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Internationally-acclaimed keynote and TEDx speaker, award-winning leadership writer, and author Tanveer Naseer explores the challenges and opportunities leaders face in today’s increasingly complex workplace environment. Join Tanveer as he speaks with Tom Peters, Guy Kawasaki, Jim Kouzes, Stephen M.R. Covey, Liz Wiseman, Doug Conant, Tim Sanders, Whitney Johnson, Adam Bryant, and other leadership experts – along with his “Leadership Espresso Shot” series where he shares his own insights – on what you can do to improve your leadership craft.

Leadership Biz Cafe with Tanveer Naseer Tanveer Naseer

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Internationally-acclaimed keynote and TEDx speaker, award-winning leadership writer, and author Tanveer Naseer explores the challenges and opportunities leaders face in today’s increasingly complex workplace environment. Join Tanveer as he speaks with Tom Peters, Guy Kawasaki, Jim Kouzes, Stephen M.R. Covey, Liz Wiseman, Doug Conant, Tim Sanders, Whitney Johnson, Adam Bryant, and other leadership experts – along with his “Leadership Espresso Shot” series where he shares his own insights – on what you can do to improve your leadership craft.

    How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener | Leadership Espresso Shot 41

    How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener | Leadership Espresso Shot 41

    Without question, being an effective listener is definitely a critical skill for leaders to demonstrate, especially as workplaces continue to become more demographically diverse. And yet, even the best leaders can fail to truly listen and understand what their employees really need from them, especially during times of uncertainty about the future.







    It's one of the reasons why in so many of my leadership keynotes and workshops I touch on what leaders need to do to become better listeners. And it was following one of those leadership keynotes that I was asked by one of the leaders in attendance about one of my failures as a leader and what I learned from it going forward.







    The story I shared was so well received and appreciated by the leaders in attendance that I want to share it in this edition of my Leadership Espresso Short series because I think it really helps to show that even when we have the best intentions, we can fail to show up and really hear what those we lead are trying to tell us.







    So I hope you’ll check it out as I’m sure like many of the leaders in attendance for my keynote you may find some parallels with your leadership as well.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Jr6bx7C6dlDUdgMTdeh1U?si=NvlaGOeiSjmzBHvYk1L8Jg









    Noteworthy links:







    * Watch my TED talk on the power of purpose.* Learn more about my speaking work.

    • 8 min
    Marlene Chism | How Leaders Successfully Manage Conflict By Building Their Conflict Capacity

    Marlene Chism | How Leaders Successfully Manage Conflict By Building Their Conflict Capacity

    If there’s one thing leaders everywhere want to avoid it’s conflict in the workplace. Not only is workplace conflict counterproductive and stressful, but it makes everyone feel uncomfortable. But what if the problem is not with conflict itself, but with how we mismanage conflict? That’s the perspective of conflict expert Marlene Chism, my guest for this episode of “Leadership Biz Cafe”.







    Marlene is an expert on identifying and stopping workplace drama, and she’s worked with leaders to help them build drama-free workplace cultures that drive growth and long term success. Marlene also happens to be one of the very first guests I had on my podcast over 10 years ago when we talked about her book “Stop Workplace Drama”. This time, I’ve invited Marlene back on my podcast to talk to me about her latest book “From Conflict to Courage: How To Stop Avoiding and Start Leading”*.







    Over the course of this episode, Marlene and I discuss:







    * What we get wrong about conflict that makes leaders mismanage these situations* The three distinct elements of conflict capacity and how they can help leaders better manage workplace conflict* Why we need to change the narrative we tell about ourselves if we are to manage conflict more effectively* The two types of resistance we should be focusing on to resolve workplace conflicts* How getting out of our comfort zone is key to successfully manage conflict







    If you’ve been enjoying my podcast, I’d like to ask you to please take a quick moment to rate our podcast on your preferred podcast platform. And if you can, to also write a short review to help others discover my podcast and also benefit from the leadership insights shared on this show.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/48DyGZSDx1CiL4s2bhCv0A?si=043db80422ee424e









    Noteworthy links:







    * Buy Marlene’s book “From Conflict to Courage” on Amazon** Learn more about Marlene’s work - marlenechism.com* Listen to my interview with Marlene about her book “Stop Workplace Drama”







    *sponsored link that helps to support this podcast. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 32 min
    2 Powerful Steps To Build Your Emotional Competencies | Leadership Espresso Shot 40

    2 Powerful Steps To Build Your Emotional Competencies | Leadership Espresso Shot 40

    Numerous studies done over the past decade have demonstrated that those who succeed at leadership have not only developed strong technical abilities, but they’ve worked on building their emotional competencies as well.







    In this latest instalment of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I share two simple, but powerful steps based on neuroscience and other studies that will help you to build your emotional competencies so you can better understand what your employees need and what would motivate them to deliver their very best.







    If you haven’t listened to one of these yet, my Leadership Espresso Shots are short, but powerful episodes of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast that provide you with insights to improve the way you lead.







