96 episodes

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

The Thoughtful Leader Podcast Ben Brearley

    • Management
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

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

    Why Team Members Aren't Meeting Your Expectations

    Why Team Members Aren't Meeting Your Expectations

    Do you find yourself frustrated by team members who won't meet your expectations? You're not alone!
    Many leaders struggle with this issue, feeling like they always need to run around cleaning up after their team. 
    In this episode, I target some of the key areas which can cause this problem, and look at some ways to help your people step up and take on more accountability and ownership.
    Show Links: 
    Enrol in the Team Accountability Builder Online Course. Article: Team Members Unable to Meet Your Expectations? Check These Things. Article: How to Encourage Team Members to Take Accountability. Shownotes: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/podcast/96/

    • 13 min
    How to Lead People Who Resist Your Leadership

    How to Lead People Who Resist Your Leadership

    Have you ever had to lead people that don't really want you to? Awkward!
    But this can be quite a common problem in leadership, because there are lots of potential reasons why people might be resistant to your leadership. In this episode, I cover some of these situations, the root cause that is often behind this resistance and of course, what you can do to overcome this tricky problem.
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    Show Links: 
    Article: How to Lead People Who Don't Want Your Leadership. Article: 3 Simple Tips For Successfully Managing Experienced People. Shownotes Page: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/podcast/95/

    • 13 min
    How Open and Honest Should You Be With Your Team?

    How Open and Honest Should You Be With Your Team?

    As the leader of your team, the openness and honesty of your communication can be a bit of a balancing act. It can feel good to be open with your team, but this can cause problems too.
    In this episode, I cover the benefits and drawbacks of being open and honest with your team, including some of the ways to strike the right balance.
    If you like this episode, be sure to subscribe using your podcast platform of choice, whether it's Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or on Spotify.
    Show Links:
    Thoughtful Leader Podcast Episode 37: Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership  Article: Why Building Trust Is Better Than Authority. Article: Why Showing Trust In Your People Is the Best Strategy (and Why It Works). Shownotes: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/podcast/94/

    • 10 min
    People-Pleasing Leadership & How You Can Stop It

    People-Pleasing Leadership & How You Can Stop It

    Have you ever felt like you wanted your team, colleagues or your own boss to like you so much, that it has impacted your leadership? If so, you're not alone. 
    Some leaders would rather please the people around them than make the right decisions or take the right actions.
    In this episode, I'll take a look at some signs that you might be a bit of a people-pleaser and then look at some ways you can shift your mindset to take the right actions instead.
    Show Links:
    Leadership Confidence Online Course: Enrol here! More Confidence Resources: Leadership Confidence Resources. Shownotes: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/podcast/93/

    • 12 min
    Struggling to Say No? Try These 5 Ways!

    Struggling to Say No? Try These 5 Ways!

    Saying "No" is a critical leadership skill, and one that many leaders still struggle with. We all want to be seen as "team players" and good leaders, so it can be tempting to just say "Yes" to everything.
    In this episode, I talk about how to push back and say "No" to unreasonable requests and extra workload that would push you and your team over the edge!
    Show Links: 
    Article: 5 Ways to Say No Without Getting Fired. Podcast Episode: Is All Your Hard Work Helping or Hurting? Online Course: Leadership Confidence Online Course. Online Course: Team Accountability Builder. Shownotes page: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/podcast/92/.

    • 15 min
    Think You Know What Your Team Wants? Think Again!

    Think You Know What Your Team Wants? Think Again!

    Have you ever fallen into the trap where you think you know what your team members want? And perhaps you've made assumptions based on your own experience and preferences. 
    In other words, you've assumed you know what your team members like, dislike or want to achieve in their careers, because you think they are just like you! This is a cognitive bias known as the "False Consensus" effect. Basically, this means in our head, we tell ourselves that other people are just like us. 
    Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on the way we lead our teams. In this episode, I cover some of the bad things that can happen when we fall prey to this effect - and of course some of the ways we can try to avoid it in our teams!
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    Don't forget to try my new YouTube Channel for more great leadership resources - it's different than the podcast, so be sure to try it out!
    Show Links: 
    Enrol in the Team Accountability Builder Online Course. Article: False Consensus: Is it Hurting Your Leadership? Article: Cognitive Biases explained. Podcast: Thoughtful Leader Podcast #72: How You Can Be a More Thoughtful Leader Today. Article: Risk & Reward: How to Provide Development Opportunities For Your Team. Thoughtful Leader YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_x0blCwpjKcPNc9CcjFRg/.

    • 11 min

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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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