May 19, 2019
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller
As the saying goes...."teamwork makes the dreamwork!" That's what we're talking about this week on the podcast: Leading Great Teams!
Jeffrey Davidson and I have a great conversation on what it takes to get your team to the next level, what it means to lead, and how what you do is so much more important than what you say. We also talk about the power of failing. I know you're going to dig it as much as I did.
More on Jeffrey...
By the age of 35, Jeffrey had been both director at a start-up
and president of a multi-million dollar sales organization. Despite
his reading, the teaching, and different roles he wasn’t a good
leader. None of his teams came close to reaching their potential.
In frustration he gave up on management and became a
Real leadership began when a client asked Jeffrey to build a team of analysts. He started by hiring good people. And keeping an unrelenting focus on learning and improvement. Within 2 years the team was the envy of the organization.
Eventually, Jeffrey realized he hadn’t taught people how to be a good team. The team had taught Jeffrey how to lead.
Jeffrey took his hard-won knowledge and went back into consulting, rescuing high-impact projects. In every instance there were at least two problems — and one of them was always teamwork. Have you noticed the world is more connected, complex, chaotic, and faster than ever before? It feels like these forces are trying to rip your business apart. Jeffrey speaks to organizations about the need for responsive leaders and adaptive teams. More, he lays out the steps it takes for leaders to get teams from Meh to High-Performance!
Check out his website here: https://leadinggreatteams.com/