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Views From the Pinnacle: A Certified Master's Perspective of The Leadership Challenge (R)

Views From the Pinnacle: A Certified Master's Perspective of The Leadership Challenge (R)

By Debbie Nicol - MD 'business en motion'
The Leadership Challenge (R), a set of evidence-based leadership practices and behaviors, liberates the leader within. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, co-creators of the book of the same name, show that you are only a leader if others think you are.

Now is your time to be bold, inspirational and intentional, taking on those leadership challenges that drive change for greater good in life and organizations.

Debbie Nicol, a certified master of this leadership methodology is forging an active community of leadership across the Middle East and Australasian regions.
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Episode 11 - Adversity provides a first-class ticket to get to know ourselves

Views From the Pinnacle: A Certified Master's Perspective of The Leadership Challenge (R)

Episode 12 - Encounters of a Leadership Kind with Mama Turtle
This episode draws parallels between Nature and Leadership. Both are systems with cause and effect, and both demonstrate enormous opportunity to grow and prosper. #leadership #nature #leadershiplessons Debbie Nicol
May 08, 2021
Episode 11 - Adversity provides a first-class ticket to get to know ourselves
'Personal bests' are at the core of the research from Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, co-authors of The Leadership Challenge. Nobody ever achieves their personal best by staying the same. Three examples shine the light on how adversity will always bring the best in people while also exposing your 'real self' to yourself and others. Challenge is the crucible of leadership and with that in mind, this episode's three spotlighted individuals will help us all appreciate the tougher the struggle, on a local or global basis, the bigger the steps towards truly authentic leadership. #JimKouzes #BarryPosner #leadershipchallenge #leadership #adveristy #struggle #personalbest Debbie Nicol
May 08, 2021
Episode 10 - Black-Eyed Peas are a Leadership Trait
The bad news - so many suffer from communication breakdowns at work and in life? However, the great news is that very few, if any, leaders suffer from communication breakdown. Why is that so? Does the communication of leaders somehow differ from that of managers?  This episode integrates some of the behavioral statements from the LPI instrument from the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Debbie Nicol
December 30, 2020
Episode 9 - Leaders make every interaction stronger with the 'red thread'
While leadership is everyone's business, not all choose to willingly follow others without feeling strength in the relationship first and foremost. The 'red thread' is the best way I can depict how this can strengthen and form a bridge between each of the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership. This podcast demonstrates both  how visions can come from values violations as well as  the benefit the 'red thread' brings to the art of leadership. Debbie Nicol
December 09, 2020
Episode 8 - A true-blue account of The Leadership Challenge, 'down under' style
David Cornish, Director of Centre for the Study of Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, sees farmers of today holding a different role in the future. He hopes to help them transition from a farmer or land practitioner, to leaders of agricultural practice. What could be the difference?  David and I met in one of my workshops. While listening to the interview between David and I, admire not only the depth of his knowledge with this often-misunderstood arena of leadership but also his very Australian persona and style of communication.  Dig deeper into The Leadership Challenge with David Cornish and Debbie Nicol.   Debbie Nicol
July 24, 2020
Episode 7 - Magnify Trust in Challenging Times
Trust is what makes our worlds go round! Human beings love to be trusted, and prefer situations where they can trust others. Yet, in challenging times, unpredictability erodes trust, presenting leaders opportunities to not only regain trust but also magnify it.  This podcast contextualizes three simple actions to magnify trust in challenging times. Debbie Nicol
June 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Leadership by design
Exemplary leadership is all around us, and that's a great thing given that leadership is everyone's business. In fact, this week I discovered leadership staring straight back at me from my bedside table. Go take a listen and see if you can identify the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership embedded into my bedside table designer's actions. Debbie Nicol
May 22, 2020
Episode 5 - Leadership as an 'essential service'
Essential services are just that - essential in times of chaos and challenge. This understanding transports us into the land of first responders, nurses and doctors as well as police and fire officers. So why not leaders too? This podcast reflects on the leadership of Jacinda Ardern, in her role of New Zealand's Prime Minister during the country's recent spate of uncertain times ranging from the Christchurch Mosque Massacre to the COVID pandemic and beyond. Her leadership adopts the model of the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership. www.leadership Debbie Nicol
May 08, 2020
Episode 4 - From Adversity to Opportunity
Back in 2014, the co-authors of the best selling book The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote yet another great read: From Adversity to Opportunity, presenting six strategies to cope with major adversity and uncertainty.  These six strategies align to the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, and have as much significance and relevance to today's C0-VID pandemic as they did back in 2014. I present them here along with some compelling and provocative questions taken from the book, for you to share with family, community and team members in these trying times. Debbie Nicol
April 08, 2020
Episode 3 - Modeling What The People Want
Leaders serve others for a common good - nothing more, nothing less. It can be a struggle to do so yet are compelled to do so. Belief in them is strong, as trust is cemented through strong modeling. In the age of Corona, is it not even more important (if that's even possible) to build the trust of family, friends, students, colleagues and customers?
April 02, 2020
Episode 2 - Can a leader's strengths be their weakness?
Leaders never stand alone; they require high levels of influence. To influence another to come to an unknown vision with them, and to share the hard work it will take to reach that new vision, a leader will need to integrate their follower's language and priorities. Debbie Nicol
March 27, 2020
Episode 1 - Are you rising to the challenge?
There's no shortages of challenges we face today. This podcast is not focusing on the challenges but rather your response. Do remember, leadership is not about what you have, but rather what you do with what you have. Are you taking the first step into our many unknowns today? Debbie Nicol 
March 23, 2020