Lessons for Leaders

A podcast about life, leadership and more.

Lessons for Leaders 73:  Supporting Managers who are Newly Promoted

Lessons for Leaders 73: Supporting Managers who are Newly Promoted

On the podcast this time, I'm talking to Jacqui Jagger and we’re talking about Supporting Managers who are Newly Promoted. Listen in for information and conversations about: Why Jacqui's passionate about supporting newly promoted managers.Why we need to ensure these people do not get their...

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Lessons for Leaders 70: Leadership Compassion

Lessons for Leaders 70: Leadership Compassion

This week on the podcast I'm sharing about Leadership Compassion and Why it’s importantThe reasons why it’s not being softThe small things you can do that have a big impactWhat to know so that you can guard against compassion fatigue too. There’s always going to be differing views about leadership...

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Lessons for Leader 69: Why Leadership is Not About You

Lessons for Leader 69: Why Leadership is Not About You

Today on the podcast I’m joined by Tina McDonald who is sharing her thoughts about why leadership is not about you. Tina is a workplace trainer for leadership and management apprentices and someone I adore having conversations with. Listen to the podcast for: Some fabulous information about how...

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Lessons for Leaders 68: Leadership in a Post Covid World

Lessons for Leaders 68: Leadership in a Post Covid World

Leadership in a Post Covid World This week on the podcast I'm sharing common topics, situations and requirements for leadership in post covid world. I'm sharing: Common leadership qualities that people are looking for - and are needed - to support your business and your peopleWhy culture is...

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Lessons for Leaders 67: Leading with Empathy

Lessons for Leaders 67: Leading with Empathy

This week I'm talking about leading with empathy.  I share with you: The reasons why leading with empathy is really important, and now more so than ever before.The benefits for your people and your organisationThe one misunderstanding about leading with empathyThe three types of empathy and...

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Lessons for Leaders 66:  Creating a Coaching Culture

Lessons for Leaders 66: Creating a Coaching Culture

This week I share how a coaching culture can result in additional benefits that can be seen in individuals and across an organisations. Listen in for: My tips on corridor coachingExplain the coaching continuum and how you can use it easilySome recent trends in coaching in organisations I’m working...

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Lessons for Leaders 65: Why You Must Celebrate Success

Lessons for Leaders 65: Why You Must Celebrate Success

On this podcast episode I'm sharing why you must celebrate success with your teams and for yourself. We can often forget to celebrate successes and this can have a negative impact on our teams, on mindset and even wellbeing. We can create a downward spiral of negativity and a "what’s the point"...

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Lessons for Leaders 64: How to Recharge Your Resilience Levels

Lessons for Leaders 64: How to Recharge Your Resilience Levels

How do you recharge your resilience levels? There’s a misunderstanding of what it means to be resilient, and the resulting impact of overworking. I share information and ideas about how you can recharge your resilience levels in different ways and how you can find ways to get little pockets of...

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Lessons for Leaders 52 – 6 Ways to Support Someone Who Is Stressed

Lessons for Leaders 52 – 6 Ways to Support Someone Who Is Stressed

https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=18892406 This week I'm sharing my top 6 ways to support someone who is stressed. I’m often asked, how do I get someone to see they’re stressed? What can I do to help them? I’m sharing The reason why other people often notice stress levels before you doThe...

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Why Stress Awareness is Still Needed

Why Stress Awareness is Still Needed

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/18790532 With stress awareness month running through April, I'm talking today about why Stress Awareness in the workplace is still needed. Even though we might think we are all aware of stress, according to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults...

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Lessons for Leaders 45: How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Say No

Lessons for Leaders 45: How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Say No

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/18256025 So many people talk to me about healthy boundaries and have difficulty setting them. The reality is that if you struggle to say no to people or to have conversations where you need to point out difficulties or draw the line about what’s...

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Lessons for Leaders 43: How Setting Great Boundaries Lowers Stress

Lessons for Leaders 43: How Setting Great Boundaries Lowers Stress

In this episode, we discuss why boundaries are so essential in organisations and how they help you gain time, energy, and lower stress levels. I love this topic, and I love talking about it.

There’s often a misunderstanding about what boundaries are, boundaries are the foundation of healthy relationships and a strong sense of self-worth.

