The Thoughtful Leader Podcast
Hi, I’m Ben Brearley and I’m the host of the Thoughtful Leader Podcast. The Thoughtful Leader Podcast provides short, sharp leadership advice for leaders like you, who care about their teams and want to improve performance and job satisfaction.
Leadership can be challenging, frustrating and daunting, so hopefully listening to these episodes helps you lead your team with confidence.
Join me as I cover a diverse range of leadership topics. You can subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or your other favourite podcast app of choice!
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Podcast Episode List
Integrity Risks for Thoughtful Leaders
When leaders do bad things in your workplace, do you assume they are bad, evil people? Or could it be that in a different environment, they'd lead in a better [...]
Don’t Believe These Common Leadership Misconceptions
There are still some common misconceptions about leadership floating around in our organisations. Leadership has changed. Gone are the days of command and control and the days of more inclusive [...]
4 Overrated Leadership Attributes We Can Stop Admiring
The world is full of top 10 leadership characteristics lists which we should all aspire to. In this episode, I wanted to do something a little different, so here are [...]
Want to Manage Your Time Better? Focus On These Areas.
Good time management won't necessarily make you a great leader, but I consider it to be a key enabler in being able to lead effectively. A frazzled, disorganised leader will [...]
How to Stop Being a Bottleneck In Your Team
Thoughtful leaders never set out to become the bottleneck or "single point of failure" in their teams. Unfortunately, it still happens for a bunch of reasons. In this episode, I [...]
Are Your People Clock-Watching? Try These Ideas
When I notice team members watching the clock waiting for the time when they can go home, I know it's a problem. It's not that I want people to be [...]
3 Ways to Be a More Reliable Leader
Reliable leaders have a tendency to build trust easily, because people know what to expect from them. It's easy to say "just do what you say you're going to do" [...]
4 Leadership Focus Areas For Thoughtful Leaders
Since I started coaching thoughtful leaders, I've noticed a few focus areas that we spend most of our time working on. I've found that thoughtful leaders are often great people-people, [...]
Ideas to Create a More Committed Team
I work with lots of leaders who wish their team members would show a little more motivation and commitment. And recently I've also seen a lot of articles about "quiet [...]
Leading High Performers? Remember These Things
Most leaders love high performers. However, there is a bit of a misconception that leading high performers can be easier. While in some ways this might be true, there are [...]