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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

The Look & Sound of Leadership Essential Communications - Tom Henschel

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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

    Personal Connections

    Personal Connections

    This month’s coaching conversation follows a leader who worries that he’s not very adept when it comes to creating personal connections. He and Tom explore two skills and one mindset that will help ease his way.
    Related episodes:
    Dynamic One-on-ones
    Facilitating Open Dialogue

    Inviting Dialogue
    Questions as Leadership
    The Human Element
     
    In the archive, this episode is tagged in three categories
    Relationship Building
    Social Skills
    Managing Yourself
     
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    • 23 min
    Psychological Safety

    Psychological Safety

    This month’s coaching conversation explores how leaders can foster psychological safety. Teams high in both safety and accountability enter a “Learning Zone” where high performance follows naturally.
    In this month’s conversation, Tom and his client mentioned “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande. His proposition is a great formula for creating psychological safety.
    Related episodes are:
    Agreeable Disagreement
    Assertion versus Aggression
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally”
    Inviting Dialogue
    The Conflict Conversation

    In the archive, this Tip is tagged in three categories
    Assertiveness
    Leadership
    Managing Yourself

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    • 25 min
    Giving Upward Feedback

    Giving Upward Feedback

    This month’s coaching conversation explores whether feedback should be given upwards in the first place. If so, are there ways to deliver upward feedback effectively?
    In the commentary, Tom tells a story about the famous Marshmallow Test being debunked. Here's the column he mentions:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/06/marshmallow-test/561779/?utm_source=atl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share
     
    Related episodes are:
    Dealing With Emotional Responses
    Delivering Tough Feedback
    Giving Powerful Feedback
    Perception is Reality
    The Disruptive Executive – Part One

    In the archive, this Tip is tagged in three categories
    Communication Skills
    Feedback
    Managing Up
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    • 20 min
    Learnings From Video

    Learnings From Video

    This month’s coaching conversation follows a client exploring a surprising use for video, plus a game of imagination.
    The Marshmallow Test is explained in “Self-Awareness & Self-Management”


    Core Concepts in this episode:
    Video provides distance that can help break old patterns.
    Some people are highly agitated these days.
    Their agitation is not about you. Don’t take it personally.
    You might find yourself more annoyed than normal. Don’t act on it.
     
    RELATED ARCHIVE CATEGORIES
    Leading Teams
    Managing Yourself
    Communication Skills

    RELATED TIPS & EPISODES
    Boundaries
    Connecting Over Video
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally”
    Leadership Behavior in Meetings
    Taming Meetings

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    • 21 min
    The Intentional Leader

    The Intentional Leader

    This month’s coaching conversation wrestles with the obstacles that arise when you try listening to people who think out loud – often at great length!
    This month’s coaching conversation is wide-ranging. It includes a leader’s story about being buoyed by her team. She and Tom also swap answers to a favorite question of her team’s: “How’re ya coping?” They then explore managing stress through being present and intentional.
    Three questions to help you become present:
    What am I doing right now?
    What feelings am I having right now?
    What is happening in my body right now?
    Approach these questions with curiosity. Don’t ask with an intention to fix. The intention is just to notice.
    You can explore self-management and self-awareness in the archive using the filters:
    Managing Yourself
    Personal Growth & Self-Development
    You can take a deeper dive with these five episodes:
    Combating Emotional Hijacks
    Connecting Over Video
    Inviting Dialogue
    Self-Awareness & Self-Management
    The Mindful Executive
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    • 18 min
    Connecting Over Video

    Connecting Over Video

    SHOWNOTES:
    This month’s coaching conversation is with a leader who wants to keep strong connections despite the quarantine. She and Tom explore the barriers that make connecting over video so difficult.
    Four essentials to attend to on video:
    Angle Lighting Background Sound From Tom to you:
    These difficult times can create a lot of fear. An antidote is to be curious. Curiosity is at the very heart of coaching. If I can help in anyway, let me know. Go to https://essentialcomm.com/contact/ and let me know what would be helpful.

    There is always help for you in the archive. Filters that relate to this month’s episode are:
    Executive Presence Perception – How You’re Perceived Leading Teams Managing Yourself  
    Five related episodes are:
    Video Feedback & Executive Presence Executive Presenting High-Stakes Meetings Building Emotional Intelligence The Human Element
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    Stay safe all you wonderful humans! Until next month!

    • 18 min

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My go-to podcast

Very useful, short pieces of advice, easy to remember because of the stories told.
My go-to podcast for inspiration. Thank you so much for your work and efforts to pass your wisdom and expertise on.

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