Monday Moments by Monica Wofford

by Monica Wofford, CSP

Monday Moments by Monica Wofford
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 40
  • Last: 1 Mar 2018
Great leaders, by nature, are continuously learning and growing. Monday Moments™ focus on brief and pointed advice to help you continually refine your personal leadership skills and style. These weekly podcasts provide insights from the founder and CEO of Contagious Companies, Inc. Monica Wofford, CSP. Throughout the series, she shares her 25 years of training, speaking, and own leadership experience so you can bring her teachings to bear on your own issues and challenges. Using a combination of humor, candor, real life examples and big picture thinking, Monica coaches you to develop your own leadership skills AND motivate those employees you lead to do more, foster a great infectious attitude and have them produce superior results. Monica is the author of Contagious Leadership and her new released hit, Make Difficult People Disappear. In each book, she addresses the skill of leadership and how to show respect, recognize team members, coach employees, and guide those you lead to stay longer, produce more, and complain less. Her focus in Make Difficult People Disappear also includes the aspect of emotional intelligence and effective leadership communication with all personalities, even those you find to be difficult. Each of these works, combined with her experience as a corporate and entrepreneurial manager and leader since 1987, make these can’t miss resources provided to help you learn how to become a more effective leader. Monday Moments™ are the cliff note version of Monica’s work to keep you up date with the latest techniques of the most compelling and effective leadership styles. Monica’s corporate leadership training and skill development segments, articles, and works have been featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, AOL Jobs, Forbes and many others. She is a regular contributing author to MonsterThinking.com and Learning2Lead.com. When not running a training class, leading others in her training and consulting firm, or writing about leadership, Monica can be found on the back of horse galloping down a polo field or out playing with her dog. Everyone has to have a little therapy! Even great leaders!

Episodes (40)

  • Why New Managers are Smarter Than You
    Why New Managers are Smarter Than You
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: n/a
    If you gave the title one quick glance and said nuh-uh, this is precisely why you may be undervaluing those newly promoted in your organization. A leader’s role is not to be the smartest person in the room, of course, but how do we discount... Read more →
    If you gave the title one quick glance and said nuh-uh, this is precisely why you may be undervaluing those newly promoted in your organization. A leader’s role is not to be the smartest person in the room, of course, but how do we discount... Read more →

  • 3 Ways to Manage a Boss Who Takes Credit
    3 Ways to Manage a Boss Who Takes Credit
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    You finally found it! You have the most brilliant solution to the most complicated of problems and you pop into your boss’s office to share your triumph. The boss is in agreement. The idea is brilliant and should be shared with the entire t... Read more →
    You finally found it! You have the most brilliant solution to the most complicated of problems and you pop into your boss’s office to share your triumph. The boss is in agreement. The idea is brilliant and should be shared with the entire t... Read more →

  • Are We Talkin’ Transparent, Authentic, or Rude
    Are We Talkin’ Transparent, Authentic, or Rude
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    There is regular confusion among these terms and what is authentic to one person can sound a bit strong to another. What appears to be a leader’s transparent message can come across to some as if he lost his filter. But, how does a leader k... Read more →
    There is regular confusion among these terms and what is authentic to one person can sound a bit strong to another. What appears to be a leader’s transparent message can come across to some as if he lost his filter. But, how does a leader k... Read more →

  • Do They See It?
    Do They See It?
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    Visual GPS systems do a brilliant job of showing the traveler both the route and the destination. Does your leadership? Employees, teams, and leaders struggle to advance toward the goal or destination if there’s no clear vision, much less, ... Read more →
    Visual GPS systems do a brilliant job of showing the traveler both the route and the destination. Does your leadership? Employees, teams, and leaders struggle to advance toward the goal or destination if there’s no clear vision, much less, ... Read more →

