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The Leadership Coach with Christian Muntean
45 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Ep.25 - Leaders Need to Rest
In this episode, Christian speaks about how leaders need to rest and recover. Christian talks about the cost of stress, burnout, and how to recover. In this episode: Sick from leadership You get stronger when you rest The costs of burnout How cortisol effects your ability to lead How to deal with Burnout Rest Reflection Resilience 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
59 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Bonus Interview - Creating a Culture of Excellence and Belonging with Richard Henderson
In this episode, Christian is joined by Richard Henderson to discuss how to create a culture of excellence and belonging. Richard Henderson is a native of Scotland who has translated to the US. Before coming to the US, Richard played fours years of professional Soccer in Scotland. He has several degrees related to coaching and Physical Education. Richard has done his Masters work in leadership, and has worked in Higher Education for the last eight years. For 15 years he has coached elite youth soccer at the highschool, college, and semi-professional level. Richard is the owner, and Principal consultant at the Nevada Networking Institute. In this episode: How Richard found his way to leadership Leadership archetypes What an environment of excellence and belonging looks like Resolving conflict quickly Getting to the root cause Accountability Individual and systemic coaching Building high performance Psychological safety . 🖥 Connect with Richard Henderson: https://www.nevadanetworkinginstitute.com . 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com Conflict Resolution Resources from Christian Muntean My book: Conflict and Leadership Free Resource: Four Steps to Resolution .
32 minutes | May 28, 2020
Ep.24 - Curiosity makes You Stronger
In this episode, Christian speaks about the importance of being curious, about yourself, your team, your business and your life. He explores how leaders that stay curious and engaged in learning are often more effective than others who lose that desire to keep learning. In this episode: Curiosity is the tip of the iceberg Internal curiosity Relational or social curiosity Contextual curiosity Experiencial curiosity Explorational curiosity Conceptual curiosity Building a culture of curiosity Be a model for staying curious Normalize healthy and appropriate fears Except and create challenges Healthy group dynamics Not accepting easy solutions or answers Create paths from curiosity 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
36 minutes | May 21, 2020
Ep.23 - Humility and Success. The Surprising Relationship
In this episode, Christian explores humility in leadership. He defines what humility is, and why it is so important for those who want to be effective leaders. In this episode: How we think about and relate to humility What is humility? Relational humility Is it possible to always be humble? Success case study Does having more power make you less effective? Cultivating humility Making comparisons Gratitude and appreciation Learning from others Serving others Humility as culture within an organization 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
34 minutes | May 14, 2020
Ep.22 - How to Renew Your Sense of Vision
In this episode, Christian describes how often, as we begin to pursue our idea, build our organization or launch the product, we can get bogged down in the minutia of keeping everything running. The distraction takes us away from being able to focus on what we intended on achieving. In this episode: Flavor your communication with references to the vision A strategic plan that nobody knows is useless Acknowledge their will be rough spots Take time to reflect - be quiet and alone Having a practice of reviewing progress New experiences lead to new ideas Tell your vision to others Engage all your senses Visualization exercise 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
62 minutes | May 7, 2020
Bonus Interview - The Hard Truth About Soft Skills with Jathan Janove
In this episode, Christian is joined by Jathan Janove. Jathan is an internationally published author, organization development consultant and executive coach, and member of the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching North American Team. In a prior career, he spent 25 years as an employee relations attorney. He founded and managed his own employment law firm, and was named by his state bar as Employment Lawyer of the Year. Jathan currently serves as President of the Organization Development Network of Oregon and writes the twice-monthly column “Putting Humanity into HR Compliance” for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In this episode: Jathan's background, and what attracted him to law "I went from symptoms, to cures..." Avoidance Its not about compliance, it's about culture Human Resources - Let's move from compliance cop, to culture coach Leaving money on the table Engaged, non-engaged and dis-engaged employees The value of HR The cost of conflict Coping with the impact of COVID-19 Dealing with Conflict EAR listening Don't let issues fester Disclose your well How do you deal with it, fight, flight or curiousity Check in Benefits in a out of the office Resources: A selection from Jathan's column in SHRM For the HR professional working from home with significant others Viewpoint: How using a 'Star Profile' led to an HR success story . 🖥 Connect with Jathan Janove: https://jathanjanove.com . 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com Conflict Resolution Resources from Christian Muntean My book: Conflict and Leadership Free Resource: Four Steps to Resolution .
