Podcast Episode 10 – With Sean Barnes

Understand Leadership Coaching with Sean Barnes

June 1, 2022

In this episode, I speak to Sean Barnes. He reveals that in today’s world leadership skills come in handy when dealing with projects and people. In order to achieve desired targets and engage all human resources effectively, you need to be a leader as opposed to a manager.

Confidence is key when you want to communicate effectively to all members of the chain of command.  And to build confidence, you need competence and experience. Sean also shares tips on how those lower in the chain of command can capture the attention of those in senior management. Tune in to listen to these and much more!

Key Highlights from the episode

[01:08] Background information about Sean Barnes

[02:55] Leading human resources

[08:00] Building confidence

[14:20] Speaking to different audiences in a conference setting

[17:01] Touchpoints for senior management

[19:55] Capturing the attention of senior management

[23:44] Is humor necessary?

[[2616] Tips on becoming a competent speaker

[33:12] It is not about you

[34:04] Empowering others

Notable Quotes

  • I’m not an expert, you are an expert. I’m just here to help you all pull it together. – Sean Barnes
  •  As a leader, you just have to know how to lead people and you have to care about people. – Sean Barnes
  • Once you have the competence, start focusing on getting experience, getting exposure, and getting in front of those people as often as you can. – Sean Barnes
  • So message there, make sure you focus on continuing to have those conversations with as many people up and down the chain of command as possible so that you maintain that level of comfort and maintain that ability to effectively communicate with all of them. – Sean Barnes
  • But as leaders, we have to make a concerted effort and focus on making sure that we have those touchpoints with as many people in the team as possible, as consistently as possible. – Sean Barnes
  • But whenever you’re having a conversation with someone that’s kind of lower in the ranks than you, they have to feel like they are the most important person in the world at that moment. – Sean Barnes
  • You have to stay true to who you really are. – Sean Barnes
  • When you are passionate about something, it makes it much easier for you to focus all of your energy and effort on doing that thing learning about that topic, and building those skills. – Sean Barnes
  • And when you’re passionate about something, you get out of your comfort zone and you do what you’ve got to do. – Sean Barnes
  • It’s not about you. It has to be about everybody else. – Sean Barnes


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