You might have heard that there is a real leadership talent shortage - but what if you were just looking in the wrong place? What if there was a whole generation of leaders ready to step up and lead in business like no one else before them? The X-Gen are here, ready to step up, take control and lead with impact as LeaderX. The LeaderX generation was brought up in such specific social and economic circumstances that it makes them perfect to become a great leader...the problem is, you might not realise that it's YOU! This podcast helps you realise that you are ready and explain why. So, are you LeaderX?
LeaderX on difficult conversations with Andrea Newton
If there is one topic that always comes up in Leadership Development Programme Planning it is difficult conversations, or lack of them.
The ability to talk about the tough stuff is the fuel of high performance.
Andrea Newton is a woman on a mission to get organisations talking about things that matter. Having had her own experience of rooting around at rock bottom, she encourages leaders to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and make sure they are having conversations that they need to have, whether about performance, attendance or even suicide ideation.
To be effective as a leader in this day and age, Andrea believes that there are 7 Significant Conversations that we should all be having and her podcast Really Useful Conversations is a way of further encouraging that.
https://confidentconversations.co.uk/stuff to grab the free downloads
Lucy Barkas reflects Restarting the team and getting back to basics
In any leadership programme I do with teams, we do a levelling exercise. We get back to basics to discuss, what is the team for, who is on it and why does it matter?
It doesn't matter whether it is a new team or one that has been around for ages. I recommend the restarting discussions at least one a year. It clears the decks, lets go of the past and get's all members to focus on the future.
So here are my reflections on how to do it well.
LeaderX 4 questions every team should know the answer to
David Wheatley joins the LeaderX podcast to share his 4 questions which create the foundation of any great team.
David works with leaders who are engaged in transitions to new roles, new scope or improved results.
Originally from Leeds, England, David is a former Scotland Yard police officer. He is a graduate of Hendon Police Academy in London and an honors graduate of Lancaster University’s education program. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. David has twice delivered at the International Leadership Association conference. He is co-author of 50 DOs for Everyday Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To), now in its second edition, and What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary..
Lucy Barkas reflects on what I learned from my leadership mistakes
Leadership is hard and you won't have all of the answers. I have made mistakes and learned from them. And yet I have been kind to myself. I have owned my mistakes and taken responsibility. When I am at my worst I try to control everything. When I am at my best I trust.
I learned to lead by treating people like adults. Empowering and building trust.
LeaderX with Michael Anderson on Remote Leadership
R. Michael Anderson, MBA, MA has a striking combination that creates truly impactful transformation in leaders – he has the real-life business success of founding, scaling and exiting three software companies, plus the educational background of a Masters Degree in Psychology.
He has led remote teams for years and now shares his lessons in his book Remote Leadership, programmes and via his Facebook Group.
It’s the reason that Stanford University brings him into work with their start-up ecosystem, PwC has him work with their high growth CEO’s, and companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, and Uber bring him to level up their managers and executives.
Listen to his stories of success and failure and how he believes that great leader lead with humanity first.
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Lucy Barkas reflect on leading through crisis and authenticity
Every guest inspires me. Jonathan Hemmus helped me realise just how transferable leadership skills are, whether in crisis, engagement, strategy or decision making.
It got me thinking about how authentic my leadership is and how my saboteurs stop me from being myself.