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Tips, techniques, and insights for more effective leadership communication. Learn to apply powerful communication strategies to coach, inspire, and resolve conflict situations as a leader.

Tips, techniques, and insights for more effective leadership communication. Learn to apply powerful communication strategies to coach, inspire, and resolve conflict situations as a leader.

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Tips, techniques, and insights for more effective leadership communication. Learn to apply powerful communication strategies to coach, inspire, and resolve conflict situations as a leader.

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English


Episodes

Confirm Understanding Before You Respond

10/19/2021
This week's episode is based on something I experienced while leading a workshop last week. I had an interchange with a class participant that reminded me of a powerful lesson in leadership communication. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes You Can Never Be Too Clear Five Communication Strategies to Stop Using and What to Do Instead If You Do Only This One Thing, Your Communication Will Improve...

Duration:00:09:11

The Danger of Assumptions

10/5/2021
Assumptions work dangerously on two directions: the assumptions we make about others and the assumptions they make about us. Both of these types of assumptions can interfere with effective communication. In this episode I’ll look at both sides of the assumption challenge and suggest ways you can address each of them more successfully. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes You Can Never Be Too...

Duration:00:11:13

Maximizing Your Communication Power

9/28/2021
Once you know your source of communication power, maximizing your power to become a better communicator is the next step. In this episode, I’m continuing and expanding the idea I started in the Know Your Source of Communication Power episode. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes Know Your Source of Communication Power Five Communication Strategies to Stop Using and What to Do Instead If You Do...

Duration:00:09:33

[Re-broadcast] Data Tells and Stories Sell

9/21/2021
Leaders rarely need to sell physical products or services to their teams, and that doesn’t mean they don’t sell. Instead of physical goods and services, Leaders sell ideas, concepts, commitment, motivation, and focus. Learning to Talk Like a Leader often means learning how to sell, and how you speak – what you speak about and how you say it – often makes the difference between getting buy-in and creating frustration. In this episode, you’ll learn a key concept for selling ideas that you can...

Duration:00:07:16

Know Your Source of Communication Power

9/14/2021
There are three main sources of communication power you can lean on when you interact with others. In this episode, you’ll learn what they are and how they impact your ability to Talk Like a Leader. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes Remember to Close the Communication Loop Five Communication Strategies to Stop Using and What to Do Instead If You Do Only This One Thing, Your Communication Will...

Duration:00:07:49

How You Can Blow Another Person's Mind

9/7/2021
Blowing someone’s mind generally refers to surprising them in some way – usually in a good way. There’s also a way that you can blow someone’s mind that has a totally different result – probably in a bad way. It this episode, we’ll look at how this negative “blown mind” scenario and what you can do to avoid it. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes If You Do Only This One Thing, Your...

Duration:00:07:05

Remember to Close the Communication Loop

8/30/2021
Communication is two-way: message sent and message received. Sometimes the confirmation that a message was received is automatic. Sometimes it is not, and we have to make an effort to send that "loop closing" message. In this episode, I'm looking at times when "closing the loop" does not happen automatically, and what you can do about it. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes Five Communication...

Duration:00:08:23

[Re-release] Three Ways to Irritate Others and How to Correct It

8/24/2021
This week, we're re-releasing one of our most popular episodes to date, Three Ways to Irritate Others and How to Correct It. In your Leadership journey, you will inevitably have to speak with someone who is irritated or angry. While you can’t avoid the situation entirely, you can learn to minimize the risk that you will be the one to aggravate the situation. In this episode, we’ll cover three communication strategies that are almost guaranteed to irritate a calm person and fuel the fire for...

Duration:00:08:32

The DISC Style That Makes the Best Leader

8/17/2021
People frequently ask – which DISC style makes the best leader? In this episode, I’ll give you my answer to that question. It might not be what you think. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes How to Empower by DISC Style How to Equip by DISC Style How to Engage by DISC Style How to Encourage by DISC Style Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast through the options...

