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017: What Your Team Needs to Thrive, Part 3: Safe Leadership, Continued

The Bill Perry Show

Release Date: 04/09/2019

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The Bill Perry Show

My guest this week is doing amazing things for people and focusing on the dialogue of moving people forward at work. He has recently begun focusing on the value of humans, creating a community known as HumansFirst. One of the things he has identified is that we are in a current leadership crisis. But he has a potential solution for this.

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Today it’s my honor to have a new acquaintance on the show with me. Steve Woodruff has a really interesting title. He is known as the “King of Clarity.” If your organization needs some guidance on getting through all of the “noise” that is out there, this is the episode for you!

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This week it is my privilege to have Dr. Michael Hudson on the show. Michael is a full-time speaker, coach, and consultant. He enjoys working with leaders and teams to build their strategic visions. Today we focus on the importance of being true to yourself to be the most effective leader.

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This week we are introducing a new concept to the show in which I bring in trusted friends and advisors who have had a positive impact on my life and who, I believe, can be beneficial to you as well. It is my pleasure to welcome Kevin Monroe to the show. Kevin is a business consultant, podcast host, and, as he likes to highlight, a husband, father, and grandfather!  

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Change is in the air. The last several months, I’ve offered some thoughts and ideas regarding life and leadership and how to do both with all of your heart. It’s time to bring some other voices into the mix. 

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Organizational health is often a messy process, and it requires a great deal of intentionality. As in any relationship, for a team’s health to be sustainable, we and others on the team need to make subtle adjustments at various crossroads. What you choose to do during challenges, difficulties, and opportunities will determine your growth and experience. That is the case with all of life. 

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How do you recognize the possibilities that business and life are handing you? In this leadership podcast episode, I expose an incredibly effective key to seeing more opportunities—gratitude. 

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Often prospective clients ask if I can guarantee improvement in their leadership and work experience. They want to become a better leader, and they recognize the need for change in their business culture or personal life and leadership skills. I’ll tell you what I tell them: If you want different results, you must overcome the resistance to change, invest energy to breaking unproductive patterns, and choose transformation. 

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In this leadership podcast series, we discuss the value of working as a community and collaborating as a team. In this episode, we dive into four benefits of not going it alone.

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In this leadership podcast series, we talk about the value of working as a community collaborating as a team. In this episode, we look at how trust is built when we encourage healthy collaboration. 

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Are you a safe leader—meaning, can your team trust you not to respond in an exaggerated way when under stress? Or does your team walk on eggshells, fearing volatility or withdrawal when stress hits? If so, you’re setting a culture that tells your team they aren’t safe when times are tough.

We’re continuing our dialogue on the top three things your employees need to thrive: safety, appreciation, and inclusion. Your team’s number one need is a psychologically safe work environment, and that vibe always begins with you.

How to Become a Safe Leader

Your IQ and personality may be relatively set, but there’s limitless room for growth in your emotional intelligence. In this episode, I cover these practical tips that can help you improve your self-management against the triggers that often provoke you and turn you into Mr. Hyde.

 

  • Become aware of and take control of your self-talk.
  • Breathe. Gather your presence and become aware of what is going on within you. That can help you bring control to difficult moments in lieu of just reacting.
  • Count to ten. Even a small pause can help diffuse the internal chain reaction that can often trigger when on auto-pilot.  
  • Sleep on it. Give yourself the gift of space away from the situation to think clearly. If something is particularly difficult, it’s okay to back out and ask for an overnight pause.
  • Smile and laugh more.
  • Clean up your sleep. Nothing is more critical to good self-management than getting good, quality sleep. Being well rested promotes a healthy reaction when under stress. Studies show that incomplete sleep cycles can drastically affect your emotional well-being.  
  • Visualize yourself succeeding. If I know I’m stepping into a particularly difficult encounter, my habit is to play out the worst case in my head before the situation happens. We are wired to anticipate the worst—it’s what provokes our fight or flight—so it takes effort and energy to go against the default failure mantra. Instead, intentionally visualize yourself successfully responding or communicating. Imagine yourself having a calm response and coming up with a positive solution. Remind yourself that this can change.
  • Put a mental recharge into your schedule. Take time every day to pause, get outside, and take a break.
  • Get feedback. Speak to someone who is not emotionally invested in your problem.
  • Pay attention to your judgmental self-talk. When faced with stressful situations, we frequently default to “I always” or “I never.” Instead, turn these into “this time” or “sometimes.”

 

Give yourself and those around you the gift of improved self-management. Set the pace, and model the behavior you want to see; then you will have the authority to hold those around you accountable for their unsafe behaviors.

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