075 Lessons From The C-Suite with CB Bowman

“Have the courage to be wrong. And right!” – CB Bowman

As a new leader, are you curious about what happens in the C-suite? Interested in learning astute lessons from someone who’s been coaching executives at the highest level?

Today my guest is CB Bowman, who was named one of the Top 50 coaches in the world by Thinkers50. She is a keynote speaker and CEO of Courage Consultant. In this episode, CB will reveal the best lessons she curated from her time as an executive coach – and how new leaders can leverage this into their own world. Don’t miss this one!

In this episode, you’ll learn to:

  • Harness the courage to ask for what you want
  • Understand the role of mentors & sponsors, and why you should have both
  • Shut up! And why that can be a powerful move as a new leader 🙂

And a lot more!

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The way you communicate matters

What’s the preferred way to communicate, not from your perspective but from the perspective of the receiver? If you can adjust the way you deliver information so that it’s received well, then you’re starting to build that credibility. Because people will see that you communicate differently to different people, and they’ll perceive that as respectful.

 

Letting go of control

When I started to let go [of control], the organization started to grow. And it allowed me to focus on other things that I’m good at that people in the organization are not good at or things that they cannot handle.

Have the courage to ask

If you have the courage to say ‘I don’t know’, your credibility goes up. It does not go down like most people think, because people can respect the fact that you are willing to learn, you’re willing to hear another voice.

Links and Resources

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (book)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (book)

VisuaLeadership by Todd Cherches (book)