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Short, sharp leadership advice for leaders and managers who care about the performance and job satisfaction of their teams.

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast with Ben Brearley Ben Brearley

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Short, sharp leadership advice for leaders and managers who care about the performance and job satisfaction of their teams.

    #174: Procrastinating at Work? Try These Tips

    #174: Procrastinating at Work? Try These Tips

    Ever had tasks on your list that continue to stare at you week after week, while you keep putting them off?
    Procrastination is a common problem, even for leaders.
    But the problem is, leaders are meant to be leading and moving forward, not standing still!
    In this episode, I take a look at some common causes of procrastination and what we can do about them.
    Show Links:
    Article: Overcoming Procrastination In Your Leadership. Book: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. Thoughtful Leader Membership – apply for the early-bird pricing today!

    • 13 min
    #173: Is "All or Nothing" Thinking Holding You Back?

    #173: Is "All or Nothing" Thinking Holding You Back?

    Ever found yourself stuck in an "all or nothing" mindset? 
    Where everything is black or white, always or never?
    We can get stuck in this type of thinking in tough environments and it can really hold us back.
    In this episode, I take a look at this way of thinking and how we might be able to put a stop to it.
    Show Links: 
    Learn more about the Thoughtful Leader Membership here. Article: All or Nothing Thinking: How Is It Impacting Your Leadership? Article: Build A Better Leadership Mindset In 6 Simple Ways. Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #113: Do You Have a Victim Leadership Mindset? Huberman Lab Podcast: The Science of Gratitude and How to Build a Gratitude Practice. Meditation and Mindfulness: Meditation for Beginners.

    • 10 min
    #172: Team Member Lacking Confidence? Here's How to Lead Them

    #172: Team Member Lacking Confidence? Here's How to Lead Them

    Ever had to lead a team member who is lacking in confidence? It can be a daunting experience for some leaders, and for others it may seem like a burden or nuisance. 
    However, leading a nervous team member can be an excellent way to build trust and help them realise that even if they might have had a bad boss in the past, it doesn’t always need to be that way!
    In this episode I take a look at some simple tips for leading team members who may be lacking confidence, as well as some of the challenges you might face when doing so.
    Apply For Your Complimentary Coaching Session I invite you to a complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where we will:
    Get clear on your most important goals and what is most important to you Identify blockers and limiting beliefs that are holding you back; and Develop key actions you can take to move forward and make progress. You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity, purpose and practical steps to move you forward.
    There is no obligation to pursue further coaching after this session - but many people do!
    👉 Click here to get started. 👈
    Show Links:
    Article: Leading a Nervous Employee? Here’s What to Do. Membership: Click here to learn more about the Thoughtful Leader Membership and sign up for the earlybird pricing! Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #101: Is Your Team Feeling Safe or Scared? Article: Why Building Trust Is Better Than Authority. Article: Are You a Consistent Leader, Or Keeping Your Team Guessing? Coaching: Apply for your complimentary coaching session here.

    • 13 min
    #171: 3 Ways to Show People You're a Good Leader

    #171: 3 Ways to Show People You're a Good Leader

    Leaders who inspire confidence in others have it easier. 
    People tend to listen to what they say and leave them to do their work.
    Want to be one of those leaders? 
    In this episode, I look at 3 simple ways to show people that you’ve got this leadership thing sorted.
    Thoughtful Leader Membership The Thoughtful Leader Membership will give you access to a bunch of resources and support that will help your leadership, for a reasonable price.
    Check out the details here: Thoughtful Leader Membership.
    Apply For Your Complimentary Coaching Session I invite you to a complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where we will:
    Get clear on your most important goals and what is most important to you Identify blockers and limiting beliefs that are holding you back; and Develop key actions you can take to move forward and make progress. You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity, purpose and practical steps to move you forward.
    There is no obligation to pursue further coaching after this session - but many people do!
    👉 Click here to get started. 👈
    Show Links:
    Article: 3 Simple Actions That Will Inspire Confidence In Your Leadership. Article: The #1 Way That Leaders Damage Team Trust. Article: Struggling at Work? Try Building a Better Working Relationship With Your Boss. Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #22: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy & Leadership. Article: The Importance of Planning and Why Leaders Can’t Ignore It. Article: Following Orders When You Don’t Believe In the Direction.

    • 15 min
    #170: Shift Your Mindset to Improve Your Productivity

    #170: Shift Your Mindset to Improve Your Productivity

    Being effective and productive are important for good leadership.
    We want to be focusing on the right things and doing them well, rather than rushing around stressed and constantly busy. 
    I’ve found that mindset is one of the most important factors in being productive and effective. In this episode, I take a look at some of the mindset shifts that can help you to remain focused and stop you from falling into the rut of just being busy.
    Apply For Your Complimentary Coaching Session I invite you to a complimentary Discovery Coaching Session, where we will:
    Get clear on your most important goals and what is most important to you Identify blockers and limiting beliefs that are holding you back; and Develop key actions you can take to move forward and make progress. You will leave the Discovery Coaching Session with a sense of clarity, purpose and practical steps to move you forward.
    There is no obligation to pursue further coaching after this session - but many people do!
    👉 Click here to get started. 👈
    Show Links:
    Thoughtful Leader Membership: Register for the early-bird pricing here. Article: How to Shift Your Mindset to Improve Productivity. Article: Why Good Mental Health is a Leader’s Best Friend. Article: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #13: Too Busy to Lead Effectively. Article: Struggling at Work? Try Building a Better Working Relationship With Your Boss.  Article: How Leaders Can Build Strong Working Relationships. Article: Multi-tasking and productivity.

    • 11 min
    #169: Why Leaders Need to Prioritise Their Mental Health

    #169: Why Leaders Need to Prioritise Their Mental Health

    Acknowledgement of the importance of mental health has grown steadily over the past few years. 
    In years past, we mainly used to focus on physical health and safety, with people often being expected to “toughen up” or “be more resilient” when placed under pressure and stress.
    In this episode, I take a look at why leaders need to prioritise their mental health and wellbeing, and some simple steps you can take to help safeguard your mental health. 
    I’m not a medical professional, so I’m sharing some simple ideas about what has worked for me in my career, If you are struggling with mental health issues, then be sure to seek professional assistance.
    Show Links
    Join the Thoughtful Leader Membership – it opens soon and you can claim your discount for being an early bird member! Click here to learn more and register for the discount. Article: Why Good Mental Health is a Leader’s Best Friend. Article: Why Being Resilient Will Kill You. Mental Health Resources: https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/workplace-wellness https://workplacementalhealth.org/ https://www.headsup.org.au/your-mental-health/mental-health-conditions Article: 4 Ways Leaders Can Build Empathy in the Workplace (and Why It Matters). Coaching: Interested in a complimentary coaching session? Click here to apply.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! đŸ”„

Whether you’re already well established as a leader, or just getting started in your career, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ben does an incredible job of leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of being a thoughtful, inspiring leader with amazing individuals who’ve experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Pops of DC ,

Great Podcast

This podcast provides very important points for managers. It provides tips, checklists on how to handle certain issues, and explains WHY the suggestions are important. Excellent.

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Great insight to leadership

I enjoy the program. Great for emerging and all leaders. Thank you.

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