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Out of the Comfort Zone

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There is no growth in comfort and no comfort in growth. Business today typically values and promotes leaders for their subject expertise. Leaders who have command of the details and execute based on knowledge and experience are highly respected. However, to grow as a leader you have to get out of your comfort zone – that means learning to lead without just being the expert. Learn to gain the trust and respect of a team that might know more than you do. Get comfortable with ambiguity and with not having all the information. Develop the skills and confidence to lead in a different way. For female leaders, subject expertise is usually the source of their confidence. Learning to lead outside your comfort zone is one step for breaking through the glass ceiling. The show’s purpose is to give you tips on how can you develop the capability to lead – to get out of your comfort zone?

There is no growth in comfort and no comfort in growth. Business today typically values and promotes leaders for their subject expertise. Leaders who have command of the details and execute based on knowledge and experience are highly respected. However, to grow as a leader you have to get out of your comfort zone – that means learning to lead without just being the expert. Learn to gain the trust and respect of a team that might know more than you do. Get comfortable with ambiguity and with not having all the information. Develop the skills and confidence to lead in a different way. For female leaders, subject expertise is usually the source of their confidence. Learning to lead outside your comfort zone is one step for breaking through the glass ceiling. The show’s purpose is to give you tips on how can you develop the capability to lead – to get out of your comfort zone?

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United States

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There is no growth in comfort and no comfort in growth. Business today typically values and promotes leaders for their subject expertise. Leaders who have command of the details and execute based on knowledge and experience are highly respected. However, to grow as a leader you have to get out of your comfort zone – that means learning to lead without just being the expert. Learn to gain the trust and respect of a team that might know more than you do. Get comfortable with ambiguity and with not having all the information. Develop the skills and confidence to lead in a different way. For female leaders, subject expertise is usually the source of their confidence. Learning to lead outside your comfort zone is one step for breaking through the glass ceiling. The show’s purpose is to give you tips on how can you develop the capability to lead – to get out of your comfort zone?

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English


Episodes

Agile Leadership with Chuck Mollor

8/12/2022
What makes a great leader today? No doubt you have your own experiences with leaders you thought were truly inspirational and admirable. What are the common elements and behaviors for those leaders? What do they do? How do they develop agility? What has changed about what we expect from our leaders? Tune in for a fascinating discussion.

Duration:00:56:03

Advocating for Yourself When Others Don’t with Amy Balog

8/5/2022
In this episode, we begin with a story of a newly hired leader who is overwhelmed, not fully backed by the team, not getting the support expected from her manager and at risk for not delivering. Through this story we will explore why she is in this situation and what she can do about it. How can she (or you) advocate for herself when others haven’t done so, cannot do so or are too overwhelmed themselves to do so. Tune in for a exciting and enlightening episode.

Duration:00:59:31

Delegation with Bill Ringle

7/29/2022
All leaders need to create greater leverage by delegating more effectively. That isn’t news; yet most leaders struggle to delegate effectively and consistently. What does it take and how can you get better at delegating? Tune in for answers.

Duration:00:56:36

Change with Erika Andersen

7/22/2022
Leadership is about leading change whether the change is to get better performance, better teams, better cultures or better client/customer reactions or even to correct a misstep or anticipate a market shift. For something that is so fundamental to leadership, most get change horribly wrong for the people that are being asked to make a change. What are we missing? What really happens to people when they are asked to change? How can we lead change in a more effective manner? Tune in the hear...

Duration:00:55:58

Telling Stories with Frank Rose

7/15/2022
Stories – no doubt you have heard that to capture your audience you need to tell a story. Yet, most executives don’t use narrative well and most are trained to understand its power let alone how to master it. Why are stories so powerful? How do we think about stories that make a difference for our organizations? Tune in to hear how.

Duration:00:57:47

Irritating People with Chris DeSantis

7/8/2022
Who do you find irritating at work? Chances are they are not very much like you – they may be from a different generation or background, hold different values or even think about work differently. Tune in to here why we generalize as human beings, what we find most irritating, how to alter work dialogues and more.

Duration:00:57:38

Inspiring Conversations with Steve Curtin

7/1/2022
If you are looking for ways to inspire your team, we have a process to follow that will lead to inspiration, engagement and better decisions. It all begins with your ability as a leader to engage individuals in a conversation about the purpose of their job. Tune in to hear how to make this conversation work with you team.

