16 episodes

This podcast is for chronically busy leaders and small business owners who are ready to get out of the weeds and start leading. Each episode will have micro leadership lessons to be 1 % better each day. Hosted by Kate Peardon, CEO at Zenith Journey.

Level Up Leadership Kate Peardon

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This podcast is for chronically busy leaders and small business owners who are ready to get out of the weeds and start leading. Each episode will have micro leadership lessons to be 1 % better each day. Hosted by Kate Peardon, CEO at Zenith Journey.

    Overcoming Negative Feedback

    Overcoming Negative Feedback

    Negative feedback. Love it or hate it? It won't surprise you to know, most people hate it. In today's episode, we're going to be covering four key things about negative feedback. Number One: why negative feedback is so hard. Two: discover how open you are to feedback. Three: four quick ways to improve your openness for feedback, and Four: how you can give feedback to your team.


    Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private 1:1 Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ Free References
    Book on giving and receiving feedback: Thanks for the Feedback

    • 14 min
    Is Leadership Chess or Checkers?

    Is Leadership Chess or Checkers?

    In the movie Training Day, Denzel Washington plays a rogue detective character and he tells his new protege, in effect "this is chess, not checkers". He means the job is way more complicated than it seems. It's fast, dynamic and with lots of moving parts. 


    This is a similar analogy for leadership. So how does thinking about chess help you as a leader? Wise leaders that think in the idea of chess, they manage relationships and connect with individuals based on their unique personality and strengths. 


    This episode shares three actions you can implement straight away to move from playing Checkers to playing Chess. 
    Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ Free References
    https://5lovelanguages.com/https://www.viacharacter.org/  

    • 10 min
    Work Friendships - the good, the bad and the ugly

    Work Friendships - the good, the bad and the ugly

    Have you ever asked a child “Did you make any friends at school today?” The reason we ask this question of children nervously is because we know that school without friends can be a lonely and hostile place. With friends and the other hand, it can be really good fun. And so you can work. But what are some of the common pitfalls that we can come across with friendships at work?  Are work friendships a good idea, or a terrible idea? 


    With International Day of Friendship coming up on the 30th of July, today's topic is about friendships at work. We're going to be talking about: can you make friends at work? Is there benefits to having friends at work? Can you be friends with your boss? How do you make boundaries with your work friends? And last of all, if you wanting more work friends, how do you actually do that? So let's get stuck into today's episode about work friendships, the good, the bad, and the ugly. 
    Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ 

    • 8 min
    My clients only want to work with me, not my team

    My clients only want to work with me, not my team

    Building a business often means building a team.  But sometimes when we hire people, we then realise our clients only want to work with us, not our team. Eek. Today’s episode we’ll go through five options that you can implement, today, to improve the relationship between your clients and your team, plus a few mindset blocks that can stunt our team growth. 
    Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ 

    • 13 min
    Are Leaders Born or Made?

    Are Leaders Born or Made?

    One of the most common questions I get about leadership is this: Are leaders born, or made? It is the common "nature versus nurture" question, which we will be going through in today's podcast.  So in any good debate, you need to hear both sides. Side One: leaders are born, Side Two leaders are made. 
    We’ll look at data from sport (do big feet mean you’ll be a good swimmer?), twin studies (if leaders are born, are identical twins with 100% of the same genes both good leaders/bad leaders?) are extroverts good leaders (and introverts a weak second), and data business psychology (what percentage can be learnt?). 
    It’s a data rich episode, but as always, I finish with a tip for you to level up your leadership 1%, starting today. 
    Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ 

    • 11 min
    Delegation - what one word influences your success?

    Delegation - what one word influences your success?

    Have you ever had the experience when you ask someone to do something they say yes, but it doesn't get done? Maybe you asked someone to do a report or perhaps you've asked someone to hang out the washing. But despite on the surface, they say, yes, it doesn't happen. Why is that? Today, we're going to talk about one magic word that can make a difference to how you phrase this question to get more action. It is something you can apply today that can make a small difference in your everyday. So, what is this magic word? Well, this actually fits into the steps of delegation…
     Links
    Going from Solo to CEO? Read about the upcoming guided program Free mini-course: Time to Hire? 5 questions to ask yourself before hiring your first (or next) team member.Check out my Private Leadership Coaching Program here Connect with Me: 
    Website: https://www.zenithjourney.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katepeardon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenithjourney/ 

    • 6 min

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