Talk Like a Leader-logo

Talk Like a Leader

Business & Economics Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

How the DISC Model Can Cause Problems for You

8/4/2020
Properly applied, the DISC model is a powerful tool to help you become a better communicator. Improperly applied, it can cause significant problems for you. In this episode, I’ll look at how improper application of the DISC model can create problems for you and what you can do instead to use it for better results. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to...

Duration:00:07:09

Avoiding Confirmation Bias - Stay Curious

7/28/2020
A challenge that we all face in leadership communication is the struggle to fairly evaluate all sides of an issue before making a decision, and we all share the problem of confirmation bias. Most, if not all, people struggle with both seeking and honestly considering information and perspectives that are different from their own. This tendency can create both communication and results problems. This week, we'll take a look at confirmation bias and consider two ideas for combating...

Duration:00:10:01

The Coaching Mindset with Carl Smith - Cautious Style

7/21/2020
This is our final episode in a 5-part series of conversations about the coaching mindset. Carl Smith is my guest, and we discuss the contribution Cautious style people bring to coaching conversations. As in the other episodes in this series, we consider both how a Cautious style coach can get out of their own way and how a leader can better coach a Cautious style team member. Additional Leadership Resources Carl SmithDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on...

Duration:00:11:56

The Coaching Mindset with Carl Smith - Supportive Style

7/14/2020
Continuing our discussion about the coaching mindset, Carl Smith and I consider the Supportive style contribution to coaching. Carl shares what he has learned as a Supportive style coach and I share some observations about how to be a better coach for people with Supportive traits. Additional Leadership Resources Carl SmithDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the...

Duration:00:10:40

The Coaching Mindset - Inspiring Style

7/7/2020
This week, Carl Smith and I turn our attention to coaching discussions when one party has a primarily Inspiring trait using the DISC model terminology. We look at how a coach with Inspiring traits can better adapt to work with others and how a leader who is coaching an Inspiring style team member can invite them in to the conversation. Additional Leadership Resources Carl SmithDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don't...

Duration:00:10:25

The Coaching Mindset - Dominant Style

6/30/2020
In this episode, Carl Smith and I get more specific about coaching mindsets. Using the DISC model as a framework for understanding, we discuss what it means to be a Dominant style coach and how to coach Dominant style team members. Additional Leadership Resources Carl SmithDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the options below. iTunesStitcherGoogle...

Duration:00:11:29

The Coaching Mindset with Carl Smith

6/23/2020
Continuing in the theme of considering our mindsets, this episode kicks off a 5-episode series on the coaching mindset. I'm joined by my friend and colleague, Carl Smith, for a discussion about the mindset we bring to coaching and how it affects our coaching effectiveness. Additional Leadership Resources Carl SmithDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the...

Duration:00:12:28

What Mindsets Do You Use to Form Your Frames?

6/16/2020
My conversation with Kevin Eikenberry about the importance of how you frame a problem continues in this episode. We discuss the meta-frame - or larger frame - you bring to your problem solving, coaching, and conflict resolution conversations and how that meta-frame can either help or hurt your problem solving efforts. Additional Leadership Resources Kevin EikenberryDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an...

Duration:00:12:12

The Importance of How You Frame a Problem with Kevin Eikenberry

6/9/2020
In this episode, Kevin Eikenberry joins me for a conversation about the importance of how you frame a problem when you communicate and work with others to solve the problem. This was a lively and engaging conversation, I think you'll get some great insights from Kevin. Additional Leadership Resources Kevin EikenberryDISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the...

Duration:00:11:25

Provide Data Both Accurately and Honestly

6/2/2020
In prior episodes I have talked about Providing Context When You Share Data and Learning to Speak Accurately. In this episode, I'm looking at the idea of speaking accurately from a slightly different angle. This perspective is more about the intent of the data presentation than about the facts of it. I'm looking at the challenge - and questionable honesty - of presenting data in a way that will elicit a stronger emotion than appropriate for the situation by manipulating the...

Duration:00:07:52

Learn to Listen Accurately

5/26/2020
Last week, I discussed speaking accurately. This week, I'll explore accuracy on the other side of communication - listening. Just as speaking accurately moves you towards greater clarity and buy-in, listening accurately moves you towards mutual understanding and trust. When you learn to listen accurately, you can maintain the emotional control needed to respond appropriately without over OR under reacting. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get...

Duration:00:11:19

Learn to Speak Accurately

5/19/2020
Striking the balance between overstating and understating a problem or situation depends on accurate speech. In this episode, I'll share thoughts on how to speak more accurately and why it matters. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook

Duration:00:07:41

Make Yourself Accessible

5/12/2020
This podcast is about more than just talking or sending messages. It's about the broader context of leadership communication. In this episode, I'll share a story with you about what happens when you don't make yourself accessible, some thoughts about what that means to you as a leader, and offer perspective on why it matters. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook

Duration:00:08:50

Beware of Transferred Aggression

5/5/2020
As a society, we are now well in to the first shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While I can't foretell the future exactly, it appears that it could happen again before the pandemic runs its course. So, we need to develop skills to help us manage close, long-term contact with the same people day-in and day-out. Learning to recognize, control, and short-circuit transferred aggression is one of those skills. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When...

Duration:00:11:30

Fix the Problem Not the Blame

4/28/2020
When you are confronted with a problem it's easy to drift toward finding the person to blame. A better leadership response is to find the source of the problem and fix that rather than finding the person to blame. In this episode, we'll look at how to focus on fixing the problem rather than on fixing the blame. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook

Duration:00:10:26

Be Sensitive to Your Team's Environment

4/21/2020
Seeing things from another person's point of view is a key element in Talking Like a Leader. When you can't see your team's environment, it's easy to forget that their behaviors, results, and efficiency are affected by it. If you suddenly find yourself working remotely, remembering that they are no longer in the office is an important thing to remember. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook

Duration:00:08:18

Provide Context When You Share Data

4/14/2020
Leaders frequently need to communicate data in the form of numbers. When you're working with a team of people who know the context you operate in, those numbers probably make sense. But... What if they don't? What if you're communicating data to a person outside your team? What if you're communicating data from outside your team to your team? Does the person or the people with whom you're communicating understand the context of the data? Or, is it just a jumble of numbers with no real...

Duration:00:09:50

Business Critical or Personal Desire

4/7/2020
As we confront the stresses and pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and what we must do to adjust, it's easy to commingle our personal wishes and desires about the way we wish things were with the actual demands of the environment in which we operate. When we commingle these issues, we tend to demand things from others that are personal wishes rather than business demands. In this episode, we'll explore how that can damage leadership communication and what you can do to avoid this...

Duration:00:09:40

Understanding Time Perspectives - People Orientation

3/31/2020
This conversation with Carl Smith about time perspectives continues this week. This is the third of three episodes related to how people view and communicate about time. In this episode, Carl and I will explore ways that people with a primary people orientation view time, how they can be misunderstood, and how they can improve their communication with people who have a more task-oriented perspective. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentDISC style team reportThe First 7 Things to...

Duration:00:12:14

Understanding Time Perspectives - Task Orientation

3/24/2020
This week, we continue the conversation with Carl Smith about time perspectives that we started two weeks ago. In this episode, Carl and I will explore ways that people with a primary task orientation view time, how they can be misunderstood, and how they can improve their communication with people who have a more people-oriented perspective. Additional Leadership Resources DISC AssessmentThe First 7 Things to Do When You Get PromotedFollow us on Facebook

Duration:00:13:38