Influence & Impact for
Female Leaders 

A podcast from Carla Miller

Ep 69 - Strategic Speaking for Results with Elizabeth Bachman

Oct 25, 2021

 

Using your voice and presence strategically can help you be heard and have more influence in your organisation. In this week’s episode, I interview Elizabeth Bachman, a Professional Speaker, Executive Career Coach and Presentation Skills Trainer.

Elizabeth is passionate about getting more smart women into positions of authority, helping them do really good jobs and get more women's voices heard in the world.

We discuss:

  • Elizabeth’s presenting tips from her experience as an Opera Director
  • Valuing the unique strengths and multi-focused approach women bring to the workplace
  • What the glass cliff is and how organisations can support leaders better
  • How to use strategic empathy to influence others

 

MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH

 

Elizabeth Bachman is a go-to person for advanced training in speaking, presentation skills, sales and leadership. She helps high-level clients master a message that brings the funding they need, the allies they want and the recognition they...

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Ep 68 - When you and your boss don't get on

Oct 18, 2021

 

Tension between managers and their direct reports isn't unusual but it can make work feel difficult and uncomfortable.

This tension usually comes down to different leadership styles, communication styles, priorities or personalities.

In this week’s podcast, I share:

  • The most common reasons tensions occur and practical tips to defuse them
  • Why we should value different leadership styles
  • The types of communication styles using the Insights Profile
  • How you can apply these insights to yourself as a line manager

 

I hope you find these tips helpful, particularly when it comes to managing and influencing upwards and sideways.

 

OTHER HELPFUL PODCAST EPISODES

 

DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL LEADERSHIP BRAND

Join me in my free taster workshop, Develop Your Personal Leadership Brand, on Monday 15 November at 12:30pm.  Learn how...

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Ep 67 - How to avoid micromanaging

Oct 11, 2021

 

Micromanaging is often seen as a sin of management. No employee wants it and no leader wants to be accused of it.

So how do you get the balance right and offer your team members the support that they need without looking over their shoulders or giving too much freedom?

In this week’s podcast, I share:

  • Why we micromanage and how to gently release some of that control
  • The difference between micromanaging and managing closely
  • How to judge the level of support your team members need
  • Ways to strategically manage those that do need more of your support

I hope you find these tips helpful and give the Spectrum of Support a try with your team.

 

MAXIMISE YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT

Download my free workbook "3 Steps To Maximise Your Leadership Impact This Week" and in just 10 minutes, learn practical ways you can make more impact and get your voice heard at work this week.

Inside are some of my favourite coaching exercises to help you determine what type of leader you want to...

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Mastering the Game: 7 Rules for Succeeding at Interviews

Oct 04, 2021

Right now, we’re in the middle of what is being termed The Great Resignation.

In 2020, there were a lot of redundancies and many people didn't feel comfortable leaving their job because the market didn't feel secure.  

Now things have changed. It’s now a candidate-led market and every week I see at least one Influence & Impact member interviewing or celebrating the success of a new job.  

I always see interviews as a bit of a game.  What you need to do at interview is show that you understand the game and that you can jump through the hoops. Once you’ve done that successfully, then the balance of power moves from the organisation to you. 

 

Here’s 7 rules I share with my I&I members in my audio course Instant Interview Confidence.   

 

1: The balance of power starts with the interview panel 

They set the rules of the game and bar anything...

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Ep 66 - How to succeed at interviews

Oct 04, 2021

 

Right now, we’re in the middle of what is being termed The Great Resignation with a lot of people looking for new roles and a lot of organisations with openings.

In this episode, I’m sharing with you a few tips on how you can succeed in your next interview.  I’m also sharing the content from the Psychology of Interviews module of my audio course Instant Interview Confidence.

Listen for:

  • How to play the interview game
  • How to handle being asked about your current salary
  • Tips on approaching a salary negotiation
  • Ways to act and feel more confident during the interview

If you are going for an interview, best of luck! I've got my fingers crossed for you.

If you get the job and you've stepped up to a new level, we would love to see you in Influence & Impact. Watch the Influential Leader masterclass or book a call with me on my website.

 

INSTANT INTERVIEW CONFIDENCE

In my Instant Interview Confidence audio course I teach the seven steps to...

