Thought Leaders - Talk Business

Bob Mobley, Senior Executive Leadership Coach with a Razor-Sharp Mind, and Past Yale All-American Football Player, Speaks with Debbie Fliehman About the Power of Pause in Conversational Language

October 19, 2020 Debbie Fliehman Season 1 Episode 15
Thought Leaders - Talk Business
Bob Mobley, Senior Executive Leadership Coach with a Razor-Sharp Mind, and Past Yale All-American Football Player, Speaks with Debbie Fliehman About the Power of Pause in Conversational Language
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Thought Leaders - Talk Business
Bob Mobley, Senior Executive Leadership Coach with a Razor-Sharp Mind, and Past Yale All-American Football Player, Speaks with Debbie Fliehman About the Power of Pause in Conversational Language
Oct 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 15
Debbie Fliehman

Bob Mobley, a senior executive coach, and a mentor, has been described as having a razor-sharp mind and a deep curiosity about people. His highly successful one-on-one and group coaching programs are based upon his thirty years of mentorship and coaching with Senior Executives around the world. 

Raised and educated on the east coast, Bob found wonderful mentors and teachers at Deerfield, Yale, and Columbia; people who inspired him to be himself and encouraged his love of learning. His fascination for exploring what makes people tick has resulted in a unique and refined gift for helping people be more effective while becoming who they truly are.  

Today, there are few leadership coaches who have enjoyed Bob's track record of improving effectiveness in so many world-class companies. And, as Bob said, "The benefit is mutual. The opportunity to work with skilled, intelligent, successful men and women in different cultures around the world is probably the best education I could have had."  

Bob is committed to and focused on putting passion into executives' hearts and inspiring them to be the best they can be. His belief is that it is people, not programs, that make a difference. He said, "I hold up a mirror to people so they see themselves in action."  

Bob's clients are among the most prestigious and the best-of-the-best — Baxter, American Airlines, Aon, The Boston Consulting Group, AstraZeneca, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Clorox, JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Electric, Marsh, Rothschild, Wells Fargo, Smiths Medical, Travelers and quite a few more.  

Bob has developed, tested, and perfected several successful methodologies to working with people. Your Character Counts helps clients increase situational awareness and clearly project through behaviors, attitudes, and communication skills the characteristics of successful leadership.  

Ten Commandments for Successful Leaders helps senior executives develop a vision for work that is larger than the problems faced on the job. This unique approach helps individuals understand the reasons for the perceptions they create in others. 

Bob has coached thousands of individuals over the years and has helped them build trust with their teams, and to excel on their own personal and professional leadership journey.

In this episode, Bob talks about the strategy and power of silence - conversational language pauses. He shares the importance of understanding that we absorb conversations, visualize them, and store them in our memory. Conversational pauses and silences enable the listener to touch our ideas. Bob recommends ways to develop the skills necessary to become more effective and successful. 

Suggestions for developing this valuable skill include, among others:
1.   Practice being conversational
2.  Find your own comfort level coming to meetings
3. Work on talking about benefits instead of process 
4. Practice having conversational discussions with those who need help
5. Use silence as a tool and plan for pauses
6. Give people a chance to touch and own your ideas
7. Work on encouraging discussion 
8. Give people time to talk and the time to respond
9. Focus on helping others get what they want
10. Work at building trusted advisor relationships

Bob Mobley can be reached at [email protected] and 208-720-3054.

Debbie Fliehman can be reached at [email protected] and 847-902-4175.


 

Show Notes

Bob Mobley, a senior executive coach, and a mentor, has been described as having a razor-sharp mind and a deep curiosity about people. His highly successful one-on-one and group coaching programs are based upon his thirty years of mentorship and coaching with Senior Executives around the world. 

Raised and educated on the east coast, Bob found wonderful mentors and teachers at Deerfield, Yale, and Columbia; people who inspired him to be himself and encouraged his love of learning. His fascination for exploring what makes people tick has resulted in a unique and refined gift for helping people be more effective while becoming who they truly are.  

Today, there are few leadership coaches who have enjoyed Bob's track record of improving effectiveness in so many world-class companies. And, as Bob said, "The benefit is mutual. The opportunity to work with skilled, intelligent, successful men and women in different cultures around the world is probably the best education I could have had."  

Bob is committed to and focused on putting passion into executives' hearts and inspiring them to be the best they can be. His belief is that it is people, not programs, that make a difference. He said, "I hold up a mirror to people so they see themselves in action."  

Bob's clients are among the most prestigious and the best-of-the-best — Baxter, American Airlines, Aon, The Boston Consulting Group, AstraZeneca, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Clorox, JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Electric, Marsh, Rothschild, Wells Fargo, Smiths Medical, Travelers and quite a few more.  

Bob has developed, tested, and perfected several successful methodologies to working with people. Your Character Counts helps clients increase situational awareness and clearly project through behaviors, attitudes, and communication skills the characteristics of successful leadership.  

Ten Commandments for Successful Leaders helps senior executives develop a vision for work that is larger than the problems faced on the job. This unique approach helps individuals understand the reasons for the perceptions they create in others. 

Bob has coached thousands of individuals over the years and has helped them build trust with their teams, and to excel on their own personal and professional leadership journey.

In this episode, Bob talks about the strategy and power of silence - conversational language pauses. He shares the importance of understanding that we absorb conversations, visualize them, and store them in our memory. Conversational pauses and silences enable the listener to touch our ideas. Bob recommends ways to develop the skills necessary to become more effective and successful. 

Suggestions for developing this valuable skill include, among others:
1.   Practice being conversational
2.  Find your own comfort level coming to meetings
3. Work on talking about benefits instead of process 
4. Practice having conversational discussions with those who need help
5. Use silence as a tool and plan for pauses
6. Give people a chance to touch and own your ideas
7. Work on encouraging discussion 
8. Give people time to talk and the time to respond
9. Focus on helping others get what they want
10. Work at building trusted advisor relationships

Bob Mobley can be reached at [email protected] and 208-720-3054.

Debbie Fliehman can be reached at [email protected] and 847-902-4175.