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CEOs running the world’s top companies don’t start out that way – they pull ahead of their peers with behaviors and practices that make them the “best of the best.” Stephen Miles and the team at TMG coach some of the world’s most successful executives, helping them continuously up their game even as business conditions grow more complex every day. Learn the secrets of the highest performers, and use this intelligence to power your career.

CEOs running the world’s top companies don’t start out that way – they pull ahead of their peers with behaviors and practices that make them the “best of the best.” Stephen Miles and the team at TMG coach some of the world’s most successful executives, helping them continuously up their game even as business conditions grow more complex every day. Learn the secrets of the highest performers, and use this intelligence to power your career.

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United States

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CEOs running the world’s top companies don’t start out that way – they pull ahead of their peers with behaviors and practices that make them the “best of the best.” Stephen Miles and the team at TMG coach some of the world’s most successful executives, helping them continuously up their game even as business conditions grow more complex every day. Learn the secrets of the highest performers, and use this intelligence to power your career.

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English


Episodes

10. The Real Meaning of Executive Presence: Introverts and Extroverts; Thinkers and Blinkers

9/27/2022
Introvert or Extrovert; Thinker or Blinker – one is not better than the other when it comes to elevating your executive presence. Rather, it’s about mastering your personal leadership style to show up as the best version of yourself. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explore the differences between these various styles and discuss how high-performing executives can add range to their style so they can better know themselves and show up appropriately and with confidence.

Duration:00:18:03

09. The Real Meaning of Executive Presence: Beyond the Sartorial

9/13/2022
Many executives who have been working from home during Covid may need a wardrobe and executive appearance refresh. Yet the challenge for most leaders who receive feedback around their executive presence is that their sartorial style is fine. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin discuss how real executive presence extends far beyond dress, to the substance of executives’ contributions and their ability to both elevate and adapt their styles to new challenges, reporting relationships, and...

Duration:00:15:43

08. Being Best at the People Business

8/9/2022
No matter where you work or whatever industry you are in, being best at the “people business” can help you succeed. When talent management is as critical to your company’s long-term goals as it is to your short-term bottom line, you need a team you can rely on, and one that can rely on you, too. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explain steps leaders can take to set their people up for success.

Duration:00:21:28

07. The Leader of the Future – And You Thought Covid-19 Was Hard

7/26/2022
The job of high-performing leaders isn’t what it used to be. On top of running the company amidst a complex business environment of overlapping crises, CEOs and other C-Suite leaders bear the weight of increasing responsibility, at times defending their companies’ very license to operate. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explain how a new kind of ‘Leader of the Future’ is emerging as we begin to recover from the pandemic despite setback after setback.

Duration:00:22:17

06. The Great Transition

7/12/2022
What does it mean to successfully reframe “The Great Resignation” into “The Great Transition?" Top executive coaches Stephen Miles and Courtney Hamilton discuss how companies are successfully onboarding new employees; what it's like to welcome someone remotely; and, what the best and worst practices are in this environment for leaders, employees, and those taking on senior roles in new companies. In this important new podcast, Miles and Hamilton share strategic and practical tips for success...

Duration:00:18:22

05. The Office as a Private Club

6/28/2022
As business leaders continue to reimagine the way we work, offices everywhere are getting revamped to support new organizational priorities. For Stephen Miles and Christina Woodard, office density and intentionality top the list. We need to be purposeful about what we’re doing, says Miles, and why we’re asking teams to convene. Working together, colleagues can peel away from virtual meeting rooms to reforge strong connections and trust in person, and then tackle the hard issues with...

Duration:00:18:36

04. Getting Your Mojo Back

6/14/2022
“This is what happens when you put everybody in solitary confinement for an extended period of time,” says Stephen Miles, Founder and CEO of The Miles Group. “Covid quarantines have led to all kinds of strains on individuals’ energy,” adds Taylor Griffin, COO of The Miles Group. "We have a lot of senior executives coming to us and asking how they deal with this for themselves, as well as for their broader teams and employee base. Employees have high expectations of their leadership teams...

Duration:00:14:50

03. Office Next – How We Can Make Offices Work Better

5/31/2022
The pandemic lockdown called for CEOs everywhere to transform their businesses to remote operation. Two years in, millions of white-collar workers are returning to the office – an exercise that is playing out in multiple phases and to varying degrees of success. As Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explain, since 2020, remote work has gotten very transactional and people are less engaged. With attrition rates at an all-time high, they discuss the importance of meaningful interactions among...

Duration:00:14:37

02. Struggling to Lead in Hyperinflation

5/17/2022
Inflation continues to climb at its fastest pace in decades, but most CEOs and board directors today have never dealt with hyperinflation – that’s when inflation “turns from transitory to intrinsic, affecting every facet of business in the world today.” Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin discuss how executives can begin to lead – and win – in this new dynamic environment.

