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Reducing Key Person Risk in Your Team

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast

Release Date: 03/25/2019

Why Building Your Team's Confidence Should Be a Priority show art Why Building Your Team's Confidence Should Be a Priority

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Leading a confident team has several important benefits. In this episode, I talk about these benefits and some of the simple things you can do to help grow the confidence of your team members and put your team in a better place. If you feel like you could benefit from greater leadership confidence or you are leading other managers who could use a boost, be sure to sign up for the Leadership Confidence Coaching Program from Thoughtful Leader. Links: Article: Why Building Team Confidence Should Be a Leadership Priority. Resource: Leadership Confidence Coaching Program.

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Insecure Bosses and the Scientist Mindset show art Insecure Bosses and the Scientist Mindset

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In this episode I talk about a question I received from someone asking advice about having an insecure boss. Many of us have bad bosses at one time or another, so it's an important question for both leaders and team members alike! I give my thoughts on what to do in this situation and how you can try to make a shift in your manager's behaviour by putting on your "scientist hat" and experimenting with different approaches. The original question was: "My manager is extremely insecure, and he has good reason to be. He is supervising people who are smarter than him and better than him at...

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Good Ways to Support Your Team show art Good Ways to Support Your Team

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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! Links: Article: 6 Great Ways to Support Your Team. Resource: Leadership eBook Series.

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Directive Leadership... What It Is and When You Should Use It show art Directive Leadership... What It Is and When You Should Use It

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Directive leadership is not as common as it used to be. In many work environments, you don't get very far if you run your team as a dictatorship. However, this leadership style still has a purpose and can be very effective when used in the right situation. In this episode, Ben talks about what Directive Leadership is and when you might need to use it to get the best results. Links: Article: Directive Leadership: 4 Situations When You Should Be Using It. Resource: Adaptive Leadership eBook.

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Is Your Fear of Leaving Your Job Making You a Worse Leader? show art Is Your Fear of Leaving Your Job Making You a Worse Leader?

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Fear does bad things to people in our workplaces. Fearful leaders might stay silent when they would normally speak out. They may fail to make a decision when normally they would act. There are many reasons why leaders feel uncomfortable and afraid to leave their jobs - are any of these reasons holding you back? The point is not that we should always be thinking about leaving our jobs. It's that when we feel like we have options, we will act more confidently and freely. In this episode, Ben looks at some ways to grow your confidence and give yourself options to free yourself from fear. Links: ...

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Moving Your People Along the Motivation Spectrum show art Moving Your People Along the Motivation Spectrum

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Motivation at work is tough - most of us need to work, and we spend more time with the people at work than we often do with our friends and families! Everyone is motivated by different things, and we have a whole range of people from those who love their jobs, to those who'd rather be doing something else that they're passionate about outside of work. Work does play an important part in people's lives, so it's important that as leaders, we try to help our teams feel as motivated as we possibly can. In this episode, Ben talks about the Motivation Spectrum, and how you can move people along the...

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Limiting Beliefs That Ruin Your Effectiveness show art Limiting Beliefs That Ruin Your Effectiveness

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A challenge for every leader is to overcome limiting beliefs that we have developed over time. Productivity and effectiveness is one area where limiting beliefs can really damage performance as well as the motivation of your team.

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Traps for Supportive Leaders show art Traps for Supportive Leaders

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Supportive leaders are great - but problems can occur when leaders step over the line from being supportive leaders to protective leaders.

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Work Time-Wasters That Create Unhappy Teams show art Work Time-Wasters That Create Unhappy Teams

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Time-wasters at work can really have a big impact on your team's productivity. But that's not all, time-wasters also have the potential to damage team motivation if your people realise that they're not working on tasks that really add value.

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Leadership Assumptions That Ruin Motivation show art Leadership Assumptions That Ruin Motivation

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It's easy for leaders to make assumptions about their teams when things get busy. But there are some assumptions that can really damage motivation in a team. 

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In this episode, Ben talks about the possible risks and some possible ways to address this in your team.