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The Happy Leader
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Hear stories and leadership tips from Amy Sanchez, executive coach to some of the most innovative leaders and teams in Silicon Valley.

The Happy Leader will help you navigate the most common leadership challenges so you and your team can amplify what matters most- happiness.

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Boomer to Gen Z – Clashing Leadership Styles

By Craig Clawson | July 9, 2024

In today’s diverse workplace, managing multiple generations effectively is crucial. Each generation brings unique experiences, values, and work styles, which can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts if not properly addressed.

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Empower Your Team to Take Initiative

By Craig Clawson | June 18, 2024

As a leader, there is no shortage of priorities. And when you feel like your team is waiting for you to tell them what to do, or how to move projects forward, it can add to your stress and overwhelm. The good news is, introducing small but impactful changes to the way you manage your team can open up pockets of time that previously didn’t exist allowing you to find extra time.

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When Work Defines Your Worth

By Craig Clawson | June 4, 2024

From a very young age, we are taught that performing better than our peers leads to praise, accolades, and attention. This idea is reinforced through school and into work, with performance reviews and off-hand comments from our boss replacing grades and teachers’ perception. With this system in place, it’s very easy to condition ourselves to actively seek this external validation and in the absence of it, start to wonder, “what did I do wrong?”

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How to Set Goals that Inspire Your Team

By Craig Clawson | May 28, 2024

Your ability to inspire your team can make the difference between your needing to be in the weeds versus giving you more freedom to be strategic. Setting goals to inspire your team is an important tool in your toolbox to help free you up.

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How to Protect Your Time (And Calendar)

By Craig Clawson | May 21, 2024

As an executive and leader, safeguarding your time is paramount. Your days are inundated with emails, meetings, and constant demands, making it easy to lose sight of your strategic goals. By intentionally protecting your calendar, you can ensure that your time is spent on activities that align with your priorities and values.

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Resolve Work Conflict in Your Favor

By Craig Clawson | May 14, 2024

Today’s podcast is all about managing conflict. If you are operating in the corporate world, it is inevitable that you will face conflict, probably multiple times. Preparing yourself to navigate that conflict will help you show up better when things come to a head.
But the internal process we go through when faced with a steep learning curve can influence how seamlessly we learn the next new thing. And the sequence of steps we take to learn can influence how quickly we get up to speed.

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The Best Way to Handle a Steep Learning Curve

By Craig Clawson | May 7, 2024

In leadership, there is always something new to learn to stay current, anticipate trends, and to help you uplevel in a new role. (Hello ai!)

But the internal process we go through when faced with a steep learning curve can influence how seamlessly we learn the next new thing. And the sequence of steps we take to learn can influence how quickly we get up to speed.

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The Goal-Setting Secret You May Not Know

By Craig Clawson | April 30, 2024

Goal setting is a pivotal aspect of achieving success, but it can sometimes become a double-edged sword. It’s essential to strike a balance between aspiring for more and appreciating what we already have. Without this balance, we risk falling into the myopic goal-setting trap, where our happiness hinges solely on achieving specific outcomes, potentially overshadowing the many joys and accomplishments that already fill our lives.

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How To Manage A Low Performer

By Craig Clawson | April 23, 2024

In this episode of The Happy Leader, I share insights on addressing chronic underperformers in the workplace. Chronic underperformance not only affects productivity but also has emotional and professional consequences for leaders and teams. I’ll go into the reasons behind underperformance, such as skill mismatches, personal challenges, and lack of motivation, helping you determine the root cause to inform the right course of action.

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Leading Effectively as an Empath

By Craig Clawson | April 16, 2024

In this episode of The Happy Leader, I explore the significance of empathy in leadership, discussing how it can be both a strength and a challenge.

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