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The Exceptional Leadership podcast with Anita Brooks

We all influence someone, but the question is, "Are we influencing well? Exceptionally well?" As an international speaker, award-winning author, and high-demand business coach who founded P4 Power Coaching, host Anita Brooks brings her passion, expertise, and front-line insights to The Exceptional Leadership podcast. She takes great joy in helping people and organizations identify and plug the invisible drains stealing their time, energy, and money, and now, she's sharing her wisdom with you. Through inspiring true stories, fascinating interviews, practical tips, boots-on-the-ground resources, and coaching challenges, you will benefit from the secrets and strategies she's spent years learning and teaching. The focus of this podcast is primarily pointed to leadership at an organizational level, however, most of what Anita shares will translate to almost any aspect of your life--professionally and personally. Whether you approach the content as a corporate leader, board member, middle manager, small business owner, mentor, spouse or parent, the "why, what, where, and when" are as important as "who and how" you lead. So, join Anita on a quest not for mediocrity, not for perfection, but absolutely for exceptional leadership. Prepare to grab extraordinary courage and exercise unrivaled integrity as you resolve to humbly invest in the people you guide. Not only will those you lead receive unprecedented payoffs, but with pure motives, you and/or your organization will gain more than you can possibly imagine. Just ask any of the many clients Anita has served.

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Episode 74 7 Simple Steps to Exceptional Leadership While I Pause
In this episode, host Anita Brooks re-emphasizes 7 Simple Steps to Exceptional Leadership. Many times, success isn't derived by how complicated we make things, or about how much we push ourselves, but instead, in exercising wisdom and strategy in what we undertake. Anita Brooks is a best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability.
32:53 8/7/23
Episode 73 Interpreting Foreign Personality Languages When Listening
The P4 Personality Perspective™ is a method of assessing human personality and learning how to use it to improve both professional and personal relationships. The information is especially helpful for leaders and managers. In this episode, certified personality trainer, business coach, and international, keynote speaker, Anita Brooks, shares insights about communication and conflict resolution in the form of listening, particulary, to interpret foreign personality languages. Anita Brooks is a best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability.
46:23 7/31/23
Episode 72 Interpreting Foreign Personality Languages When Speaking
Communication and conflict resolution between personalities can sometimes feel like two people are speaking foreign languages. Our personality is the lens in which we look through life at--but our lenses are not all the same. In this episode, certified personality trainer and business coach, Anita Brooks, explains how to interpret foreign personaliity languages when speaking to someone of a different type, using her P4 Personality Perspective™. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability.
54:52 7/24/23
Episode 71 In-depth with Perfect and Peaceful Personalities
Introverts are too often overlooked and undervalued in today's world, particularly in the workplace. But using her P4 Personality Perspective™ method, Certified Personality Trainer, Anita Brooks, shares insights about the Perfect and Peaceful personalities in this episode, both introverts, but with very different approaches to work and life.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability.
46:44 7/17/23
Episode 70 In-depth with Popular and Powerful Personalities
Extroverts think out loud, are high energy, but their ideas are often discounted due to the amount of them that they generate. In this episode, Anita shares her expertise about the Popular and Powerful personalities, both extroverts, but with very different approaches to work and life.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability.
44:54 7/10/23
Episode 69 P4 Personality Perspective™ Basics
Have you ever wondered why someone does what they do? Have you ever wondered why you makes some of the choices you do? How does our instrinsic wiring impact our behaviors at work? Certified Personality Trainer and business coach, Anita Brooks, shares decades worth of insights into human personality, helping explain the impact we make on each other. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. Her mission is to help increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses by focusing on their people, processes, performance, and net profitability. 
