068: How to Become a Coaching Leader and Help Create the Next Generation of Leaders with Clifford Morgan

Made For More

May 30 2023 • 35 mins

What was your first month in leadership like? If you’re like most people, you probably weren’t good at it. I know I wasn’t, but my experience doesn’t come close to what today’s guest experienced. In just his first month as a leader, 15 volunteers quit. Imagine that!

In this episode, I got to interview Clifford Morgan, a former member of the Royal Australian Air Force and now the Director and Principal of Lumian Consulting - a firm helping leaders and organizations unlock their potential and performance. What I absolutely loved about this conversation was Clifford’s ability to use illustrative stories and practical strategies to demonstrate the transformative power of coaching leadership.

Tune in to hear Cliff share insights into what it means to be a coaching leader, how to develop a pipeline of leaders for your organization, and ways to help your employees become better problem solvers.

Topics We Discussed Include:

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Getting to know Clifford Morgan (02:00)
  • Clifford’s journey to the Australian Air Force (03:40)
  • Leadership in the Air Force versus civilian leadership (04:55)
  • How Clifford lost 15 volunteers in his first month as a leader (08:53)
  • Breaking down Clifford’s book The Coaching Leader (11:08)
  • The difference between a good leader and a great leader (14:27)
  • Roadblocks to Effective Leadership (17:47)
  • How long does it take to become a coaching leader? (21:40)
  • Ways to help your employees become better problem solvers (26:52)
  • Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (29:00)
  • Parting thoughts (33:24)


Links and Resources:

Clifford’s LinkedIn

Clifford’s website

The Coaching Leader: Essential Skills to Enhance Your Leadership and Develop Your People Every Day by Clifford Morgan

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