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The Thoughtful Leader Podcast

By Ben Brearley

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

  1. 1.
    Is Insecurity Damaging Your Leadership? Watch For These Signs11/29/2020
    13:01
  2. 2.
    Why Team Members Aren't Meeting Your Expectations11/21/2020
    13:07
  3. 3.
    How to Lead People Who Resist Your Leadership11/15/2020
    13:56
  4. 4.
    How Open and Honest Should You Be With Your Team?11/09/2020
    10:07
  5. 5.
    People-Pleasing Leadership & How You Can Stop It11/02/2020
    12:04
  6. 6.
    Struggling to Say No? Try These 5 Ways!10/26/2020
    15:08
  7. 7.
    Think You Know What Your Team Wants? Think Again!10/19/2020
    11:09
  8. 8.
    Beating Leadership Imposter Syndrome10/12/2020
    16:35
  1. 9.
    Common Ways You Might Be Reducing Accountability In Your Team10/05/2020
    11:07
  2. 10.
    Avoiding a Negative Team Culture09/28/2020
    17:43
  3. 11.
    How to Fix Behaviour Issues In Your Team09/21/2020
    21:49
  4. 12.
    Want to Improve Team Performance? Set Good Deadlines.09/14/2020
    13:02
  5. 13.
    Signs That You're Not Really Solving Your Team Issues09/07/2020
    10:32
  6. 14.
    How to Give Your Team More Meaningful Work08/31/2020
    11:41
  7. 15.
    Handling Emotions in Leadership08/24/2020
    9:45
  8. 16.
    Thoughtful Leader's 5 Cs of Performance Management08/17/2020
    14:37
  9. 17.
    The Power of Setting a Direction for Your Team (and how to do it)08/10/2020
    11:45
  10. 18.
    What to Do When You Have Too Many Priorities08/03/2020
    14:53
  11. 19.
    Are You Showing the Signs of a Self Serving Leader?07/27/2020
    15:53
  12. 20.
    Want to Feel More In Control of Your Team? Try Letting Go.07/20/2020
    13:11
  13. 21.
    Is All Your Hard Work Helping or Hurting?07/13/2020
    13:18
  14. 22.
    Don't Wait for a Crisis - Why Leaders Should Focus On Workplace Wellbeing07/06/2020
    10:09
  15. 23.
    How to Ignore the Trivial Issues and Tackle that Elephant in the Room06/29/2020
    13:10
  16. 24.
    Want a More Proactive Team? Try These Things.06/22/2020
    9:43
  17. 25.
    Why We Need More Mindfulness In Leadership06/15/2020
    11:00
  18. 26.
    How You Can Be a More Thoughtful Leader Today06/08/2020
    9:59
  19. 27.
    A Simple Model for Team Motivation06/01/2020
    12:21
  20. 28.
    How Team Alignment Will Help You Get On (and Stay On) the Right Track05/24/2020
    11:00
  21. 29.
    Leading Change In Your Team05/17/2020
    13:07
  22. 30.
    Q&A: Micromanaging Bosses & Failing to Delegate05/10/2020
    13:47
  23. 31.
    3 Pillars of Effective Leadership05/03/2020
    10:00
  24. 32.
    How to Feel In Control Without Being a Controlling Boss04/26/2020
    14:13
  25. 33.
    How to Deal With Uncertainty - Working "In the Grey"04/19/2020
    17:46
  26. 34.
    Overwhelmed? Let's Work at 80%04/13/2020
    8:52
  27. 35.
    "I Don't Have Time" - Taking Back Control of Your Leadership04/05/2020
    10:42
  28. 36.
    Why Formal Authority Won't Solve Your Leadership Problems03/29/2020
    9:12
  29. 37.
    Tips for Leading Remote Workers03/23/2020
    9:47
  30. 38.
    High Performers? Or Just Acting Like It?03/15/2020
    11:51
  31. 39.
    The Middle-Management Conundrum - When You Disagree With Senior Management Direction03/08/2020
    14:22
  32. 40.
    Why Leaders Should Do More Planning (and Why They Don't)03/01/2020
    11:11
  33. 41.
    Employee Wellbeing: Is it Important Or Are We Just Ticking a Box?02/25/2020
    13:57
  34. 42.
    Why Thoughtful Leaders Need the Most Confidence02/17/2020
    12:08
  35. 43.
    The Importance of Consequences for an Effective Workplace02/09/2020
    9:02
  36. 44.
    Are You a Valuable Leader? The Fine Line Between Hurting and Helping Your Team.02/02/2020
    9:12
  37. 45.
    Why Trusting Your People Is Your Best Strategy01/27/2020
    11:28
  38. 46.
