The Nimble Leader Podcast
By Kathy Ryan: Leadership Coach, Author and HR Consultant
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Welcome to The Nimble Leader Podcast hosted by Kathy Ryan, SPHR, a recognized coach, speaker and award-winning author. In each episode, Kathy shares her advice and insights gained from over 25 years of experience training and developing leaders. At the end of each episode don't miss our Take Action Challenge, which offers easy-to-implement strategies to help you improve your skills and effectiveness. Great leaders understand that in order to inspire exceptional performance, they need to be flexible, resourceful and quick to respond. In other words, you have to be nimble! At The Nimble Leader, we support your personal growth and development by providing you with information and tools that you can use to enhance your leadership and make a positive difference in your life.
||TNL 018: 5 Motivation Busters||Getting a handle on motivation can be a challenge in both your personal and professional life. When a person’s motivation wanes it can be difficult to turn the tide and engage them again. As leaders we have a responsibility to help create work environ||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 017: Effectively Handling Defenses||Providing people with performance feedback is stressful enough without the additional challenge of handing a defensive reaction from your employee. Defenses are our natural human response to our perception that we are in danger,||6/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 016: 8 Qualities of Successful People||Successful people have a number of qualities in common, qualities that have helped them to achieve greatness. By incorporating some of these qualities into our lives we can model the same behavior and hopefully achieve similar results.||5/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 015: Handling Emotions in Conversations||Providing someone with performance feedback can be an intimidating process, then add to the mix the stress of having to deal with an emotional reaction, and you understand why some managers will do anything to avoid these conversations.||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 014: Delivering Memorable Presentations||Standing in front of a group of people and delivering a presentation can be an overwhelming experience as you try to keep your nervous energy from leaking out everywhere. Many people don’t like the spotlight to shine directly on them and when you are||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 013: Are You Plagued by Energy Vampires?||I think we all know somebody in our circle who, intentionally or not, leaves us unfocused and sapped of strength after an interaction with them. We devote valuable time to listening to their stories or dealing with their emotional dramas,||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 012: Preparing Memorable Presentations||One of the expectations of a leader is that they will be comfortable and confident with making presentations to groups of people. Whether your audience is made up of internal team members, external customers or industry insiders,||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 011: Are You Really Communicating?||How often do you stop to really think about the way you communicate with others? Too often we are moving so fast that we dump the information we need to share and move on before we even confirm that what we’ve said has been understood the way we inten||4/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 010: 10 Tips for Getting that Job Offer||Interviewing for a job that you are very excited about can be a nerve-wracking process. You want to make a great impression and get that job offer. I’ve been recruiting for a long time and I can tell you that unfortunately,||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 009: To Document or Not?||For many managers, creating a written summary of a coaching or counseling conversation can be as intimidating as having the conversation in the first place. Concerns over the crafting the right language in the document as well as the shift in tone docu.||4/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 008: Cultivating Your Personal Brand||Some companies spend millions of dollars each managing the brand image they create with the public. Great care is taken so that the look, feel and message of the brand communicates exactly what the company intends in the consumer’s mind.||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 007: How to Address Sensitive Issues||If you manage people, at some point you’ll probably need to address a sensitive issue. The stakes in these tough conversations are high as the topics often cause people to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Because of this,||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 006: Are You an Extravert or Introvert?||The understanding of extraversion and introversion can be an important milestone on your journey to deeper self-awareness and personal growth. I know for me, the discovery that I was an off-the-scale introvert was life-changing.||3/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 005: Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make When Terminating Employment||One of the most challenging conversations for any leader can be the one ending employment. If you are a manager of people, it comes with the territory. While a termination conversation is never pleasant, with proper planning,||3/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 004: 5 Leadership Myths and the Reality Behind Them||Successfully assuming the responsibilities of leadership often has as much to do about your thought processes as your actual skills. Many people wait until they move into a leadership position before they begin to worry about getting themselves prepare.||3/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 003: 5 Things Leaders Should Always Do When Interviewing Candidates||Interviewing and hiring new team members is an important function for any leader. Sometimes it can be hard to determine if you are an accurate impression of the “real” person during the interview, as many candidates will try to tell you exactly what||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 002: Take Control of Your Career||The employment landscape can be uncertain at times. It is now the exception for an individual to stay with one employer for 30+ years and retire with the gold watch. Companies are reorganizing and restructuring frequently and in all this chaos sometime.||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||TNL 001: Find Your Authentic Leadership Style||This week we are going to explore ways to consciously develop your leadership style so that is it authentic and genuine. You can do this through increased self-awareness and practicing behaviors that are in sync with your values and principles.||1/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent practical advice based on real world experience
If you are in business (and really, from the bigger perspective aren't we all in some way?), you probably want to improve your skills and be more effective. Plenty of people offer advice, but few can do it based on years of practical expereince and positive outcomes. Kathy explains how to have the difficult conversations we know we need to have, but don't know how to approach. Terrific advice for all of us!
Actionable Advice From An Expert
In each episode, Kathy shares her breadth of knowledge and experience in a very relatable, actionable way! She equips listeners to tackle challenging work (and life) situations with ease. Can't wait for more!
Able to apply Kathy's tips immediately
As someone who is always looking to learn and grow, in 30 minutes I gained great tips that I've already put into action. Love Kathy's real-world approach -- it's refreshing.