Duration:00:08:40

Beware of Either-Or Interpretations

8/10/2021
Viewing complex problems – like behavior change and goal achievement – triggers a problem for many of us. The problem is known as “binary bias” or the tendency to view the problem and it’s solution(s) through the lens of right vs wrong. This either-or viewpoint creates a communication problem that I’m addressing in this week’s episode. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes Beware of Transferred...

Duration:00:11:27

Five Communication Strategies to Stop Using and What to Do Instead

8/3/2021
There are many communication strategies used in common, everyday communication that don’t translate well to leadership communication. In this episode, I’m looking at five commonly used communication strategies that I recommend leaders replace with more effective alternatives. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes If You Do Only This One Thing, Your Communication Will Improve The Power of...

Duration:00:08:56

How to Ask Questions Without Backing People into a Corner

7/27/2021
While I recommend that leaders develop the skill of asking good questions, I also recognize that questions can be perceived as attacking or interrogating rather than inquiring. In this episode, I’ll share some thoughts about how to ask questions that come across more inquiring and less interrogating and critical. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related Episodes The Power of Questions Six Questions for...

Duration:00:08:38

The DISC Model is a Good Enough Model Not a Perfect One

7/20/2021
I frequently get questions about why and how I use the DISC model. One of the questions is: “Is the DISC Model the best model for working with people?” In many cases, my answer is some version of: “It depends.” In this episode, I’ll address what it depends upon. I’ll also give you two questions you can use to better adjust to real time communication situations. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Related...

Duration:00:10:12

How to Be Assertive Without Being a Jerk

7/13/2021
Using assertive communication can help your to communicate more clearly and completely, and it has a risk. It’s possible to try to communicate assertively and slip over the line in to aggressive, jerk-like communication. In this episode, I’ll share three key principles (and two bonus principles) to help you strike the balance between being too passive and too aggressive. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook...

Duration:00:10:47

Using Stories to Coach with Impact

7/6/2021
In a previous episode, I said “Data Tells and Stories Sell.” In this episode I’m picking up that thread to look at how and why stories can help you become a more effective coach for your team. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast through the options below. iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTuneInRSSOr your favorite podcast app

Duration:00:09:02

Control What You Can

6/29/2021
Last week, I lead a training session for new and aspiring leaders, and some of our discussion reminded me of an issue that many leaders – especially front-line leaders – confront on a regular basis. Front-line leaders frequently deal with changes, policies, and procedures that they did not create. These issues create constraints on what you can do in your leadership role, and it’s tempting to both focus on and get frustrated by these limitations – to focus on what you cannot do. In this...

Duration:00:10:43

Focus on Similarities More Than Differences

6/22/2021
It’s both easy and tempting to focus on the differences we have with others in terms of focus and approach. It’s better to focus on the similarities if we want to work together to solve a problem. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast through the options below. iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTuneInRSSOr your favorite podcast app

Duration:00:09:00

All People Are Motivated

6/15/2021
I have spoken with many leaders who get frustrated with the “unmotivated” person on their team. In this episode, I’m challenging the idea that anyone is unmotivated, and offering some thoughts on how to both find a person’s motivation and steer that motivation towards doing the important work of the organization. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast...

Duration:00:14:04

Use Person First Language

6/8/2021
In talking with a friend of mine recently (Dr. Ashley Perkins-Shogren), I learned a phrase to better describe a communication pattern that I’ve been trying to describe for years. She is a mental health advocate, and you can see her TEDx talk on YouTube. In this episode, I’m exploring the idea of person first language. Thanks Ashley! Additional Leadership Resources Watch Dr. Ashley Perkins-Shogren’s TEDx talkDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook...

Duration:00:08:46

Work the Problem

6/1/2021
This week's episode was inspired by something I heard Jason Hayes (Team leader on the TV show Seal Team) say. The concept focuses on separating business problems from relationship problems and how to focus our efforts so we can solve both. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Follow the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Follow this podcast through the options below. iTunesStitcherGoogle PlayTuneInRSSOr your...

Duration:00:07:29