May 24, 2021
Meredith Bell is an author and leadership communications coach. She is the owner of Grow Strong Leaders, a company that enables leaders to be more engaging with their employees through practical communication skills. She is the author of the book Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, where she writes about skills critical for effective team communication. Meredith is also the host of the Strong for Performance Podcast where she interviews industry experts about their experiences and the many lessons they learned that turned them into competent leaders.
Meredith joins me today to discuss why we have a large communication gap between leaders and their employees. She shares how high employee engagement is primarily correlated to business success and long-term profitability. She explains her work processes with companies and how she helps them build groups for the sole purpose of providing leadership feedback. She describes the best way leaders should respond to feedback and shares her perspective on one-to-one conversations between leaders and employees. Meredith also explains the importance of listening and why it’s the most critical aspect of being a good leader.
“The most powerful thing a leader can do with feedback is sit down with those who gave it and share what they learned from it and what they're making a commitment to do.” - Meredith Bell
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