153 episodes

This podcast brings you conversations and coaching about getting the balance in business whether you're a business leader or entrepreneur. We'll be talking about mindset, strategy, boundaries, balance and a whole lot more so you can create a brilliant business life and still enjoy time off.
You can find me at http://www.emmalangton.com/

Lessons for Leaders Emma Langton

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

This podcast brings you conversations and coaching about getting the balance in business whether you're a business leader or entrepreneur. We'll be talking about mindset, strategy, boundaries, balance and a whole lot more so you can create a brilliant business life and still enjoy time off.
You can find me at http://www.emmalangton.com/

    Celebrating 100 Episodes

    Celebrating 100 Episodes

    Welcome to Lessons for Leaders.  Can you believe it’s episode 100?
    The goal has always been to share lessons, learnings, tips and advice and even when things got tough with it, I’ve enjoyed it more and I’m proud to be able to say I got to 100.
    Many of my regular listeners will know that my girls are the reason I do what I do and my eldest girl is about to make me a Granny next month so it seems like a good time to pause the episodes for a while.
    This last one is a very special episode, with my other amazing girl joining me at the mic to ask some of the questions you, my listeners sent in.  I really hope you enjoy it.
    I’ll be back in the autumn.  In the meantime, there’s plenty of topics in the back episodes for you to dive into.
    Keep sending me feedback, loves, takeaways and requests for topics in the meantime. 
    As always, thank you for listening 
     
    I hope this is helpful for you. Please do share any feedback or any questions on this, drop me an email at emma@emmalangton.com
    For further information on 1:1, group coaching or training get in touch.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient, less stressed in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you send me an email or use the online diary and arrange a time for a chat.

    • 35 min
    How to Persuade Leaders to Invest in Wellbeing

    How to Persuade Leaders to Invest in Wellbeing

    This week I'm sharing top tips and conversations that I have frequently with people in organisations to help them know how to persuade leaders to invest in wellbeing.
    We're covering:
    What to do to persuade your leaders
    The 3 R’s that I like to go with organisations I work with.
    Why we need to look at revenue in different ways and I dive into specifics here to give you a head start.
    How to highlight the risks to an organisation
    Why it’s important to include reputation in this persuasive detail too.
    It’s easy to say wellbeing can help to reverse employee burnout and reduce stress, turnover, and absenteeism.
    Often dismissed or seen as nice to do.  Is it really essential.  Is it something worthy of budget or resources.
    Promoting an environment where it’s ok to talk about mental health and encouraging good wellbeing is simply the right thing to do.  Unfortunately, some of your senior colleagues won’t agree or will be more focused on investing in business projects that they deem to have a clearer ROI.  The good news is that whilst not everyone will see wellbeing plans and training as a business critical issue right now… there are strong reasons that it MUST form part of your core business strategy.
     
    You just need to find what IS the focus of your senior people so that we can determine how do we convince, persuade, or justify the time and expense on wellbeing.
     
    Company executives want to know that any new program, including wellbeing, is going to support the bottom line of the business and its long-term growth.
     
    I share in more detail how you can do that.  So have a listen.
    If you’re looking for support for your wellbeing plan, coaching for your leaders or training programmes that not only helps your leaders, managers and employees enhance their wellbeing and performance but also gives you the tools and strategies to ensure senior buy in from the outset – get in touch.
    Any questions on this, drop me an email at emma@emmalangton.com
    For further information on 1:1, group coaching or training get in touch.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient, less stressed in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you send me an email or use the online diary and arrange a time for a chat.

    • 19 min
    Why a Good Leader Will Give Teams Autonomy

    Why a Good Leader Will Give Teams Autonomy

    This week I'm joined by Gemma Woodward who is People & Culture Manager for Netsells in York.  We are talking about leadership and autonomy.  Listen in for:
    What are the benefits of allowing autonomy. How leaders can encourage autonomy in their teams. Where leaders get it wrong with a top down leadership and how it can affect their people and the organisation what's one key thing that people should remember about autonomy  
    Key comments and take-aways
    A top down leadership can create a fear of coming forward and fear of making mistake, their ideas and decisions might be more beneficial than they think.
     
    People have a valuable input to give a different perspective and do add value.
     
    Businesses will tell you they trust you but don’t really demonstrate that.
     
    If we want to retain staff, enhance talent and develop people it’s really worthwhile for organisations to create a team culture that also makes them an employer of choice.
     
    Culture is not defined with free tea and coffee and ping pong tables anymore.
     
    We need to move away from the thought process of ‘it’s quicker if I do it” because we create a bottleneck in the process and means you’re not passing on knowledge to the team.
     
    Use mistakes as a focus to learn from rather than beat someone up about it.
     
    How can leaders enable more automony in the workplace?
     
    We need to recognise that everyone has a different way of working and different levels of creativity.
     
    There is a saying that there is strength in numbers so I believe we should embrace that by working collaboratively and learning from each other.
     
