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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

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

    The Conflict Conversation

    The Conflict Conversation

    What’s helpful to say when you’re in an argument? How can you prepare to have an argument? This month’s coaching conversation dives deeper into the topic of “Conflict” which began last month. This episode has scripts and concepts for mastering The Conflict Conversation. 
    We’ve created another PDF to support your leadership development. It’s a feedback model detailing actions and intentions for you. If you’re serious about your leadership, you have to be serious about mastering the art of feedback. Grab this Essential Tool and dig in. It’s waiting for you in our Tools bin. 

    This month’s episode is tagged in the Podcast Library under 
    Communication Skills
    Relationship Building
    For Women


    Related episodes you might listen to are: 
    #61  A Difficult Conversation 
    #73  Disagree Agreeably 
    #72  Getting Agreement 
    #27  Repairing Damaged Relationships 
    #88  Resolving Conflict 
     
    Thanks this month, and every month, to those of you who post reviews. We are so grateful for your support and kind words.
    If you have a question about your career and how coaching might help, be in touch with us here. 
    Until next month, stay healthy and be well.
    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 

    • 19 min
    Conflict

    Conflict

    Conflict is inevitable, but most of us were never taught skills to help us find our way through the dark corridors of this house called “Conflict.” This month’s coaching conversation illuminates predictable patterns and practical tools to navigate successfully through Conflict House. 
    If you’re looking to develop your executive presence, our latest PDF is for you. It talks about the four factors every executive needs to be effective. It’s free. You can find it in our Tools bin.  Help yourself. 
    This month’s episode is tagged in the Podcast Library under 
    Relationship Building

    Related episodes you might listen to are: 
    61  A Difficult Conversation 
    73  Disagree Agreeably 
    72  Getting Agreement 
    27  Repairing Damaged Relationships 
    88  Resolving Conflict 
     
    Tom references the book “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Stone, Patton and Heen, from the Harvard Negotiation Project.
    As always, thanks to the folks who post reviews. We are so grateful for your support and kind words.
    If you have a question about your career and how coaching might help, be in touch with us here. 


    Until next month, stay healthy and be well.
    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 


     

    • 18 min
    Holding Boundaries

    Holding Boundaries

    A leader, often reticent to speak up on her own behalf, learns tools to help her ask for what she wants without worrying she’ll incite a battle.
    This month we’ve created another free PDF for you in our Tools bin. This one is to help you use video playback to achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.
    This month’s episode is tagged in the Podcast Library in these three categories:


    Assertiveness
    Communication Skills
    Managing Yourself


    Related episodes you might listen to are: 


    188 Boundaries
    164 Conflict
    165 The Conflict Conversation
    86 Intimacy in Business: Setting Boundaries
    88 Resolving Conflict


    We send gratitude to the people posting reviews. Thank you for your support and kind words.
    If you have a question about your career and how coaching might help, be in touch with us here. 
    Until next month, stay healthy and be well.
    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 

    • 20 min
    How to Set Boundaries

    How to Set Boundaries

    Kindness is killing a leader’s ability to set and hold effective boundaries. She works with her coach to find her voice and along the way discovers an empowering image about boundaries.
    We’ve put lots of free PDFs in our Tools bin to help you achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.
    This episode is tagged in three categories in the Podcast Library:
    Assertiveness
    Managing Yourself
    Self-Talk


    Five related episodes you might listen to are: 
    216  7 Steps to Stop Emotional Hijacks
    204  Blind Spots
    188  Boundaries
    210  How to Grow Your Self-Management
    190  Thinking Errors


    Much gratitude to the folks who post reviews. We appreciate your support you’re your kind words.
    Let us know how we can support your growth and development. Be in touch with us here. 
    Until next month, be well!
    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 

    • 23 min
    Two Paths to Flow

    Two Paths to Flow

    A worried leader seeks help finding balance between going with the flow and giving himself a larger voice.
    Visit our Tools bin for free PDFs to help you achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.
    This episode is tagged in three categories in the Podcast Library:


    Assertiveness
    Managing Yourself
    Relationship Building


    Five related episodes you might listen to are: 
    21Eliminating Distractions
    59  Focus in the Face of Distractions 
    30Self-Knowledge as Leadership
    184    The Focused Executive
    142    The Mindful Executive


    Tom also talked about two books in this episode:
    “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”by Mihaly Csikszentmlhalyi
    “The Trust Advisor”by David Maister, et al 


    Thanks to everyone who posts reviews, and thanks so much for your kind words! 
    Let us know how we can support your growth and development. Be in touch with us here. 
    Until next month, be well!
    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 

    • 19 min
    How Leaders Can ‘Play Better Poker’

    How Leaders Can ‘Play Better Poker’

    A missed promotion prompts a leader to complain to her CEO. The CEO responds by getting her a coach, which results in explorations of authenticity, self-awareness and self-management.
    Visit our Tools bin for free PDFs to help you achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.
    This episode is tagged in three categories in the Podcast Library:


    Managing Yourself
    Perception - How You Perceive Yourself
    Perception - How You’re Perceived


    Seven related episodes you might listen to are: 
    #71 – Act “As If”
    #204 – Blind Spots
    #110 – Creating New Behaviors
    #103 – Self-Awareness & Self-Management
    #85 – Stop Giving Away Your Secrets
    #190 – Thinking Errors
    #51 – When Learning Makes Things Worse


    Thanks to everyone who posts reviews. And thank you so much for your kind words! 
    Let us know how we can support your growth and development. Be in touch with us here. 
    Until next month, be well!


    Tom and The Look & Sound of Leadership team. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

A. Maguire ,

Bite Size Wisdom

I first heard of Tom through “Coaching for Leaders”, I’m in the lower levels of Management looking to move up, and becoming a better leader is a big part of that. Many leadership podcasts deal in vagueness and executive level information. While Tom’s advice is definitely applicable to higher echelons it’s the practical application of his advice to any level. We all manage expectations. We all oversee productivity. It’s that personal connection and self reflection that separates leaders and managers. Also as an aside, as someone who listens to many many podcasts, Toms voice is just delightful.

Update: still the best leadership coaching podcast. I’ve decided to start listening from the beginning and there’s like 15 years of episodes wow

unhappy NIV Live ,

Thanks Tom

I have been listening on & off for several years and you never disappoint with your nuggets of practical business skills and self management. Let’s be honest, managing the Self can be our biggest challenge.

Trainer in training ,

A balm to soothe the soul

As leaders in the work place it is often lonely and challenging. People are a puzzle and often we overlook how we can get in our own way of being perceived the way we’d like to be perceived. I’ve found when I’m struggling with a particularly challenging situation, Tom usually has had a similar situation that he recreates with delightful skill and empathy.

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