15 episodes

Hi, we’re Laura and Jonathan, unorthodox leadership coaches.

We are so so so bored with the same old conversations about what it takes to be a great leader. They have gotten us to where we are, but won’t take us to where we need to go.

Join us as we explore two riddles we’re absolutely obsessed with: “what the HECK is leadership?” and “what does it take to BE a highly effective leader?” In our attempts to revisit and answer those questions, we will detail tools, tips and topics all in the name of bridging The Leadership Gap.

This is not just another leadership podcast.

The Leadership Gap Level 7 Leadership

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Hi, we’re Laura and Jonathan, unorthodox leadership coaches.

We are so so so bored with the same old conversations about what it takes to be a great leader. They have gotten us to where we are, but won’t take us to where we need to go.

Join us as we explore two riddles we’re absolutely obsessed with: “what the HECK is leadership?” and “what does it take to BE a highly effective leader?” In our attempts to revisit and answer those questions, we will detail tools, tips and topics all in the name of bridging The Leadership Gap.

This is not just another leadership podcast.

    Ep 14: EQ Part 4: 3 Areas of Communication Mastery

    Ep 14: EQ Part 4: 3 Areas of Communication Mastery

    It's impossible to "regulate" others' emotions but it is possible to influence them with the right knowledge, skillsets and attitudes. And the ones that will save the day are all around communication.

    This is part 3 of a series on Emotional Intelligence. The topic: other management.

    In this episode, we cover:

    - The 3 areas of communication
    - Why each area of communication is important to master
    - Easy, actionable ideas on how to begin one's path to mastery

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 28 min
    Ep 13: EQ Part 3: Deep Listening

    Ep 13: EQ Part 3: Deep Listening

    Managing your own emotions is one thing, but managing others' emotions is a whole different ball game. To do that, leaders need to develop empathy. And to develop empathy, leaders need to develop an ability to listen deeply.

    This is part 3 of a series on Emotional Intelligence. The topic: social awareness.

    In this episode, we cover:

    - What it means to "listen deeply"
    - The three levels of listening
    - The mindsets needed to become an extraordinary listener
    - How and when to access each level of listening

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 41 min
    Ep 12: Creating Lasting Behaviour Change (In Yourself AND Others)

    Ep 12: Creating Lasting Behaviour Change (In Yourself AND Others)

    In this episode, Jonathan interviews Dr. Marcia Reynolds, a world-renowned expert on how leaders inspire change through conversations. 

    She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership and transformational coaching. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. 

    In this episode, we talk about what makes a coaching conversation unique, the process of inquiry vs. a series of questions, the pitfalls of rationalization, the costs of giving advice rather than coaching, and much more.

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 40 min
    Ep 11: EQ Part 2: Self-Regulation

    Ep 11: EQ Part 2: Self-Regulation

    Many of us tend to see emotions as things "getting in the way", however they are core and central to being a human being. So instead of trying to push emotions away or "deal with them" as quickly as possible, it's critical to know how to self-regulate.

    This is part 2 of a series on Emotional Intelligence. The topic: emotional self-regulation.

    In this episode, we cover:

    - What self-regulation is
    - What self-regulation is NOT
    - What is co-regulation?
    - How to self-regulate (lots of different ways to do it!)

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 33 min
    Ep 10: EQ Part 1: Self-Awareness

    Ep 10: EQ Part 1: Self-Awareness

    Did you know there are two kinds of self-awareness? You're probably familiar with the kind of self-awareness that has you identify your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. There is also a 2nd kind of self-awareness that often goes ignored. This other kind of self-awareness has you experience the nuances of your body so that you can react in situations more skillfully - a key skill for any leader (and, frankly, human being).

    This is part 1 of a series on Emotional Intelligence. The topic: Self-awareness.

    In this episode, we cover:
    - What is emotional intelligence (EQ)?
    - Why is EQ important?
    - What (exactly) is self-awareness?
    - Why is self-awareness foundational to developing EQ?
    - The two kinds of self-awareness
    - How to go about building BOTH kinds of self-awareness

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 27 min
    Ep 9: The Hour of Power

    Ep 9: The Hour of Power

    We've been thinking a lot about habits lately. One of the most important areas of our lives to focus on creating highly intentional, healthy habits is in the morning. This is an easy--and critical--way to set yourself up for success for the rest of the day.

    In this episode, we cover:
    - Why intentional morning rituals are so important
    - Morning rituals of some of the most famous people in the world
    - A framework for developing your own morning "Hour of Power"
    - Our step-by-step morning ritual

    Links
    level7.is
    @level7leadership

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

T. Kruse ,

A Truly Enlightening and Empowering Podcast!

Full disclosure--when I first started listening to this podcast, I binged every single episode out there. I couldn't get enough!
Not only did it help expand my mind into learning better ways to communicate with others, it offered a glimpse into myself. Since starting this podcast, my relationship with myself has become more positive, supportive, and self-encouraging.
I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who could improve their communication skills (which I think applies to everyone!). You will learn how to talk about difficult subjects, to look into yourself for a better understanding of your habits, and you'll feel empowered to go forth into the world communicating more mindfully and with further compassion for life.

VitaBrooklyn ,

Simple and simply amazing

this is really the kind of podcast we all should listen to! it offers important tools and inputs on how to improve communications and see life and relationship from a very compassionate and disruptive perspective!! Big up!!!!!!

Nikki For. ,

Amazing communication podcast

Jon covers a wide range of topics within the world of effective communication. I love his intelligent, genuine, and kind approach to interviewing. His podcast encourages me to reflect on how I communicate in everday life, while also providing tips on how I can make improvements. Overall I think this is an amazing podcast that brings much needed conversations to light.

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