The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Being a "Nice" Leader without Being a Doormat

November 09, 2021 John Neral Season 1 Episode 67
The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
Being a "Nice" Leader without Being a Doormat
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You’ve been told you need to be “nicer,” but don’t want to be a pushover. 

 

Sure, you know how to be “nice,” but you worry that it may backfire when it comes to how you lead your team and how it impacts your brand.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn strategies to help you be “nicer” without compromising your effectiveness or negatively impacting your leadership presence. 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      What Does It Mean to “Be Nice” in Your Career? (0:40)

·      My Six SHOW UP Strategies (2:05)

·      Defining “Nice” (3:30)

·      Being Nice Doesn’t Mean Being a Doormat (5:30)

·      Setting Boundaries Around You Being “Nice” (7:50)

·      “Niceness is an Essential Quality of Leadership…” by Fran Hauser (13:30)

·      People Pleasing (15:50)

·      Student Teaching and “Being Nice” (18:00)

·      Being Nice Isn’t Enabling (20:40)

·      Being Nice and Your Brand (21:40)

·      Challenge - Focus on One Area to Be Nicer (27:25)

 

 

List of Resources:

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·      SHOW UP - Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career by John Neral

 

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What Does It Mean to “Be Nice” in Your Career?
My Six SHOW UP Strategies
Defining “Nice”
Being Nice Doesn’t Mean Being a Doormat
Setting Boundaries Around You Being “Nice”
“Niceness is an Essential Quality of Leadership…” by Fran Hauser
People Pleasing
Student Teaching and “Being Nice”
Being Nice Isn’t Enabling
Being Nice and Your Brand
Challenge - Focus on One Area to Be Nicer