READ TO LEAD

New Podcast To Launch In iTunes

  The FLOURISH for Female Leaders Podcast, hosted by Leadership Author and Executive Coach Lisa Martin, is for women who want to rise & thrive in their leadership and life. It's for women who want to be purposeful, fulfilled and impactful. Listen and learn as Lisa shares tangible How-To’s, Interviews and No BS insights from…

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How to Communicate Like a Leader

Right message. Right way. Right time. That’s the essence to communicate effectively, which is far and away — FAR AND AWAY — the No. 1 issue that comes up in my coaching work. I was also (in a former life) a PR/comms executive, so I’ve seen essentially every type of communication issue out there.  …

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Are you Truly Listening?

Most people believe they are listening when others talk. But of course believing something doesn’t make it real. We live in a society where it’s common to read an incoming text or email while sitting across the table from someone. You may find yourself scanning the news while you’re on a conference call, or mentally preparing for one…

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How to Coach To Lead

One of my clients, a SVP of Sales for mid-size company, came to me with this recently: he had essentially dressed down one of his direct reports at a company all-hands meeting. ‘Mark,’ the direct report, had vastly under-performed the previous year. He missed all four quarterly quotas. My client was drilling ‘Mark’ on every…

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Act Like A Coach

Being a coach has everything to do with stellar communication. It starts by meeting someone where they are, and not speaking to them as though they should know more than they do. Non-judgmental language is crucial to coach-style leadership. From there coaching is about asking the right questions. Many executives lean toward a pointed-style of questioning that can be…

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3 Ways To Become A Trusted Leader

In the fall of 2016, I decided I’d participate in Mudderella with a group of friends. That’s a 5K obstacle course with the ultimate goal of fundraising that benefits breast cancer. I’ll be honest; I’m not athletic at all. 5K isn’t super long, no, but it’s still 3.1 miles of mud, waist high water, ropes…

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