339: How Sensitive Strivers Can Release Worries and Fulfill Your Greatest Contributions with guest expert Melody Wilding

Melody Wilding, author of TRUST YOURSELF: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work

Bill Ringle and Melody Wilding discuss the duality and depths of people who have both high-ambition and high-sensitivity in their personality, woking and leading in small and mid-sized businesses.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • It is essential for leaders to check the emotional and mental state of their teams. This can create psychological safety and better engagement that can help the team adjust to and navigate the new challenges that come with a new working environment.
  • Leaders should believe in their judgments, and that this confidence in trusting their own abilities and what they can contribute is something they need to pass down to their teams.
  • Resentment is an urgent issue that can be avoided by having an open conversation. Leaders must promote a culture where employees are not afraid to air their concerns.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Melody describes how her parents – entrepreneurs and music lovers alike – inspired her with their examples of hard work and caring for their customers. [01:04]
  • Where Melody began her personal empowerment approach to coaching business leaders while attending Columbia University, which lead her to meet and work with highly-driven people.  [03:37]
  • The importance of being observant, perceptive and empathetic.  [05:45]
  • What makes the biggest difference for sensitive strivers is having the tools and skills to maximize your strengths. [6:06]
  • Sensitive strivers may be your greatest untapped advantage during the pandemic lockdown (or anytime you’re bringing a remote team together). [7:55]
  • Asking the right question helps to know the team, their abilities, and the best way to lead and delegate. [09:53]
  • How remote leaders can best keep engaged with their remote teams. [13:53]
  • Case study with Travis:  the unfortunate dynamic of being consumed with ‘I should be’ when deciding. [16:49]
  • Melody’s personal wake up call took place when she chose work over a dear friend’s wedding early on in her career. [20:05]
  • The My Quest for the Best Round begins  [22:25]

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Melody Wilding, LSW, is an executive coach for Sensitive Strivers and the author of TRUST YOURSELF: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work.

Named one of Business Insider’s “Most Innovative Coaches,” her clients include CEOs, leaders, and managers at top Fortune 500 companies such as Google, HP, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, and others. 

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Oprah Magazine, NBC News, and dozens of other high-profile publications.

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