42:32 7/3/23
Episode 68 An Ancient Practice to Transform Your Leadership
In our hurried and harried, 21st century world, few leaders practice this much-needed habit. But by deciding to act on it, not only will their leadership efforts benefit, but their personal lives will improve, as well. This is a passion-point for host, Anita Brooks, and something she is committed to doing herself. She would even go as far as saying it's one of her greatest secret weapons.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
34:06 6/26/23
Episode 67 The Power of Focusing on Personal Relationships
You might not see the immediate connection between focusing on your personal relationships to infuse more power into your leadership impact. However, in this episode, host Anita Brooks will explore why intentionality with your personal life will make you a better leader and help you produce enhanced results.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
38:33 6/19/23
Episode 66 Daily Tips for Strenghtening Your Mental Fortitude
Mental fortitude is a must for every leader. In this episode of Exceptional Leadership, host Anita Brooks shares multiple ideas, simply yet powerfully implemented, that can help anyone strengthen their inner resilience.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
43:46 6/12/23
Episode 65 Overcoming Chronic Leadership Fatigue
Fatigue is a common challenge for most leaders--including those who try to pretend they're not tired when they must fight hard to push through the day. But when it comes to a leader's energy, as with any other problem, acknowledgement opens the door for potential victory. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
48:38 6/5/23
Episode 64 A Tale of Two Leaders
Not all leaders are cut from the same material. In this episode, Anita Brooks, founder and CEO of P4 Power Coaching™ explores the characteristics, traits, habits, and behaviors of two different leaders. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
34:18 5/29/23
Episode 63 Episode Auditing Supply Chains, Efficiencies, and Processes
This may not be the most intriguing or sexiest topic in the world, but it can be in business when you see the net profit results. If you need to blacken your organization's bottom line, do not miss these important tips for auditing supply chains, efficiencies, and processes. It could mean the difference between a healthy quarter and a disastrous one! To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
32:15 5/22/23
Episode 60 Job Fits & Job Performance
Sticking any warm body into any open position is not good for your people, your business, or you! In this episode, Anita discusses the power and importance of job-fits and strategies behind improved work performance.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
31:32 5/15/23
Episode 62 Price Increases for Net Profitability
Business coach, Anita Brooks, founder and CEO of P4 Power Coaching™ is on a mission to increase the income, prime the profits, and strengthen the sustainability for American businesses. Net profitability drives everything she does when she works with a client, even when she gets drawn into a little business therapy. The ebb and flow of mixing practicality and psychology is what makes her coaching practice unique, and in this episode, she shares how to get around emotions to do the necessary thing when raising prices is crucial to running a successful organization. The four Ps in P4 Power Coaching™ stand for People, Processes, Performance, and Profitability--today, the emphasis is on increasing the dollars.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
33:47 5/15/23
Episode 61 No Mission No Margin
When human beings find something purposeful to work toward, it lights them up. When a group of people in an organization are united in working toward a mission, it lights the business up. In this episode, learn the why and how behind empowering profits through intentional mission-mindedness. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
41:23 5/8/23
Episode 59 Driving Employee Performance and Productivity
Almost every leader Anita Brooks works with, talks with, or listens to, has a desire to drive employee performance and productivity--especially in a climate where work ethics seem to be lagging. But there are some common practices, when followed consistently, that can help increase the amount of production in your organization. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
38:57 4/25/23
Episode 58 Marketing Performance and Measurable Results
Is your marketing performance where you want it to be? Are you seeing measurable results? In this episode, Anita talks about a side of marketing that's crucial to profitable business.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
38:19 4/17/23
Episode 57 Driving Measurable Performance in Business
Measurements can mean everything in business. Without understanding your numbers--financially, productively, for marketing, employee morale, or overall profitability, how can you know if you're hitting your targets, goals, and objectives? How can you inspire and motivate better performance if you don't have a concrete way to monitor where you were, where you are, and how close you are getting to where you need to be? Driving measurable performance in business is necessary for success--and it can also add a little touch of fun! To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
28:55 4/10/23
Episode 56 Exceptional Leadership in the Coffee Wars
Have you ever thought about how today's most popular and profitable businesses got their start? What were their struggles and challenges? In this episode, Anita talks about two of the most popular coffee franchises on the market--Starbucks and Dunkin Donut. Who led them to the top and how did they become the coffees many Americans cannot live without? To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
33:44 4/3/23
Episode 55 Setting SMART Financial Goals for Your Business
All goal setting is not equal. In business, to ensure you increase your income, prime your profits, and strengthen your sustainability, it is critical that you set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your organization and regularly monitor your results. In this episode, no matter how big or small your leadership responsibilities, regardless of the industry you work in, you will learn how you can enhance your influence through intentionality.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
33:04 3/27/23
Episode 54 Plugging Common Business Money Drains
Every business, regardless of size, needs to keep its finger on the pulse of its finances. Money drains don't just disappear or magically resolve themselves. Plugging common business money drains requires leadership intentionality--to bravely acknowledge what the issues are, to clearly see where the true, core issues originate, and to bravely do what's necessary to stop the bleed. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
35:19 3/20/23
Episode 53 Leading with The Joseph Factor
Anita Brooks brings an ancient secret into her business coaching scopes that might surprise you. But this commitment in practice undergirds everything she does. Not only does she bring the heart and soul along with the practical and tactical into the work she does for her clients, but she also carries a little "secret sauce" that ensures a big impact. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
35:07 3/13/23
Episode 52 What Goes Into A Business Coaching Scope?
