Learning How To Deal With Your Leadership Mess

There’s no question that leadership is hard work and requires a diverse tool kit of skills and abilities to do the job well. But are there actions and behaviours leaders are employing that are actually impeding their ability to succeed in their role? That’s the focus of my conversation with this episode’s guest, Scott Miller.

Scott is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for FranklinCovey, a global consulting and training leader in the areas of strategy execution, customer loyalty, leadership and individual effectiveness.

Prior to joining FranklinCovey, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company, the real-estate development division of The Walt Disney Company. He has a new book out called “Management Mess to Leadership Success – 30 Challenges To Become the Leader You Would Follow”, which serves as the focus of this episode of my leadership podcast.

Over the course of this episode, some of the topics Scott and I discuss include:

  • Why it’s important for leaders to ‘carry their own weather’
  • Why leaders need to challenge their mindset in order to ensure their ability to drive long-term success and growth.
  • How leaders can approach difficult conversations without the fear most of us have about having these conversations with our employees or colleagues.
  • How “pre-forgiveness” can help leaders right the wrongs we all will inevitably make at some point in our careers.
  • How leaders can strike a balance between sticking to their convictions about what’s best for the organization while at the same time allowing employees to feel heard and understood about their concerns/issues?
  • Why leaders really need to make the time to celebrate wins with their employees.

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Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development. Tanveer’s writings and insights on leadership and workplace interactions have been featured in a number of prominent media and organization publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Canada’s national newspaper “The Globe and Mail”, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.

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