    Is a Productivity Problem Hurting Your Leadership?01/20/2020
    13:42
  39. 47.
    Leadership Lessons for 202001/11/2020
    11:02
  40. 48.
    Are You Avoiding a Difficult Conversation?01/07/2020
    10:59
  41. 49.
    Employee Retention: More Than Stopping People Quitting12/15/2019
    11:40
  42. 50.
    The Perils of Passive Leadership12/08/2019
    9:26
  43. 51.
    Why Building Your Team's Confidence Should Be a Priority12/03/2019
    11:43
  44. 52.
    Insecure Bosses and the Scientist Mindset11/24/2019
    8:17
  45. 53.
    Good Ways to Support Your Team11/16/2019
    7:46
  46. 54.
    Directive Leadership... What It Is and When You Should Use It11/10/2019
    7:33
  47. 55.
    Is Your Fear of Leaving Your Job Making You a Worse Leader?11/04/2019
    11:41
  48. 56.
    Moving Your People Along the Motivation Spectrum10/27/2019
    12:04
  49. 57.
    Limiting Beliefs That Ruin Your Effectiveness10/19/2019
    8:54
  50. 58.
    Traps for Supportive Leaders10/13/2019
    7:53
  51. 59.
    Work Time-Wasters That Create Unhappy Teams10/06/2019
    12:21
  52. 60.
    Leadership Assumptions That Ruin Motivation09/29/2019
    10:11
  53. 61.
    Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership09/22/2019
    12:22
  54. 62.
    How Confident Leadership Will Help Your Team Thrive09/15/2019
    10:00
  55. 63.
    How to Create Open Communication in Your Team09/09/2019
    10:31
  56. 64.
    How Toxic Workplaces Happen (and what you can do about it)09/02/2019
    12:51
  57. 65.
    Employee Turnover - Why It's Good and When You Should Worry08/27/2019
    7:47
  58. 66.
    Why You Can't Hold Your Team Accountable08/18/2019
    10:13
  59. 67.
    Short Term Thinking = Bad Leadership08/11/2019
    9:35
  60. 68.
    Using Work Pressure to Improve Team Performance08/04/2019
    12:29
  61. 69.
    5 Questions to Ask an Unmotivated Team Member07/29/2019
    15:21
  62. 70.
    Why Softly Spoken Leaders Make a Big Impact07/22/2019
    10:09
  63. 71.
    Why Your Team Won't Speak Up (and Why You Need Them to)07/16/2019
    6:18
  64. 72.
    How Better Time Management Will Help Your Team07/07/2019
    10:33
  65. 73.
    Everyone Is Stupid...Except for MY Team06/30/2019
    8:05
  66. 74.
    Why You Need to Speak Up At Work06/23/2019
    9:02
  67. 75.
    Building Self-Confidence06/17/2019
    13:07
  68. 76.
    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Leadership06/09/2019
    10:42
  69. 77.
    Micromanagement...and How You Can Stop It06/04/2019
    10:57
  70. 78.
    How Perfectionism Kills Leadership05/27/2019
    11:27
  71. 79.
    The Best Way to Create Happy Employees05/20/2019
    15:36
  72. 80.
    How to Delegate to Improve Your Team05/13/2019
    8:31
  73. 81.
    10 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback05/05/2019
    9:05
  74. 82.
    5 Personality Traits to Look For When Hiring04/29/2019
    11:06
  75. 83.
    The Power of Pushing Back04/22/2019
    11:50
  76. 84.
    The 70-20-10 Model for Learning04/14/2019
    8:45
  77. 85.
    Too Busy to Lead Effectively04/07/2019
    12:28
  78. 86.
    Why Leadership Matters03/30/2019
    9:01
  79. 87.
    Reducing Key Person Risk in Your Team03/25/2019
    8:55
  80. 88.
    Being Resilient in the Workplace03/18/2019
    9:03
  81. 89.
    Leadership Weaknesses03/03/2019
    10:13
  82. 90.
    Struggling at Work? Improve Your Working Relationship With Your Boss02/25/2019
    8:25
  83. 91.
    A Leader's Greatest Tool - The Confidence to Challenge02/25/2019
    12:05
  84. 92.
    Managing Experienced People02/20/2019
    7:05
  85. 93.
    Getting Team Members to Contribute Ideas02/13/2019
    8:20
  86. 94.
    Staying Motivated, Even When You Don't Feel Like It02/12/2019
    7:34
  87. 95.
    Meetings: Good or Bad?02/10/2019
    9:31
  88. 96.
    Conflict Avoidance02/10/2019
    7:53
  89. 97.
    Improving Collaboration02/10/2019
    14:20

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