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Good Ways to Support Your Team

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast

Release Date: 11/16/2019

#130: How to Make Your 1 to 1 Meetings Better show art #130: How to Make Your 1 to 1 Meetings Better

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Some leaders consider regular 1 to 1 meetings with their team members to be a waste of time and effort. After all, there are lots of other things that could be done instead of adding another regular meeting to your schedule.  This perception often results in 1 to 1 meetings being held less frequently, on a monthly basis or even less. This isn’t very much over the course of a whole year! 1 to 1 meetings can be a valuable point of engagement with your team, especially if you focus on making them useful. In this episode, I share some of my ideas to improve your 1 to 1 meetings to both you...

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Are Your People Resistant to Change? Try These Tips! show art Are Your People Resistant to Change? Try These Tips!

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It’s never pleasant when your people aren’t getting on board with what you’re trying to do. But leaders are in the business of making change, and resistance is a natural part of the process. Whether you are trying to introduce a new process, change the structure of your organisation or trying to get your people to think differently, you’ll likely find people who are resistant to it. Change brings uncertainty, which breeds fear of the future, and of the unknown.  In this episode, I discuss some of the ways that resistance to change can show up in our workplaces and of course, some...

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#128: Is a Lack of Confidence Showing In Your Leadership? show art #128: Is a Lack of Confidence Showing In Your Leadership?

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It’s very common for leaders to feel a lack of confidence sometimes, and it’s nothing to be ashamed about. But ideally, we’d like to be perceived as self-assured and confident most of the time, so people want to follow us! In this episode, I look at some of the common signs of a lack of confidence that I see in leaders, so that you can try to avoid them. Sometimes it’s as simple as creating a shift in language and behaviour that can make us seem much more confident. If you like this podcast, be sure to  – I really appreciate it! Show Links: Article: . Podcast: ...

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#127: Resilience: Bouncing Back From Toxic Workplaces show art #127: Resilience: Bouncing Back From Toxic Workplaces

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Ever struggled working in a tough role in a challenging workplace? How about working for a horrible boss? If the answer is yes, then this episode is for you! This week, I interview Reshad Oberlander, an experienced leader and host of the excellent Weekly Leadership Experience podcast. In this interview, Reshad shares his experience working in toxic workplaces, and how he has managed to bounce back and keep leading despite the setbacks. Reshad is a leadership super junkie with more than 17 years of award-winning leadership experience in a number of industries. He hosts the podcast “The...

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#126: Are You Protecting Your Team Too Much? show art #126: Are You Protecting Your Team Too Much?

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Thoughtful leaders sometimes get caught in the trap of trying to shelter their people from harm. While this can be a good thing, it can also slow the growth and development of your team members if they never need to fight their own battles or solve their own problems. In this episode, I look at protective leadership, some of the common causes and then the situations where I see it occur most commonly. You can use these scenarios to see whether you may need to adjust your own approach to your team! Like the Show? Leave a Review On Apple Podcasts ✅ 👍 If you like this...

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#125: How to Build Trust In Your Team show art #125: How to Build Trust In Your Team

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Trust is a vital ingredient in a productive, cohesive team. When people in a team trust each other, they feel like they are in a safe environment, free from blame.  People in a trusting team are much more likely to show commitment to the team and to feel compelled to do a great job. For leaders, trust is important because they need to believe that their team members will be able to get the job done and work well with others.  However, trust goes both ways. Not only do you need leaders to trust the team members, team members also need to trust the leadership. A low trust environment...

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#124: How to Stay Calm In Tricky, Stressful and Uncertain Situations show art #124: How to Stay Calm In Tricky, Stressful and Uncertain Situations

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Work doesn’t always go smoothly, or to plan. As leaders, we are often put in situations where we are under stress and having to work through uncertainty. Leaders need to be able to keep calm, make good decisions and move forward. That’s why in this episode, I run through some good ways to help yourself stay calm in times of trouble, stress and uncertainty. After all, a calm leader looks more confident and capable, and is more likely to have people want to follow them! Like the Show? Leave a Review On Apple Podcasts ✅ 👍 If you like this episode,  (Note: you have to...

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#123: Common Leadership Fears and How to Challenge Them show art #123: Common Leadership Fears and How to Challenge Them

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Fear is a natural part of leadership, because leaders are always pushing forward, trying to make change and improve their workplaces. They are taking on responsibility and dealing with difficult situations every day. Thoughtful, introspective leaders can be vulnerable to fear because they tend to be aware of their feelings and emotions. Instead of ignoring them, they may feel that this means something is wrong. However, it’s impossible to avoid all fear in your leadership role, and it’s how we respond to them that really counts. In this episode, I discuss some common fears of thoughtful...

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#122: Suffering From a Communication Breakdown? Let's Fix It. show art #122: Suffering From a Communication Breakdown? Let's Fix It.

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One of the most frustrating parts of workplace life happens when people aren’t communicating effectively. After all, it’s easy for communication to break down in the hustle and bustle. In this episode, I look at some of the common causes of communication issues and of course, some ways that you can avoid them in your team and workplace. As usual, leaders have a huge part to play in how communication flows, which can have a dramatic effect on just how productive your workplace is! Book Your Discovery Coaching Session I invite you to a 90-minute Discovery Coaching Session, where we...

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#121: Difficult Colleague? Let's Improve the Relationship show art #121: Difficult Colleague? Let's Improve the Relationship

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It’s inevitable that at some point in your leadership career, you’re going to come across a colleague that you just don’t see eye to eye with. In this episode, I cover the various causes of poor working relationships and some ways to fix it so that you can work together productively, even if you don’t become amazing friends. After all, it’s much nice to come to work without the stress and awkwardness of a difficult colleague. Book Your Discovery Coaching Session I invite you to a 90-minute Discovery Coaching Session, where we will: Get clear on your most important goals and...

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When I have been the most stressed in my career, it was because I felt like I wasn't supported by my manager. We want to avoid this happening in your team, so in this episode, I cover 6 good ways that you can support your team to stop them from feeling exposed.

Listen now and see whether you can do more to support your team, or whether you're on the right track. And leave a comment below with the things you do to support your team!

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