Duration:00:56:37

Encore Changing Behavior with BJ Fogg

6/24/2022
What is the secret to changing your behavior and changing your habits? What about changing the habits of your team? Tune in to discover a methodology that works.

Duration:00:56:40

Confidence, Flaws and Values with Kelli Thompson

6/17/2022
We often get feedback about a behavior that is too much – such as being too direct, too quiet or too assertive. However that same behavior is a core quality and it has generated great results. When does a strength tip into a liability? How do we think about these “flaws” in a way that is more productive? How does this help us boost confidence? Tune in to discover a fascinating approach.

Duration:00:56:48

Parenting, Work and Life

6/10/2022
In honor of fathers and mothers around the world who are working and struggling to keep all the aspects of their lives together. First, Josh Levs offers his experience and perspective on why we must give fathers the same parental rights we give mothers. Second, Stew Friedman introduces his framework for how to integrate all the parts of your life. It works just as well for any leader whether you are a parent or not. Tune in to be inspired.

Duration:00:59:24

Business Growth with Douglas McGann

6/3/2022
Growth is a key focus today whether that is expanding the company’s footprint or expanding product and service offers. How can you better understand the go/no-go decisions your company chooses to make? What culture and leadership behaviors impede growth? What can you do about it? Tune in for wisdom on how to grow your business.

Duration:00:55:16

Loneliness with Ryan Jenkins

5/27/2022
72% of global workers report feeling lonely. If you are feeling disconnected from people at work, you are not alone. And, as a manager if you worry about how disconnected, or lonely, your team members seem to be, you are not alone either. Why should you care and what can you do about it? Tune in to find out more.

Duration:00:55:36

From Functional to Strategic with Martina Lauchengco

5/20/2022
If you are a functional or technical specialist who is wondering what it takes to get promoted to the next level, this is the episode for you. What keeps you from getting the roles you think you deserve? How do you become more strategic? How do you think about collaborating across boundaries? Tune in to hear how one executive did it.

Duration:00:54:53

Execution Culture with Chris Elias

5/13/2022
Hearing from leaders who have built and led organizations and then stopped to reflect on what worked and what didn’t inspires us. Tune in to hear experiences about navigating conflict, creating alignment, having tough conversations, expanding into unknown territory and boosting confidence – all essential for executing.

Duration:00:51:11

Redesigning Work with Lynda Gratton

5/6/2022
The pandemic has created a massive experiment in how we could work; however, it has also offered few roadmaps for how to work going forward. Do we go back to the office, in what proportion of time? How do we use technology more effectively? How do we foster human connection? How do we accommodate individual needs and preferences? While we do not yet have answers, we do have some guidelines for how to redesign work in your organization. Tune in to hear a model for evaluating what work at your...

Duration:00:56:32

Leadership Made Simple with Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley

4/29/2022
If you are looking for practical advice as a leader - something simple, straightforward and immediately actionable that has survived the test of time - tune in for sound advice from two leadership gurus.

Duration:00:57:56

Trust and Inspire with Stephen M. R. Covey

4/22/2022
Trust and inspiration – we know both matter a great deal. Who wants to work for a leader who doesn’t trust you and who isn’t inspiring? Yet, knowing what to do to create a culture of trust and to inspire those who work with you is not so simple as saying the words. Tune in to hear how to shift from controlling to inspiring.

Duration:00:57:14

Career Growth with Julie Winkle Giulioni

4/15/2022
Frustrated with your lack of growth in your career? Or, as a manager, are you frustrated that your team is constantly complaining about their lack of growth? Maybe, we need to think about growth with a new lens – one that affords more than two dimensions. Tune in to learn a new framework to think about your career – or the careers of your team members.

Duration:00:55:56

Persuasive Communication with Jana Sanchez

4/8/2022
Have you ever failed to get your message across in say a year-end performance review, a job interview or an introduction to a key stakeholder? If so, we have a solution for you. Tune in to hear what to prepare, how to prepare and what to do when you get an unexpected question.

Duration:00:56:48

Disruptive Forces with Jonathan Brill

4/1/2022
Although, we know the world is changing rapidly, most of our business processes are designed to create stability and incremental change. How should your team be thinking about disruptive forces? What forces should we pay attention to? And how? Tune in to learn how to spot the next rogue wave and how to build a culture that is resilient.

Duration:00:55:31