Coaching for Leaders show

Coaching for Leaders

Summary: Leaders aren't born, they're made. This Monday show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced weekly since 2011, Dr. Dave Stachowiak brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners have attracted 40 million downloads and the #1 search result for management on Apple Podcasts. Activate your FREE membership to search the entire episode library by topic at

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 68: What Not To Say | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

It’s understandable that many of us would want to take positive actions to be an effective leader. While positive steps are important, our experience has been that first stopping the things that aren’t working will get you faster results. In this week’s show, we look at what you should stop saying to the people you [...]

 67: How To Be Concise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

All of us are being bombarded by so much information and data that we can barely keep up. If we want to be able to influence more effectively, we need to be able to do it concisely. Bonni and I discuss strategies for making this happen. Community Feedback USA: (949) 38-LEARN Global: +1 (949) 385-3276 [...]

 66: Seven Ways To Survive Performance Reviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I’ve come to the conclusion over the years that pretty much nobody likes performance reviews. Either you are having great dialogue and development conversations with people already and might not need them – or you are forced into conversations that don’t set the stage for regular dialogue. That said, there are things you can do [...]

 65: How to Prepare A Speech Without Panicking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Many of the clients I’ve worked with over the years would rather skip presenting all together. That’s not reality if you want to advance (or keep) your career these days, so a lot of people begin presentation planning with panic. In this episode, I give you clear steps you can take to reduce the panic [...]

 64: Eight Ways to Get Results By Managing Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Every one of us must face the challenge of influencing someone who managers us. While some people have a natural talent for this, most of us have a hard time getting started since doing this well is more of an art than a science. In this episode, Bonni and I discuss eight things you can [...]

 63: Practical Advice for Mentoring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Two weeks ago we looked at how to start a mentoring program. This week, I welcome listener Kurt Allebach who has tons of experience in running and starting mentoring programs to provide more practical perspective on this topic. If you are a mentor, mentee, or just want to learn more about the benefits of mentoring, [...]

 62: Great Leadership Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Effective leaders learn from the good practices of other leaders in order to be more effective. In this special episode, I turn the reigns over to our community to share stories about great leadership moments that were meaningful to them. Join me for five stories than we can all learn something from to help us [...]

 61: How to Start a Mentoring Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

A great mentoring program can help both the organization and its people achieve incredible results. In this episode, I welcome mentoring expert Stella Cowan to discuss what leaders should consider when designing and implementing a formal mentoring program in their organizations. Community Feedback USA: (949) 38-LEARN Global: +1 (949) 385-3276 Twitter: #CFLshow Interview with [...]

 60: If You Are Going to Fail, Fail Forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Failure is an inevitable reality of every leader’s journey. A difference maker between mediocre and exceptional leadership is how a leader responds to failure. In this week’s episode, I interview listener Stefan and discuss effective actions that he took in the face of failure. Community Feedback USA: (949) 38-LEARN Global: +1 (949) 385-3276 Twitter: #CFLshow [...]

 59: Seven Principles for Leading People Older Than You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I heard throughout my life that I should always honor those who are older than me and I’ve always been asked to lead them. In this episode, Bonni and I discuss situations where we’ve both been asked to lead people older than us and identify seven principles that can help you do this successfully as [...]

 58: How to Stop Worrying and Start Leading | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

I wish I could tell you that I’ve always felt confident as a leader, but I used to be a real scaredy cat. In this episode, I discuss six ways that I learned to have more confidence in my leadership abilities and not be consumed by the fear and worry about giving feedback to others. [...]

 57: Six Mistakes That I Have Made Podcasting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

It sure would be nice if we could all learn to be more effective leaders without making any mistakes. However, while none of us would wish for mistakes, many of us learn the most from past missteps. In this episode, I talk about the value of mistakes and highlight six mistakes that I have made [...]

 56: Four Ways to Lead Virtually | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Almost all of us are doing more virtually than we ever have before – and that includes our leadership responsibilities. Virtual leadership has become the norm in many organizations and leaders have had to adapt in order to influence effectively across distance. In this week’s episode, I speak with virtual teams expert Mike Demas on [...]

 55: How to Lead in a Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Leaders face difficult situations when their organizations struggle through budgetary challenges. My guest, Dr. Carol Taylor, is all too familiar with such challenges and tells the story of the crisis that faced Vanguard University when she was appointed president. She is the author of “Leading a Turnaround and the Joy of a Third Class Ticket” [...]

 54: How Authentic Leaders Apologize | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Authentic leaders know that there’s more to an apology than simply the words “I’m sorry” – although that’s a good starting point. Mistakes are inevitable, but few leaders are able to communicate a genuine apology. This week, Bonni Stachowiak returns to discuss how we can make our apologies more meaningful and genuine to the people [...]


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