LEADERSHIP BEHIND THE SCENES

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So much has been said about leadership, but the human aspect has often been left out. This podcast seeks to redress the balance, recognising that you’re human first and leader second – and work is never just work. Join Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant Noomi Melchior Natan as she shares tips and insights on how you can increase your impact and influence, so you can be the leader you’ve always dreamed of being – and feel proud when you look in the mirror.

[EP 19] The antidote to perfectionism

You can’t tell a perfectionist: “Just lower your standards a little”. Or “You need to learn what good enough looks like.” There is no satisfaction in good enough if you like to go for the best of the best (of the best). The antidote to perfectionism is not low or...

[EP 18] Where is my role model?

“I look around and I don’t see anyone “above me” I want to be like.”  Ursula, a talented leader able to deliver both on people and profit promises was explaining to me why she wasn’t looking for bigger/higher opportunities. “It looks like they sacrifice big,” she...

[EP 17] Organisational Change Hangover

“When is it going to be fun again?” a good friend of mine asked after a large round of restructuring at her work place. She loves her job. She has what for her is the dream job. But suddenly it didn’t feel fun anymore. I told my friend that what she was feeling was...

[EP 16] Key mistake leaders make when they’re starting a new job

You’re starting a new job and you want to get off to a good start. But in the process of trying to get it right, you’re making a key mistake. “How is the new guy in your office?” I asked a friend a few years ago. “He is trying so hard to prove himself. It’s really...

[EP 15] 5 reasons why judging your parents impact your leadership power

As you judge your parents so your personal power suffers. The more you want to skip this episode – the more you probably need to listen to it. And let’s be clear! You don’t need to ever speak to your parents again, if that is what you’re worried about. You might want...

[EP 14] How you do one thing is how you do everything

Back in 2009 I was watching Celebrity Masterchef religiously. (I have a slight obsession with cooking programs). I remember watching Iwan Thomas Welsh sprinter and Olympic gold medallist enter the Masterchef Final and thinking: well of course he can make it to the...

[EP 12] The one decision that snowballs a million good ones

Want to be a high achiever? Then you need to ruthless in what you choose to bother your mind with and how you set up your daily routines. We are faced with countless choices daily and bombarded with information. Guarding your mental capacity and limiting the amount of...

[Ep 6] 7 approaches for when you can’t just talk about it

Sometimes a relationship at work is tricky and everyone says: just talk to them about it. But you can’t. You know that you talking to your boss or your colleague who you are having trouble with isn’t going to lead to a productive conversation and you’re so frustrated...

EP 5: THE 1 DETAIL THAT BUILDS TRUST QUICKLY

The higher up you get as a leader, the less time you have to build trust with people. But it's no less crucial. Without trust you can't get thebest out of people or build high performing teams. This episode is about a single detail that helps you build closeness and...

EP 4: MEDITATING WITH KIDS & THE HABIT PLACE HOLDER

It’s been 11 years of (almost) daily mediation for me. The first 5 years of meditating I didn’t have any children. My time was MY time… It didn’t seem that easy at the time to stick to a routine – but looking back – that was the easy days. Then I had my first-born,...

EP 3: 6 REASONS FOR WHY CORPORATE ENDINGS MATTER

People are actually OK getting fired. Of course, no likes it. But we get that organisations change shape frequently and that means shifting of roles and responsibilities. But we’re certainly not OK with HOW the ending is conducted most of the time. The how of an...

EP 2: WHAT NOT TO SAY AS A NEW LEADER

When new leaders join an organisation they usually want to focus on the future and not get dragged down by past challenges. In their enthusiasm to move everyone on to think about what’s next, leaders often say some very well-meaning but extremely unhelpful words....

EP 1: WHY WORK ISN’T JUST WORK

Work isn’t just work. Saying “just” about work implies that we shouldn’t be feeling very much about our work, because hey “it’s just work”. But there is nothing “just” about work. Work matters on so many levels and it’s very often absolutely appropriate that we...

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