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It can feel like a rigged game. Managers face aggressive goals and drive their teams to burnout trying to deliver. Or, employees seek connection and support so managers focus on relationships, and fail to make the numbers. Join international best-selling leadership author David Dye for a conversation about practical leadership tools to help you get results – without losing your soul (or mind) in the process.

Leadership Without Losing Your Soul Leadership Without Losing Your Soul

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

It can feel like a rigged game. Managers face aggressive goals and drive their teams to burnout trying to deliver. Or, employees seek connection and support so managers focus on relationships, and fail to make the numbers. Join international best-selling leadership author David Dye for a conversation about practical leadership tools to help you get results – without losing your soul (or mind) in the process.

    Leaders Prioritizing Mental Health for Organizational Success

    Leaders Prioritizing Mental Health for Organizational Success

    In this episode of the Leadership without Losing Your Soul Podcast, our guest, Chinazom Nwabueze, discusses the importance of mental fitness and its connection to overall wellbeing and performance. He emphasizes the need to prioritize mental health and shares practical tips for maintaining mental fitness, such as filling up one's emotional energy tank with activities that bring joy, practicing mindfulness, getting enough rest, and setting boundaries. Nwabueze also highlights the importance of leaders modeling mental fitness and creating a culture that supports and encourages it. He suggests that leaders take breaks for mental fitness activities and show their teams that mental health is a priority. Overall, the episode emphasizes the need for individuals and organizations to prioritize mental fitness for sustainable high performance.
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    • 40 min
    Proven Strategies To Resolve Conflict In The Workplace

    Proven Strategies To Resolve Conflict In The Workplace

    Ralph Kilman, the co-creator of the Thomas Kilman conflict mode instrument (TKI), discusses his lifelong work on conflict management and collaboration. Kilman explains that his interest in conflict stems from his personal experiences growing up in a family affected by conflict and his academic studies on conflict management. He and his colleague developed the TKI assessment to measure the different ways people approach conflict, and it has become a widely used tool in organizations. Kilman emphasizes that conflict is inevitable and not inherently bad, but it needs to be managed effectively. He also discusses the importance of addressing inner conflicts and the role of systems in conflict management. Kilman suggests that leaders can create a positive conflict culture by modeling effective conflict management behaviors and working to change the systems that support conflict resolution. He also shares some powerful phrases for addressing conflict and highlights the need to address conflicts at both the interpersonal and organizational levels.
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    • 48 min
    Expert Insights on Leading with Laughter with Steve Cody & Clayton Fletcher

    Expert Insights on Leading with Laughter with Steve Cody & Clayton Fletcher

    In this episode, Steve Cody and Clayton Fletcher discuss the role of humor in the workplace and how it can be used strategically to improve communication, build relationships, and create a healthy workplace culture. They explain the different forms of comedy, including improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy, and how each can be applied to leadership and business. They emphasize the importance of being authentic and vulnerable, and how humor can help leaders connect with their teams and build trust. They also discuss the potential pitfalls of using humor in the workplace and offer advice on how to avoid them. Overall, they stress the value of laughter in creating a positive and productive work environment.
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    • 55 min
    Be Human Lead Human with Dr. Jennifer Nash

    Be Human Lead Human with Dr. Jennifer Nash

    In this podcast episode, Dr. Jennifer Nash discusses the concept of human-centered leadership and the challenges that leaders face in prioritizing people while also driving performance. She emphasizes the importance of leaders having the skillset to lead people effectively, as many leaders are trained in functional areas but lack the necessary tools to lead individuals. Nash also highlights the need for leaders to see employees as whole human beings with multiple identities and values, rather than just as assets or resources. She suggests that leaders start by leading themselves first and aligning their own values with the organization's values. Finally, Nash also addresses the challenges of compassion fatigue and burnout among leaders and offers strategies for managing these issues, such as setting boundaries and finding activities that recharge and renew energy.
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    • 42 min
    Take Care of Yourself as a Leader

    Take Care of Yourself as a Leader

    In this episode, we are replaying the most popular episode from 2020, which focuses on the importance of taking care of yourself as a leader. Host, David Dye, confesses to not practicing what he preaches and shares his struggles with mental health. He emphasizes the need for leaders to prioritize their emotional, mental, and physical well-being to be effective. David encourages listeners to reflect on their own needs and find ways to invest in their health. Also shared, is a listening technique called "reflect to connect" for leaders to use when supporting their team members who may be struggling. David invites everyone on a journey towards becoming the leader one wants their boss to be.
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    • 11 min
    Leading a Fast Growing Remote Culture with Antonella Pisani

    Leading a Fast Growing Remote Culture with Antonella Pisani

    Antonella Pisani, the CEO and founder of Eiffel Media, a digital marketing and consulting firm, joins host David Dye and discusses the importance of culture, values, and remote work in leadership. She emphasizes the need to hire experienced talent and create an intellectually stimulating environment. Pisani also highlights the significance of transparency, humility, and social responsibility in building a strong company culture. She shares insights on remote work practices, such as using communication platforms like Slack, organizing shared drives, and implementing project management tools. Pisani encourages leaders to prioritize creativity and innovation by hiring the right people and fostering a culture of continuous learning and testing. She concludes by emphasizing the importance of adding value and building trust with clients and team members.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

543Me ,

Love the guests!

Fascinating content with practical application. I appreciate how David draws out the personal experiences of the guests to make the discussion especially relevant and meaningful. Nice job!

Laura C N ,

Incredibly refreshing

I am an organization development professional and leadership mindset coach and my desire is to align the essence of our humanity with our business practices. This podcast is refreshing and inspirational.

MarkSBabbitt ,

David Sets a New Precedent for Podcast Hosts

Like other authors, I welcome every opportunity to serve as a guest on podcasts. Since podcasts are my preferred method of learning, I listen to even more. From those experiences, it is clear that David sets a new precedent—and just may be a hard act for other podcast hosts to follow.

David is thoroughly prepared; he knows what direction he’d like the discussion to go. And yet he is emotionally intelligent enough to be agile and intuitive during the conversation. He is simultaneously engaging and giving, allowing each guest the opportunity to be the center of the conversation. Perhaps just as important, David is clearly well-read and interesting himself—which makes each conversation better.

As a guest and listener, I highly recommend David and the Leadership Without Losing Your Soul podcast—and I look forward to our next conversation!

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