Out of the Comfort Zone

By Wanda Wallace

There is no growth in comfort and no comfort in growth. Business today typically values and promotes leaders for their subject expertise. Leaders who have command of the details and execute based on knowledge and experience are highly respected. However, to grow as a leader you have to get out of your comfort zone – that means learning to lead without just being the expert. Learn to gain the trust and respect of a team that might know more than you do. Get comfortable with ambiguity and with not having all the information. Develop the skills and confidence to lead in a different way. For female leaders, subject expertise is usually the source of their confidence. Learning to lead outside your comfort zone is one step for breaking through the glass ceiling. The show’s purpose is to give you tips on how can you develop the capability to lead – to get out of your comfort zone?

  1. 1.
    Work Made Fun with Bob Nelson
    56:04
  2. 2.
    Influence and Woo with Richard Shell
    58:05
  3. 3.
    Conscience with Richard Shell
    57:15
  4. 4.
    Talking to People Who Drive You Crazy with Mark Goulston
    55:54
  5. 5.
    Leading with Allison Arzeno
    57:19
  6. 6.
    Facilitating Breakthroughs with Adam Kahane
    54:07
  7. 7.
    Tough Conversations with Roberta Matuson
    57:15
  8. 8.
    Encore Staying Motivated in Tough Times with Brad Borkan
    55:17
  1. 9.
    Encore Social Signals that Increase Influence with Sandy Pentland
    55:39
  2. 10.
    The Culture Puzzle with Mario Moussa
    58:44
  3. 11.
    Saving Face with Maya Hu-Chan
    55:42
  4. 12.
    Inclusive Cultures with Stefanie Johnson
    1:02:38
  5. 13.
    Changing Culture with Kevin Oakes
    56:41
  6. 14.
    Convergence with Deborah Westphal
    56:52
  7. 15.
    Mental Health and Anxiety at Work with Adrian Gostick
    56:10
  8. 16.
    Meaningful Work with Wes Adams and Tamara Myles
    57:48
  9. 17.
    Selling Virtually with Jeb Blount
    1:02:30
  10. 18.
    History, Leadership and Resilience with Dr. Daina Berry
    55:41
  11. 19.
    Compassionate Leadership with Paul Axtell
    53:14
  12. 20.
    Building Loyalty with Sandy Rogers
    56:21
  13. 21.
    Your Image and Your Success with Erin Mathis
    56:24
  14. 22.
    Change with Campbell Macpherson
    56:38
  15. 23.
    Persuasion and Marketing Success with Scott Miller
    55:40
  16. 24.
    Leadership in Lockdown with Atholl Duncan
    59:10
  17. 25.
    Obsessive Personalities with Robert Shaw
    57:24
  18. 26.
    Workplace Trends and the Future with Jeff Schwartz
    55:52
  19. 27.
    The New Workspace with Chris Kane
    56:39
  20. 28.
    How Peace Fuels Performance with Amy Balog
    56:46
  21. 29.
    Coaching the John Wooden Way with Lynn Guerin
    58:22
  22. 30.
    Trust and Leadership with Stephen M.R. Covey
    56:05
  23. 31.
    Communication and Technical Experts with Aman Y Agarwal
    57:37
  24. 32.
    Peak Performance with Andrew Macdonald
    55:12
  25. 33.
    Do Great Things with Jenn Donahue
    55:52
  26. 34.
    Reboot Your Career with Fawn Germer
    56:58
  27. 35.
    Fathers and Careers with Josh Levs
    56:39
  28. 36.
    Uncertainty, Adapting and Agency with Paul Napper
    56:15
  29. 37.
    Compassionate Conflict with Nate Regier
    56:07
  30. 38.
    Unstoppable Teams with Alden Mills
    55:42
  31. 39.
    What’s Gone Wrong with Margaret Heffernan
    56:55
  32. 40.
    Humility with Marilyn Gist
    55:09
  33. 41.
    Learning and Change with Mike Malefakis
    55:06
  34. 42.
    Encore Teams That Succeed with Amy Edmondson
    56:15
  35. 43.
    Encore Leadership Experiences
    56:14
  36. 44.
    Culture with David G. White
    56:35
  37. 45.
    Grief and Work with Guy Casablanca
    56:58
  38. 46.
    Grit and Resilience with Shannon Polson
    55:41
  39. 47.
    Encore Collaborating When Theres Little Trust with Adam Kahane
    55:43
  40. 48.
    Humans, Technology and Work with Alexandra Levit
    55:49
  41. 49.
    Virtual Presence and Confidence with Suzanne Sena
    56:18
  42. 50.
    Strategy to Culture and Execution with Dan Bruder
    55:06

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