    Any questions on this, drop me an email at emma@emmalangton.com
    For further information on 1:1, group coaching or training get in touch.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient, less stressed in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you send me an email or use the online diary and arrange a time for a chat.
    Connect with Gemma on LinkedIN

    • 27 min
    Why Leaders Need to Get Back to the Floor

    Why Leaders Need to Get Back to the Floor

    What on earth is back to the floor?
    I start with that and why I'm covering the subject (it was inspired by my wonderful friend and leader Tina.  So I'm also covering today:
    Why is it important to know first hand what’s happening on your shop floor
    Some real life examples and stories of how back to floor worked, and how it didn’t
    One really, really important question to ask yourself
     
    I share stories from my experience in corporate and Tina's feedback too to give real life examples - some are funny, some are lovely, one is a little shocking!
    Here's one of the key things ....
    Without that interaction, engagement and visibility not only would you feel unappreciated and disconnected from the business, but you wouldn't know or understand your position in the organisation, what you should be doing and what outcomes you should be striving towards. 
    Please do make sure you hit ‘subscribe’ so that don’t miss an episode.  
    If you haven’t yet  left a review, please do go and find the little button to leave a review and let me know your thoughts, key take-aways and what you value from the podcast.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you either drop me an email to emma@emmalangton.com.   Or head over to my contact page and either send me a email from there or book an appointment straight into my diary – saving all that to-ing and fro-ing that you get when we try to get space in people’s diary.

    • 19 min
    Why it's Worth Investing in Stress Awareness

    Why it's Worth Investing in Stress Awareness

    This week on the podcast I'm talking about Why it's Worth Investing in Stress Awareness.
    I wonder if you've ever had a time when you've ever felt stressed and known what would help ... but not bothered to do it????
    This is just one of the reason why I'm sharing information that can help you make a decision on whether it's worth investing in stress awareness.
     
    I cover:
     
    What is causing Stress in the workplace?
    How Will Stress Awareness Help Your Organisation?
    How Does Stress Impact Productivity?
    Is it Worth Investing in Stress Awareness?
    Ways I can support you or help for you to do it yourself.
     
     
    Stress is a word that we have heard so many times over the last two years. In fact, if you asked many people I am sure that ‘stressful’ would sum up their experience of the pandemic.
     
    April is Stress Awareness Month, and with the easing of lockdown restrictions, many are finding themselves back in the office or adapting to a permanent working from home or hybrid working environment. With this comes benefits, but also many challenges.
     
    The last two years has changed how we connect and communicate, and although it’s also taught us resilience and shined a spotlight on our ability to adapt, it’s also impacted our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
     
    Employers have a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that employees are not subjected to excessive stress in the workplace, this also means arming employees and leaders with the tools they need to manage stress effectively.
     
    As well as costing businesses money through work-related stress and mental illness absences (£26 billion per annum in fact), stress thought to be responsible for almost half of working days lost in Britain due to health issues. 
     
    Listen for more details, ideas, information and discussion on this topic.
    Ask me about my Stress Awareness Workshops or grab my DIY pack.
     
    This is a pack full of factual information, instructions and resources so that you can implement your own Stress Awareness and activities with your workplace and colleagues without having to think up ideas.  There are also posters and images to share in your own newsletters along with a quiz and some conversation topics.
     
    Or, to find out more about my Stress Awareness Workshops get in touch now, spaces are filling up fast.
    I hope this is helpful for you. Please do share any feedback or any questions on this, drop me an email at emma@emmalangton.com
    For further information on 1:1, group coaching or training get in touch.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient, less stressed in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you send me an email or use the online diary and arrange a time for a chat.

    • 19 min
    Lockdown Lessons for Leaders

    Lockdown Lessons for Leaders

    Two years since the UK locked down from the Covid 19 virus.  In fact pretty much the world locked down.
     
    It changed so many things
    About how we live How we work Connections & communication Wellbeing – what were thankful for – fear / perspective Resilience  
    Have you looked back at those pictures from cities that were empty and streets that were bare?  I know I have.  There were bits that I loved, bits I didn’t love.
    There was a significant difference in how people viewed the lockdown.  Some loved it.  Some hated it.  For some it was frightening, some if was delightful.  Some missed people, some enjoyed the space.
     
    However over time those views change.  This is an important lesson to remember.
    However hard we think things are at the time, they will change.  It’s important to look back and see how far you’ve come, what you’ve coped with and how you’ve managed.  These are great ways to reflect and learn the lessons.
     
    I share reflections, lessons, learnings in this episode.
    Please do make sure you hit ‘subscribe’ so that don’t miss an episode.  
    If you haven’t yet  left a review, please do go and find the little button to leave a review and let me know your thoughts, key take-aways and what you value from the podcast.
    Join my corporate leadership and wellbeing newsletter HERE
    If you want to be increasing your performance so that you’re more resilient in these current times, so that you can focus easily, use tools and techniques to deal with all the current and unknown challenges then make sure that you either drop me an email to emma@emmalangton.com.   Or head over to my contact page and either send me a email from there or book an appointment straight into my diary – saving all that to-ing and fro-ing that you get when we try to get space in people’s diary.
     
     
     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Hdhehsudbdj ,

Thought provoking sessions easily relatable

Emma is passionate about supporting people in being resilient so they can be great leaders.
Really interesting perspectives from a variety of experienced people. Great thoughts and potential ideas and tips that everyone can use.

Adele at Get Gorgeous ,

Love Lessons for Leaders

I have been listening to Lessons for Leaders for a while now on my morning runs. Emma has an engaging and approachable manner and tackles the difficult and sensitive subject of mental wellbeing. Emma has an engaging style which is down to earth and enjoyable. She has the amazing ability to make very complex subjects easy to understand. A great podcast I highly recommend.

SalH72 ,

Brilliant!

I came across Emma’s podcast after reading one of her Linked In posts and I just think she is brilliant! Well worth listening to

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