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Welcome to the Intentional Leaders Podcast with Cyndi Wentland. Where we’re all about creating confident, successful, and focused leaders who manage with purpose and impact. I’m Cyndi Wentland, the founder of Intentionaleaders. And I’m passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching on all things leadership related. My purpose is to equip leaders like you with the tools, resources, and support to accomplish your goals. To learn when you want, how you want. So, if you’re an aspiring leader, first-time manager, experienced executive, or you just want to make a bigger impact in your role as an individual contributor—this podcast is for you. Because each week we’ll focus on relevant, applicable, and easy to implement skills and practices—to create focus and a deliberate path to employee engagement and business results. I know that leadership has its challenges but learning to lead shouldn’t be one of them.

Welcome to the Intentional Leaders Podcast with Cyndi Wentland. Where we’re all about creating confident, successful, and focused leaders who manage with purpose and impact. I’m Cyndi Wentland, the founder of Intentionaleaders. And I’m passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching on all things leadership related. My purpose is to equip leaders like you with the tools, resources, and support to accomplish your goals. To learn when you want, how you want. So, if you’re an aspiring leader, first-time manager, experienced executive, or you just want to make a bigger impact in your role as an individual contributor—this podcast is for you. Because each week we’ll focus on relevant, applicable, and easy to implement skills and practices—to create focus and a deliberate path to employee engagement and business results. I know that leadership has its challenges but learning to lead shouldn’t be one of them.

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United States

Description:

Welcome to the Intentional Leaders Podcast with Cyndi Wentland. Where we’re all about creating confident, successful, and focused leaders who manage with purpose and impact. I’m Cyndi Wentland, the founder of Intentionaleaders. And I’m passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching on all things leadership related. My purpose is to equip leaders like you with the tools, resources, and support to accomplish your goals. To learn when you want, how you want. So, if you’re an aspiring leader, first-time manager, experienced executive, or you just want to make a bigger impact in your role as an individual contributor—this podcast is for you. Because each week we’ll focus on relevant, applicable, and easy to implement skills and practices—to create focus and a deliberate path to employee engagement and business results. I know that leadership has its challenges but learning to lead shouldn’t be one of them.

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English

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6082123574


Episodes

Are you strong enough to empower?

4/20/2021
Recognizing that there are practices to empowering both ourselves and others is sometimes surprising. You mean there’s a strategy to it? Most managers say they want to empower others (well, we know that is what we are supposed to say), but do we in practice? Do you give power? It's important to explore. In fact, Timothy R. Clark just published research that supports the critical nature of empowerment to fostering creativity and innovation in organizations in his 4 Stages of Psychological...

Duration:00:13:08

Collaboration: Easier said than done.

4/13/2021
Most if not all the organizations I’ve ever worked with or for, want collaboration. It’s a no brainer. And then it gets hard. And frustrating. Seemingly endless. Collaboration, easy to desire, difficult to execute. Why? We know that collaboration, can lead to creativity and innovation. And in today’s competitive environment, we all need that. But to do it right requires focus, skill and effective execution. Collaborate is to create. And creation can get messy. We may have differing...

Duration:00:15:46

“I don’t have enough time,” Things we tell ourselves that aren't really true.

4/6/2021
A common, recurring problem I hear from leaders is that they are too busy. Too many competing demands, tight deadlines, too much to do and not enough time. No time for being proactive, to coach employees, or for self-care. And for so long, I completely agreed. Until I didn’t. Until I realized that being overwhelmed is an emotion, and a choice. Based on my thoughts. Sometimes I still experience this emotion. However, I do recognize it as something I’m choosing. Time is fascinating. Because...

Duration:00:13:15

The Power of Assertive Language: How to Mean What You Say & Say What You Mean without Being Mean

3/30/2021
Have you ever dropped a hint that someone you worked with just didn’t get? Soft peddled feedback that wasn’t received? Or lashed out in frustration because you were just so irritated with someone’s behavior? Yes, that moment. The moment when we have something in our mind, something we need or want or expect, but we don’t fully formulate the words to make it happen. To get understanding. Assertiveness is bigger than communication. It’s about how we feel about our rights. As a human being,...

Duration:00:15:03

Leaning into Political Savvy: Strengthen Your Political Muscles

3/23/2021
This month in our Intentionaleaders membership, we're tacking political savvy. Here's a sneak peek... Art Petty described 5 Unavoidable Facts of Organizational Life: I think about it like this: Political savvy is the ability to understand situations, people and context to influence outcomes and achieve results while not ticking people off (or even better yet, they like, respect and trust you). Here’s the good news. We can get better at exploring and navigating these dynamics. It can sound...

