The Leader's Coach
A weekly business podcast addressing the career, management, and leadership issues facing executives and entrepreneurs in today’s business world.
info_outline Ep. 33 - Team Management & Appreciation 01/30/2020
Ep. 33 - Team Management & Appreciation Bobbie covers how to keep your team fresh and your own perspective fresh. Keep listening as she covers appreciation in the workplace and what to do when either you feel underappreciated or you sense your team members need appreciation. Synthesis CEO Bobbie Goheen is expert in focusing top-management dynamics on a shared vision, specific goals and creative collaborations to achieve them. She has done this for Fortune 100 corporations, clients large and small and across a range of enterprises here and abroad. Frequently called to speak on Leadership and Organizational Culture she can be reached at [email protected] Give us 5 stars in iTunes if you like what you hear! Music: The Time to Run by Dexter Britain
info_outline Ep. 32 - When You’ve Lost Your Edge 12/30/2019
Ep. 32 - When You’ve Lost Your Edge Bobbie talks about what to do when you find yourself losing your “mojo”, when your business targets are being missed, you aren’t killing your presentations or clients aren’t happy. She also talks about balance vs. presence, and how to think about being present in various aspects of your life.
info_outline Ep. 31 - Social Media: Does Your Business Need It? 12/18/2019
Ep. 31 - Social Media: Does Your Business Need It? Today we start to cover social media - how do you know when to improve your presence, whether there are any businesses that don’t need it, and how you should think about it. Bobbie has plenty of thoughts on this topic, so expect this to be just a starting point.
info_outline Ep. 29 - Entrepreneurs: Acquisitions & Competitors 11/06/2019
Ep. 29 - Entrepreneurs: Acquisitions & Competitors Today’s interview with Bobbie focuses on how to handle being approached by someone to acquire your business. We transition to talking about working with competitors and how to collaborate with industry peers.
info_outline Ep. 28 - Managing Teams 10/30/2019
Ep. 28 - Managing Teams Bobbie approaches a few aspects of managing teams, from optimizing the team’s performance to handling disrespectful behavior among team members. Finally, Bobbie talks about motivating your team - sincerity, specificity and more are key factors. Listen for more.
info_outline Ep. 27 - Re-evaluate "What's Always Worked" 10/23/2019
Ep. 27 - Re-evaluate "What's Always Worked" Bobbie gets tough today when talking about executives or business owners who realize that what's made them successful isn't working anymore. She also discusses ways to keep yourself fresh and your team fresh, in order to keep the office environment and output from getting stale.
info_outline Ep. 26 - Time Management Practices 09/06/2019
Ep. 26 - Time Management Practices Bobbie talks about managing your time in today’s world of distraction. Bobbie discusses what to do when current practices aren’t working, and more. Learn about time-blocking, Bobbie’s #1 task management system.
info_outline Ep. 25 - Talent Recruitment & Retention 08/19/2019
Ep. 25 - Talent Recruitment & Retention If you think you are being clear and forthright about the type of hire you are looking to make, but still seeing limited talent, how do you approach this? If the candidates you are seeing aren’t lining up with the quality of hire you seek, what are tactics that you can employ?
info_outline Ep. 24 - Personality 08/07/2019
Ep. 24 - Personality Great teams are built with great people who are from diverse backgrounds. Learn more about moving your team away from being mostly personality-focused. Bobbie also discusses diversity of thought, cultures, and income. How do you handle it when personality is more important than performance?
info_outline Ep. 23 - Controlling Perception, Efficacy & Change 07/29/2019
Ep. 23 - Controlling Perception, Efficacy & Change Communication is paramount for effective leaders, and today Bobbie addresses how one ensures their words are aligned with their actions. What happens when a leader is comfortable with their style but their staff perceives them differently and wants them to change? Stay tuned for this as well as how to stay strong and effective in your leadership role.
info_outline Ep. 22 - Boredom and Feeling Stuck 07/18/2019
Ep. 22 - Boredom and Feeling Stuck What do you do when you don’t want to be doing what you’re doing anymore? Bobbie talks about boredom, as well as big shifts such as going from sales to becoming a doctor. Whether you are switching gears or not, Bobbie also offers advice to leaders who are feeling overwhelmed.
