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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, 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.

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, 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.

    Ed Hess | How Hyper-Learning Can Make You More Adaptive To Change

    Ed Hess | How Hyper-Learning Can Make You More Adaptive To Change

    If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s the importance of being adaptive to unexpected and disruptive change. Of course, COVID-19 is not the only external force driving systems-wide change. AI and other emergent technologies are poised to be as if not more disruptive to not only the way we work, but even what kind of work we’ll do going forward.







    So how can we become more adaptive - and resilient - to whatever change we’ll be required to make in the months and years ahead? To examine this question, I’ll be speaking with innovation, learning, and mindset expert Professor Edward Hess in this episode of my podcast, "Leadership Biz Cafe".







    Ed is the professor emeritus of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Ed has authored over 100 articles and over 60 cases looking at growth, innovation, and learning cultures. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc and several other publications. Ed is also author of 13 books, including the award winning Smart Growth, Learn or Die, and Humility is the New Smart.







    In this episode, Ed and I talk about his latest book “Hyper Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change”, where we discuss:







    * What is hyper-learning and why it’s becoming more and more critical to our professional and our organization’s long-term success?* How every single one of us is a sub-optimal learner and what we can do to change our understanding about learning.* The 4 elements that are critical to our ability to transform the way we learn.* The real key to successful collaboration - something very few teams and their leaders know how to do.







    As I mentioned at the end of this episode, if you enjoy this episode or if you’ve been enjoying my podcast, I’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to write a review of your favourite podcast listening platform. And my thanks again to everyone who’s already done that.















    Noteworthy links:







    * Learn more about Ed’s work - and download for free the first chapter of “Hyper-Learning”: EdHess.org* Buy Ed’s book “Hyper Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change” on Amazon*







    *sponsored link that helps to support this podcast.

    • 38 min
    Why Emotions Matter In Today’s Leadership | Leadership Espresso Shot 27

    Why Emotions Matter In Today’s Leadership | Leadership Espresso Shot 27

    When it comes to leadership, there are certain topics that inevitably come up regardless of what industry you operate in. Over the past month, one of the topics I’ve been addressing with leaders is the importance of empathy in leadership, which is why it’s the focus of this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series. Specifically, something emotionally intelligent leaders recognize as being critical to building relationships with their employees in order to drive success and growth in their organization.







    A few weeks ago, I gave a two day workshop on the empathy in leadership and this was followed by several conversations with executives from a wide range of industries where the topic of empathy in leadership arose in conversations around how to effectively create a hybrid work environment in their organization. After conducting this workshop and speaking with these VPs, I realized I hadn’t addressed the greater role empathy needs to play in this evolution to how we’ll work going forward post-pandemic.







    But rather than address some of the ideas I discuss in my workshop or which came up in my conversations with these seasoned leaders, I wanted to instead share an important finding from the neuroscience studies as I think it’s not only important for helping us to understand how we can better connect and relate to those in our team, but how it can help us also understand why we’re seeing so much divisiveness and what role we as leaders can play to help create these spaces for people to listen so others can feel heard.







    I expect this will be the first of several episodes where I’ll delve into the importance of empathy in leadership. So I hope this first foray into this increasing important topic with regards to how we can succeed at leadership as our workplaces and the way we work continue to evolve and change.















    Noteworthy links:







    * Learn more about my leadership workshop on the power of empathy in leadership.* Read my piece: Empathy in Leadership – 10 Reasons Why It Matters.

    • 10 min
    Jim Kouzes On The 5 Practices Of Exemplary Leadership

    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.















    Noteworthy links:







    * Buy “Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership” on Amazon.** Learn more about Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s work - www.leadershipchallenge.com







    *Sponsored link used to support podcast.

    • 47 min
    How To Know If It’s Time To Move On | Leadership Espresso Shot 26

    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.

    • 9 min
    Karin Hurt & David Dye | Building Courageous Cultures To Bring Out Best In Employees

    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.















    Noteworthy links:







    * 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.

    • 34 min
    What Does Success Really Look Like? | Leadership Espresso Shot #25

    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.

    • 10 min

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

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