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Lessons for Leaders 42: Why Kindness Is Great for Wellbeing

Lessons for Leaders 42: Why Kindness Is Great for Wellbeing

This week I’m sharing why kindness is great for wellbeing. Listen in when I talk about: Why kindness elevates your mood as well as other people’s. The science behind random acts of kindness without getting too geeky about it. How kindness can help reduce stress and improve. 4 easy ways to be kind to yourself.

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Lessons for Leaders 41: What To Do When You’re Feeling Exhausted

Lessons for Leaders 41: What To Do When You’re Feeling Exhausted

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17923298 We all know work life balance is crucial for fighting work fatigue and yet we're living in this environment with the pandemic and juggling all sorts is leaving many people feeling exhausted.  There's difficulty in setting proper limits in the...

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Lessons for Leaders 40: The Best Ways to Find Time to Talk

Lessons for Leaders 40: The Best Ways to Find Time to Talk

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17788484 The best ways to find time to talk to people.  It coincides with the Time to Talk day.  It doesn’t matter how you have conversations, with people, a quick text, a social distanced walk, they all have the power to make a huge difference to how...

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Lessons for Leaders 39: The True Cost of a Wellbeing Plan

Lessons for Leaders 39: The True Cost of a Wellbeing Plan

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17694917 What is the True Cost of a Wellbeing Plan? On this episode I'm talking about reasons why putting wellbeing at the heart of your business has a massive impact on business success and bottom line. Is a wellbeing plan essential yet in your...

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Lessons for Leaders 38: 7 Steps to a Winning Wellbeing Plan

Lessons for Leaders 38: 7 Steps to a Winning Wellbeing Plan

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17590712 7 Steps to a Winning Wellbeing Plan This week I'm talking about the 7 steps that you can take to create a winning wellbeing plan in your organisation and sharing exactly what would be good things so that there are not just knee jerk reactions...

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Lessons for Leaders 36: Top 10 Tips for Fantastic Festive Wellbeing

Lessons for Leaders 36: Top 10 Tips for Fantastic Festive Wellbeing

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17215685 Mental health and festive wellbeing doesn’t have a holiday at Christmas time.  More so this year  - it’s important to take care of your wellbeing. Top 10 Tips for Fantastic Festive Wellbeing I’m sharing 10 quick and easy tips to help you stay...

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Lessons for Leaders 34: 6 Ways to Enhance Connections at Work

Lessons for Leaders 34: 6 Ways to Enhance Connections at Work

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/17001383 This week I'm sharing why it's important that we enhance connections at work and how to make that happen in pandemic times. Think about it, if people feel disconnected then they get stressed and fed up, they feel undervalued, struggle to...

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Lessons for Leaders 33: Why You Need a Winter Wellbeing Plan

Lessons for Leaders 33: Why You Need a Winter Wellbeing Plan

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16964507 Why You Need a Winter Wellbeing Plan Many people are talking about feeling low, fed up and struggling. That’s why I’m talking this week about why you need a winter wellbeing plan in your organisation, what you can do to get that started AND...

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Lessons for Leaders 32: How Kindness Increases Performance

Lessons for Leaders 32: How Kindness Increases Performance

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16815896 How Does Kindness Increase Performance? Kindness is not about being weak and fluffy! This week I'm sharing how kindness increases morale and raises self esteem and so it has a positive impact on mood and performance. I also share how the...

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Lessons for Leaders 31: How to Create Habits that Eliminate Stress

Lessons for Leaders 31: How to Create Habits that Eliminate Stress

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16695743 As we enter into Lockdown 2 in England and if you’re elsewhere then you’re probably already experiencing more severe restrictions. After going through a first stage lockdown in the summer, you or your employees are now feeling more stressed...

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Lessons for Leaders 30: Top 3 Tips to Manage Stress

Lessons for Leaders 30: Top 3 Tips to Manage Stress

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16612610 This episode brings you the top 3 tips I share with all my clients so that they can manage and reduce stress and anxiety levels quickly and easily. Listen in for: The number 1 thing you need to calm your internal system. A quick and easy way...

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Lessons for Leaders 29: What Really Happens When We’re Stressed

Lessons for Leaders 29: What Really Happens When We’re Stressed

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16494488 This week I'm talking about what really happens when we're stressed.  We all think we know about stress, but there are some key identifiers that can help us to catch stress before it becomes a problem, so this will be a useful reminder. Since...

