The Herdship podcast
Coaching insights for middle managers who realise their power
HBR article on middle managers:
The post which inspired episode 8 can be found here:
The book I refer to in Episode 10 is:
Mastery the keys to success and long term fulfilment by George Leonard.
These podcasts are a follow on from my decision to pay attention to what is truly important to me, which I made last year. Read:
Being with what is to understand the background
Blogs linked to the energy is contagious podcast:
Here is a clip of me playing with energy with a horse that doesn't enjoy moving when on a lead, I have found a way to have her discover her joy in moving and it asks that I work with my own energy.This work also was an inspiration for episode 7 on autonomy.
The practice for contagious energy iis to become aware of the energy you bring to meetings. Once you have practised that you can start to play with your energy and how you infect others.
The invitation for episode 7 is to get clear on what autonomy you would like to have - ideally write it down, or draw it, then look at what you want, how would it be to give that level of autonomy to those who work for you?
Have the conversation with your reports, what would they want and also what would they willing to give to their reports. Once you have had that conversation you can have the conversation with your manager about your autonomy