    And with the world of work in a state of flux right now, this edition offers some practical insights to help you better connect, understand, and lead those under your care as the workplace and the expectations of employees and employers continue to evolve.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/4z15M6kzSBhEfzbb0LCVVY?si=QLzGRJePTWK3OrviZR0ZXQ

    • 10 min
    Laura Kriska | How Leaders Close The Us Versus Them Gap In The Workplace

    Laura Kriska | How Leaders Close The Us Versus Them Gap In The Workplace

    It’s hard not to feel as though there’s a growing tide of divisiveness spreading across the world, splitting people into us vs. them camps on a variety of issues. Of course, those divisive issues found in various communities and countries inevitably spill into the workplace. So how can leaders ensure they’re closing the gap between those us and them groups within their workforce?







    My guest for this episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast, Laura Kriska, not only has the answer, but she has a proven process for how leaders can succeed at creating a more diverse and inclusive organizational culture. And I even apply one of those lessons in my conversation with Laura to prove leaders can start making these efforts right now.







    Laura is a leading cross-cultural consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with organizations to help them bridge gaps in diverse workplaces. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies around the world helping leaders and their teams overcome us versus them gaps fostered by differences in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, or other demographic identifiers.







    In this episode, I talk with Laura about her book “The Business of WE – the proven three-step process for closing the gap between us and them in your workplace” and how leaders can better succeed in their diversity and inclusion initiatives.







    Over the course of this episode, some of the topics Laura and I discuss include:







    * What’s behind organizations failing to truly embrace diversity and inclusion in the face of a growing talent shortage.* What leads to a gap between our awareness and understanding of the different cultural identifiers found within today’s increasingly diverse workforce.* 5 important rules leaders need to observe when carrying out any kind of diversity and inclusion assessment in their organization.* 3 types of action leaders can take to close the us versus them gap in their workplace.* The unspoken problem behind hiring for “culture fit” when it comes to diversity and inclusion.* How to ensure hybrid work arrangements don’t adversely impact career opportunities for minority groups in your workforce.







    If you enjoy this episode, I’d appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review my podcast on your favourite streaming platform.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/5I9WEqDrMNJAFqm1XObsnG?si=A6ZmEIUKT1WQw4jYRIqjbA









    Noteworthy links:







    * Buy “The Business of WE” on Amazon.** Learn more about Laura’s work (and her free online assessment) at laurakriska.com.







    *sponsored link that helps to support this podcast. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 48 min
    How Words Can Empower Or Extinguish Employee Potential | Leadership Espresso Shot 39

    How Words Can Empower Or Extinguish Employee Potential | Leadership Espresso Shot 39

    Effective communication is a critical cornerstone to succeeding at leadership. And yet, numerous studies have shown that a majority of leaders lack this necessary skill to not only empowering employees, but retaining talent necessary to drive their organization’s growth and long-term prosperity.







    It’s not surprising then why every month or two we see yet another example of leadership failure where a leader communicates a message that creates outrage, both within and outside their organization.







    That’s why I wanted to use this latest “Leadership Espresso Shot” on my podcast to provide leaders with the opportunity to consider and reflect on the power of our words, where we can either inspire employees to commit their full potential or extinguish any internal motivation they have to doing more than what’s expected of them.







    Specifically, I share the examples of two leaders and what you can learn from their communication success – and failure – to help you better understand the power of words and what your employees need from you to truly succeed and thrive under your leadership.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/7zL5Iw2wlsrjHzYjMiONsz

    • 11 min
    Kevin Eikenberry | How Leaders Create Engaged And Connected Remote Teams

    Kevin Eikenberry | How Leaders Create Engaged And Connected Remote Teams

    One of the biggest challenges facing leaders and their organizations today is how to adapt the way they work to a growing demand for more flexible work arrangements by employees. But how do leaders make this shift from leading a team of individuals working under one roof, to working either full time or part of the time remotely? That’s the challenge I’ll be discussing with my guest, Kevin Eikenberry, in this episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast.







    Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company. He is the bestselling author of “Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time” and the co-author of “From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership”.







    His latest book is “The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere”, which is what I invited Kevin to join me to speak about in this episode.







    Over the course of this episode, some of the points Kevin and I discuss are:







    * The 3 factors that are critical to remote work success.* The mindset changes needed to become a successful hybrid or remote team member.* 4 questions that will make it easier to determine what you need to prioritize when working remotely.* What leaders need to focus on to ensure they’re communicating effectively.* How to be better and giving and receiving feedback in remote settings.







    As I mentioned at the end of the episode, if you enjoy this episode - or have been enjoying my podcast, I’d like to ask you a favour to rate and review my podcast on your preferred podcast platform.









    https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ZmCw0hWLOKMGu5HiliNqN









    Noteworthy links:







    * Buy “The Long-Distance Teammate” on Amazon*.* Learn more about Kevin’s work at kevineikenberry.com.







    *sponsored link that helps to support this podcast. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    • 27 min

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Great Content!

Packed with actionable insight! A must listen if you value professional development and are looking to find more success as a leader!

Chris Hache ,

A great podcast on leadership

Tanveer has some excellent episodes with some very interesting guests. Great insights into leadership - give it a listen! There’s lots of great content at his blog, too.

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health care professional

The content is great and insightful. The guests are interesting and varied. The host has a great voice. Good job!

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