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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

The Look & Sound of Leadership Essential Communications - Tom Henschel

    • Management
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An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

    Learnings From Video

    Learnings From Video

    This month’s coaching conversation follows a client exploring a surprising use for video, plus a game of imagination.
    The Marshmallow Test is explained in “Self-Awareness & Self-Management”


    Core Concepts in this episode:
    Video provides distance that can help break old patterns.
    Some people are highly agitated these days.
    Their agitation is not about you. Don’t take it personally.
    You might find yourself more annoyed than normal. Don’t act on it.
     
    RELATED ARCHIVE CATEGORIES
    Leading Teams
    Managing Yourself
    Communication Skills

    RELATED TIPS & EPISODES
    Boundaries
    Connecting Over Video
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally”
    Leadership Behavior in Meetings
    Taming Meetings

    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast
    Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    Thanks this month to all of you who post reviews.
    See you next month!

    • 21 min
    The Intentional Leader

    The Intentional Leader

    This month’s coaching conversation wrestles with the obstacles that arise when you try listening to people who think out loud – often at great length!
    This month’s coaching conversation is wide-ranging. It includes a leader’s story about being buoyed by her team. She and Tom also swap answers to a favorite question of her team’s: “How’re ya coping?” They then explore managing stress through being present and intentional.
    Three questions to help you become present:
    What am I doing right now?
    What feelings am I having right now?
    What is happening in my body right now?
    Approach these questions with curiosity. Don’t ask with an intention to fix. The intention is just to notice.
    You can explore self-management and self-awareness in the archive using the filters:
    Managing Yourself
    Personal Growth & Self-Development
    You can take a deeper dive with these five episodes:
    Combating Emotional Hijacks
    Connecting Over Video
    Inviting Dialogue
    Self-Awareness & Self-Management
    The Mindful Executive
    The archive is at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/
    Subscribe to the HTML version at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    Until next month, wishing you health and safety!

    • 18 min
    Connecting Over Video

    Connecting Over Video

    SHOWNOTES:
    This month’s coaching conversation is with a leader who wants to keep strong connections despite the quarantine. She and Tom explore the barriers that make connecting over video so difficult.
    Four essentials to attend to on video:
    Angle Lighting Background Sound From Tom to you:
    These difficult times can create a lot of fear. An antidote is to be curious. Curiosity is at the very heart of coaching. If I can help in anyway, let me know. Go to https://essentialcomm.com/contact/ and let me know what would be helpful.

    There is always help for you in the archive. Filters that relate to this month’s episode are:
    Executive Presence Perception – How You’re Perceived Leading Teams Managing Yourself  
    Five related episodes are:
    Video Feedback & Executive Presence Executive Presenting High-Stakes Meetings Building Emotional Intelligence The Human Element
    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast
    Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/

    Stay safe all you wonderful humans! Until next month!

    • 18 min
    Branding Yourself

    Branding Yourself

    This month’s coaching conversation explores how to project your personal brand into the workplace. When done well it can seem like a Jedi mind trick – but it’s really just personal branding.
    Here are the five links Tom mentioned in the episode.
    Looking good in video conferencing
    https://medium.com/@bobsacha/a-cinematographers-guide-to-looking-good-in-web-based-video-conferencing-fb6cf651714c
     
    4 Ways to Improve Video Meetings
    https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2020/03/22/these-four-techniques-will-instantly-improve-your-videoconferences-with-remote-employees/amp/

    Coronavirus Doctor Empowers Us
    https://vimeo.com/399733860
     
    “That Discomfort You’re Feeling…”
    https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

    Executive Coaching Group
    https://www.icfla.org/event/executive-coaching-sig/
     
    Core Concepts in this episode:
    > We brand ourselves with our self-talk every day
    > Find language to help you talk about yourself
    > Talking about yourself is not a bad thing
    > Find words that spark an image of the brand you want to be. Think of them as often as you can.
    Related Archive Categories:
    Executive Presence,
    Perception – How You’re Perceived
    Self-Talk

    Related Tips & Episodes:
    Becoming Expert
    Acting On The Corporate Stage
    The Voice of Authority
    Conquering Fear
    Achieving Authenticity
     
    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast
    Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    Thanks everyone. Stay safe. Stay Home! Do it for the First Team!
    See you next month!

    • 22 min
    Pursuing A Promotion 2020

    Pursuing A Promotion 2020

    This month’s coaching conversation is with a high-performer who was passed over for a promotion. Together, she and Tom identify tools to make sure she doesn’t get passed over again.
    Core Concepts in this episode:
    > Aisha chose to NOT be self-promotional. In your organization, a more vocal approach may be effective.
    > Click out. Think from a higher altitude. Give yourself the promotion.
    > Networking is not evil. But have intention. Be a good detective.

    Related Archive Categories:
    Managing Yourself
    Related Tips & Episodes:
    Acting on the Corporate Stage
    Leading Teams
    Managing Former Peers
    Networking
    The Flexible Leader
    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast
    Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    Thanks this month to Paul Ison and George Avelino. You guys are the best.
    And thanks to all of you who are in touch and who post reviews. So much thanks!
    See you next month!

    • 12 min
    Coaching Under Attack

    Coaching Under Attack

    This month’s coaching conversation isn’t so much a conversation as a fencing match. A newly installed president grills Tom about the coaching he’s been delivering at her company for years.
    There are two different strands you might follow from this episode. One is about coaching. You might listen to these episodes:
    Coaching Your People
    Coaching Versus Therapy
    Readiness in Coaching
    Another strand you might follow is about self-management. Episodes on that strand would be:
    Creating New Behaviors
    How Behaviors Change
    High Stakes Meetings
    You could also search the archive using the filters:
    Developing New Behaviors
    Personal Growth & Self-Development
    Self-Talk
    The archive is at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/
    Subscribe to the HTML version at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    From all of us, thanks!
    See you next month!

    • 19 min

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