Episode 27 – Leaders who give a damn | How you show up
Leadership Conversations with Becky Hammond
This conversation is part 2 of a special podcast series where Becky Hammond and I discuss effective and inspiring leadership.
In the second part of the Leaders Who Give a Damn podcast series, we delve into the importance in how you show up, how relationships are so interconnected and affect each other.
Over this series, I partnered with Becky from Isogo Strong and if you know her at all, you know that she is a maven in the Strengths world. Becky partners with organisations across the USA to build cultures where people are more engaged and thrive. Becky also inspires couples and mums to look at life differently through a lens of strengths, focussing on what’s right and getting more flow back into their lives.
Together, we get to chat about some aspects of leadership that are perhaps LEAST talked about yet have the opportunity to be MOST impactful in your role as leader. Whether you are in that role as a leader now or it is in your future, this series is for you.
In this episode we discuss just how much your personal relationships impact the relationships you have at work, and why we also mustn’t forget our relationship with ourselves AND our own health as well.
Are you picking up and taking action on early health signs, just as you would take action on metrics not being delivered on at work?
We also jump into planning and preparation, including how your physical environment looks (inbox, desk space, etc), so you can continue to show up and give your best to your team, your family and your self, and why there is an important emphasis on a solid and inspiring morning routine to get your mind into work mode – including being purposeful about your journey to work and how you spend it.
Key takeaways from this episode include:
- Whether you like it or not, as a leader, you’re on show. You influence others whether you like it or not. It becomes a ’trickle-down’ culture.
- Why it’s super important to prepare and plan for the next day or next week, reflecting on what has gone well and what the new focus is.
- As a leader, showing up for your team is directly affected by your relationships outside of the work environment, how you treat your health, the status of your environment and how you show up for meetings.
So, catch this conversation about Leaders Who Give a Damn on your favourite podcast app.
Next up is part three of this four-part series, where we focus on being a better leader through doing less.