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Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Listen in as Jennifer Takagi, founder of Takagi Consulting, 3X time Amazon.Com Best Selling-Author, Certified Jack Canfield Success Principle Trainer, Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst and Facilitator of the DISC Behavioral Profiles, Certified Change Style Indicator Facilitator, and Certified Coaching Specialist - leadership ...
 
Learn how to lead your team. If you're like most entrepreneurs, you have little to no formal management training. So figuring out how to lead your team can feel frustrating, overwhelming and even daunting. If you know it's time to learn how to be a better boss, you've found the perfect coach-in-a-podcast to get you there. Each week, Entrepreneurial Management Expert and Mentor, Kris Plachy will share simple practices you can implement as a business owner and leader to improve how well you le ...
 
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Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. I’m asked all the time what I do and who do I help. In this episode, I’m going to share more about me and my business! In order to be a successful manager, you must delegate. The time you s…
 
In today’s interview, Kris talks with Meha Agrawal, South Asian American CEO and founder of Silk + Sonder. Silk + Sonder is a community-driven program which is rooted in principles of positive psychology whose mission is to solve the emotional health epidemic for their customers. At its core, Silk + Sonder is a space for mindfulness, journaling, pl…
 
Vulnerability is not just about making yourself susceptible to physical or emotional harm – it can also be a mechanism for growth and connection with others. Tune in to find out how being vulnerable can help make you, as a female entrepreneur, an exceptionally powerful leader. What you'll learn from this episode: What you are blocking yourself from…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. I’m asked all the time what I do and who do I help. In this episode, I’m going to share more about me and my business! In this episode you will learn: Why I started this business Who my cli…
 
Today we’re talking about some warning signs to watch out for when you’re hiring a new employee. You’ve probably experienced some, or all, of these. And out of desperation, you may have found yourself making excuses for them or overlooking them. So I’m here to validate that these really are warning signs that an employee isn’t going to work out. Wh…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Build your credibility and trustworthiness with some clear steps. In this episode you will learn: Consistency Integrity Resourceful Listen in as Jennifer Takagi, founder of Takagi Consultin…
 
I have noticed that many of my clients seem to fall into two polarizing positions. They either end up in a feeling of total helplessness or a place of arrogance. Ironically, the results are the same. Your confidence is priceless, but it’s not something you can just compensate for by hiding or abdicating. Here’s my suggestion … What you'll learn fro…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Create an environment of accessibility and then, be accessible. In this episode you will learn: Plan your day Open your door Ask! Ask! Ask! Listen in as Jennifer Takagi, founder of Takagi C…
 
We all deal with the emotion of anger every now and then. There's nothing wrong with that. But we don't have to work out our anger with other people. As leaders, sometimes we forget that we already command authority just because of our role - our title. We automatically carry the biggest stick, and arguing for us, is not a good look. It doesn't cre…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. In case you didn’t know, there is a line in the sand and you best not cross it. In this episode you will learn: Transitioning from one of the gang Hold everyone accountable If you think you…
 
Today I’m sharing an important observation I’ve made from numerous clients over the years. It’s a phrase that we most likely all use. It’s insidious, and it’s ineffective. And the chances are extremely good that eliminating it from your vocabulary will have a positive impact on your team and your ability to get the results you want. What you'll lea…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. To be a good manager and even better leader, you must address problems appropriately and quickly. In this episode you will learn: Pay attention Identify the root cause Address the problem! …
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. The universe wasn’t created with fairness in mind. So now what??? In this episode you will learn: * Clarity and consistency* Set clear expectations* Decisions based on stakeholders Listen i…
 
Today we’re talking about how you can intentionally lean into the person you are and become even more, unabashedly, you. Then, by developing and possessing great leadership skills, you can go out into the world and attract the perfect person to work for you. What you'll learn from this episode: Thinking about who your perfect boss is and how you ca…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Are you working within your Genius Zone? Let’s get some tips from leadership consultant and mindset master, Anna Liebel In this episode you will learn: How to enjoy your work more Engage wi…
 
When women business owners don’t think of themselves as CEOs, but as healers, they are often blocking their own success. Today, we are going to talk about how you can be both a healer and a CEO by blending empathic skills with leadership skills. What you'll learn from this episode: How and why being a healer and a CEO are not mutually exclusive. Pe…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Unfortunately, most of us know someone who received a diagnosis of the C word, Cancer. As a manager, what should you do to be supportive? In this episode you will learn: Truth about cancer …
 
When faced with a management challenge, those who don’t have a lot of development or support struggle with which way to go. Today, we are going to talk about how to develop a management map that includes the pathways that will lead you out of that challenge. What you'll learn from this episode: How to use this management map to figure out where you…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. We have come to believe that we have to sacrifice ourselves, body, mind and soul to be a successful leader. The truth is, if we let our health go, we cannot manage or lead effectively. In t…
 
Core competencies are benchmark skills that are needed in particular leadership roles. They are the price of entry, and you can't function well without them. Today, we're going to talk about the three most important competencies you need to have as a leader. What you'll learn from this episode: What the 3 core competencies are. How to build a healt…
 
When a team member makes a mistake or doesn’t perform well, it has a direct impact on you and others in your business. As an empath, you probably tend to focus on how the team member feels about making the mistake, and you may accommodate that failure. Today, let’s talk about how to acknowledge the mistake, hold the person accountable, and discuss …
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Alexsys Thompson, Author and Executive Coach, discusses her newest book The Power of a Graceful Leader, Best Seller on Amazon! In this episode you will learn: Graceful Leader Tenant: Authen…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. We all know those inconsistent people. How does their behavior build or destroy trust? In this episode you will learn: Deliberate choices Inconsistent choices The choice is YOURS! Listen in…
 
