Episodes

Sept. 19, 2022

Why Do We Micromanage? (Challenge #33)

Are you a micromanager? I know all too well what being a micromanager entails, and where it comes from: a lack of trust. Microman…

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Sept. 12, 2022

Why Won't They Do What I Tell Them? (Challenge #32)

It’s time for another leadership challenge! Today, we’re looking at a real-world scenario where a leader feels they are clearly c…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Your Team Is NOT Your Family (Challenge #31)

Let’s just go ahead and get right down to it: your team at work is not your family, and believing otherwise will lead you down a …

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Aug. 29, 2022

How to Detox Workplace Drama With One Simple Question (Challenge #30)

Workplace drama is unnecessary and quite frankly, annoying! Do we really need to bring melodrama into the workplace? Of course, w…

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Aug. 22, 2022

Why I end Every Episode with "Stay Kind Now" (Challenge #29)

You’ve heard me say it many times, “stay kind now”. This phrase sounds like a simple pleasantry, however it is so much more than …

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Aug. 15, 2022

How to Make Networking "Comfortably Uncomfortable" (Challenge #28)

I’m going to warn you up front, today’s episode is one of those “podcaster, heal thyself” situations. Because despite how confide…

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Aug. 8, 2022

What I Learned at Harvard (Challenge 27)

From July 24th to 29th, I had one of the most amazing professional experiences of my entire life at the Leadership Institute for …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Is your Dark Side trying to tell you something? (Challenge #26)

My fellow library and educational leaders, I come to you today with an uncomfortable truth. It’s time to listen to your shadow. W…

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July 25, 2022

How to Recover from your next Leadership Breakdown (Challenge #25)

As I mentioned back in episode 10, I am the proud owner of a Peloton. One of the big reasons I bought a Peloton was because I hav…

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July 18, 2022

But Is Kind Leadership Practical? (Challenge #24)

I have a big vision for the Kind Leadership Guild. I think I’ve mentioned it in passing here and there, but my long term goal is …

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July 11, 2022

How to Lead From Where You Are: A Conversation With Alvina Peat (Chal…

How can you grow your leadership skills, regardless of your job title? My Guest Alvina Peat and I will be talking about this in t…

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July 4, 2022

Why Mastering Challenging Conversations is the Key to Kind Leadership…

When people join the Kind Leadership Challenge facebook community, one of the entrance questions is: What is your biggest kind le…

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June 27, 2022

Are You Stuck? (Challenge #21)

Today’s challenge is a hypothetical scenario, one that I’m sure hasn't happened to anybody listening to this episode. But it will…

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June 20, 2022

Kind Leadership Secrets for Keeping your Cool (Kind Leadership Challe…

I was skimming through my emails looking for something else when I remembered it. Between the amazon receipts and updates from my…

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June 13, 2022

Why Are Challenging Conversations Challenging? (Kind Leadership Chall…

Why is a Challenging Conversation challenging? Well, as we’re going to discuss today, challenging emotions make for challenging c…

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June 6, 2022

Can a Layoff ever be Kind? (Kind Leadership Challenge #18)

So here’s a tough question for you. Is it possible to conduct a mass layoff in a kind manner? If you are an educational or librar…

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May 30, 2022

How can I Master Challenging Conversations? (Kind Leadership Challeng…

The Free Mastering Challenging Conversations Guide is Live! Get it now at https://kindleadershipchallenge.com/conversations . ~~~…

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May 23, 2022

How to Cure Your End-of-Year Burnout (Kind Leadership Challenge 16)

As I record this, the 2021-22 school year is winding down at my place of work. It’s definitely been the most “normal” year we’ve …

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May 16, 2022

How to see Leadership Problems in a New Way (Kind Leadership Challeng…

In August of 2011, I started one of my favorite PhD classes, Organizational Theory. I learned something in my first evening of cl…

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May 9, 2022

How to Enforce your Expectations--Kindly! (Kind Leadership Challenge …

Most people will live up to your expectations--as long as you're clear on what they are, the rewards for meeting them, and the co…

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May 2, 2022

Why Listening Solves almost all Leadership Problems (Kind Leadership …

The solution to essentially all leadership problems can be found on the other side of an uncomfortable conversation. And believe …

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April 25, 2022

What are your Leadership Values? (Kind Leadership Challenge 12)

What are your leadership values? No really, I want to think about it. what do you believe, and how does those beliefs influence t…

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April 18, 2022

How Silence Kills Organizations (Kind Leadership Challenge 11)

Picture it: Tulsa, Oklahoma, early 2001. I was an eager young marketing associate in my first job out of college, at a telecom co…

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April 11, 2022

What my Peloton Taught Me about Control (Kind Leadership Challenge 10)

It was day six of owning my shiny new Peloton. Being a gadget loving middle aged lady on something of a health kick lately, I was…

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