First-Time Leaders Accelerated℠

First-Time Leaders Accelerated℠

Leading people is the most important responsibility in the world, yet nearly 60% of first-time leaders fail. Using my four decades of experience for leader development and culture improvement, I created this podcast to help you prevent these recurring failures and accelerate the transformation of the right people to people-centered leaders. This podcast is dedicated to first-time leaders, those of you who hire and promote first-time leaders and you solopreneurs who hired your first people. I’m Timothy Dean Smith, your host and coach. At the end of each month, from January through July, you can expect bite-sized episodes, containing insight you will benefit from immediately, regardless of your level or industry. If you are a first-time leader or you promote first-time leaders, visit tdspi.com and Click on Find Out to take my free, four question self-assessment, to determine if you are prepared to lead people? or Click on Schedule to schedule our "Get to know each other conversation" and discuss your Leader Development and/orCulture Improvement needs.

Episodes

May 23, 2024 4 mins

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Remember, it’s more than having the right people on the bus, those people need to be in the right seats. This means the right people should be performing using their strengths.

If you need help with Leader Development and/or Culture Improvement, visit tdspi.com and Click on Meet Me.

I look forward to our "Get to know ...

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Improvement and adaptability are our two most important abilities for survival. Just focusing on continuous performance improvement will not necessarily sustain an organization. Adapting to our everchanging world is important to remain relevant.

Visit tdspi.com and select one of two options:

Click on Find Out to ...

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March 26, 2024 7 mins

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When you transition from individual performer to first-time leader, often you inherit something you did not create. Unless you are an entrepreneur, hiring your first employees, you inherit everything, including the Vision, the Mission, the people, the culture and organizational history.

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Delegation is the process of entrusting another person, to perform something other than their primary responsibility. In this episode you will learn why delegation is more than getting things done.

Are you prepared to lead people? Find Out

Treat people like they make a difference and they will.

Support t...

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January 26, 2024 5 mins

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Often top performing individuals are promoted to a leader role, based on their current performance. The flawed assumption is, they will be successful leading people, just as they led themselves, as an individual performer.

In this episode you will learn why it's okay to say "No, Thank You"

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November 27, 2022 5 mins

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The common problem I solve is twofold:
1. Only 5% of companies have a leader development strategy, because most companies don’t have this competency on staff.
2. 60% of first-time leaders fail

I have a phrase that sums up why 60% of first-time leaders fail. I call it:
“Get rid of your best people and...

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October 18, 2022 5 mins

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Perspective is not what you look at it’s what you see. It’s your point of view of the world. Everyone sees things differently. Five people could watch an event and each might have a different recollection, based on their perspective. We are all born with varying perspectives and our perspectives continue to be developed ...

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September 20, 2022 4 mins

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This was one of my most downloaded episodes. I'm offering it as a bonus eposide.

I will explain why first-time leaders fail at an alarming rate and the devastating monetary and emotional impacts, your organization will experience for years. My research and experience revealed somewhere between 40% to 60% of...

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August 18, 2022 7 mins

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The three most importance foundational aspects of every successful business, is the Vision, Mission and Culture Experience. Successful leaders must clearly understand the importance of these three aspects.

Do you know your organization’s Vision & Mission? Regardless of whether they are documented or not, they exist.

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I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “know, like and trust”, often referred to as the natural progression for healthy relationships. There is a word missing from this phrase. The word is Distrust.

All relationships begin with distrust, which is our survival instinct, that has been honed over centuries. Until recen...

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June 5, 2022 7 mins

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Today our conversation will be about a concept I pioneered, called Leader KPIs.

KPI is a business acronym that’s been around for decades. KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator. These indicators are about numbers. Numbers used to measure performance and make decisions.

So, what do you think I mean by Leader KPIs? I’ll gi...

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Today I am going to explain why we are experiencing a Communication Paradox and share a couple tips to flip the script in your favor, BIG TIME.

Communication is the foundation of relationships and relationships are the essence of our existence.

Our face-to-face communication skills are being eroded by a...

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April 13, 2022 7 mins

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Today I will share insight into the 2 most important people skills and why they are endangered.

 Ironically, with each passing year people skills are becoming increasingly more in demand. People Skills are often inaccurately referred to as Soft Skills or Life Skills. The term People Skills is more descriptive.

If...

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Did you ever wonder what makes a great people-centered leader and why the world desires them? This new bite-sized episode answers these two questions and more.

If you find my insight valuable, please share this podcast with others.

Treat people like they make a difference and they will.

Support the Show.

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February 14, 2022 8 mins

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Today I will explain how to prevent first-time leader failure. Before an individual contributor is promoted to a leader role, there are four prerequisites they must meet. You will learn why each prerequisite is important. The four prerequisites are:
Self-Leadership
Caring about people
Inspired to lead people<...

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Today I will explain why first-time leaders fail at an alarming rate and the devastating monetary and emotional impacts, your organization will experience for years. My research and experience revealed somewhere between 40% to 60% of first-time leaders fail. They fail anywhere from 18 months to 2 years.

This pod...

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60% of first-time leaders fail, often due to overlooked prerequisites. If you are a first-time leader and want to avoid these common failures, this is your podcast. Welcome to First-Time Leaders Accelerated℠. I’m Tim Smith, your host and coach.

This podcast will accelerate your transformation from individual con...

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