The Thoughtful Leader Podcast
Short, sharp leadership advice for leaders and managers who care about the performance and job satisfaction of their teams.
info_outline Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership 09/22/2019
Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership Communication is a critical leadership skill, but it's often a part of leadership that we get wrong.
info_outline How Confident Leadership Will Help Your Team Thrive 09/15/2019
How Confident Leadership Will Help Your Team Thrive Confident leadership is not only useful for a leader's wellbeing - it's also great for their team too. In this episode, I look at some ways that confident leadership can help to improve motivation and trust within a team.
info_outline How to Create Open Communication in Your Team 09/09/2019
How to Create Open Communication in Your Team Open communication is something that is valuable to every leader and team. In this episode, I talk about some of the benefits of open communication in a team, as well as simple ways to start encouraging it in your team.
info_outline How Toxic Workplaces Happen (and what you can do about it) 09/02/2019
How Toxic Workplaces Happen (and what you can do about it) Toxic workplaces are horrible places to be, but they don't just happen by accident.
info_outline Employee Turnover - Why It's Good and When You Should Worry 08/27/2019
Employee Turnover - Why It's Good and When You Should Worry Employee turnover is a topic that can see leaders breaking out in a cold sweat. However, it's not all bad.
info_outline Short Term Thinking = Bad Leadership 08/11/2019
Short Term Thinking = Bad Leadership One of the primary causes of bad outcomes in our workplaces is short-term thinking on the part of leaders. Taking action or failing to take necessary action often occurs because we don't take the time to think of the long-term outcomes of what we're doing.
info_outline 5 Questions to Ask an Unmotivated Team Member 07/29/2019
5 Questions to Ask an Unmotivated Team Member Early in my career I remember thinking that people who were unmotivated at work were just "slackers". Now, my perspective has changed a lot, because I believe that one of the biggest factors in motivation is the work environment and how people are treated, rather than it all being up to the individual.
info_outline Why Your Team Won't Speak Up (and Why You Need Them to) 07/16/2019
Why Your Team Won't Speak Up (and Why You Need Them to) Ever walked away from a meeting you thought was going to be controversial, where there was actually no conflict at all? You could have a problem, because your team isn't speaking up.
info_outline How Better Time Management Will Help Your Team 07/07/2019
How Better Time Management Will Help Your Team Leaders can be one of the greatest sources of wasted time in the workplace. This is unfortunate, but true! In this episode, Ben talks about how leaders who manage their time better can have a positive effect on their teams and improve their productivity.
info_outline Micromanagement...and How You Can Stop It 06/04/2019
Micromanagement...and How You Can Stop It Ever micromanaged someone? I certainly have, and it's not a great thing for a leader to do. What I have noticed over my career is that micromanagement isn't something that people want to do... but they feel like they have to.
info_outline The Power of Pushing Back 04/22/2019
The Power of Pushing Back I find pushing back to be an underrated skill. Pushing back means sometimes, you need to say "No" to people who try to burden you with too much work, or tasks that are not even yours to do. This might be your boss, or other colleagues.
info_outline Struggling at Work? Improve Your Working Relationship With Your Boss 02/25/2019
Struggling at Work? Improve Your Working Relationship With Your Boss When you first get your leadership role, it seems like you'll have a lot of power to make changes and really get things done. But in reality, there is one thing that might stop you - the relationship you have with your boss.