It’s time to say goodbye (to wrong-fit team members).
A listener’s guide to teamwork wisdom.
The word “diversity” comes up a lot in discussions around workplace culture and decorum, but few of us truly understand what it means. We think of the big three—gender, race, sexuality—and forget about all the other differences that make us truly diverse. Because that’s really what it’s all about: difference. And it’s the work of[…]
Every entrepreneur dreams of having a company that manages itself—of being able to leave the office feeling confident that their team can make decisions that will benefit the company without needing to ask permission first. But that’s not often the reality. The thing is, your company and your team are only as strong as your[…]
For many us, the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” conjures up images of a bleak, joyless future where machines have taken over and humans have to fight for their place in the workforce. But that’s the Hollywood version of AI, not the reality. The fact is, AI can significantly improve the lives of your team members—and your[…]
Power Vacuums And Dominant Personalities: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Know When To Step In—And When To Take A Step Back
Dominant, decisive, doer: Does this sound like you? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you want things done and you want them done now, and if no one steps up to the plate, you can’t help leaping in … whether you’ve got the necessary expertise or not. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon[…]
The Importance Of Teaching Your Team Members To Think Collaboratively — Author Interview with Jill Young
In order to build a Self-Managing Company®, you need self-managing team members, and that starts with you. It starts with empowering your team to think critically, react creatively, and work collaboratively. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller interviews EOS Implementer®, coach, and best-selling author Jill Young on her latest book, The[…]
In this new era of remote work, building and maintaining relationships can feel almost impossible. But it’s also more important than ever. It’s strong relationships, not simple transactions, that make for a fulfilled, connected, and productive team—and happy clients. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller walks you through her best strategies[…]
Incentive plans are some of the most valuable methods of increasing team member productivity, cultivating an engaged workforce, and maximizing a company’s potential. Yet most entrepreneurs don’t understand how to create or use them to their best advantage. In this episode of the Team Success podcast, Shannon Waller interviews Alex Freytag, author of Profit Works,[…]
As an entrepreneur, most of your time should be spent working on your business, not in your business. That means it’s up to your team members to represent you and your company … and it’s up to you to ensure they feel safe, supported, and appreciated enough to do it well. In this episode of[…]
When it comes to your business, company culture is everything. No matter how great your product or service is, if you can’t attract, retain, and make the most of great talent, you’ll always be fighting an uphill battle. But as our teams have transitioned from working in person to remotely, our strategies for keeping them[…]
You became an entrepreneur to escape the confines of the corporate world and invest your energy in results, not arbitrary demands on your time and effort. And that means the last thing you want is a team member with a corporate attitude slowing down the energy and innovation of your business. In this episode of[…]