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It's leadership examined, explored and simplified. It's the podcast designed to help you be a more effective leader.

Leading the People Side of Business Todd Averett & Todd Chandler

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

It's leadership examined, explored and simplified. It's the podcast designed to help you be a more effective leader.

    #28 Is Your Coaching Working

    #28 Is Your Coaching Working

    You observe, you intercept, you provide feedback, you follow up, but how do you know if your coaching is actually working. Todd Averett and Todd Chandler explore ways to clarify coaching objectives, evaluate receptivity, and measure improvement.

    • 21 min
    #27 Are You Making a Difference?

    #27 Are You Making a Difference?

    Does it matter if we make a difference? Does it matter if we know we’re making a difference? Todd Averett and Todd Chandler explore the deep aspects of how to purposefully have a positive impact on others. When we stumble, when we fail, those are some of the best lessons. Good leaders see these as opportunities to make a long-lasting difference. The key is when you leave, will there be a difference in the organization? When others leave, will they be different by knowing or working with you?

    • 28 min
    #26 Are You Observationally Lazy?

    #26 Are You Observationally Lazy?

    It’s easy to find advice and tips on how to give feedback, but much more difficult on how to collect feedback observations. What should you observe, what do you look for, and what benchmarks should you use? Join Todd Averett and Todd Chandler as they wrestle with these questions.

    Resource articles:
    * How to Observe Employee Performance by Tom Ryan http://smallbusiness.chron.com/observe-employee-performance-19393.html
    * Observation - A Critical Leadership Skill by Andrew Cox http://ezinearticles.com/?Observation---A-Critical-Leadership-Skill&id=743048
    * Becoming a Great Observer by Joe Navarro https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spycatcher/201201/becoming-great-observer

    • 31 min
    #25 PIGEONHOLES and LABELS | the dangers of over-generalizing

    #25 PIGEONHOLES and LABELS | the dangers of over-generalizing

    When we label groups with broad generalizations, we engage in stereotyping and risk missing key individual needs and differences. Todd Averett and Todd Chandler explore examples of less helpful brackets and discuss more effective ways to address groups of people.

    Reference articles:

    * Why Using Generational Labels Doesn’t Serve HR by Kathryn Mitchell https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/1216/Pages/Why-Using-Generational-Labels-Doesn%27t-Serve-HR.aspx
    * Against Generations by Rebecca Onion https://aeon.co/essays/generational-labels-are-lazy-useless-and-just-plain-wrong
    * Ditch the Generational Labels! by Nicole Wininger https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ditch-generational-labels-nicole-wininger-acc-cpc-eli-mp

    • 27 min
    #24 Manager Mindsets

    #24 Manager Mindsets

    Going from an individual contributor to a managing role requires different mindsets. Todd Averett and Todd Chandler explore four specific mindsets that successful managers embrace:

    * It’s not just about me
    * Not everyone is like me
    * My job as a leader is to offer feedback
    * Not everyone will like what I say or do as a leader--and that’s okay

    • 31 min
    #23 In The Room Where Is Happens

    #23 In The Room Where Is Happens

    In order to have influence, you have to be in the room where it happens. Todd Averett and Todd Chandler discuss how to get invited to important meetings, add value during and after the meetings, and ensure your ideas get heard.

    Reference articles:
    How to respond when you're left out of important meetings
    https://hbr.org/2016/11/how-to-respond-when-youre-left-out-of-important-meetings
    5 ways to get a seat at the table
    http://www.brandonhall.com/blogs/5-ways-to-get-a-seat-at-the-table-or-at-least-improve-your-chances/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

nmh10 ,

Highly Recommend

Great insight on things that have been weighing on my mind. And food for thought for things that haven't.

SFVarney ,

Listen to improve your Leadership skills

Great podcast on how to be an effective leader and bring value to both your organization and the employees you serve. The two Todds explore different approaches to leadership from a philosophical point of view and deliver tactics to deliver the expected results. The importance of mindset and emotional intelligence for a leader is clearly defined in the first two episodes. My only complaint is that it comes out every two weeks instead of weekly. Highly recommended.

SindieHP ,

Excellent, practical coaching

Averett & Chandler bring their wealth of experience to bear with helpful tips for the new leader and excellent reminders for those more tenured. Their informal, anecdotal style is fun and informative. I look forward to hearing more from this dynamic duo.

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