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Oct 14, 2020
#68 - The Importance of Expressing Gratitude During Challenging Times | Leadership Espresso Shot 18October 14, 2020
During challenging times, it’s critical that leaders boost their communication time to provide clarity and assurance to their employees. In this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I make the case that it’s equally important for leaders to express more gratitude through their leadership when faced with uncertainty about the future. Now this past Monday was Thanksgiving Day here in Canada which commemorates the end of the harvest season. For my family, this long weekend holiday...
Sep 30, 2020
#67 - 3 Steps To Boost Critical Thinking Skills During COVID-19 PandemicSeptember 30, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic expected to continue well into 2021, pandemic fatigue has become a real issue as prolonged stress has been shown to impact our critical thinking skills. In this special episode of my leadership podcast, I share 3 simple steps that will help you boost your critical thinking skills during this global pandemic.
Sep 16, 2020
#66 – How Well Do You Manage Mistakes? | Leadership Espresso Shot 17September 16, 2020
There's no question you'll make mistakes as a leader, no matter how experienced you may be. What really matters is how well you manage mistakes, especially when you're the one responsible for them. In this episode of my leadership podcast, I share 3 questions you should ask yourself to determine how well you manage mistakes. Of course, it's never easy to have discussions around mistakes that were made, regardless of who made them. And so, to help ease ourselves into this conversation, I share...
Sep 02, 2020
#65 - What It Takes For New Managers To Succeed | Peter EconomySeptember 02, 2020
In many organizations, it can take up to 10 years before new leaders get leadership development training, leaving most to figure things out on their own. So what should new managers be paying more attention to? And what mistakes are they more likely to make? That's what I'll be discussing with my guest, Inc columnist Peter Economy, in this episode of my leadership podcast, "Leadership Biz Cafe". Peter is a best-selling business author, developmental editor, and publishing consultant. Some of...
Aug 19, 2020
#64 - Are You Leading From Inside A Fishbowl? | Leadership Espresso Shot 16August 19, 2020
How can leaders overcome those typical assumptions that not only distort what realities their employees have to deal with, but what their employees really need to be successful in their efforts? In this edition of Leadership Espresso Shot, I share 4 questions leaders can use to gain greater clarity in their leadership. The inspiration for this latest episode of my leadership podcast actually came to me while I was on summer vacation with my family. As an avid reader, I like to bring along...
Aug 05, 2020
#63 – How To Bring More Humanity To Your Leadership | Beth WeissenbergerAugust 05, 2020
There's been a growing demand for leaders to be more 'human' in the way they lead. While this approach offers many benefits, it also can amplify our inner negativity that leaves us doubting our abilities. So how can leaders balance being more human with overcoming these negative elements that can drag us down? That's the focus of this episode of the Leadership Biz Cafe podcast with guest Beth Weissenberger. Beth is the co-founder and President of Corporate Division of Handel Group, an...
Jul 22, 2020
#62 - Creating Clarity During COVID-19 Crisis | Leadership Espresso Shot 15July 22, 2020
Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unexpected hardships and uncertainty. It's also amplified issues many leaders have failed to adequately address. In this latest edition of Leadership Espresso Shot, I delve into one of these leadership blindspots and reveal why leaders can no longer afford to put it on the back burner. In my previous piece, I shared some strategies based on neuroscience on how leaders can boost their critical thinking in light of the chronic stress...
Jul 08, 2020
#61 - How Psychological Safety Fuels Growth & Innovation | Dr Timothy ClarkJuly 08, 2020
Psychological safety in today's workplaces has been garnering a lot of attention as leaders and organizations look for ways to boost productivity and retention in their workplace. But is our understanding of this concept too narrow? Are we missing out on real opportunities to not just fuel engagement and collaboration, but innovation and untapped growth opportunities? That's some of the areas I'll be exploring with my guest Dr. Timothy Clark in this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe. Tim is the...
Jun 24, 2020
#60 - 4 Lessons On Successful Team-Building | Leadership Espresso Shot 14June 24, 2020
One of the key metrics to gauge your success as a leader is how well you're able to get your employees to work together as a team. That's why in this latest Leadership Espresso Shot edition of my podcast, Leadership Biz Cafe, I share 4 lessons on successful team-building inspired from an unlikely source. Now there's no question team-building is both an important and often-discussion topic in the leadership space. In fact, doing a google search for team-building will give you over five billion...
Jun 10, 2020
#59 - How To Lead Employees Who Know More Than You | Wanda WallaceJune 10, 2020
In today's increasingly complex workplaces, leaders need to be experts who can make the best decisions for their team. But how do you succeed at leadership over areas where your expertise is limited? That's what I'll be asking my guest, Wanda Wallace, in this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe. Wanda is the managing partner of Leadership Forum, where she coaches leaders and works with teams to improve leadership capability. Prior to founding Leadership Forum she was the executive Vice President...