Episode 4

Published on:

14th Mar 2023

Leading Through Lockdown: 5 Lessons to Improve Your Leadership Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we work and forced leaders to adapt to new ways of managing their teams. In this podcast, we explore five valuable lessons that leaders can learn from the pandemic to improve their leadership skills. Each lesson provides actionable insights that will help you to build a stronger, more engaged team and foster a culture of innovation within your organization. Join us as we explore how the pandemic has exposed poor leadership, the importance of human connection, the need for innovation, and the dangers of complacency during times of economic prosperity. Listen in to learn how you can lead through lockdown and emerge as a stronger, more effective leader.

Actionable Insights:

  1. Take stock of your leadership skills and be willing to adapt to new realities to avoid being exposed as a poor leader.
  2. Find a balance between virtual communication and in-person interactions to foster a sense of community and human connection.
  3. Foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork to improve productivity and employee retention rates.
  4. Embrace innovation to stay ahead of the competition and take advantage of the opportunities that arise from constraint.
  5. Be proactive in identifying and addressing weaknesses in your organization, even during times of economic prosperity, to avoid being caught off-guard during downturns.

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Episode Highlights:

01:25 - Leadership is about influence

02:25 - Who was I during this time?

04:30- Lesson 1 - Evaluate YOUR Leadership skills & Adaptability

05:20 - Lesson 2 - Virtual Connection IS possible but not replacement for in person interaction

09:00 - More people working in an environment multiplies motivation

11:00 - Lesson Three - Encourage Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Support

11:45 - Lesson Four - Innovation Comes from Constraint

16:00 - Accelerated Innovations from the Pandemic

20:00 - Lesson Five - A Good Economy Can Hide Weaknesses in Strategy, Efficiency & Character

23:22 - Be Proactive in Identifying & Addressing YOUR weaknesses

24:45 - Are you the leader you need to be? WERE you the leader they needed?

25:40 - Follow, Share & Review the show!

26:00 - Coaching at MeetRene.com


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

About your host

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.