  • The Best Leader Recipe
    The Best Leader Recipe
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    Chef’s know their new dish was a hit when customers make recipe requests. At the county fair, the best baker gets a ribbon. In the office, the best leader gets to keep leading. Wait a minute. Leading has a recipe and a set of specific ingre... Read more →
    Chef’s know their new dish was a hit when customers make recipe requests. At the county fair, the best baker gets a ribbon. In the office, the best leader gets to keep leading. Wait a minute. Leading has a recipe and a set of specific ingre... Read more →

  • 4 Secrets to Being Prepared for a Promotion
    4 Secrets to Being Prepared for a Promotion
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    Published: 28 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    The most common answer we give to “What does Contagious Companies do?” is this: we work with managers who were promoted, but not prepared. Nearly everyone who hears that statement says one of two things. “OH, we have some of those!” or “How... Read more →
    The most common answer we give to “What does Contagious Companies do?” is this: we work with managers who were promoted, but not prepared. Nearly everyone who hears that statement says one of two things. “OH, we have some of those!” or “How... Read more →

  • Leading Among the B’s
    Leading Among the B’s
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    Take away one small apostrophe and today’s Monday Moment title could take on an entirely different meaning. But whether you feel there is a pile of bull stuff that surrounds your office or you’re leading among two other popular B words, let... Read more →
    Take away one small apostrophe and today’s Monday Moment title could take on an entirely different meaning. But whether you feel there is a pile of bull stuff that surrounds your office or you’re leading among two other popular B words, let... Read more →

  • How to Predict How Employees Will Behave in The Future
    How to Predict How Employees Will Behave in The Future
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    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    If atop the table before you sits a crystal ball of amazing power and magnitude, predicting the future would be easy. Reality suggests no such ball sits on your desk at the office. Human behavior and human nature is, in fact, fairly predict... Read more →
    If atop the table before you sits a crystal ball of amazing power and magnitude, predicting the future would be easy. Reality suggests no such ball sits on your desk at the office. Human behavior and human nature is, in fact, fairly predict... Read more →

  • 3 Must Have Methods of Managing the High Performing Bully
    3 Must Have Methods of Managing the High Performing Bully
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    Published: 6 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    She intimidates, then hoards work and creates a bottleneck. She makes snarky remarks and then acts innocent when called on them. She scares others and is seen as difficult, but is so good at what she does, no manager is addressing the most ... Read more →
    She intimidates, then hoards work and creates a bottleneck. She makes snarky remarks and then acts innocent when called on them. She scares others and is seen as difficult, but is so good at what she does, no manager is addressing the most ... Read more →

  • 3 Skills for Imperfect Leaders Who Prefer Progress
    3 Skills for Imperfect Leaders Who Prefer Progress
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    Published: 31 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    Progress is not about being perfect. Progress is made by being persistent. Yet, the prevailing myth at the New Year is this beginning of a new time period signals the opportunity to attempt perfection, once again. Leaders seek to drop all t... Read more →
    Progress is not about being perfect. Progress is made by being persistent. Yet, the prevailing myth at the New Year is this beginning of a new time period signals the opportunity to attempt perfection, once again. Leaders seek to drop all t... Read more →

  • Time to Check Your Alignment
    Time to Check Your Alignment
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    Published: 17 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process.  Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. ... Read more →
    Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process.  Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. ... Read more →

  • How to Lead Your Strategy Strategically
    How to Lead Your Strategy Strategically
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    Published: 8 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    This time of year, and, it seems, every other time in the life of a leader, finding the time to plan can be difficult. Finding that elusive large block of time to be both creative and thoughtful, introspective and forward thinking, always t... Read more →
    This time of year, and, it seems, every other time in the life of a leader, finding the time to plan can be difficult. Finding that elusive large block of time to be both creative and thoughtful, introspective and forward thinking, always t... Read more →

  • What Leaders Lose in Transition
    What Leaders Lose in Transition
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    Being married to a French man, and given French is not my native language (nor English his), it is safe to say there are times when what we’re trying to communicate gets lost in the translation. In leadership something similar happens. When... Read more →
    Being married to a French man, and given French is not my native language (nor English his), it is safe to say there are times when what we’re trying to communicate gets lost in the translation. In leadership something similar happens. When... Read more →

