In this episode, Glin Bayley, a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach, shares her insights looking at leadership and the mindset of what leaders need right now during the Covid-19 situation

She also discusses her leadership method, a framework for self leadership called the HEART Method, an important structure for actual, strong, self leadership through aligning your heart and your mind together.

In this episode:

  • Who Glin is and what she does.
  • She is the CEO and Founder of Heart of Human. She is also a leadership consultant and executive coach. She works predominantly with female leaders in corporate at the executive level to help them have the leadership impact they desire.
  • What was Glin doing and working with clients before Covid-19?
  • Glin does one-on-one coaching or group leadership programs for female executives in their corporate offices. Covid-19 changed things dramatically.
  • What has been the biggest challenge to the business since Covid-19?
  • "At this time, what when most people are in survival mode, they (leaders) seem to recognise personal growth, development, and investment in their teams as discretionary spends."
  • "What I find most curious is at the time when the environment is the most challenging and businesses are going through the most difficult time, leadership's need for strength and confidence to be able to lead with less uncertainty is critical."
  • "One interesting challenge is re-education of taking leaders out of a ‘wait-and-see’ mindset into ‘take-action-now’ to support your team through this period."
  • Glin admits that her technical skills and know-how are limited in leveraging technology considering that most of her work before was delivered face to face. She considers this as a  personal challenge for her.
  • "What we foresee is going to happen is a lot of people will not return back to their offices. So in the future, we're going to need different mechanisms, particularly for delivery of training."
  • "What happens in this interim period is going to reset a new norm for this environment where I think there will be a mixture of virtual and face to face. But there'll be more capability in virtual than there's ever been because of this period in time." 
  • What were the hurdles that Glin faced and how did she overcome them? 
  • "When you're making decisions in uncertainty, you need strong leaders to do that from a place of calmness, clarity, and considered decision making.”
  • "My vision of my business is all around helping female leaders claim their seat at the table."

Useful links:
Glin Bayley on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/glin-bayley-358b4514/
Heart of Human on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/simplyglin-pty-ltd/
Heart of Human Websitehttps://www.heartofhuman.com/
Simply Glin Websitehttps://www.simplyglin.com/

Angela Connell on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/angelatkconnell
Angela Connell Websitehttps://vivacity.com.au/
Education in Isolation Websitehttps://vivacity.com.au/podcast/