Many people ask Anita what she does as a business coach. In this episode, insights, tips, and ideas for strengthening business can help organizations increase their income, raise net profits, sustain themselves for the long term. At any time, but especially in tight economic climates, every dollar counts! To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
34:07 3/6/23
Episode 51 - Intentionality and a Leadership Mindset
Exceptional leadership begins in your mind, and exercising intentionality about what you allow your self-talk to tell you can make all the difference in what kind of influence you have. In this episode, Anita Brooks will provide practical tips to help your thinking support your leadership goals and profitablity targets. P4 Power Coaching has a mission to power up the income, profits, and sustainability of American businesses. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
41:45 2/27/23
Episode 50 Creating an Exceptional Mindset
Exceptional leadership begins in the mind. In this episode, host Anita Brooks shares coaching exercises and results from her work with real P4 Power Coaching™ business clients. Learn some of the pros and cons people see about their managers and supervisors, and the things people would like to thank their leaders for. Anita also discusses how you can make a powerful impact from the first day a new hire starts working for your organization.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
51:04 2/20/23
Episode 49 Exceptional vs Mediocre with Liz Kislik
Full Bio: Liz Kislik is a management consultant and executive coach, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Her TEDx “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It” has received more than 400,000 views. She specializes in developing high performing leaders and workforces, and for 30 years has helped family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems. Liz’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Download, the Washington Post, Business Insider, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books Guide to Motivating People, Dealing with Difficult People, and Guide to Power and Impact, as well as in Entrepreneur, the European Financial Review, and the Forward.   She is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches initiative, which brings together the world’s top coaches and thinkers; has taught at Hofstra University and New York University; and is a frequent podcast guest. She received her BA from Yale University and earned an MBA in Management from NYU. To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com.
46:21 2/13/23
Episode 48 Elevating Yourself with a Leadership SWOT Analysis
Many businesses are familiar with the power of identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats by doing a S.W.O.T. Analysis. Once you clearly understand where to capitalize on your positives while simultaneously working on your challenges, a lot of healthy and profitable transformation takes place.  But few ever consider doing a S.W.O.T. on themselves as leaders, something Anita regularly teaches in her P4 Power Coaching™ business scopes and in training sessions. When you honestly evaluate yourself, and commit to growth and improvement, amazing things happen with you and your team. Exceptional leaders understand the value from doing a leadership S.W.O.T. In this episode, you'll learn just one way magic and miracles are born at the center of a leader's S.W.O.T.  To find out more about Anita Brooks, business coach, international speaker, and award-winning, best-selling author, and all she and her P4 Power Coaching™ team can offer your business or organization, go to anitabrooks.com. 
30:52 2/6/23
Episode 47 Plugging Your Invisible Drains
Are you paying the price for your business's invisible drains? Even if you are aware of the issues, are you ignoring or avoiding them? Plugging the drains stealing money, time, and energy from your organization will not only keep you sustainable, but will also restore the piece of mind for you and your people. Learn what to do as a leader, how to save money, time, and energy through effective leadership practices, and why you need to lead exceptionally well from in-demand business coach, Anita Brooks. She's at the front line and in the trenches, allowing her to teach you strategies and tactics that truly work.  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
45:31 1/16/23
Episode 46 10 Inspirations & Motivations for Exceptional Leaders
Get inspired by great leaders whose insights and experience can motivate 21st century leaders to reach greater heights. In this episode, you will glean exceptional leadership philosophies from in-demand business coach, Anita Brooks. She's at the front line and in the trenches, allowing her to teach you strategies and tactics that truly work.  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
24:51 1/9/23
Episode 45 Measuring the Cost of Disorganization and Micromanagement
Untold amounts of money, time, and energy are lost to two slippery, stealthy thieves: leadership disorganization and micromanagement. In this episode, you will hear about real-life business situations driving hard-number, avoidable costs at astronomical figures. Learn what to do as a leader, how to save money, time, and energy through effective leadership practices, and why you need to lead exceptionally well from in-demand business coach, Anita Brooks. She's at the front line and in the trenches, allowing her to teach you strategies and tactics that truly work.  Discover more about Anita Brooks and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
43:56 1/2/23