45
    Dan Goleman quotes: ‘Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head – feeling and thought – meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar’. That can only happen when we as leaders take the time to be mindful, reflective, and willi... Read more →
    Dan Goleman quotes: ‘Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head – feeling and thought – meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar’. That can only happen when we as leaders take the time to be mindful, reflective, and willi... Read more →

  • Steven Covey’s 3 Habits for Creating Interdependence
    Steven Covey’s 3 Habits for Creating Interdependence
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    Published: 24 Apr 2017 Duration: 09:15
    When we become Self Aware and independent we are capable of seeing a bigger picture.  It allows us to look outside of ourselves and to become Socially Aware of others.  Seeking to understand another person teaches us to be kind, keep commit... Read more →
    When we become Self Aware and independent we are capable of seeing a bigger picture.  It allows us to look outside of ourselves and to become Socially Aware of others.  Seeking to understand another person teaches us to be kind, keep commit... Read more →

  • The first 3 habits of Steven Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
    The first 3 habits of Steven Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
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    Published: 19 Apr 2017 Duration: 08:37
    Steven Covey’s 7 Habits can make life as a leader so much easier.  The first 3 habits are about becoming self aware and learning to be independent by taking responsibility for your actions.  Becoming clear on what you want in your life, exp... Read more →
    Steven Covey’s 7 Habits can make life as a leader so much easier.  The first 3 habits are about becoming self aware and learning to be independent by taking responsibility for your actions.  Becoming clear on what you want in your life, exp... Read more →

  • Blame destroys trust
    Blame destroys trust
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    Published: 14 Apr 2017 Duration: 08:38
    Blame can become a habit that drains the life out of relationships in the workplace.  By blaming others we are refusing to take responsibility for our own feelings.  Learning to be accountable for how we feel and expressing it in an adult w... Read more →
    Blame can become a habit that drains the life out of relationships in the workplace.  By blaming others we are refusing to take responsibility for our own feelings.  Learning to be accountable for how we feel and expressing it in an adult w... Read more →

  • Quotes for leaders to live by
    Quotes for leaders to live by
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    Published: 5 Apr 2017 Duration: 09:35
    There is a tremendous amount of information on how to become a great leader.  Practice makes perfect!  The more aware you become of the necessary skills you need to be a leader that people will follow, the easier your job gets.  Paying atte... Read more →
    There is a tremendous amount of information on how to become a great leader.  Practice makes perfect!  The more aware you become of the necessary skills you need to be a leader that people will follow, the easier your job gets.  Paying atte... Read more →

  • Leaders we love to follow
    Leaders we love to follow
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    Published: 29 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:31
    Following a leader with profound strengths makes being their employee a wonderful experience.  When they can inspire, motivate, get results, be strategic, collaborate, walk their talk, be trustworthy, develop and support their team, build r... Read more →
    Following a leader with profound strengths makes being their employee a wonderful experience.  When they can inspire, motivate, get results, be strategic, collaborate, walk their talk, be trustworthy, develop and support their team, build r... Read more →

  • Life with an untrained middle manager
    Life with an untrained middle manager
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    Published: 23 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:25
    As training budgets get cut back, middle managers are put into positions without the training and support that is necessary to build effective teams.  They do the best they can based on the role models they have had.  That is not good enoug... Read more →
    As training budgets get cut back, middle managers are put into positions without the training and support that is necessary to build effective teams.  They do the best they can based on the role models they have had.  That is not good enoug... Read more →

  • Focus your team culture on TRUST
    Focus your team culture on TRUST
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    Published: 20 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:29
    The first of five keys that Google uses to build effective teams is Psychological safety.  That means an environment of trust.  That must be the very first factor that a leader begins with when building a culture.  Where there is trust ther... Read more →
    The first of five keys that Google uses to build effective teams is Psychological safety.  That means an environment of trust.  That must be the very first factor that a leader begins with when building a culture.  Where there is trust ther... Read more →

  • Toxic Leaders come in many different styles
    Toxic Leaders come in many different styles
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    Published: 13 Mar 2017 Duration: 07:55
    Wikipedia definition: A toxic leader is a person who has responsibility over a group of people or an organization, and who abuses the leader–follower relationship by leaving the group or organization in a worse-off condition than when s/he ... Read more →
    Wikipedia definition: A toxic leader is a person who has responsibility over a group of people or an organization, and who abuses the leader–follower relationship by leaving the group or organization in a worse-off condition than when s/he ... Read more →

  • Toxic leadership destroys the workplace
    Toxic leadership destroys the workplace
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    Published: 9 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:31
    Humiliation,  sarcasm, distrust, meddling, and passive aggressive behaviour are all types of bullying.  This creates a toxic environment, and we know there is much more of that going on than ever should be in today’s society.  We know bette... Read more →
    Humiliation,  sarcasm, distrust, meddling, and passive aggressive behaviour are all types of bullying.  This creates a toxic environment, and we know there is much more of that going on than ever should be in today’s society.  We know bette... Read more →

  • Can you say “I made a mistake”?
    Can you say “I made a mistake”?
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    Published: 3 Mar 2017 Duration: 08:59
    Building trust in your team takes courage to admit mistakes and to speak from your heart.  Sometimes leaving your ego at the door is the greatest courage you can present to your people. The post Can you say “I made a mistake”? appeared firs... Read more →
    Building trust in your team takes courage to admit mistakes and to speak from your heart.  Sometimes leaving your ego at the door is the greatest courage you can present to your people. The post Can you say “I made a mistake”? appeared firs... Read more →

  • Being vulnerable creates great leaders
    Being vulnerable creates great leaders
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    Published: 20 Feb 2017 Duration: 12:57
    As Dr. Brene Brown asks….”What is keeping us out of the arena?  What’s the fear?  Where and why do we want to be braver?  What is our armor?  Perfectionism? Intellectualizing? Cynicism?  Numbing? Control?  It is not an easy walk into that a... Read more →
    As Dr. Brene Brown asks….”What is keeping us out of the arena?  What’s the fear?  Where and why do we want to be braver?  What is our armor?  Perfectionism? Intellectualizing? Cynicism?  Numbing? Control?  It is not an easy walk into that a... Read more →

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