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The Leadership Pod is the podcast for emerging leaders who want to build their visibility and influence so they can unlock their leadership potential. Each week, your host Kara Ronin shares with you strategies, insights or Q&A episodes around leadership development, building your leadership brand, communication skills, and workplace interactions so you can excel into leadership. Keeping your head down and doing a good job at work is no longer enough to get you noticed and promoted. Success in leadership requires a different set of skills; ones you didn’t learn in business school, but you will in this podcast.

The Leadership Pod Kara Ronin

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The Leadership Pod is the podcast for emerging leaders who want to build their visibility and influence so they can unlock their leadership potential. Each week, your host Kara Ronin shares with you strategies, insights or Q&A episodes around leadership development, building your leadership brand, communication skills, and workplace interactions so you can excel into leadership. Keeping your head down and doing a good job at work is no longer enough to get you noticed and promoted. Success in leadership requires a different set of skills; ones you didn’t learn in business school, but you will in this podcast.

    Build a Stand-Out Leadership Presence in 2022!

    Build a Stand-Out Leadership Presence in 2022!

    How can you build your leadership presence? How can you stand out in the workplace as somebody with leadership potential? Leadership presence or executive presence is a quality that helps others to see you as a leader. As somebody who has great potential to become a leader and be very successful in that role.
    You might know people you work with who have charisma or the “it factor”. These are people with leadership presence. And it’s this “presence” that allows them to have so much impact in their career.
    If you want to have the maximum amount of impact in your career, then you need to develop leadership presence. But since it’s such an illusive quality, how can you actually build it? How can you create leadership presence? That’s exactly what we delve into in this episode.
    I talk about:
    What is leadership presence.The importance of developing self-confidence.Get clear on the value you bring.Use confident body language.Communicate with confidence.Create a signature leadership outfit.Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 
    Read the blog post, “How to Share Your Ideas in Meetings” on my website!
    Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeBecome Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries
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    • 20 min
    How to Share Your Ideas in Meetings - Effective 5 Step Framework

    How to Share Your Ideas in Meetings - Effective 5 Step Framework

    How can you share your ideas in meetings? Sharing your ideas in meetings and contributing with confidence is a key skill that emerging leaders need to master.
    But meetings are a time when people commonly become nervous - when you can easily lose confidence in yourself and your ideas. As a result, you might refrain from sharing your brilliant ideas with others in the room
    Sharing your ideas in meetings doesn’t have to be daunting, complicated or difficult. In fact, there is a simple 5-step process that you can follow.
    Plan what you want to say.Break into the group conversation.Bridge people to your idea through facts, story observation or trend.Share your idea in the meeting.Follow-up to see what others think of your idea.If you follow this simple 5-step process, you will be able to share your ideas with others in the meeting with ease and confidence. 
    I talk more about this framework and how you can share your ideas in meetings in this podcast episode!
    Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.
    Become Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries

    > Read the blog post, “How to Share Your Ideas in Meetings” on my website!

    > Connect with me on LinkedIn  to participate in my LinkedIn Poll that I mentioned in this episode!

    Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day Challenge
    Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 

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    • 23 min
    [069] Five Essential Leadership Skills

    [069] Five Essential Leadership Skills

    Following on from the previous episode, in this episode, I’m focusing on five essential leadership skills you need to know about.
    When you’re an emerging leader, it’s critical that you equip yourself with leadership skills that will make you stand out in the workplace and help you fuel your growth in your leadership journey.
    You don’t want to get stuck in a position you don’t like or that you know is beneath you simply because you didn’t have or you didn’t showcase the essential leadership skills that you needed.
    But there are so many types of skills that you can equip yourself with when you’re a leader. There is communication, problem solving, critical thinking, delegation, relationship building, and negotiation to name a few. Where do you start? 
    In this week’s podcast episode, I delve into the most important leadership skills that all emerging leaders should have.
    I talk about:
    NetworkingDelegationCommunicationMotivate & influenceEmpathyListen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.
    I hope you enjoy this episode!
    Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 
    Resources I Talk About:
    How to Delegate Assertively at Work (Podcast Episode 029)
    Why Are Leadership Skills Necessary? (YouTube video)
    How to Delegate Assertively at Work (YouTube video)
    🌟 Discount link to ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS MASTERCLASS on Udemy
    https://www.udemy.com/course/assertive-communication-skills-masterclass/?couponCode=OCT2021-SALE
    Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day Challenge

    Become Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries
    Love the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829
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    I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Five Essential Leadership Skills”.
    Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!

