First, Bubble Wrap Your Weakness. Then, Build Systems for Success
Amber Hurdle, Creator of the Velvet Machete Leadership Model
In episode #36, Amber Hurdle unravels the meaning and strategy behind her signature Velvet Machette approach to leadership. She also shares how personality assessments can help us develop self-awareness and understand what areas to focus on.
In episode #11, Michael Watkins discusses some of the strategies that new leaders can adopt to be successful in their roles and climb up the learning curve. We also talked about the self-doubt phase, and why almost 90% of leaders deal with the urge to prove themselves when they start a new job — something that Michael calls the “action imperative”.
In episode #9, Lara Hogan shares best practices to understand your team’s core needs and create predictability in times of uncertainty. We also discuss the difference between mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship – and how you can become a better sponsor and coach for your team.
The Art of Leadership: 1-on-1s, Staff Meetings, and Manager READMEs
Michael Lopp, Rands in Repose
In episode #8, Michael Lopp (Rands) talks about the power of scheduling regular one-on-one meetings and asking clarifying questions to identify unengaged employees. We also discuss the concept of Manager Readmes and how they can help you build more efficient and positive working relationships.