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Episode 143

From Task Force to Trailblazer with Chris Kolenda

A Conversation that Will Change Your Leadership

This episode of She Talks Business is with the respected Colonel Chris Kolenda, a retired army colonel with an extensive background in leadership and advisory roles. Throughout this, you’ll learn about Chris’ background, experiences, and transition to a leadership consulting business aimed at making a meaningful impact.

Establishing Boundaries and Priorities in Leadership

When discussing setting boundaries, Chris shares an impactful story that underscored a vital truth: respecting individuals’ time and priorities isn’t simply polite; it’s a cornerstone of effective leadership. Establishing clear boundaries creates a balanced and productive environment where everyone flourishes.

Aligning with Your Natural Strengths

Tapping into your natural strengths and talents isn’t just burnout prevention; it’s motivation for engagement and success. Aligning with your inherent gifts fosters a fulfilling and impactful leadership journey.

Clarity and Engagement in Leadership

Leadership extends beyond personal boundaries and strengths. Operationalizing your company values and co-creating priorities with your teams is critical. His insightful “x so that y” formula delivers the clarity needed for disciplined execution, a crucial element for individuals and organizations striving to reach their full potential.

Upgrade Your Leadership Skills

Self-awareness is a central theme throughout this episode. Understanding your emotional triggers, acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses, and surrounding yourself with supportive individuals are all vital in sharpening your leadership skills and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned executive, this episode offers plenty of leadership wisdom. Becoming a great leader isn’t about reaching a fixed destination but embracing continuous growth, resilience, and the passion to inspire others.

What’s in This Episode

  • The importance of establishing boundaries and priorities, emphasizing the significance of clarity and self-awareness.
  • Strategies for aligning team members with their natural strengths, thus preventing burnout and enhancing engagement.
  • The significance of surrounding oneself with the right people and the impact of mentors and support networks on personal growth and development.
  • Insights into managing emotional triggers, the impact of miscommunication in the workplace, and strategies for engaging and retaining team members.

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From Task Force to Trailblazer - Leadership with Chris Kolenda

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Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.

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