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Ep 65 - When things don't go according to plan

Sep 27, 2021

 

Both work and life are unpredictable and the older I get, the more I realise they rarely go to plan. But this doesn’t need to be a source of stress.

Our ability to accept and embrace reality as it’s happening can determine how happy and successful we are in all parts of our lives.

In this week’s episode, I share:

  • Mindset tips for reframing and letting go when things don’t go to plan
  • The difference between productive and unproductive worries
  • How you can choose the emotions you want to feel
  • Why accepting reality and releasing expectations is such a powerful way to live a happier life

Next time when things don’t go according to plan for you, try to remember one point or tip from this episode and give it a go for yourself.

 

MAXIMISE YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT

Download my free workbook "3 Steps To Maximise Your Leadership Impact This Week" and in just 10 minutes, learn practical ways you can make more impact and get your voice heard at work this...

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Ep 64 - My favourite coaching tool

Sep 13, 2021

 

In this short and sweet podcast episode, I’m teaching you one of my favourite coaching tools – the Career Coaching Wheel.

You can do this as a personal exercise and reflect on your current skills, plan your development and build your confidence.

You can also you can use it with your team members to help them to become more self aware, to increase their confidence, help them develop in their role and perform at the highest level.

I share:

  • What the Career Coaching Wheel is and how you can create your own.
  • How you can use it to coach or appraise a member of your team
  • Some practical examples of it in action

Set aside time this week to complete your own Career Coaching Wheel and check in with me on social to let me know what insights you gained.

 

INFLUENTIAL LEADER MASTERCLASS

You're invited to my free masterclass - How To Be An Influential Leader without Letting Self-Doubt Hold You Back!

Learn how to avoid the 3 big influencing mistakes that keep many female...

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Creating Deep Work: 6 Factors you need to do significant work, be more creative and feel fulfilled in your work

Sep 06, 2021

The workday reality for the majority of us is one full of distraction and interruption.

Our schedules are dictated by emails, meetings and the small, urgent tasks that pop up daily.   

The opportunity for focused, productive time is unfortunately few and far between.  

In my latest episode of the Influence & Impact for Female Leaders podcast, I interviewed Alicia Navarro the founder and CEO of FLOWN. They’re on a mission to help knowledge workers create deep work spaces to get significant work done, be more creative and take joy in the journey. 

 

What is Deep Work?   

Deep work is focused, uninterrupted time where you’re working on something challenging, significant or you’re having a learning experience.  

Alicia’s shared that deep work based in the idea that:  

“When you get opportunities to work in an...

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Ep 63 - Deep Work, Rest and Play with Alicia Navarro

Sep 06, 2021

 

This week, I’m joined by Alicia Navarro from FLOWN, a start-up who have created a deep work toolkit and deep work spaces that help knowledge workers get significant work done - and take joy in the journey.

Deep work is focused, uninterrupted time where you’re working on something challenging or significant and allows opportunity for creativity, problem solving and a real sense of purpose.

Unfortunately, it’s not the norm in most corporate workplaces and FLOWN wants to improve that. 

Alicia and I discuss:

  • What deep work looks like and the factors needed to create it
  • How you can distraction proof your working time
  • The importance of play for creativity and problem solving
  • Nurturing feminine energy in a predominantly masculine world of work
  • How FLOWN is reimagining how we work and their free daily sessions you can join

 

After listening to this episode, I encourage you to review your normal working day. Is it dictated by emails, meetings and lacking...

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Ep 62 - The secrets leading to successful teams

Aug 30, 2021

 

There is a very distinct skill to being able to bring a team together and get them working in a cohesive way.

As a leader approaching team building proactively and creating an environment that allows everyone to flourish is a very powerful skill to learn.

In this episode, I share:

  • What a great team looks and acts like
  • Practical exercises you can use to create your team vision, values and culture
  • The 4 stages of team development
  • What your role is as the leader of your team
  • How to manage tensions within a team

This episode is full of practical tips and exercises which your team can be involved in. If you feel inspired, why not book in a day with your team and create your vision, values and culture together.

 

INFLUENTIAL LEADER MASTERCLASS

You're invited to my free masterclass - How To Be An Influential Leader without Self-Doubt Holding You Back!

Learn how to avoid the 3 big influencing mistakes that keep many female leaders feeling stuck and frustrated, the steps you...

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