On this week’s question and answer episode, Bonni and I responded to questions on stepping into leadership, handling insubordination, influencing without authority, and sticking to strategy.
Here are the most useful links from this episode:
- Full audio and show notes
- Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play* by Mahan Khalsa, Randy Illig, and Stephen R. Covey
If this episode helped, these will be useful too:
- How to Manage Former Peers, with Tom Henschel (episode 257)
- How to Actually Move Numbers, with Chris McChesney (episode 294)
- The Path to Start Leading Your Team, with John Piñeiro (episode 349)
- Finding Joy Though Intentional Choices, with Bonni Stachowiak (episode 417)
1 in 10 Million
Coaching for Leaders is passing 10 million episode downloads this summer. Bonni and I are celebrating this milestone in an upcoming episode featuring listener stories.
If you’d like us to consider including your voice in this episode, visit our feedback page and record an audio message that highlights these three points:
- One thing you discovered from the show.
- An action you took as a result of that discovery.
- The result you received.
The deadline is August 21st. Thanks in advance if you decide to contribute!
Everybody Experiences Imposter Syndrome — Strong Leaders Use it to Their Advantage: Great message from the CEO of FreshBooks.
Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ: A reminder of the power of a growth mindset.
9 Negotiating Tips Millennials Need To Be Reminded About Over And Over Again: Not just for millennials. Lots of practical guidance here from past guest Kwame Christian. I think about item #6 in my own negotiations.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team*: Want to develop a healthy culture with an executive team — or any team where high visibility results are expected? If so, this classic from past guest Patrick Lencioni keeps coming up in Academy discussions as such a useful framework to build on.
Lead Through Strengths: My pal and past guest Lisa Cummings (who also happens to be a leading expert on StrengthsFinder) has recently been releasing brief audios on her Lead Through Strengths podcast explaining each of the StrengthsFinder talents. If you’ve ever wanted to know, in plain language, how to brand you career around your strengths, these recent episodes are a great starting point.
Hate Small Talk?: Me too — but I also realized something awhile back. Almost always we need to do “small talk” if we want to graduate to “big talk.” Past guest Nathan Czubaj nails this point in 2 minutes.
Next Week’s Episode
Scott Anthony Barlow from Happen to Your Career returns to the show to help us craft a career to fit your strengths.