There is magic in being an entrepreneur. Having an idea that you create and build is magical. As your business grows, don’t lose that magic just because it gets a little harder. You were touched to do this for a reason, so here are some suggestions for keeping that magic alive while doing what it is that you were called to do. What you'll learn fro…
 
Managing human emotions is often labelled as a “soft skill” for leaders, but in reality, it is anything but. Today we will talk about how feeling other people’s feelings can interfere with what you need to get done as a leader, and we’ll discuss some things you can do to develop those skills. What you'll learn from this episode: How to know if you …
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. We often consider our reputation to be none of our business. Why should we care about what others think/feel about us? You can craft the story and build your own reputation. In this episode…
 
Circumstances have very little to do with your results - it’s how you think about them and respond. It is easy to lose sight of what you’re trying to do, so asking yourself and your team what your end goal is helps keep you focused and allows your business to continue growing. What you'll learn from this episode: How to see results even under tough…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Trust can be freely given, or you can be forced to learn it over time. Let’s dive into the elements of trust. In this episode you will learn: What are the 4 elements of trust How to become …
 
In today’s interview, Kris talks with Natalie Bacon, a life coach helping women live more purposefully and passionately. Natalie shares her story and the lessons about money and team structure she has learned as her company grows. What you'll learn from this episode: Natalie’s strategies for handling money The importance of company structure and or…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. You can’t do all the work and you can’t solve all the problems. Accept that fact and start encouraging input today! In this episode you will learn: Why you were promoted Assess the talent o…
 
People often feel trapped by their commitments and feel that everything will come crumbling down if they slip up. One cause of this is rescuer’s exhaustion resulting from a person’s desire to solve other people’s problems for them. Letting others learn on their own benefits them and allows us to grow as people and as leaders! What you'll learn from…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Shortly after a promotion, many leaders begin to do all the talking. But, do you have all the answers? In this episode you will learn: Lesson 1: you don’t have all the answers Lesson 2: lev…
 
As we reflect back on the monumental year that was 2020, we can learn lessons that help us grow and move forward. While we could fixate on what we wish hadn’t happened, this keeps us stuck in the past. It is important to work within our realm of control and accept “what is.” This leads to empowerment and strength! What you'll learn from this episod…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Most leaders would claim to have an “open door” policy. In reality, they don’t. What message do you want to send when it comes to visibility? In this episode you will learn: Visibility and …
 
I know the frustration you feel when you’re trying to hire for positions in your business. You’re totally normal if you compromise because you’re desperate. But today, I’m going to give you the secret to avoiding hiring those people that you know you shouldn’t hire. What you'll learn from this episode: Kris’ latest experience at trying to hire for …
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. You are being watched. Period. End of Story. Are you setting the example that you intend? In this episode you will learn: You are being watched Recall your favorite teacher, boss, colleague…
 
I believe that our toughest moments are our greatest teachers. What did you learn about yourself during this monumental year that was 2020? When we take time to sit and reflect, it helps build clarity. Clarity of thinking leads to knowing yourself – and THAT is a major leadership superpower. What you'll learn from this episode: Instead of setting N…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Empathy: let’s look at what it is and how to implement it into your management style. In this episode you will learn: General Definition 3 different types of empathy How to incorporate empa…
 
As a founder, you were never really on the “manager career path.” You never made a conscious decision to be a manager. It’s not that you’re not good at managing people. The truth is you never wanted to manage people and you don’t enjoy managing people. So let me help you sit in that management seat and find a voice in it that you can feel good abou…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Respect is a two-way street. Become the leader who is worthy of respect. In this episode you will learn: Respect the position Treat everyone with respect Walk the talk Listen in as Jennifer…
 
Team meetings are absolutely essential. But are you using them as the grounding stone that they are intended to be, or are you using them as a work group? Are they debilitating or are they relationship building? Let’s talk about the what, when and how long of team meetings. What you'll learn from this episode: What a meeting is for. When you should…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Raise your hand if you like to be micromanaged. I’m not even a betting gal, but I’m gonna bet no one raised their hands! Influence others to get the job done. In this episode you will learn…
 
Today Kris discusses how an unexpected personal issue recently required her to step away from her business for a short period of time. The beauty? She can do this comfortably because she has built a team that she knows has her back. What you'll learn from this episode: The amazing year that was 2019. The brilliant group of women that Kris has the p…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Jessica is a former corporate executive turned reluctant entrepreneur. Now is later sooner. So, do it NOW! In this episode you will learn: Clear expectations Understand personality types Ta…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. Professional development and personal development go hand in hand, or they should! In this episode you will learn: Professional development: required or not? Personal development: how it be…
 
If you sometimes feel that dealing with difficult employees is like a game of whack-a-mole, you’re in the right place. Here are some basics for how to deal with a difficult employee. What you'll learn from this episode: Defining the word “difficult.” How the Thought Model comes into play. How to make a T chart that will change the way you think abo…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. You may not have considered how practicing gratitude can help your career and your organization, but it can! In this episode you will learn: Gratitude rhymes with attitude Positive Emotions…
 
Are you looking to hire someone who has amazing experience and a really great resume? Here’s a little advice based on my experience when hiring people from a corporate background. What you'll learn from this episode: The differences between entrepreneurs and those working in a corporate culture. Why you’re more likely to attract candidates who have…
 
Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you develop your leadership skills so you can build the best team to drive productivity and profitability. You think you have a cooperative atmosphere in your organization, but do you? In this episode you will learn: Competitive atmosphere – how to avoid it Mentoring is very beneficial How to re…
 
As a female entrepreneur and business owner, do you crave having an ownership-accountability culture? Today I have the “what, how and why” that will help you achieve that! What you'll learn from this episode: Why coaching is both an art and a science. The formula for how to remember to be in a coach mode when you’re talking to your employees. How t…
 
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