info_outline Ep. 21 - Navigating Opinions & Feelings 07/09/2019
Ep. 21 - Navigating Opinions & Feelings Bobbie discusses what to do when you, as the leader, have certain feelings and opinions and how to effectively manage them as well as your team’s. What do you do when feel you have the best way to do something, but your team disagrees? How do you stay upbeat? Listen now for Bobbie’s guidance.
info_outline Ep. 20 - Managing Generational Differences 06/27/2019
Ep. 20 - Managing Generational Differences Are you having a hard time leading staff that is a different generation than you? Would you like to improve the communication and productivity among teams comprised of varying generational cohorts? Listen in as Bobbie offers advice on navigating the various generational cultures that coexist in a workplace.
info_outline Ep. 19 - Leader to Leader Relationships 06/19/2019
Ep. 19 - Leader to Leader Relationships Today’s episode focuses on relationships among leaders. Bobbie talks about leaders at the employee level, the executive level and when an executive is managing a relationship with their board. Listen as Bobbie relays great advice at these roles and strengthen high level relationships at your own company.
info_outline Ep. 18 - VP Issues & Toxic Environments 06/06/2019
Ep. 18 - VP Issues & Toxic Environments Bobbie addresses issues related to VPs and middle managers - Human Resources in particular and that position level in general. Management of responsibilities is a big theme, as well as toxic environment one encounters, whether in a VP level position or not.
info_outline Ep. 15 - Innovate & Motivate 03/14/2019
Ep. 15 - Innovate & Motivate Bobby discusses what leaders and companies should do to encourage innovation, with the emphasis on listening to customers. She also gives advice on keeping employees motivated and fostering a workplace environment where this is possible.
info_outline Ep. 14 - Essential Partnership Components 02/28/2019
Ep. 14 - Essential Partnership Components On today's episode, Bobbie tackles the tough questions around partnerships. When you're in business with a partner, how do you handle it when you feel your partner isn't pulling their weight? That and other common issues that arise with this type of corporate structure are addressed today.
info_outline Ep. 11 - Managing Up, Pt. 1 11/28/2018
Ep. 11 - Managing Up, Pt. 1 How do you prepare yourself for advancement within your company? Bobbie discusses both improving your skills, confidence and internal perceptions of your performance. She also talks about how important relationship building is within an organization, and talks about why you shouldn’t refer to it as “office politics”.
info_outline Ep. 10 - League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs: Tony Harris, Owner & Leader - E & I 09/26/2018
Ep. 10 - League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs: Tony Harris, Owner & Leader - E & I Tony Harris, Owner & Leader of E&I talks about turning a negative experience of being let go from his company into a success by becoming an entrepreneur. He discusses with Bobbie what he enjoys most about being an entrepreneur, what he wishes he knew about getting a business up and running, and what someone should keep in mind when considering jumping into entrepreneurship.
info_outline Ep. 9 - When Something Isn’t Working 08/22/2018
Ep. 9 - When Something Isn’t Working Today’s episode tackles what do when its not working with a colleague or peer on your level or when you are leading a team and something in team dynamic isn’t working. The most effective leaders can work across team and boundaries, addressing complexities very well - learn more about how to do this.
info_outline Ep. 8 Accelerating Women to the Executive Level - Part 2 07/30/2018
Ep. 8 Accelerating Women to the Executive Level - Part 2 What can women do to support each other in the workplace? Bobbie continues the discussions about getting more women to the executive level when the corporate culture hasn’t quite caught up yet.
info_outline Ep. 7 Accelerating Women to the Executive Level 07/19/2018
Ep. 7 Accelerating Women to the Executive Level Bobbie discusses how women can tackle the unique issues they face as they climb the executive/managerial ladder. She also discusses startups in the #MeToo era, how men can effectively manage in the current social climate and how a recently hired executive can fix a toxic culture.
info_outline Ep. 6 - Key Components of Core Values 06/28/2018
Ep. 6 - Key Components of Core Values Which is most important to an organization—mission, core values or vision? How do leaders communicate the “core values”? Today’s episode talks about aspects of core values - encouraging them, protecting them, and ensuring alignment.
info_outline Ep. 5 Creativity & Great Ideas 06/14/2018
Ep. 5 Creativity & Great Ideas How does a leader encourage creative thinking within their organization? Where do the great ideas come from in organizations? Bobbie discusses how leaders can foster a creative environment, and how to avoid common creativity-dampening pitfalls.