Wednesday 22 March 2023
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Episode Five: Style Versatility – Knowing how to adapt as a leader

Today we present Episode 5 of our popular intrepidNOW series, Leadership on the Ground. I am joined by my co-host Erica Peitler, where we continue our conversation about a new way to approach leadership development. Everything you think you know about leadership, is about to be turned upside down…

Erica Peitler, Leadership Rigor, intrepidNOW

Erica Peitler, Co-host

Discussion Guide from today’s episode:

1. Today, we have to deal with a very, very complicated business environment. This has impacts all across the board. So, what does this mean? Today’s leaders have to not only on top of their game, but aware of a very diverse business environment.

2. “We love to tell people what to do. But there are a variety of coaching (leadership) styles, and you have to adapt to the situation at hand.” There isn’t just one way to lead…

3. To practice on-the-ground leadership, you have to know when to use a directive style of leadership, to a coaching style, to an affiliative style, participative, pace-setting, and finally, a visionary style. You cannot practice only ONE style…

4. If this seems hard, it is. But if you curious about learning, you can make it happen. Curiosity is a critical trait of the modern leader…

5. Understanding the key differences between directing vs. coaching…

6. The positives and negatives behind affiliative leadership…

7. The different vibe behind participative leadership…

8. Pace-setting leaders…it isn’t just about setting the next big goal…if you aren’t careful, the attitude will be “Gee, what I am doing is NEVER good enough.”

9. “Blending these different styles of leadership is where the real magic of leadership happens.” Thus, the whole point behind leadership style versatility…

10. “Own your impact…”

11. Using the wrong style of leadership can EASILY demotivate your people…

12. Understanding the difference between motivation and inspiration…

Check out the complete Leadership on the Ground series!

Episode One – Introduction – What is Leadership on the Ground?
Episode Two – Altitude
Episode Three – Sequence
Episode Four – Emotional Intelligence

Erica Peitler, Todd Schnick, intrepidNOW, Leadership Rigor

Co-host, Erica Peitler

About the co-host:

Erica Peitler is a Leadership Performance Coach who courageously partners with individuals, teams and organizations who want to realize their visions of success by transforming their leadership potential into visible, on the ground, breakthrough leadership performance!

With an engaging, provocative and straight forward approach, Erica inspires leaders to reach beyond their comfort level as they pursue becoming the performance based leaders they aspire to be in both their professional and personal life.

As a keynote speaker and author, Erica educates, entertains and enlightens audiences on leadership, transformational change and professional/personal growth initiatives.

Erica is the author of the groundbreaking leadership book, Leadership Rigor:
Leadership Rigor: Breakthrough Performance and Productivity–Leading Yourself, Teams and Organizations

Today’s episode is made possible by:
Erica Peitler, Leadership Rigor


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Erica Peitler, Leadership Rigor, intrepidNOW

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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.