Intentionaleaders Leadership Podcast

Welcome to the Intentionaleaders Leadership Podcast with Cyndi Wentland. This leadership podcast is all about creating confident, successful, and focused leaders who manage their team (and themselves) with purpose and impact.

I’m Cyndi Wentland, the founder of Intentionaleaders. And I’m passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching on all things leadership related. My purpose is to equip leaders like you with the tools, resources, and support to accomplish your goals while learning when you want, how you want. So, if you’re an aspiring leader, first-time manager, experienced executive, or you just want to make a bigger impact in your role as an individual contributor—this podcast is for you.

In this leadership podcast, we’ll focus on relevant, applicable, and easy to implement skills and practices, creating focus and a deliberate path to employee engagement and business results. I know that leadership has its challenges.. but learning to lead shouldn’t be one of them.

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EP 46: Of course you are a coach. So be a good one.

Don’t throw a chair to motivate.

Coaching defined.

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EP 45: What’s in your brain?

Get it out.

It can be messy in there.

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EP 44: Are you making good decisions?

Why going with your gut could be problematic.

Pitfalls and biases, oh my!

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EP 43: When you don’t want to say goodbye

Sometimes the letting go is painful, but it’s time.

When is it time to let go?

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EP 42: 3 Steps to Accountability

It’s a practice, it’s a process.

It’s not about blame.

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EP 41: Do you really want accountability?

And why do you want it?

It’s not about blame.

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EP 40: Why I Was Dumb to Dislike Servant Leadership

Don’t let the name fool you.

Servant?  Subservient?  Not me!

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EP 39: When Your Brain Leads You in the Wrong Direction, Part 2

Trust me, it’s a bummer.  Still a bummer.

Fred.  He’s annoying. And he yelled at you.  Let’s peek into your brain.

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EP 38: When Your Brain Leads You in the Wrong Direction

Trust me, it’s a bummer.

Fred.  He’s annoying. And he yelled at you.  Let’s peek into your brain.

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EP 37: Too Much of a Good Thing

Think chocolate, popcorn and wine.

Our strengths can be overplayed.  Here’s how we’ll know.

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EP 36: Can You Change Your Past?

This is mind blowing.

Understand the stories you tell yourself.  Choose wisely.

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EP 35: How to Suck Less at Listening

Hey, it’s hard!

Learn to “hold the space” for others

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EP 34: Stop Leading by Example

What are you a role model for?

What are you an example of?

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EP 33: When Should You Stop Thinking?

#overthinkingit

Another sleepless night?  Stop ruminating.  Start thinking clearly.

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EP 32: When is a Problem Not a Problem

You need to know the difference.

Move from a negative thought to an effective problem statement.  It matters to your credibility.

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EP 31: Coach Yourself before Coaching Others

Challenges for your brain.

How to move from negative thoughts to action.

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EP 30: Get Immediate Engagement & Motivation

It’s goals!

Do you know how important this is for performance?  Or how to do it well?

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EP 29: What’s more important than mental health?

Um, nothing.

This one’s for me too.

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EP 28: Are you an imposter?

Some of the best and the brightest think they are!

Gulp…..me too.

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EP 27: When People Resist

When it comes to change, of course they do.

And what can you do about that?

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EP 26:  The Manual:  When Yours Doesn’t Work

It’s you, not them.

When our expectations of others get in the way of our success.

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EP 25:  How to Burn Out Your Top Performers

When rewards become punishing.

Strategies to retain your top talent.

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EP 24:  Letting Go of Overwhelm

You can choose.

What we tell ourselves matters.  To our emotional state, our actions and to those around us.  Choose wisely what you’re saying to yourself when you think it’s all too much.

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EP 23:  Indecision & Staying Stuck

When your brain lies to you.

Plus, it costs a lot to stay stuck.

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EP 22:  Do you lead everyone the same?

Isn’t that the fair way?

Let’s consider an alternative.  Examine Situational Leadership.

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EP 21:  Presence:  3 Strategies for Mindfulness in Leadership & Life

Be here now.

Paying attention is hard.  Until you know why and how to change it.

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EP 20:  Bring Your Emotions to the Surface

How to feel.

EQ is a leadership differentiator.  Meet Terry and Nicole and learn why they need to talk to each other.

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EP 19:  Your Relationship with Emotions

Let’s take a peek.

A vital part of leadership effectiveness and well, happiness and satisfaction in your life.  Emotions.  Let’s go.

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EP 18:  Influence versus Pressure

How to inspire change.

Inspiring change.  What you say and how you say it matters to influence in a compelling way.

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EP 17: The Johari Window

A powerful tool for self-discovery.

What do you really know about yourself and how much do you hide?

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EP 16: The Art of Strategic Questions

How to learn more in less time.

There’s a difference in lame questions, good question and strategic ones.  Let’s do the strategic ones.

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EP 15: Delegation

Lean into your fears.

So many reasons to not delegate.  From a recovering control freak….I get it.  How to stop the madness.  Because our choices matter.

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EP 14: Are you strong enough to empower?

It takes strength to give it away.

Why is it so hard to give up control?  Tap into your fears and thoughts to bring out the best in others.

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EP 13: Collaboration

Easier said than done.

Everyone wants it.  We need it.  So why is it so stinkin’ hard to do?  Because there is a strategy and there is a process.

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EP 12: “I don’t have enough time”

Things we tell ourselves that aren’t really true.

Our thoughts about time determine our emotions and actions.  Every single day.  So let’s examine what’s in our heads and how we think about time.

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EP 11: The Power of Assertive Language

How to Mean What You Say & Say What You Mean without Being Mean

It’s amazing the difference between what we want and what we say.  Self-awareness is the key to change.  And it involves some focus, determination, persistence and humor to change ourselves.

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EP 10:  Leaning into Political Savvy

Strengthen Your Political Muscles

Politics.  It’s not creepy or snarky or sleezy.  It’s a way to achieve your goals and results.  Seriously.  Let’s reframe this important leadership competency.

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EP 09: Got Triggers?

The Things that Bug You at Work

In this episode we’ll explore what makes you mad, frustrated and annoyed at work.  What you would change if you could?  And what all this means to your leadership.

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EP 08: Knowing Your Values

The Need for Transparency in Leading Others

If you’ve never done a values assessment, I’ll tell you why it’s extremely valuable.

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EP 07: Exploring Your Confidence

Why Confidence is a Choice Everyday

Do you have confidence?  Why or why not?  And when.  Let’s explore a mindset shift.

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EP 06: Manager or Leader

Who do you want to be?

What does a manager do?  What is a leader?  Who do you aspire to be?

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EP 05: Being Motivational

Ways We Might Get Motivation Wrong

How much do you know about motivation?  Yours?  For others?  Discover the traditional ways we think about motivation.  And what we’re missing.

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EP 04: Choosing Growth

Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

What do you tell yourself about your capabilities?  Take a peek into your brain and see where your beliefs might be problematic.

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EP 03: Embracing Failure

The Value of Risk and Mistakes in Leading Others

Explore the mindset you have about failure and what it means.  A short but sweet look into your brain and your stories.  About you.

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EP 02: Exploring Locus of Control

Leadership, Control and Stress

This episode highlights the control we feel that we have over our lives…..and how this relates to our stress.  This concept can be helpful for you individually, and with your team.

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EP 01: How to be a Conscious Leader

Be Aware of Your Vulnerability in Learning

This episode highlights the beauty and challenges of learning, following Martin M. Broadwell’s model and the “Four Levels of Teaching.”  Though relevant to teaching, this framework becomes valuable to explore relative to learning and where, as adults, we sometimes get stuck.

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