The Introverted Manager

If you’re a manager or supervisor who is an introvert or an introverted extrovert, and you feel snappy, drained, or exhausted, then it’s probably time to nurture your introverted self.

As an introvert, when your work, your family responsibilities, or your community responsibilities – or all of the above – require you to be engaged with people for the majority of your day, it’s critical that you get some time alone to recharge your batteries.

Watch this video for a self-care practice especially for introverted managers, and how Beth (who’s an introvert, too!) makes it work for her.

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The Top 5 Responsibilities for Managers

As Beth coaches, meets with, and hosts workshops for new and experienced mid-level managers, she’s finding that they don’t always have the inside scoop on the primary responsibilities of their job.

If you manage a department or a team – or you hope to – watch this short video to learn the top 5 responsibilities for managers.

p.s. While all five of these responsibilities are aligned to the good of the whole – benefitting you, your team, your department, and your organization – three of them will have a particular impact on YOUR professional development. Check it out!

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What Managers Really Need

The Harvard Business Review is just one of many trusted resources who are backing up what Beth has been noticing with her clients and talking about for years: traditional management support training isn't getting at the real issues.

But Beth has developed a workshop that fills that leadership hole, and it's going to be piloted in five cities on both sides of the Atlantic!

Listen in for more on that, plus what one participant said about how this new 90-minute workshop compares to the 40 hours of management training they've accumulated up to that point.

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Organizational Values and Why They Matter (and the Org Values at Beth Wonson & Company!)

Your organization's values can support many facets of your business, from how your staff connects and communicates to offering effective feedback that aligns with performance standards.

Listen in for more, including the six values we have here at Beth Wonson & Company and how they work for us: Stretch, Mutual Benefit, Alignment, Growth, Empathy, and Navigating Challenging Dialogue.

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Uncovering Hidden Beliefs

Every one of us carries around an unwritten rule book with our individual guidelines for living, working, and relationships. Unfortunately, these rules aren’t based on real facts or evidence. These hidden beliefs are generalizations, frequently born from a Flawed First Fact, and they furtively guide – or even limit – the choices we make and the actions we take.

Check out this video for how Beth uncovered some of her hidden beliefs, an easy way to spot your own hidden beliefs (and those of others), and a simple question that can open your mind to what you’ve been missing.

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Filling the Leadership Hole

Have you spent time learning the nuts and bolts of leadership but skipped the part about your leadership presence, your leadership chemistry, and your chemistry with the people around you?

Leadership presence and chemistry are often forgotten to what Beth calls the Leadership Hole, and yet they’re what actually help you move forward – or create roadblocks and barriers to your success.

Check out this Bit of Beth to hear how one of her executive coaching clients continues to experience gigantic shifts and more ease in his work as he fills in the Leadership Hole.

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A Deeper Look at the Flawed First Fact

Listen in to hear about a leadership coaching client who was struggling with a pile of extra responsibilities at work – and how we eliminated all of them with a single simple question. A roadblock, barrier, or failure can be the perfect opportunity to dial it back and see if you’ve been headed in the wrong direction from the start.

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Are You Meeting This Year’s Challenges with Last Year’s Tools?

We are well into the new year, but are you approaching challenges and obstacles in the same old way? If your team or organization has new goals for this year, you might need new tools and methods to get where you want to go. Check out this Bit of Beth from our video archive to learn what I did when I found myself using an old bridge to cross a new moat.

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Leadership Coaching: How It Works and What to Expect – with BONUS Activity

You don’t have to be an executive, supervisor, or manager to be a leader. In fact, Beth believes that *everyone* is a leader, that every one of us is leading all the time with each decision we make and interaction we have. Beth’s coaching practice focuses on self-leadership -- an increase in self-awareness that improves your life at work and at home.

Watch this video to learn more about how a coach can help with your personal or professional growth, and give the BONUS activity a try for a fresh perspective on your interactions with others.

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BEST OF 2018: Blocked Perspective

Listen in and learn how I found out that one member of my team wasn’t comfortable giving me direct feedback! If we hadn’t uncovered that and then worked to resolve it, it could have held us back. Check it out…

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BEST OF 2018: Why You Aren't That Awesome at Strategic Thinking

Do you wonder why you aren’t awesome at strategic thinking? It’s pretty simple: The best strategic thinking happens when a group comes together who can negotiate, speak their truth, not take things personally, and leave a meeting speaking with one voice. These four factors shape the space for powerful strategic thinking. Watch this video to discover what my client learned about how to practice these skills.

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It’s Not About How It Feels - Part 2 of 3 - Facilitating Change

This second part of the Facilitating Change series is about not measuring the progress of change based on how it feels. Why not? Because on some days, change feels like a breath of fresh air, and some days it feels as disorienting as being caught in a giant, crashing wave.

So how do you measure progress in meaningful ways? Listen in to find out.

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