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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.

    #242: Tips for Thoughtful Leaders Who Worry About Work

    #242: Tips for Thoughtful Leaders Who Worry About Work

    I find that many thoughtful leaders are introspective and often stuck in their own heads. 
    It goes with the territory of being thoughtful, I suppose!
    This can be problematic if we start to worry excessively about work. 
    So in this episodes, I’ve collected some tips that have helped me over the years and hopefully they can help you too.
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    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!
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    Show Links: 
    Black Dog Institute Website (For mental health resources) Thoughtful Leader Podcast #72: How You Can Be a More Thoughtful Leader Today. Thoughtful Leader Podcast #143: How to Stop Overthinking Things Thoughtful Leader Podcast #200: How to Feel More Positive at Work Book: The Happiness Trap. Waking Up. Article: Box breathing Huberman Lab Podcast: How to breathe correctly for optimal health, mood, learning, and performance.

    • 17 min
    #241: Nobody Cares About Your Company Values (and Here's What to Do About It)

    #241: Nobody Cares About Your Company Values (and Here's What to Do About It)

    Company values have been around for years, but they can certainly attract a lot of cynicism.
    If they are just a poster on the wall which nobody reads, they probably aren’t doing much good.
    However, I think they can be valuable when you’re trying to get lots of people working in the same direction!
    In this episode, I take a look at why many people don’t care about company values, and some ways that you might start to make them more useful for your team.
    Like the Show? Please Leave a Review! ‚úÖ If you like this episode or the show in general, please take a few minutes to leave a review by clicking one of the links below.
    Your review really helps me to reach a wider audience of thoughtful leaders, so we can improve workplaces around the world. I appreciate you taking the time! ūüôŹ
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    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 apply for your complimentary coaching session. 
    Show Links: 
    Brene Brown values list:¬†Brene Brown. James Clear values list:¬†James Clear. ‚ÄúBuilt to Last‚ÄĚ by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras:¬†Built to Last. Podcast:¬†Lead Better By Understanding Your Core Values. Article:¬†Why Even Good Leaders Can Show a Lack of Integrity. Article:¬†Seeing Negative Behaviour Patterns? Here‚Äôs How to Stop Them. Resources:¬†Live Your Values Deck. Article:¬†Why Team Purpose Matters.

    • 14 min
    #240: How Are Your Stories Shaping Your Leadership?

    #240: How Are Your Stories Shaping Your Leadership?

    We all have stories that we carry around in our heads like baggage. 
    Some of these stories are helpful, while others can actually work against us. 
    In this episode, I take a look at the concept of stories and think about how we might challenge them to put ourselves in a better place. 

    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 apply for your complimentary coaching session. 
    Like the Show? Please Leave a Review! ‚úÖ If you like this episode or the show in general, please take a few minutes to leave a review by clicking one of the links below.
    Your review really helps me to reach a wider audience of thoughtful leaders, so we can improve workplaces around the world. I appreciate you taking the time! ūüôŹ
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    Show Links: 
    Article: How Are Your Stories Shaping Your Leadership? Article: How to Manage Your Emotions For Better Leadership. Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #158: Let’s Build a Better Leadership Mindset.

    • 7 min
    #239: Encourage Change With This Simple Model.

    #239: Encourage Change With This Simple Model.

    Encouraging someone to change their behaviour or attitude is hard work, because there are a bunch of barriers that may get in the way. 
    To help you understand and navigate your way through the process you can use the simple model in this episode.
    It’s simple, generic and can be used in many situations!

    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 apply for your complimentary coaching session. 
    Like the Show? Please Leave a Review! ‚úÖ If you like this episode or the show in general, please take a few minutes to leave a review by clicking one of the links below.
    Your review really helps me to reach a wider audience of thoughtful leaders, so we can improve workplaces around the world. I appreciate you taking the time! ūüôŹ
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    >>> Click here to leave a rating on Spotify.
    Show Links: 
    Article: Encourage Change In Your Team With This Simple Model. Article: 10 Simple & Effective Tips For Giving Feedback. Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #113: Do You Have a Victim Leadership Mindset? Article: People Not Doing What You Want? Ask This Leadership Question.

    • 11 min
    #238: Tips for Leading a Controlling Employee.

    #238: Tips for Leading a Controlling Employee.

    We often hear about controlling managers who micromanage people. 
    But what about controlling employees, who hoard information and wield influence?
    In this episode, I take a look at trying to lead a controlling employee, as well as what might be beneath the surface for them.
    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 apply for your complimentary coaching session. 
    Like the Show? Please Leave a Review! ‚úÖ If you like this episode or the show in general, please take a few minutes to leave a review by clicking one of the links below.
    Your review really helps me to reach a wider audience of thoughtful leaders, so we can improve workplaces around the world. I appreciate you taking the time! ūüôŹ
    >>> Click here to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.
    >>> Click here to leave a rating on Spotify.
    Show Links: 
    Article: How to Lead a Controlling Employee. Article: Build Empathy With the Iceberg Model. Article: Seeing Negative Behaviour Patterns? Here’s How to Stop Them. Article: Power Dynamics: Are They Impacting Your Team? Article: Stakeholder Management Tips For the Everyday Leader.

    • 11 min
    #237: 5 Thoughtful Resources to Help Your Leadership.

    #237: 5 Thoughtful Resources to Help Your Leadership.

    Leadership is not easy, and sometimes we need a boost of courage and motivation to keep us going.
     
    In this episode, I take a look at some of my favourite motivational resources that I've collected over the last few years.
    Hopefully they can help you too!
    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 apply for your complimentary coaching session. 
    Like the Show? Please Leave a Review! ‚úÖ If you like this episode or the show in general, please take a few minutes to leave a review by clicking one of the links below.
    Your review really helps me to reach a wider audience of thoughtful leaders, so we can improve workplaces around the world. I appreciate you taking the time! ūüôŹ
    >>> Click here to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.
    >>> Click here to leave a rating on Spotify.
    Show Links: 
    Article:¬†5 Thoughtful Resources to Help Your Leadership. Seth Godin:¬†‚ÄúEveryone is Doing Their Best‚ÄĚ. Article:¬†4 Ways Leaders Can Build Empathy in the Workplace (and Why It Matters). Article:¬†Are You Too Busy to Lead Effectively? Nancy Kline:¬†Time to Think.

    • 10 min

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ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! ūüĒ•

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!

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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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