This week Mike discusses leadership with one of his long-time mentors and advisors, Don Frericks, founder of Don Frericks Leadership Coaching. In this inspiring discussion they share key take-aways for every leader at every level of an organization.
They share insights about
Key character elements of people who rise to the surface during difficult times
The importance of a communication plan
How to convey empathy and sustain trust, especially during a crisis.
Don says that every leader should be asking themselves one key question--find out what it is by listening to this inspiring conversation! (4:05)
Mike imparts practical tips for business leaders who are making tough decisions about their talent. He and Don discuss:
What factors to consider when making tough talent decisions (6:03)
How to show empathy when you are struggling with your own uncertainty (6:03)
Valuable leadership communication tactics that will convey confidence even if you don’t know what the future will bring. (6:50, 9:33)
Mike and Don agree that every leader needs to acknowledge that how they communicate right now is how they will be remembered in the short-term and the long-term. (12:13)
How do you want to be remembered through this crisis?
Many organizations need to cut back on coaching and professional development. Mike and Don offer effective techniques to
Continue development even if you don’t have cash flow right now (15:41)
Communicate your long-term vision for development, even if that involves short-term discontinuation (17:29)
Convey your messaging so that it will be heard accurately. (20:30)
Mike and Don call to action all people to lead, regardless of their title. “Leadership is not a title; it is an opportunity.” (27:20)
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