Leadership Junkies Interview: Leading Past Your HeadTrash—Tools to Enhance Your Leadership And People Impact

Tish was interviewed by Jeff Nischwitz and Craig Mathews, hosts of the Leadership Junkies podcast.

She discussed leadership, team chemistry, emotional intelligence, and the HeadTrash that can get in the way of effectiveness.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Why the health of your business and people matters

  • Business and leadership opportunities to support your people through emotional challenges

  • The role of emotions and a healthy mindset in your leadership

  • The importance of better understanding and managing your emotions as a leader 

  • The role of resilience in leadership

  • Using the DISC assessment to enhance your self-awareness and leadership

  • Understanding modern time management as a leader

  • The reality that people management today requires more intention

  • Keys to more effective meetings

  • The importance of Team Chemistry

  • The “Tupperware versus China” distinction when it comes to control and delegation

  • Critical role of emotional intelligence in leadership

  • Understanding the seven emotions of HeadTrash and navigating them differently

  • Embracing the three R’s of leadership: resilience, respect and reflection

The belief that keeping a tight rein on every aspect of the business will ensure its long-term success. This belief is a fallacy because as the business grows, it is impossible for one leader to do it all- it’s impractical, it’s unsustainable, and it’s certainly no way to scale your business for growth.

Control triggers other types of Headtrash (insecurity, paranoia, fear) in a leader’s colleagues. With limited opportunity to express their talents, employees may start to doubt themselves. “Why doesn’t my boss think I can handle this? There must be something I’m not doing right.”

Passive aggressiveness and micro-management are two of the very common forms of the HeadTrash of Control.