Episode 235

Improve Your Leadership Skills (Ep 235)

How to transition into leadership roles, with Bill Lennan

The journey from team member to successful leader is fraught with challenges and learning opportunities. In this episode, my guest, Bill Lennan, shares his extensive experience transitioning into effective leadership roles and fostering high-performing teams. This blog distills actionable insights and strategies from the discussion, tailored for experienced corporate professionals seeking career advancement or those venturing into new job roles.

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Timestamps to guide your listening:

  • 01:46 A Personal Journey to Silicon Valley 
  • 03:23 The Genesis of 40 Percent Better 
  • 05:24 Transforming the Worst Software Team 
  • 06:55 Creating Psychological Safety and Team Ownership 
  • 09:54 The Power of Positive Leadership 
  • 13:43 Navigating Company Culture and Personal Growth 
  • 22:14 The Role of Anxiety in Professional Settings 
  • 26:40 Harnessing Patience and Persistence in Job Applications 
  • 27:23 Overcoming Anxiety Through Experience 
  • 29:51 The Practice Effect: Improving Through Repetition 
  • 31:35 Adapting Leadership in a Hybrid Work Environment 
  • 32:20 Building Effective Teams Remotely 
  • 35:37 Navigating Career Progression and Leadership Challenges 
  • 38:04 Mastering the Job Application Process 
  • 40:50 Networking and Referrals: The Key to Job Market Success 
  • 48:47 Final Thoughts 

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About the host, Renata Bernarde

Hello, I'm Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I'm also an executive coach, job-hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

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Renata Bernarde

I'm Renata Bernarde, a former CEO and senior executive, now dedicated to helping professionals succeed in advancing their careers. I believe that you can have the best career. One that satisfies your financial and personal needs, brings you joy, and adds value to your life.
I designed career services that can meet your needs and your budget. So, if you're a seasoned professional at a career crossroads, seeking to align your next job with your life's purpose, then let's redefine your career path together and turn aspirations into achievements. Are you ready? Let's embark on this journey together.

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Renata Bernarde