31 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Ep.21 - Structure Sustains Success over the Long Haul
In this episode, Christian speaks on how effective leaders use structure to go further and faster with less effort. In this episode: Framing What is structure? Built on process and systems Example - when you lack systems Sales systems Example - culture change process Structuring decision making Structure should serve the vision Questions to determine what kinds of structure or processes you may need to put in place 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
30 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Ep.20 - Winners Follow Through
In this episode, Christian talks about the importance of leaders following through, and doing what they said they will do. When a leader does not following through it will often result in a loss of credibility and trust. In this episode: Learning to achieve What prevents follow through? Distractions Discomfort Lack of accountability The goal is too complicated Too many goals Hitting plateaus Mindsets: Fixed vs Growth Building your ability to follow through Set small goals Map your journey Pursuing progress over perfection Re-visit your vision Build in accountability What has been stopping you? Notice your patterns 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
37 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Ep.19 - Leadership Endurance. How Accountability Helps Over the Long Haul
In this episode, Christian explores endurance as it relates to leadership, teams and organizations. Christian also speaks about how to define and track progress as well as supporting your team along the way. Leadership Endurance - the ability to pursue a vision all the way to the point of it's realization. In this episode: A strong start, than it gets hard Mental toughness Reframing accountability Having clear metrics - what does success look like? Assign clear responsibilities Have clear deadlines Supporting the process Regular check-ins Make changes as needed Goal setting - How well did we forecast? Annual and quarterly reviews 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
34 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Ep.18 - Are You Making It Harder Than It Needs To Be
In this episode, Christian talks about conflict, conflict in the workplace, and the common dynamics that you may find yourself to be involved in. In this episode: Perceived conflict Eight hours per week dealing with conflict Are you playing into this common dynamic? The Drama Triangle / Karpman Triangle Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim Leaders who like the conflict Getting out of the drama triangle 📚Book: Conflict and Leadership: https://www.conflictandleadership.com 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
41 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Bonus Interview - Why Good Financial Information is Critical for Growth with Adam Lean
In this episode, Christian is joined by Adam Lean, Founder, The CFO Project and the host of the P is for Profit Podcast. In 2006 Adam felt the desire to become an entrepreneur and started an e-commerce business, after several successful years, while the sales where still growing, the monthly profit and cashflow was declining. Adam solved that issue and now helps other entrepreneurs and business owners be more profitable and grow their cashflow so they can focus on what they do best. In this episode The 5 steps Adam took to get his business back in alignment Coaching Tracking Bookkeeping Setting targets for profit Identifying the barriers to success Why entrepreneurs miss profit targets Regular books vs good books Taking the next step Working on the most important thing What is a fractional CFO 🖥 Connect with Adam: https://thecfoproject.com 🎧 P is for Profit Podcast: https://thecfoproject.com/podcast/ . 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
36 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Ep.17 - The Key Mindsets that allow Growth
In this episode, Christian discusses some of the leadership challenges that an organization faces when they are in a growth phase. Christian also speaks about the mindsets that are necessary to help navigate through the challenges. In this episode: Acting intentionally and decisively The unexpected load that is added to the system Discipline When fear sets in, self-sabotage No right answer Ensuring clear communication Where we are going Where we are at right now Clear expectations of how the journey will feel How it will feel when we have arrived Mindsets for growth Courage vs fear Effort vs magical thinking Internal vs external comparison Progress vs perfection 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
35 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Ep.16 - Make it Easy(er) to Lead Change
In this episode, Christian discusses the foundational principles you can apply to be better prepared to lead change. In this episode Do you have the necessary credibility with the people you lead? Do they believe that you care about them? Do they trust you are competent? Do they trust in your integrity? Be clear about what you want to change What outcome are you trying to achieve? Why are you making the change? Include other in the change process Collect information and opinions from others Communicate how you will use this information Take action and follow through 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
23 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Ep.15 - Encouragement. The one thing that will Build Loyalty, Increase Morale and Improve Productivity.
In this episode, Christian talks about how to encourage the heart of an individual or team through setting clear expectations, giving praise, expressing confidence in others and celebrating success. In this episode Christian shares a story of a mentor who encouraged him Giving praise Expressing confidence in others Creative rewards Celebrate accomplishments Anticipate success and good work from others Set clear expectations Celebrate in community Resources: 📚 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Ep.14 - Don't Accept the Status Quo. Pruning Produces Performance.
In this episode, Christian talks about how to effectively challenge a process and introduce the need for change. In this episode Taking something out Letting go of what is good, so you can be great Areas to explore if you think your team need change Mindset Systems Policies Staff 4 Questions to help you make "pruning" decisions What purpose does this serve and does it help us accomplish our vision? Why do we do it this way? Should this be improved or should it be removed? How do we execute the improvement or removal? Resources: 📚 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
26 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Ep.13 - How To Break Your Glass Ceiling. The Power of Empowering Others
In this episode, Christian talks about how a leader must become very skillful at empowering the people around them to act and to make decisions. In this episode Are you the bottleneck? 5 practices of effective leaders Are you allowing distractions in? Enabling others to act Develop a clear big picture Build a bridge to the big picture Delegate effectively When delegating fails Trusting others Tracking results Resources: 📚 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
27 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Ep.12 - You Can Only Lead To What You Can See
In this episode, Christian shares his thoughts on another leadership strength, how to inspire a shared vision. This strength is having the ability to move people and situations towards a goal. In this episode Building a foundation Vision Are you going somewhere specific? Inspiration Motivation Shared vision Traps to avoid Vision casting Vision gathering Vision seeding Vision exercise Timeframe Importance Resources: 📚 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
27 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Ep.11 - Upstream Work - Being a Model and Example
In this episode, Christian talks about leadership strengths and the ability to use these strengths to move people and situations closer to a goal. In this episode Practices of effective leaders Model the way Character Core values Attitude Performance Hard work The right work Quality work Resources: 📚 The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
28 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Ep.10 - Patience Makes Perfect
In this episode, Christian talks about the importance of having patience during your development as a leader, and while developing your ability to lead effectively. In this episode Patience is a learned skill Impatience will often cost you more time in the long run Realistic expectations Goal-setting Be patient with yourself, others, projects, and opportunities Building Patience Recognize the discomfort that happens when you are impatient Accept your emotions Accept incremental growth Have very clear goals and a plan 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com
53 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Bonus Interview - Dealing with Burnout and Finding Your Flow with Tony Litster
In this episode, Christian is joined by Tony Litster. Tony is a trainer, public speaker and coach. In fact, he was the first business coach that Christian hired to help him level up his business. For over twenty years, Tony has helped people to accelerate their results while overcoming the self-sabotage patterns that often follow success. Christian and Tony have a great conversation about mindset, dealing with burnout and finding your flow to get your best results. In this episode Scepticism What is flow? The outer world reflects the inner The purpose of self-development Running on fumes We are animals The principle of rest Shifting out of the "grind" mentality Creating your own luck Seven minutes of rest Natural laws of success 🖥 Connect with Tony: https://www.tonylitster.com . 🖥 Connect with Christian: https://www.christianmuntean.com .
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