Duration:00:16:23

Got Triggers? The Things that Bug You at Work

3/16/2021
Leaders who have the ability to lead under pressure garner more respect and followership. This is not to imply that a display of emotions is not valuable—it absolutely is. This is the difference between responding appropriately with emotional reactions in a manner that builds trust and aligns with our intentions. So, fill in the blank: These can be our triggers. Triggers reactionreactionchoice.respond.By Laura K. Schenck, Ph.D., LPC What I’ve also come to notice is that oftentimes our...

Duration:00:13:27

Knowing Your Values: The Need for Transparency in Leading Others

3/9/2021
Last year in Madison as in other communities there was great social unrest. On a main street downtown, State Street, store fronts were boarded and then eventually literally covered in murals representing individual and collective values of a community. What a sight. Heartbreaking in some ways. Inspiring in others. There was pain and there was hope. Storefronts were a gallery of values. But in everyday life, and in leading or managing others…our values aren’t as apparent. We don’t walk...

Duration:00:13:15

Examining Your Confidence: Why Confidence is a Choice Everyday

3/2/2021
In leadership classes we talk a lot about leadership presence. Do you have presence or not, or even what does that mean to you? With this discussion, inevitably, the conversation turns to confidence and the relationship of confidence to leadership presence. What is your relationship with your own confidence? How confident are you and why? What situations are you the most confident? In presenting, or facilitating or leading, most people say they’re more confident because they know what...

Duration:00:10:14

Manager or Leader: Who do you want to be?

2/22/2021
The definition of a manager that I’ve used in business classes is that a manager is responsible for 4 primary functions: to plan, organize, lead and control in an efficient and effective manner. So, if you do those functions either with people or projects, then you are a manager. And here are some amazing statistics about how people feel about this role: Fundamentals of Management, Robbins, DeCenzo & Coulter, 2015 But what makes one a leader? This is complex area. There have been endless...

Duration:00:14:17

Being Motivational: Ways We Might Get Motivation Wrong

2/16/2021
Can you motivate? Yes or no? Do you consider this part of your role as a manager? Question 2: Why don’t employees perform? Many times I hear….lack of training, tools, knowledge, lack of engagement, , unclear goals, personal issues, lack direction, no feedback …..and…they don’t care, they lack purpose, they’re lazy. Ugh. But if you can motivate them, and that’s your job. What’s the disconnect? Why would there be people who are unmotivated if we can motivate them? The reality is that people...

Duration:00:18:49

Choosing Growth: Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

2/8/2021
Review the following statements. Indicate if you AGREE or DISAGREE. 1. Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can’t change very much. 2. You can learn new things, but you can’t really change how intelligent you are. AGREE 3. Not matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit. AGREE 4. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are. This is Carol Dweck’s work she explored this concept of mindset—fixed and growth. She’s a...

Duration:00:12:48

Embracing Failure: The Value of Risk and Mistakes in Leading Others

2/1/2021
Despite the many stories of famous people who triumphed over failure, many of us fear it. When did we learn that? What if failure was part of the curriculum to becoming who we are meant to be? That all those lessons make us stronger, not weaker. Ah, but that involves a mindset shift, a new belief that failure and mistakes are lessons, and not be avoided or feared. Can we embrace this strategy? Because despite the feelings we generate due to those fails and mistakes, what is the opposite...

Duration:00:09:09

Exploring Locus of Control: Leadership, Control and Stress

1/26/2021
What's your relationship with control? Not how controlling are you (oh I know, some of you are labeling yourselves right now, "I am a control freak!" which most of us mean in a like endearing and wonderful way!). Rather, how do you see yourself relative to events in your life. This episode gives a glimpse into your thoughts. And how these thoughts affect your ability to manage your stress. In this episode, I highlight stress strategies, if you'd like a free download, click...

Duration:00:16:32

How to Be a Conscious Leader: Be Aware of Your Vulnerability in Learning

1/18/2021
This episode highlights the beauty and challenges of learning, following Martin M. Broadwell's model and the "Four Levels of Teaching." Though relevant to teaching, this framework becomes valuable to explore relative to learning and where, as adults, we sometimes get stuck. The 4 levels are: 1. Unconscious incompetence: Where no one wants to be or hang out very long! 2. Conscious incompetence: Where we identify a learning need or gap in our knowledge and skills. 3. Conscious competence:...

Duration:00:15:49

Intentional Leaders Podcast Welcome Trailer

1/18/2021
Welcome to the Intentional Leaders Podcast with Cyndi Wentland. We'll focus on all things leadership related to take your skills and practices to a new level, with small habits that make a big difference. Want an easy, convenient and fun way to strengthen your leadership skills? Find your tribe here, in our membership group. With 24/7 access to learning, tools, resources and a supportive group of leaders--we'll help you achieve your leadership goals. To become the leader that everyone wants...

Duration:00:02:23