What Kind of Leader Do I Need to Be Now? (Episode 2 of “How Do I Lead Now?”)

Episode 2 of our Video Coaching Series, “How Do I Lead Now?” is here! Cylient CEO Dianna Anderson discusses the question: “What kind of leader do I need to be now?”


Last week, we focused on the differences between traditional, control-based approaches to leadership and coaching-based leadership approaches. Hopefully, you reflected on the questions Dianna provided and had some insights about what your leadership style is like right now.

This week, Cylient CEO Dianna Anderson focuses on the question: “What kind of leader do I need to be now?” Watch the video above to learn what leaders should be looking to do now, and how you have the opportunity to create spaces that allow everyone around you to bring their best ideas forward. To get the most out of this episode, take five minutes at the end for reflection.

Reflect on one or more of the following questions:

  • Think about your own approach to leadership and what you might need to change to really begin to embrace coaching as a way of life.
  • How would you being a coaching-based leader be of value to you personally?
  • How would you being a coaching-based leader be of value to the people you serve in your organization?

Post your insights, questions and/or comments in the comment box below.

Other Episodes of “How Do I Lead Now?”

Watch other episodes with the links below.

  • Episode 1: The difference between traditional leadership approaches and coaching-based leadership
  • Episode 2: What kind of leader do I need to be now?
  • Episode 3: How to meet people where they are
  • Episode 4: How to coach someone through fear
  • Episode 5: How to make friends with fear
  • Episode 6: Why the questions we ask and answer for ourselves really matter
  • Episode 7: Why intentions work better than goals now
  • Episode 8: Understanding and appreciating worldviews
  • Episode 9: What to say when you don’t know what to say
  • Episode 10: Using traditional and coaching-based leadership together
  • Episode 11: How to coach people to build confidence
  • Episode 12: Discerning patterns as a leadership skill
  • Episode 13: How to create change in complex situations
  • Episode 14: The problem with perfection

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