There has been much research focused on what leaders need to be effective. Ryan Gottfredson asked, how do we capture the being element of leadership? In other words, what is the mindset? Ryan is a consultant, professor, and author of Success Mindsets: The Key to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership. Kevin and Ryan both agree that our mindsets fuel our thinking, learning, and behavior. Further, if you don’t have the right mindset, it is more difficult to build your skillsets. Ryan recognizes that logically we know a command and control system does not work and yet studies show 65% of employees want a new boss compared to more pay. He found leaders still struggle, despite the logic, because for most people, our mindsets are something we are not aware of. Ryan is offering a free assessment on his website so you can see where you stand. At the end of the day, we all have room for improvement and Ryan offers suggestions to help us get there.
In this episode, Ryan:
Ask yourself: What is your mindset?
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We all know that it’s important to have a balanced diet – because what you put in impacts your health.
But have you thought about your reading diet? Because similarly, what you put in impacts your thinking.
In today’s video, I’m asking a few questions to help you discern how your reading “diet” is going and what you can do to balance and improve it.
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Dr. Wayne Baker has found that most people are willing to help, and most people don’t ask for what they need. This may be because we believe that others can help us, or it will make us appear weak. Wayne is a professor at the University of Michigan and the author of All You Have To Do Is Ask. Kevin and Wayne discuss the importance of asking both personally and professionally. Research shows that when we can ask for help, we are less frustrated at work (or home). We can find opportunities and talent. Further, it can make our teams more successful. He shares a four-step process of asking, starting with what is your goal? Leaders should be a chief help seeker and by working to change behaviors you can change your culture. He also shares thoughts on asking in communicating in a remote world.
In this episode, Wayne discusses 1. The reciprocity ring. 2. The law of giving and receiving. 3. SMART criteria.
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If you're watching this episode when it originally airs, sports are front and center with the Super Bowl just around the corner.
So in this spirit, we are discussing a very popular sports phrase: playing to win.
And this week, we are turning the question around a bit and answering:
Can we take the idea of playing to win and apply it to work?
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As a leader of a team, you will most likely be asked to solve a problem. Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg found that we often move into solution mode before thinking about whether we are solving the right problem. He and Kevin sit down to talk about problem-solving and more specifically about reframing the problem. During research for his latest book, What’s Your Problem?, Thomas found that 85% of companies said they often struggle to solve the right problems. As a leader, you don’t have weeks or even days to resolve issues, and we need to be quicker solving the right problem first. Thomas shares examples and tips to help master the skill of reframing because to solve some of your toughest problems, you need to change the problem you solve.
In this episode, Thomas discusses 1. The importance of reframing. 2. Ways to reframe. 3. Role of team members in reframing.
There's an old song that I like by The Everly Brothers, When Will I Be Loved? Or perhaps you've heard the Linda Ronstadt version?
As a leader, this might be a question you've asked before - WHEN will I be loved? How do others feel about me as a leader? Am I making a difference? Am I having an impact of my team and organization?
And while these are valid questions that we will all likely have at one time or another, they are a bit misguided. Rather, we need to frame it and think about it another way.
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Technology has given us access to information and people in the blink of an eye. We now have colleagues not only a time zone away, but an ocean away. As a leader, not only do you have to think about all usual leadership principles, you also must add another lens to work on the global level. This includes how you work with customers and vendors, and even things like what constitutes a contract. Melissa Lamson is CEO of Lamson Consulting and author of 6 books, including her latest, The New Global Manager: Learning to Manage Well in a Complex Business Environment. Melissa joins Kevin to discuss the global mindset and how it related to diversity and inclusion.
In this episode, Melissa
Congratulations! You just landed a new leadership position, now go lead. Does this sound familiar? Many people have found themselves in this position and the answer to training was to observe their boss. This may work and is probably how your boss learned. However, according to Peter Economy, this “leadership training” becomes a downward spiral and the result is poor managers. This isn't intentional, and nevertheless, we know most people leave their jobs because of a bad boss. Peter is a best-selling author of over 100 books and joins Kevin to discuss his latest, Wait, I’m the Boss?!? Kevin and Peter discuss the transition of being an expert to a leader and some of the mistakes and difficulties new leaders face. At the end of the day, Peter advises to take control of your learning and find the resources and mentors that align with your goals.
In this episode, Peter shares his thoughts on 1. The biggest mistakes new leaders make. 2. Where you can start on your development. 3. Tips for recruiting and hiring your team.
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