How Do I Adapt My Leadership Style as My Team Grows? | Coaching Real Leaders | Podcast

He’s had fast success in a sales-driven industry and enjoys leading his expanding team. But as his responsibilities grow, he needs to learn how to delegate to his team more and empower his direct reports. Host Muriel Wilkins coaches him through how to adapt his leadership style as his team grows.

Further reading:
• Adapt Your Leadership Style to Your Situation: https://hbr.org/tip/2020/03/adapt-your-leadership-style-to-your-situation
• How to Develop Your Leadership Style: https://hbr.org/2020/11/how-to-develop-your-leadership-style
• As Your Team Gets Bigger, Your Leadership Style Has to Adapt: https://hbr.org/2019/03/as-your-team-gets-bigger-your-leadership-style-has-to-adapt
• What Makes a Great Leader?: https://hbr.org/2022/09/what-makes-a-great-leader

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Series Description:
We all want to get to the next level of our career, but so many of us get stuck. Longtime leadership coach Muriel Wilkins takes you inside real-life leadership coaching sessions with high performers working to overcome professional challenges and grow as leaders. Listen in on real conversations and leave with new insights and practical guidance for your own career.

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00:00 – Intro
5:49 – How Do I Cultivate Independent Thinkers?
13:32 – Setting Clear Expectations of Your Direct Reports
19:15 – Do Your Expectations Mach Employees’ Capabilities?
24:34 – Preventing Learned Helplessness
33:22 – Handling a Capable but Uncommitted Employee (and Vice-Versa)
37:25 – Modeling Growth and Being a Learner
48:20 – Outro

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