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, fast-paced and interconnected global market. Hear from Guy Kawasaki, Stephen M.R. Covey, Liz Wiseman, Doug Conant, Tim Sanders and many other leadership experts on what you can do to improve your leadership craft and become the kind of leader your employees need you to be.
Jim Kouzes On The 5 Practices Of Exemplary Leadership
Next month marks the 10th year that I’ve been doing my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, something that I started as an excuse to talk with some fascinating people about leadership and which has since become one of the most popular leadership podcasts out there.
Although I didn’t make any plans to celebrate this milestone, I’m delighted that I’ve been able to welcome such incredible guests as Tom Peters and now with this episode, another one of my leadership heroes, Jim Kouzes.
Jim is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. But what I’m sure many of you probably know him for is the 30-plus books he’s co-written on leadership, including the international bestseller “The Leadership Challenge”.
For this episode, I’ve invited Jim to join me to talk about his latest book, “Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership: How To Make A Difference Regardless of Your Title, Role, or Authority”.
Over the course of this episode, some of the topics Jim and I discuss include:
* How leaders can avoid losing credibility by claiming they stand for one value, but then do something that goes against that stated value.* What behaviours leaders need to tap into to get their employees to buy-in to their vision for their organization, and encourage them to take an active role in.* How to take the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage more experimentation and taking risks in order to evolve and grow.* How leaders without any formal title can help empower their colleagues to bring their best efforts.* Why it’s vital for leaders to instill a sense of community and belonging if they are to attract and retain employees.
It’s truly an honour to be able to speak with such an esteemed thought leader in the leadership space about something we both care deeply about. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
* Buy “Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership” on Amazon.** Learn more about Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s work - www.leadershipchallenge.com
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How To Know If It’s Time To Move On | Leadership Espresso Shot 26
As a leader, one of the things expected of you is to be able to make that critical decision of whether to continue to pursue an initiative, or whether to cut your losses and move on to something else. While this skill is key to your ability to succeed at leadership, many leaders nonetheless struggle with making this evaluation about themselves in their current role. Of whether they should continue in their current role, or whether it’s time to pursue other opportunities that would allow them to achieve and be that leader they want to be. It’s a challenge that I explore in this latest edition of “Leadership Espresso Shot” on my leadership podcast.
More specifically, I share 4 questions that any leader at any stage of their career can use to evaluate whether they’re still able to accomplish what they set out to achieve when taking on this leadership role, what’s holding them back from meeting their goals, and whether these factors are a good indication that it might be best to move on to a new role and allow someone else the chance to see if they can move things forward.
Even if you’re not contemplating whether you’ve done all you can do in your current role, these four questions can still help give you some perspective on how things are going and what things you should look out for going ahead to ensure you are in fact able to be the kind of leader your employees need to succeed.
So I hope you’ll check this episode out, and maybe even bookmark it for a future listen when that time inevitably comes when you’ll be look outwards from your role for new opportunities to continue to learn and grow.
Karin Hurt & David Dye | Building Courageous Cultures To Bring Out Best In Employees
As we move to a hybrid work environment, the organizational culture we foster both internally and remotely becomes critical to what we’re able to achieve. So how can we ensure we’re creating an environment - both virtually and in-person - that inspires employees to share their ideas and insights on how we can improve what we collectively do? That’s what I’ll be discussing with my guests, Karin Hurt and David Dye, on this episode of my podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.
Karin and David are the CEO and President of Let’s Grow Leaders, a leadership training and consulting company. In addition, Karin hosts the popular LinkedIn show, Asking for a Friend, which I’ve actually had the pleasure to be a guest on. As for David, he’s no stranger to the podcast world as he hosts his own podcast, “Leadership Without Losing Your Soul”.
On top of that, Karin and David have written two books together, including their latest “Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates”, which serves as the focus of our conversation.
Over the course of this episode, Karin, David, and I discuss:
* What makes for a courageous culture and why it’s critical to your organization’s ability to innovate and adapt.* Why it’s harder for employees to speak up about making smaller changes than promoting large scale change within the organization.* What their research has shown as being the big reason why a majority of employees don’t want to share their ideas with their bosses.* The ways leaders respond to their employees which actually leads them to shut down instead of bringing their best efforts to work.
* Buy Karin and David’s book “Courageous Culture” on Amazon** Learn more about Karin and David’s work - letsgrowleaders.com.