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Lessons for Leaders 28: Improving Work Life Balance

Lessons for Leaders 28: Improving Work Life Balance

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16367723 It's National Work Life Week and it's a great opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work life balance. This shouldn't just happen for one week though! When there is good work life balance then wellbeing...

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Lessons for Leaders 27: Top 10 tips for Improving Mental Health

Lessons for Leaders 27: Top 10 tips for Improving Mental Health

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16367489 The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. Focusing on mental health and wellbeing is needing to be an ongoing part of everyone’s plan. In...

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Lessons for Leaders 26: Raising Mental Health Awareness

Lessons for Leaders 26: Raising Mental Health Awareness

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/16237199 This week I'm talking you about Raising Mental Health Awareness.   It's World Mental Health Day On October 10th 2020 and then closely followed by Stress Awareness Week for the first week of November. I'm sharing ideas of things you can do...

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Lessons for Leaders 25: Creating Connections during Covid-19

Lessons for Leaders 25: Creating Connections during Covid-19

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/15565451 People tell me they are struggling with the amount of time that they’re spending on their own - being at home all the time and not going out to work. Whether we're on our own, or whether we've got busy households but we’re working all the time...

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Lessons for Leaders 24: Coping with Corona Anxiety

Lessons for Leaders 24: Coping with Corona Anxiety

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/15366413 I’m hearing from more and more people who are feeling anxious, stressed or struggling in some way during the Coronavirus situation.  It’s completely understandable. People who are socially isolated or juggling all things or getting anxious...

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Lessons for Leaders 23: 7 Steps to Become a True Leader

Lessons for Leaders 23: 7 Steps to Become a True Leader

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/15101141 This week I'm joined by Nick Bradley. Nick is a successful businessman having worked in investment banking and management consultancy for 30 years. He has a passion for inspiring individuals and businesses to achieve their purpose. He has a...

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Lessons for Leaders 21: Preventing Leadership Fatigue and Burn Out

Lessons for Leaders 21: Preventing Leadership Fatigue and Burn Out

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14933069 Leaders often thrive with a challenge, however when the challenge is a prolonged one, such as this period of the Covid-19 crisis, leaders need to ensure that they are able to sustain the test of time. Prioritising mental wellbeing is just as...

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Lessons for Leaders 19: Leading with Empathy

Lessons for Leaders 19: Leading with Empathy

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14712416 Now more than ever before, empathy is important.  Leading teams who are coping with huge challenges at work, at home with friends, family colleagues- we are all learning to cope in different ways.  Some are dealing with illness and loss. As...

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Lessons for Leaders 18: Boundaries for Leaders

Lessons for Leaders 18: Boundaries for Leaders

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14615294 Great boundaries set the culture and expectation of an organisation so that they set the standard of performance within a workplace.  This is then easily disseminated down the workforce so that they too have good boundaries in their own work...

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Lessons for Leaders 17: Mental Health in the Workplace

Lessons for Leaders 17: Mental Health in the Workplace

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14485541 This week I'm joined by Jodie Hill.  Jodie set up Thrive Law in 2018 in order to ensure everyone can Thrive in the workplace. She is an advocate for mental health and has the #One Mind campaign to ensure mental health risk assessments are...

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Lessons for Leaders 16: Communicating Trust in a Crisis

Lessons for Leaders 16: Communicating Trust in a Crisis

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14391401 In times of crisis or change our leaders needs to communicate well.  To communicate well, they need to do this often.  Doing both these things is crucial to create trust in a workplace. Times of change within organisations can be tricky and...

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Lessons for Leaders 14: Managing Teams Remotely

Lessons for Leaders 14: Managing Teams Remotely

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/14186891 How do we manage teams and lead well in these strange times when our teams are working remotely?  I asked Sophie Edmond on to the podcast because she’s been doing some work about managing teams remotely and talking about what good looks like....

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Lessons for Leaders 13: Managing Stress During the Lockdown

Lessons for Leaders 13: Managing Stress During the Lockdown

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/13888967 The irony that we are in lockdown during April is not lost on me. April is Stress Awareness Month The Mental Health Foundation discovered that in 2019, 74% of adults felt so stressed that they were overwhelmed and unable to cope (and that was...

