The Leadership Pod

The Leadership Pod

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The Leadership Pod is the podcast for emerging leaders who want to build their visibility and influence so they can unlock their leadership potential. Each week, your host Kara Ronin shares with you strategies, insights or Q&A episodes around leadershi…


[020] Q&A: How Can I Get My Unfair Boss to Notice My Hard Work?
Jun 28 • 21 min
Do you have an unfair boss who doesn’t recognise the hard work you do? Do you want to know how to deal with an unfair boss and get them to see the value you contribute? Having an unfair boss is a difficult situation to be in as an emerging leader. If left…
[019] Psychology of First Impressions: How You Can Control Your First Impression
Jun 21 • 33 min
How are first impressions formed? How long does it take to form a first impression? What is the psychology behind first impressions? When you know how first impressions are formed, you can control the first impression you give and you can control the…
[018] 3 Ways to Communicate Confidently and Show Up Powerfully in Meetings
Jun 14 • 21 min
How can you confidently speak up during meetings? Speaking up confidently during meetings is a challenge for many emerging leaders, especially if they’re a young professional, a woman, or more on the introverted side. But for advancement into leadership,…
[017] How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict
Jun 7 • 26 min
Do you want to learn how to have difficult conversations at work when you don’t like conflict? Knowing how to have difficult conversations in the office when you don’t like conflict is a common issue for emerging leaders. You may need to give somebody…
[016] Q&A How Can I Project More Confidence in the Workplace?
May 31 • 22 min
Do you want to use confident body language in the workplace? Perhaps you want to look more confident during business meetings. Or maybe you want to learn how to project confidence in difficult or stressful situations. Body language is incredibly important…
[015] The Science of Confident Body Language and Leadership
May 24 • 22 min
Do you want to appear more confident as a leader? Studies have shown that by making slight changes to your body language and by using high-power poses, you can increase your level of confidence and feel more powerful as a leader. In this episode, I talk…
[014] Why Brilliant Leaders Struggle With Visibility and What to Do About It
May 17 • 21 min
Why do leaders struggle with visibility? Visibility is incredibly important in leadership. As an emerging leader, you need to increase your visibility in the office and show signs that you’re a leader. However, it doesn’t come naturally to everybody.…
[013] How to Get Honest Feedback When You’re the Boss!
May 10 • 29 min
How can you get honest feedback when you’re the boss? Do you find it hard to get honest feedback when you’re the boss? Feedback is critical for emerging leaders. When you’ve transitioned into a leadership position for the first time, you need honest…
[012] Q&A: How Can I Land New Clients at Networking Events?
May 3 • 31 min
Do you want to find new clients at networking events? Have you tried networking to land new clients but haven’t been successful? Many emerging leaders who are required to find new clients for their own business, or do business development for their…
[011] Secrets of Self-Promotion for Consultants and New Leaders
Apr 26 • 35 min
How can you be self-promotional when you’re a consultant or a new leader? Self-promotion doesn’t come naturally to many people. You might feel like you’re boasting or showing off. This might prevent you from being self-promotional in the workplace and…
[010] How to Say “No!”
Apr 19 • 20 min
How can you say “no” to others with confidence? Why is saying “no” difficult? Saying “no” to others can be incredibly difficult for emerging leaders and managers. You might be a “people-pleaser”. You might feel guilty whenever you say “no”. Or you might…
[009] How to Set Boundaries With Close Colleagues When You Get Promoted
Apr 12 • 24 min
How do you set boundaries with coworkers and close colleagues after you get promoted? How do you manage former peers when you’ve been promoted? Your relationship with them has changed. They’re used to the old boundaries. But now you have to re-educate…
[008] Q&A: How to Craft an Expert “About Section” on Your LinkedIn Profile
Apr 5 • 28 min
The About Section on your LinkedIn profile is confusing for many people. What do you write about? Should you write anything at all? This causes many to leave their About Section blank or to write something vague about who they are professionally. My goal…
[007] Top Soft Skills for Future Leaders
Mar 29 • 35 min
Many new managers aren’t equipped with the soft skills they need to lead a team. They’re thrown into the role of a leader, but they don’t know anything about how to lead a team. They have good technical skills, but they don’t have good people management…
[006] How to Reinvent Your Leadership Brand When You Get Promoted
Mar 22 • 22 min
As you rise higher in your career, you will need to reinvent your leadership brand. Having a leadership brand that’s not up-to-date can hold you back and keep you away from your career goals. In this episode I talk about five things you need to think…
[005] 5 Reasons Why You Should Speak Up In Meetings
Mar 16 • 28 min
One of the biggest barriers to building visibility that I see with my clients is not speaking up in meetings, especially when they have an idea, opinion or suggestion to share with the room. This is such a shame because meetings are the easiest way for…
[004] Q&A Episode - How Can I Get Noticed and Rewarded for the Great Work That I Do?
Mar 8 • 26 min
Being overlooked, feeling under-appreciated, working harder and longer than everybody else but getting no reward for it, is a common issue for many emerging leaders. In this episode, I discuss 1) an important mindset shift you need to make when you…
[003] How to Start Building a Strong Leadership Brand in 2020
Feb 24 • 20 min
You’ve no doubt heard of personal branding. Emerging leaders need something stronger than that. They need to build a leadership brand so they can be recognised as somebody with leadership potential. In this episode, I teach you how to build a strong…
[002] Why You Need to Think About Leadership Development Early in Your Career
Feb 24 • 24 min
Many emerging leaders don’t think about their leadership development until something dramatic has happened to them in their career. Maybe they’ve been overlooked for a promotion or perhaps they don’t receive the high-level projects they need to prove…
[001] How the Leadership Pod can Help You as an Emerging Leader
Feb 24 • 17 min
Keeping your head down and doing a good job at work is no longer enough to get noticed and promoted. This is a roadblock that prevents many emerging leaders from climbing up and rising to the level of success they desire. In this episode, I introduce you…