Duration:00:19:22

01. Resilience Redefined

5/3/2022
Faced with new challenges every day, the world we live in is full of setbacks. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin discuss how unfamiliar setbacks can test even the strongest leaders, and why leaders should practice embracing these learning moments.

Duration:00:10:31

C-Suite Intelligence returns for season 2

4/26/2022
The go-to podcast for high performers and aspiring leaders is back for a second season. Hear top executive coaches at The Miles Group discuss how successful leaders amp up their game, even as business conditions grow more complex every day.

Duration:00:00:56

18. Leading During the Coronavirus Crisis

3/26/2020
The coronavirus pandemic is challenging leaders at unprecedented levels. Executives are facing the complexity of severe business impact and employee health concerns while they and many employees work from home. But many leaders haven’t led during a crisis, says Stephen Miles; they react poorly, amplify stress, and ignore critical information and advice. Miles provides tools for leading powerfully during this crisis, including how to make decisions, communicate, and engage employees with...

Duration:00:18:59

17. 10 Critical Keys to Business Survival

3/10/2020
The incredible challenges companies are facing today are creating shocks to the system that every CEO needs to prepare for, says Stephen Miles. From the stunning impact of the coronavirus to the increasingly rigorous ESG expectations placed on every company to the exceptional level of performance demanded of leaders 24/7/365, the best CEOs are shifting the way they and their teams approach these daunting problems. Miles takes us through 10 keys that are critical for companies to survive...

Duration:00:20:02

16. Dealing with Sudden Change

2/25/2020
During times of sudden change, how leaders respond is critical to driving the best outcome. Leaders who are less effective make decisions too quickly or not at all. The best leaders are like the best athletes: they slow the game down around them and make it easier for other people to participate. Stephen Miles and Taylor Griffin explain how great leaders communicate with and leverage their teams, absorb rather than amplify stress, and create the context for people to be successful.

Duration:00:20:41

15. Managing Underperformance

2/11/2020
Nearly all leaders wait far too long to deal with underperformers. “I wish I had handled the problem sooner” is what Taylor Griffin says she hears from every person she coaches. Leaders are evaluated on how well they select and develop talent by whoever is the lowest performer on their team, so managing underperformance is critical. Griffin explains how to recognize signs of habitual low performers, how to give meaningful feedback and how to address issues swiftly to minimize damage to the...

Duration:00:17:35

14. What Does a General Counsel Do?

1/28/2020
The General Counsel acts as air traffic control for all legal issues across a company, says Billy Stern – from HR, compliance, and IP to a host of business risks. But while a lawyer is typically a “no” person, the best GCs have a “yes” mentality, working with the CEO to think expansively as a true business partner. Stern explains the complex job of GCs as they serve this and other roles including succession advisor, company “heavy,” contract enforcer, and fierce legal and regulatory advocate.

Duration:00:17:43

13. The Agent Problem: Becoming a Better Advocate for Your Best People

1/14/2020
The most critical decisions around an employee’s future at a company usually happen when they aren’t in the room. But most organizations have an “agent problem,” says Stephen Miles: its leaders aren’t effective agents or advocates for valuable employees, and talent discussions can get dominated by fast talkers or bullies who push forward “their” people who are less qualified. Miles explains steps you can take to represent your best people most effectively and create a stronger team overall.

Duration:00:16:07

12. Dealing with Difference: Adapting to a Diverse Global Workforce

12/10/2019
Working with colleagues and clients who come from many cultures, countries, and backgrounds is a hallmark of global business today. But how effective are you when working with people who are not like you? To succeed in an economy that is increasingly diverse, says Taylor Griffin, individuals must adapt to culture and gender differences as well as to a broad range of personality and communication styles. Griffin walks us through some of the challenges and opportunities in dealing with...

Duration:00:16:51

11. SocQ – The New Leadership Skill Required for the Social Economy

11/19/2019
As we move from a knowledge-based to a “social economy,” leaders must build what Stephen Miles defines as their “social intelligence quotient” or SocQ. This skill goes beyond having one-to-one empathy to being able to connect with the broader public in a way that communicates a company’s purpose and values yet is in sync with the community’s standards. Miles explains how leaders’ SocQ and ability to connect one-to-many are essential to organizations’ survival under the global magnifying...

Duration:00:20:24

10. Managing Your Most Difficult But Most Valuable Employees

11/5/2019
They’re hard to get along with and difficult to manage, but they bring disproportionate value creation to a company, says Stephen Miles. He dubs them “high-beta” executives, and explains how their breakthrough thinking and willingness to take on a business’s most difficult problems can result in massive opportunities for a company and its future. Miles describes the leadership style required to manage the idiosyncratic “high betas” and how to create a place for them to be wildly successful.

Duration:00:19:15