*Sponsored link used to support podcast.
What Does Success Really Look Like? | Leadership Espresso Shot #25
In the previous edition of my podcast series “Leadership Espresso Shot”, I mentioned how to better appreciate the journey towards achieving success, we must learn to value failure as that necessary teacher that helps us reach our goals. Of course, if we’re going to delve deeper into understanding failure, I thought it would be a good idea in this installment to explore what success really looks like.
On the surface, we all have a general idea of what it means to succeed. And yet, if you were to google “what is success”, what you’d end up with is almost 3 billion search results. What this reveals is that while we might all have an idea of what success looks like, that idea can vary greatly from person to person, from team to team, and from one one organization to another.
As such, in this edition of my “Leadership Espresso Shot” series, I share 3 questions you should ask yourself and your team to help clarify and articulate what success would look like for your team. And if you’ve attended one of my leadership keynotes or workshops, you know these kinds of questions I share are not necessarily easy to answer right away, but require some thought and reflection.
So I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your day to give this episode a listen so you can ensure the path you’re currently on will lead you to that kind of success we all aspire to attain.
Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference
When I started my leadership podcast almost 10 years ago, I had a very simple goal - I wanted to create a platform where I could get the chance to talk with some very smart and really cool people. That’s why the first guest I had on the “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast was Guy Kawasaki.
But I have to admit all these years later, I never thought that the journey I started with this podcast would open the door for me to have a one-on-one conversation with Tom Peters.
Without question, Tom is one of the world’s most pre-eminent leadership thinkers, if not also a leadership rebel in his decades-long pursuit to educate and persuade leaders everywhere that at its heart, leadership is all about people under your care and doing right by them.
This is a must-listen episode if you want to better understand not only what it takes to lead right now, but in response to the inevitable changes that will completely transform the way we work going forward. And as an extra bonus, you’ll even hear Tom talk about something he hasn’t spoken of before my conversation with him for this podcast (I bet that’s piqued your curiosity!)
And to give you a taste of what you’ll find in this episode, here’s some of my favourite Tom Peters gems he shared over the course of our conversation:
* “You don’t know more than two percent of the person you’re talking about to. And besides they are different on Tuesday than they were on Monday. And it’ll be different again on Wednesday.”* “The goal during the pandemic is family and community first, productivity third. And of course, which is true of all the things we’re talking about, if that’s the way I treat you, I’m going to have more productivity coming from you than I would under any other circumstances.”* “There are no tombstones with net worth on them. That is not the measure.”* “Be kind. Be caring. Be patient. Be forgiving. Be positive. Be present. Walk in the other person’s shoes.”* “They are a million strokes of luck along the way, and you do your best and try to be helpful.”
When Tom’s assistant reached out to me saying that Tom was interested in appearing on my podcast, I couldn’t believe it. As you listen to this episode, you will no doubt clearly hear the excitement and joy I had of being able to talk about leadership with Tom.
So I hope you’ll take the time to check out this episode and please do share me with me your favourite insights you learned from my conversation with Tom.
* Buy Tom Peters’ latest (and last) book “Excellence Now - Extreme Humanism” on Amazon*.* Learn more about Tom and his work - tompeters.com.* Read my piece I talked with Tom about - "What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?"
*Sponsored link used to support this podcast.
How Can We Learn To Value Failure? | Leadership Espresso Shot 24
During a recent conversation with a group of executives about the growing importance of empathy and leadership, a few leaders brought up the issue of addressing failure and the importance of not only “failing fast”, but making sure efforts are made to understand what can be learned from this setback. As we didn’t delve much further into this subject, it got me thinking that this would be a great topic to bring up in my Leadership Espresso Shot series.
Many leaders and organizations openly speak of embracing the idea of “failing fast”, of accepting failure as part of the journey and using that understanding to help get past it and keep going.
Unfortunately, as many of us know first hand, not all failures are created equal. So while some failures are easy for us to get over, others can have a palpable impact, not just in terms of our organization’s progress and momentum, but also on our emotional state.
That’s why in this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I share a series of three questions that will help you learn to value failure, questions you should ask yourself not just when those moments of failure occur, but especially in those moments when things are going right.
That way you’ll be adequately prepared to respond and deal with that inevitable failure we’ll all experience on that journey to achieving our goals.
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.
health care professional
The content is great and insightful. The guests are interesting and varied. The host has a great voice. Good job!