161: Why EQ Matters More than IQ for Leaders

161: Why EQ Matters More than IQ for Leaders

161: Why EQ Matters More than IQ for Leaders

What does it look like when the CEO of a publicly traded company treats people as the company’s #1 asset? Phil Gallagher does just that. He’s an extraordinary leader whose motto is, “When people feel good, they do good.”

Phil is the CEO of Avnet, a publicly traded company with annual sales north of 20 billion dollars and more than 14,000 employees worldwide and ship to 140 countries. They’re #167 on Fortune 500.

You’ll discover:

  • The value of self-awareness in a leader’s growth
  • How Phil developed his own EQ
  • Why asking for feedback and receiving it well is a critical skill for every leader
  • Some of the little things Phil does to strengthen relationships
  • The difference in leaders who head Avnet’s highest-performing locations vs. the lowest-performing locations

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160: How to Unlock the Potential in Others

160: How to Unlock the Potential in Others

160: How to Unlock the Potential in Others

What does it take to help people unlock their true potential? Peter Walmsley is masterful at doing this, and you’ll learn the key approaches he’s taken over the years. Peter has lived and breathed everything my podcast is about, so I know you’re going to value the insights and ideas he shares in our conversation.

Peter is the Senior Vice President of Organization Effectiveness at Scopely. He’s a highly committed leader with extensive experience in global organizations covering the U.S., Europe, Asia, and North Africa. He’s originally from London, and he’s lived and worked primarily for US companies in Paris, Madrid, Geneva, and San Francisco.

You’ll discover:

  • Why Peter creates an environment for people to flourish
  • What he does to convey his belief in an individual
  • The role of courage in decision-making
  • How Peter developed his own courage muscle
  • What leaders can do to become more comfortable with uncertainty and help their team members with this, too

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159: How to Identify the Mouse in the Room

159: How to Identify the Mouse in the Room

159: How to Identify the Mouse in the Room

We all know about the “elephant in the room.” But what about those less obvious thoughts and feelings you might be having?

My guest David Wood describes them in his captivating new book, The Mouse in The Room – Because the Elephant Isn’t Alone. You won’t want to miss out on the mice he names during our conversation…and the simple 3-D process you can use to determine if you want to bring them up.

We’re at a time when our world needs more vulnerability, transparency, and connection. David’s experiences make him the ideal person to teach us how to do that. He built the world’s largest coaching business and coached thousands of hours in 12 countries, and he’s advised business owners and leaders. The Mouse in The Room can be a powerful guide to fostering more connection, influence, and understanding with the people who matter to you, both at work and at home.

You’ll discover:

  • What “mouse naming” is and why it’s important for your wellbeing
  • What Toleration Mouse and Desire Mouse are connected to
  • Why we tend to hide our mice…from ourselves and from others
  • The impact that self-esteem has on our ability or willingness to identify mice and talk about them
  • How to receive a mouse from someone else without getting defensive

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129: Listening for What People Don’t Say

129: Listening for What People Don’t Say

129: Listening for What People Don’t Say

What could you learn about another person if you paid attention to much more than the words they were saying? Steve Sims is a master at this. He designs and delivers unique experiences for his clients by listening to what they say they want and then asking questions to hear what they really need. The result is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience and a raving fan for life.

Steve has a unique talent for connecting with people’s passions, opening doors, and making things happen. He’s been running his luxury travel and lifestyle concierge firm, Bluefish, for more than twenty years. During that time, Steve has developed an exclusive reputation and impressive client list of the world’s rich and famous. Steve is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen and host of the podcast, The Art of Making Things Happen.

You’ll discover:

  • Why Steve made the decision to hang around with rich people…and how he did it
  • How Steve uses his listening skills to hear what a prospective client really needs, beyond the words they say
  • The reason Steve asks WHY 3 times whenever someone gives him an answer…and how it leads to a powerful relationship
  • What holds people back from making big asks…and how to get past the hesitation
  • The reason Steve uses the word “discover” instead of “fail”

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084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

084: How Deep Listening Can Change Your Life

Think you’re already a skilled listener? Think again. My guest Theresa Campbell shares insights that will help you listen more closely to yourself as well as to others. Theresa is the founder and CEO of Her Life, Her Legacy, a leadership development organization dedicated to the power of deep listening. As a leadership coach, author, and life-long learner, she helps you find and listen to what matters most. You’ll want to take notes to get the most value from this episode…and then apply these ideas to all aspects of your life. The question she poses to her clients towards the end can help you gain clarity about your desired future.

You’ll discover:

  • How deep listening differs from “regular” listening
  • The three voices you can listen to…and the potential impact when you do
  • Why slowing down and listening is an act of self-love
  • The difference between a GOAL line and a SOUL line
  • A key question Theresa asks her clients that you can use, too

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