Episode 2

Yvonne Aguayo and Steve Riccio on Top Five Leadership Skills

Episode Summary

Yvonne Aguayo and Steve Riccio have worked with dozens of top leaders over the last decade. On this episode, they share their top five leadership skills they’ve seen exceptional executives and managers demonstrate. 

Yvonne Aguayo

Yvonne Aguayo specializes in leadership, communications, performance improvement, goal setting, team building, mediation, mentoring, and interpersonal relations. She has successfully implemented and facilitated numerous leadership and employee development workshops in her 16+ years of working in human resources. 

Yvonne is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) with over 250 coaching hours. She is incredibly passionate about helping others reach their full potential in all aspects of life while doing so with compassion, intuition, and the nudge and accountability needed to reach higher.

Yvonne’s Top Five Leadership Skills:

  • Be a good person
  • Be willing to check your ego
  • Be in it for the right reasons
  • Be willing to provide feedback
  • Be strategic

Steve Riccio

Senior Consultant Steve Riccio has 25 years of experience supporting client needs through strategy, organizational development, training and coaching solutions and services. He is a certified professional coach with 900 hours of experience coaching leaders across all industries.

Steve earned his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Leadership in Higher Education. He completed his coach certification training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and currently holds the Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

Steve’s Top Five Leadership Skills:

  • Coach, don’t fix
  • Be purposeful
  • Be calm
  • Be transparent and communicate proactively
  • Develop yourself and your people

Show Notes

People and Organizations Mentioned

  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Tom Peters
  • Richard Leider
  • Gallup, Inc.
  • Patrick Lencioni
  • Dickinson College
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Shawn Achor
  • Leo Babauta

Resources Mentioned

  • The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life by Leo Babauta
  • Harvard Business Review