    • 16 min
    [068] Why Are Leadership Skills Necessary?

    [068] Why Are Leadership Skills Necessary?

    Leadership skills are critical if you’re an ambitious professional and you want to move into leadership at some stage in your career. 
    Nowadays it’s too easy to be overlooked for leadership positions if you don’t have the necessary leadership skills you need for the position you want.
    But you may have asked yourself, “Why do I even need to learn leadership skills?” Or “Why are leadership skills important?”
    In this week’s podcast episode, I’m sharing with you my top five reasons as to why leadership skills are important.
    In this episode, I talk about:
    Employers look for leadership skills when promoting.Leadership skills help you develop a vision, direction and goals.Leadership skills move people toward a common goal.Leadership skills empower people to reach their full potential.Leadership skills fast-track your career.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.
    I hope you enjoy this episode!
    Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 
    Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeBecome Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries
    Love the show? Let me know!
    Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.
    What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829
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    I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Why Are Leadership Skills Important?”.
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    • 14 min
    [067] How to Be Assertive On-the-Spot

    [067] How to Be Assertive On-the-Spot

    How can you be assertive on-the-spot? Being assertive when you need to and on-the-spot can be challenging, especially if you’re coming from a more passive style of communication.
    It can be really difficult to think of how to respond assertively to a negative comment, in the moment.
    I don’t know if this happens to you but sometimes when I’m in front of a stressful conversation, a conflict or a rude comment, I freeze. 
    I can’t think of anything to say on-the-spot. I start mumbling. I get anxious. And I don’t know how to respond to this person - until 20 minutes later!
    Then I think of what I “should have said” or “could have said” to that person.
    This delayed response time isn’t helpful when you want to be assertive on-the-spot.
    In this podcast episode, I share with you five techniques to help you be assertive in the moment. 
    These are techniques that have helped me as a recovering passive communicator and they have helped thousands of my students in my Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass too.
    In this episode, I talk about:
    Why is it so hard to think of a response on-the-spot?Try to calm your stress response.Be prepared, if you can.Listen first.Get your key message clear in your mind.Re-write previous conversations.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.
    Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    I talked about the Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass where you can learn the foundational skills to become more assertive in your personal and professional life. Access a discount coupon for this course here.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeBecome Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries
    Love the show? Let me know!  Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829
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    I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Be Assertive On-The-Spot”.
    Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!

    • 23 min
    [066] Q&A: How to Build Your Personal Brand When Working Remotely

    [066] Q&A: How to Build Your Personal Brand When Working Remotely

    How can you build your personal brand when working remotely? Building your personal brand while working remotely or working from home might be more challenging, but not impossible. 
    Over 2020 and 2021, many emerging leaders have been forced to build their personal brand, or leadership brand, without meeting people in-person. What’s important to focus on when you can’t interact with people in-person is your online, social media, phone, and email presence.
    Basically think of any way that you interact or communicate with other people while working remotely and that is what you need to focus on when building your personal brand remotely.
    I delve into how to build your personal brand when working remotely and share concrete steps you can take in the podcast episode and YouTube video below.
    You will learn about:
    Using LinkedIn to build your personal brand including your headline, about section, content creation, and connection requests.Using email to build your personal brand including email greeting, closing, and email signature.Using phone to build your personal brand including tone of voice, greetings, and using people’s names.Using video conference to build your personal brand including background, outfit, and body language.Other tips including follow up emails after group video calls, remembering birthdays, sending research/articles, and attending online events.Send Me Your Questions
    If you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. 
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    How to Create a Great About Section on LinkedIn How to Lead Virtually in 2021 and Beyond!How to Look Good on Video CallsHow to Start a New Job as a Leader When Working RemotelyOther Learning & Development Video Courses!
    Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeBecome Known as a Go-To Expert!
    Download 21 ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert:   https://www.executive-impressions.com/gotoexpertseries
    Love the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829
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    • 24 min

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Essential listening for every leader!

This podcast is essential listening for any emerging leader looking to develop their leadership skills and career! Kara is full of energy and has a wealth of information to share on all areas of leadership. She breaks these concepts down into digestible episodes, with lots of practical examples, expert insights and actionable tips.

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Anyone who breathes and works should listen to this podcast as it will change your mindsets and enable you to deal with difficulties both at work and off work! Kara explains things in a way that will make you understand why so you will have the courage to do it!
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