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Can You Build Bridges of Connection?

Podcast with Carol Kauffman

DELIVERED BY The Leaders Lab

Carol Kauffman, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Harvard, where she is the founder of the Institute of Coaching and a visiting professor at Henley Business School. Carol is also a senior advisor at Egon Zehnder, a global search and leadership firm. She is globally known as one of the top leaders in the field of coaching, with over 40,000 hours of client contact. Carol works with C-level leaders to create the impact they want and to develop high-trust, high-performing teams. Marshall Goldsmith named Carol the number one leadership coach in the world, and Thinker’s 50 shortlisted her as one of the top eight coaches, for her contribution as a world-renowned thought leader and coach.

In this week’s episode, Dr. Paige Williams chats with Associate Professor Carol Kauffman, who shares her insights into how leaders can more effectively build bridges of connection with their people.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:17] – Carol shares her favorite question to help build leadership capacity and impact
  • [05:48] – Carol explains how we can overcome ego through a shift in perspective
  • [09:14] – Carol suggests how we can shift to a more constructive leadership perspective
  • [10:37] – Carol shares how to build bridges with people who are reluctant for connection
  • [14:28] – Carol explains the risk of resilient leaders missing compassion
  • [17:18] – Carol explains a technique to build bridges in feedback conversations
  • [20:08] – Carol shares a guiding principle to use when ‘coaching up’
  • [28:35] – Carol enters the lightning round…

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Carol!

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