124. Solving 2024 Leadership Challenges

Yes, I know, it’s still 2023.  Right now, would be a great time to take a time out and start focusing on leadership challenges.  You know leadership has been changing for the last several years and now more than ever, you need great “human” skills.  On this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, we dive into those challenges, share real statistics, and provide you with a great resource to be ready in 2024!!

Article Information: https://quixy.com/blog/statistics-on-leadership-that-you-should-not-miss/#:~:text=Leadership%20burnout%20statistics%20has%20been,turnover%20rates%20within%20their%20teams.

Where you can get the skills you need: https://www.successstrategies.net/

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/


123. Yes, You Do Have An Hour Per Day……Stop Making Excuses

You want to achieve something new but there’s just no time or resources.  Life has dictated what you’ll do when you’ll do it.  That’s not entirely true.  You do have one hour a day that you can devote to whatever you want.  The question is, will you?  I’m not a motivational speaker.  Only you can motivate yourself.  What I do bring to you in this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, is the 4-step framework to achieving something new.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

122. Celebrating Labor Replay

A brief history of labor that hopefully will leave you with the understanding that despite what is on the 24-hour news cycle, we are living in the best of times….if you choose to think that way.  So check out this episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast.


Have a great day 🙂

121. Yes, Meetings Can Be Productive….Here’s How!

Ok, we all know it.  Most meetings are time wasters.  You don’t learn anything knew.  It could have been an email.  However, meetings can be a super valuable tool, if you use them the right way!  On this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, we promise not to waste your time about meetings :).  Learn how to make them effective and maybe even share this with your leadership to help them help you.

Let’s Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

120. If You Want Your Team To Win…Focus On Behaviors You Want!

It sounds completely counterintuitive to not correct your team when things go wrong.  This is not about accountability.  This is about what happens every day and all day.  On this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, listen in about what happens when you constantly lead through correction.  More importantly, learn how much more productive your team can be when you focus on the behaviors you actually want, not what you don’t want.

We all know that is the way forward in our own lives that when we focus on good behaviors such as eating right and getting enough sleep, we feel better.  So why don’t we do that for the people on our teams?  Too many managers want to control things and micromanage but that never leads to growth.  Take the 30-day challenge of simply focusing your team on the behaviors you want and watch how they gravitate to that, while at the same time, some of the bad behaviors start to disappear on their own.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

119. C comes before E in the Dictionary….just like Culture comes before Execution!!!

We’ve all heard the expression, short term gain-long term pain.  That’s what happens when teams are managed through fear like, hit these numbers or else.  It’s also an incredibly lazy way to lead people. In fact, I wouldn’t consider you a leader if this is what you do.  On this week’s episode on the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, I’ll explain that your Culture level will determine your level of Execution.  Don’t think that wow, I don’t have the time or energy to create a strong Culture.  The reality is, creating the right Culture is actually more about a change in mindset before actually doing anything.

Sure, you can have some execution based on force or tough love or the old do it or I’ll find someone who will.  You will win in the short term, but you won’t build anything.  You won’t build a team or create opportunities you didn’t even know you had. The fact that you’re listening to a podcast says you are not that kind of leader.  Take a short 24-minute journey into how you can drive Execution with a very strong Culture.


Let’s Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

118. Will The Recession Affect You? Prepare Yourself……You have skills!!!!

We are revisiting our most popular podcast from 2022!  Many experts are still expecting a recession. We need to have an honest conversation here. There are way too many signs that a recession is coming.  Most experts believe it will be 2023.  The time to prepare is now.  You might be thinking your job is safe, no worries.  I’m not just talking about worrying about the what if of a recession.  I’m talking about changing your mindset to ensure you’re a valuable asset to any organization.  On the week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, we’re talking all aspects of a recession job loss.  One, making sure if your company makes cuts, you’re the last to go, and two, how to protect your mindset and look forward if it does happen to you.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

Check It Out:  Liz Wiseman’s Impact Players https://thewisemangroup.com/books/impact-players/

117. Get Stuff Done You Must. Execute You Will!!! Here’s How!

Of all the things you contribute to your team, to your company, you have to get things done.  You must Execute!  Leaders can make the mistake of thinking Execution is the ONLY thing.  I know I’m saying two different things.  Yes, you must execute but it can’t be at all costs.  In other words, you really have to dig into what behaviors create execution.  On this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, we talk about how to focus execution behaviors so each day you’re doing what you should to win and not hoping at the end of the week or end of the quarter the numbers just work out.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

You probably should buy this book: https://www.amazon.com/Disciplines-Execution-Revised-Achieving-Important/dp/1398506664/ref=asc_df_1398506664/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=508251227705&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8862283138041565266&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1015407&hvtargid=pla-1185258338109&psc=1

116. Work Life Balance Unbalanced? You Need Clarity…..Not Balance.

When most people think of work life balance, they key in on the word balance.  It simply cannot be and exact balance.  Maybe someday you’ll get to an income level that doesn’t require you to work so much.  That is very rare compared to most people.  Many people will tell you that your job or profession shouldn’t be your identity anymore.  That, there is more to who you are.  They are right about that.  On this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, I’ll tell you it’s just fine to identify with your work.  No, employers do not “own” you, but whatever team you play for, you just play hard!  Be a value to the operation. More importantly, learn to help yourself by understanding the Give=Get equation and how ordering a pizza can help you help yourself.

When you “clock out”, be a value to you.  It’s never going to be a balance of time, but you can ensure you still take care of you personally.  I’ll give you an easy way of understanding the difference so you can be a value to your team but also be present in the life you live.

Trouble Executing?  Try this: https://www.chrismcchesney4dx.com/?gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwlJimBhAsEiwA1hrp5gAbPe9o6lxIbFACBNzir3RqPv0-AeHzh7g8awS1A1tI_8AfXtYmsBoCty4QAvD_BwE

Let’s connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-charest-a08369a4/

115. Is Your Mind Your Worst Enemy? Tell Your Amygdala to sit down!!!!!

First, what on earth is an amygdala?  It’s a small piece of your brain that controls your response to things.  As a leader, that is what really tells your team what kind of leader you are.  In this week’s episode of the Leadership Lifestyle Podcast, we talk about how your amygdala can derail who you really want to be.  When you uncharacteristically respond in a bad way, that’s called an amygdala hijack and that can be damaging.  We’ll give you tangible tips to hijack your amygdala hijacks so you stay in control.