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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

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

    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
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    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
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    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
    Thinking Errors

    Thinking Errors

    This month’s coaching conversation examines phrases we use that lead us into self-deception. Tom and his client explore why thinking errors so often remain invisible and, once revealed, what other words might be possible substitutions.
    SHOW NOTES:
    Tom mentions two books in this episode:
    “How To Raise Your Self-Esteem” by Nathaniel Branden
    https://www.amazon.com/Raise-Your-Self-Esteem-Action-Oriented-Self-Confidence/dp/0553266462/
    “The Four Agreement” by Don Miguel Ruiz
    https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319
    Related Tips & Episodes
    Don’t Take Anything Personally Self-Awareness & Self-Management Self-Limiting Beliefs Smoothing Harsh Edges Three Words You Should Never Say  
    This Tip is in five categories in the archive:
    For Women, Managing Yourself, Perception - How You Perceive Yourself, Personal Growth & Self-Development, Self-Talk  
    The archive is at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/
    Get the HTML transcript:
    https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom at:
    https://essentialcomm.com/contact/
    From all of us, thanks!
    See you next month!

    • 21 min
    Don’t Take Anything Personally

    Don’t Take Anything Personally

    This month’s coaching conversation wrestles with the eternal struggle to depersonalize the events in our lives that feel so personal. Is it even possible to actualize the adage, “Don’t take it personally?”
    Tom mentions two books that can help you manage yourself so you don’t take things personally:
    The Four Agreements
    Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
     
    In the archive, this Tip is in five categories:
    Managing Yourself
    Perception – How You Perceive Yourself
    Perception – How You Perceive Others
    Personal Growth & Self-Development
    Self-Talk
    Five related Coaching Tips you can listen to are
    Acting on the Corporate Stage
    Animating Your Persona
    Don’t Take It Personally
    Self-Limiting Beliefs
    Taming the Wild Child
    Lots to browse through!
     
    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/
    Get the HTML transcript:
    https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/
    Be in touch with Tom:
    https://essentialcomm.com/contact
    From everyone at “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” thanks!
    See you next month!

    • 19 min
    Boundaries

    Boundaries

    This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries.This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries.

    Tom mentions three books that will help you speak up and set boundaries: 

    Crucial Conversations
    https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/0071771328/

    The Four Agreements
    https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Toltec-Wisdom-Collection/dp/1878424580/

    Leadership and Self-Deception
    https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Self-Deception-Getting-Out-Box/dp/1523097809/

    If you want to receive a zip file with Executive Coaching Tips related to assertiveness, reach out to Tom at: info@essentialcomm.com
    This Tip is in four categories in the archive:
    Developing New Behaviors
    Personal Growth & Self-Development
    Self-Talk
    For Women

    Lots to browse through!

    Five related Coaching Tips you can listen to are

    Act “As If”
    The Executive Impostor
    The Many Parts of You
    Taming the Wild Child
    Self-Awareness & Self-Management
    The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/
    Get the HTML transcript:
    https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/ 
    Be in touch with Tom:
    https://essentialcomm.com/contact
     
    From everyone at “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” thanks!
    See you next month!
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

Prosseric ,

Extremely Insightful!

Tom, many thanks for sharing your wisdom with the community. Your insightful approach is an inspiration to leaders looking to expand their skill set. Thanks!

mikamouae ,

Thinking Errors

Great topic especially at the very end about being sorry as well as about feelings being a thinking error

Thank you
Victor Vergara
New Jersey
A new listener wanting to learn

MVJennings ,

Delightful and informative

Tom serves up easy to digest practical tips. His great storytelling skills make for an entertaining listen that points the way to success.

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