  • Eight End of Year Issues for Leaders
    Eight End of Year Issues for Leaders
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    Published: 26 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    If you’ve been a leader for more than a minute, you know what happens during the holiday season. People are distracted and forget to keep working. Parties happen, and people forget their senses. Tips, gifts, and bonuses come into question. ... Read more →
    If you’ve been a leader for more than a minute, you know what happens during the holiday season. People are distracted and forget to keep working. Parties happen, and people forget their senses. Tips, gifts, and bonuses come into question. ... Read more →

  • 5 Responses the Best Leaders Use When Employees Bring Personal Problems to the Office
    5 Responses the Best Leaders Use When Employees Bring Personal Problems to the Office
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    Published: 17 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    Now that’s a mouthful, but every leader has had the moment when a stutter or stammer was all they could offer in the face of an employee oversharing personal problems at the office. We’ve all got problems and we all make choices as to how t... Read more →
    Now that’s a mouthful, but every leader has had the moment when a stutter or stammer was all they could offer in the face of an employee oversharing personal problems at the office. We’ve all got problems and we all make choices as to how t... Read more →

  • Their Paycheck: The Loyalty Line Item
    Their Paycheck: The Loyalty Line Item
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    There was a time when managers would state that being paid is enough motivation. A far less prevalent way of thinking these days, the mentality does still exist in some industries and with some leaders. It’s a shame, because unless I’m miss... Read more →
    There was a time when managers would state that being paid is enough motivation. A far less prevalent way of thinking these days, the mentality does still exist in some industries and with some leaders. It’s a shame, because unless I’m miss... Read more →

  • 5 Reasons to Become a Better Leader
    5 Reasons to Become a Better Leader
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    Published: 4 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    Promoted, but not prepared, describes many a leader, but the reasons differ. One leader gets promoted because of their skills. Another because of limited other choices. Some take a promotion, only to find disillusion in a position, not at a... Read more →
    Promoted, but not prepared, describes many a leader, but the reasons differ. One leader gets promoted because of their skills. Another because of limited other choices. Some take a promotion, only to find disillusion in a position, not at a... Read more →

  • Power Symbols a Real Leader Resembles
    Power Symbols a Real Leader Resembles
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    Published: 27 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    Step back in time with me for a moment. Richard the Lion Heart was King of England from 1189 to 1199, but is buried in Fontevraud Abby in France. It is said he spent as little as six months of his entire reign in his kingdom of England and ... Read more →
    Step back in time with me for a moment. Richard the Lion Heart was King of England from 1189 to 1199, but is buried in Fontevraud Abby in France. It is said he spent as little as six months of his entire reign in his kingdom of England and ... Read more →

  • What Employees in Conflict Need from Their Leader
    What Employees in Conflict Need from Their Leader
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    Published: 22 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    No one likes it when team members bicker, but leaders report spending much of their time dealing with this very issue. The challenge is how they deal with it makes a big difference. What do employees in conflict need from their leader and d... Read more →
    No one likes it when team members bicker, but leaders report spending much of their time dealing with this very issue. The challenge is how they deal with it makes a big difference. What do employees in conflict need from their leader and d... Read more →

  • How to Manage the New Manager’s Mindset
    How to Manage the New Manager’s Mindset
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    Published: 15 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    Mindset. It’s a fancy word for what goes on when you talk to yourself. You do, don’t you? Doing it now, in fact. Now wait, don’t get distracted, because that’s exactly what can happen to a new manager. Newly promoted or recently transferred... Read more →
    Mindset. It’s a fancy word for what goes on when you talk to yourself. You do, don’t you? Doing it now, in fact. Now wait, don’t get distracted, because that’s exactly what can happen to a new manager. Newly promoted or recently transferred... Read more →

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