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LFL3 End of Year Reflections

Lessons for Leaders

Release Date: 12/26/2019

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Lessons for Leaders

Welcome to Lessons for Leaders.  Can you believe it’s episode 100? The goal has always been to share lessons, learnings, tips and advice and even when things got tough with it, I’ve enjoyed it more and I’m proud to be able to say I got to 100. Many of my regular listeners will know that my girls are the reason I do what I do and my eldest girl is about to make me a Granny next month so it seems like a good time to pause the episodes for a while. This last one is a very special episode, with my other amazing girl joining me at the mic to ask some of the questions you, my listeners...

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This week I'm sharing top tips and conversations that I have frequently with people in organisations to help them know how to persuade leaders to invest in wellbeing. We're covering: What to do to persuade your leaders The 3 R’s that I like to go with organisations I work with. Why we need to look at revenue in different ways and I dive into specifics here to give you a head start. How to highlight the risks to an organisation Why it’s important to include reputation in this persuasive detail too. It’s easy to say wellbeing can help to reverse employee burnout and reduce stress,...

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This week I'm joined by Gemma Woodward who is People & Culture Manager for Netsells in York.  We are talking about leadership and autonomy.  Listen in for: What are the benefits of allowing autonomy. How leaders can encourage autonomy in their teams. Where leaders get it wrong with a top down leadership and how it can affect their people and the organisation what's one key thing that people should remember about autonomy   Key comments and take-aways A top down leadership can create a fear of coming forward and fear of making mistake, their ideas and decisions might...

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What on earth is back to the floor? I start with that and why I'm covering the subject (it was inspired by my wonderful friend and leader Tina.  So I'm also covering today: Why is it important to know first hand what’s happening on your shop floor Some real life examples and stories of how back to floor worked, and how it didn’t One really, really important question to ask yourself   I share stories from my experience in corporate and Tina's feedback too to give real life examples - some are funny, some are lovely, one is a little shocking! Here's one of the key things .......

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This week on the podcast I'm talking about Why it's Worth Investing in Stress Awareness. I wonder if you've ever had a time when you've ever felt stressed and known what would help ... but not bothered to do it???? This is just one of the reason why I'm sharing information that can help you make a decision on whether it's worth investing in stress awareness.   I cover:   What is causing Stress in the workplace? How Will Stress Awareness Help Your Organisation? How Does Stress Impact Productivity? Is it Worth Investing in Stress Awareness? Ways I can support you or help for you to do...

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Two years since the UK locked down from the Covid 19 virus.  In fact pretty much the world locked down.   It changed so many things About how we live How we work Connections & communication Wellbeing – what were thankful for – fear / perspective Resilience   Have you looked back at those pictures from cities that were empty and streets that were bare?  I know I have.  There were bits that I loved, bits I didn’t love. There was a significant difference in how people viewed the lockdown.  Some loved it.  Some hated it.  For some it was...

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Lessons for Leaders

In honour of International Women's Day, I’m here to give ideas of ways that you can support women in leadership roles.  There can be a number of reasons why there are less women than men in leadership roles.   Data from the House of Commons found that companies led by women outperform those led by men - but despite this, we're very far from achieving gender parity in the workplace I share information about  Break the Bias Unconscious biases, opinions, beliefs are formed early in our childhood.  We learn these from family, friends, people of authority that are social...

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Lessons for Leaders

This week I'm talking to you about why empathy is crucial for great leaders.   I cover : What is empathy Why does it matter in leadership Whether empathy can be learned  How it can improve performance, create connections and What you can do to be more empathic.   Why empathy is crucial for great leaders and what is empathy anyway? Empathy is the ability to experience and relate to the thoughts, emotions, or experience of others.  So it's about truly feeling what the other person is feeling. You know I often talk about how we don't 'do' emotions.  But empathy is about...

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Do you find it difficult to say no to people?  Perhaps it means you end up being busy, stressed, over-committed?  Often when we struggle to say no to people it can leave us feeling used, put up-on, juggling too many things.  Are you the one who ends up working late because you’ve said yes to others, yet you’re the one with more to do?   This episode is for you where I talk about   Say no and establish healthy boundaries How to handle the fear, stress, worry and guilt The surprising reason that saying no is good for you Key phrases that you can begin to use to get...

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Lessons for Leaders

This week I'm sharing tips and information about De-stigmatizing Mental Health.  I share key points on:   Why mental health is stigmatized How stigma brings shame and what that looks like How it will impact on your organisation Good news on the wider impact of investing in destigmatizing Key things that you can do and examples too   When we prevent people talking openly and transparently we also prevent those who need it from having support.    Stigma brings shame.  Listen in for information about how people respond then feel ashamed and what the impact will be...

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Welcome to Lessons for Leaders, Episode 3

This week I'm talking about End of Year Reflections and what you can do in that funny time between Christmas and New Year.

I still want you to take time out to relax and enjoy, but I'm also giving tips and prompts to help you to reflect on what's gone well this year - and even this decade!

There's tips on the reflections to make it really effective for you.

Don't forget to subscribe to the episodes and leave a comment or review so that others can find the podcasts too.

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In this episode I talk about what I used to do in my corporate job in this time between Christmas and New Year where I sorted out some bigger jobs, did some re-organisation, created different structures to help me hit the ground running in the New Year.

These were usually things that needed much more time and often uninterrupted time.

Taking time to reflect can also need more uninterrupted time.

"It's really important, as leaders and coaches, that we take time for self reflection to look at what's going well in ourselves and our business"

"Taking time to reflect is one of the best ways to increase productivity, positivity and really shift your mindset too"

"Self reflection enables me to look back at what's gone well, what could I do differently and also rehearse dealing with things or responding differently in the future"

This is the end of a decade!  Review how your year has gone or even how the decade has gone for you.  

When I reflect over the last 10 years, I didn't even have my business at the start of the decade - I was retraining.  

Some short terms goals back then were to work one day a week and support my kids.  Now I work more, and support fabulous leaders and corporate companies with coaching and providing wellbeing training with workshops and courses on resilience, work life balance, change management and conversations that are effective.

What can you recognise and give yourself some praise about?

"when you praise yourself, it helps you to be motivated"

"motivation is increased when you thank for your staff"

I have just sent out thanks in my newsletter (you can get a copy of that here 

"I'm not encouraging you to take your staff to the pub!"

Take time to acknowledge what's going well and what's not.

You might look at different areas in your life and recognise if you have the balance, if you're frustrated, enjoying those areas or not getting enough.

Look at what you need to let go of.

"all work and no play might mean you need to let go of some things, or delegate"

Do you need to let go of things that are not serving you well?

When you look at your reflections see what you can learn and what you are letting go of.

What questions do you need to ask yourself to help you move in the right direction

Even if you want to be happy ... what does happy look like and what do you need for happy to be there?  Then you know where you're going and what you want to put into your life to make these shifts.

You can keep coming back to this over time and it might make things clearer.

Think about what you're grateful for

Listen in when I explain what those things are for me.

"Write down 3-5 things you're grateful for every day your brain will naturally see more of the positive things in life"

Take time for you

If you didn't get the tips in the last episode, then skip back and catch up with Episode 2 here.

A lot of leaders do say they feel lonely at the top and don't have people they can chat things over with.

"I really want you to be able to spring-board into 2020 meeting your own goals and needs"

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Send me any questions that you have or any key reflections that came up when you did this exercise. https://emmalangton.com/contact/

Have a wonderful time off between Christmas and New Year