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Lessons for Leaders 12: Working From Home with Kids

Lessons for Leaders 12: Working From Home with Kids

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/13686326 How are your stress levels? What is your resilience like at the moment with the Coronavirus? How do we manage to work from home and balance the kids and schooling and the workload too? On this episode I turn my attention to how we can still...

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Lessons for Leaders 11: 10 Tips when Working From Home

Lessons for Leaders 11: 10 Tips when Working From Home

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/13629755 These tips for working from home are being mindful that situations can change and are changing in the current Coronavirus crisis.  Therefore working from home isn’t necessarily going to be the same as when other people have been used to work...

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Lessons for Leaders 9: 5 Reasons Conferences Enhance Your Development

Lessons for Leaders 9: 5 Reasons Conferences Enhance Your Development

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/13031258 With so much option out there for learning and development, and such a lot of online facilities why should we bother with the time and expense of an in-person conference, event or workshop? If you really want to enhance your development, then...

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Lessons for Leaders 8: Leadership Habits

Lessons for Leaders 8: Leadership Habits

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12973562 Today we’re going to explore leadership habits - the routines and disciplines we all have that either help or hinder our leadership impact. "The good news is that leadership is a set of skills and behaviours that we can all learn and develop."...

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Lessons for Leaders 7: Developing a Leader’s Mindset

Lessons for Leaders 7: Developing a Leader’s Mindset

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12872024 On this episode I'm talking about 3 key things I believe are necessary for a good leadership mindset. I ask some questions so that you can consider some of your thinking styles and the patterns in the way your mind works.   I talk...

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Lessons for Leaders 6: Boost Your Mood on Blue Monday

Lessons for Leaders 6: Boost Your Mood on Blue Monday

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12733877 This week I'm talking about how to boost your mood. The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year apparently!  This is because Christmas is over, the credit card bills come in and often there's...

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Lessons for Leaders 5: Why You Should Invest in Leadership

Lessons for Leaders 5: Why You Should Invest in Leadership

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12664751 This episode will be helpful if you are wondering whether to invest in yourself or if you want to build a case for your manager as to why you need some leadership development or if you want to build a case to get funds to pay for attending my...

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Lessons for Leaders 4: New Resolutions, Make Them or Not?

Lessons for Leaders 4: New Resolutions, Make Them or Not?

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12574061 Is this the right time to make new year resolutions?  This is something Emma talks about a lot - is the New Year the best time for change? If you struggle with motivation in these dark months and short days, then maybe this is not the right...

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Lessons for Leaders 3: End of Year Reflections

Lessons for Leaders 3: End of Year Reflections

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12511463 Welcome to Lessons for Leaders, Episode 3 This week I'm talking about End of Year Reflections and what you can do in that funny time between Christmas and New Year. I still want you to take time out to relax and enjoy, but I'm also giving tips...

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Lessons for Leaders 2: Leading through Christmas

Lessons for Leaders 2: Leading through Christmas

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12452315 Emma talks this week about the fact that the majority of workers will cut short festivities to work at some point between Christmas Eve and January. How can you get good time off and get a rest? The most important thing that Emma often work...

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Lessons for Leaders 1: Managing the Lead Up to Christmas

Lessons for Leaders 1: Managing the Lead Up to Christmas

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12362483 This week, Emma is talking about what will help you deal with the pressure that can build up in the lead up to Christmas so that it runs as smoothly as possible for you. She's been hearing from her clients about the pressure of the Christmas...

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Lessons for Leaders 0: New Podcast

Lessons for Leaders 0: New Podcast

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/12362684 A re-launch of Emma Langton's podcast with a name change (from The Business Balance Podcast).  Since I work with coaching senior leaders to increase positivity, performance, productivity with strategies for stress reduction, work life balance...

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

That feeling of overwhelm can become a negative spiral once it starts.

  • You start to feel out of control
  • There’s too much to do
  • Not enough time to do everything
  • Worry or panic sets in
  • You can’t think clearly and everything seems so difficult
  • Before long, you’re wondering if you can cope at all

This free guide has simple steps to breaking that overwhelm cycle. You can use each step individually or all together. There are 7 simple and straightforward steps to get you out of overwhelm, feeling calm, clear headed and in control.