How to Lead Your Leader [Podcast S06E11]

8 Ways to Coach Your Boss

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to lead your leader.

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In business we usually think coaching goes top-down, boss to employees. But what happens when your leader is off track or needs help? Here are eight ways to coach your boss.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • That I once nearly quit over something my boss did, but how I turned it around for us both.
  • What I learned when my own employees coached me.
  • How to stack the deck in your favor if you ever need to correct your boss.
  • One way to ensure you create a safe space for difficult conversations.
  • The critical importance of sharing the full context.
  • The moments when our leadership is really shaped.

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Question: Have you ever tried coaching your boss? How did you approach it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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