It’s time to say goodbye (to wrong-fit team members).
A listener’s guide to teamwork wisdom.
Are you looking for new and better ways to attract great talent to your team? In this episode, Shannon shows you how to take the capabilities you already use with your clientele and apply them to attract phenomenal new team members. This is crucially important now, during the current “Great Resignation,” when employees have a[…]
It’s not that team members don’t want to do hard work—they do. But they want to do meaningful hard work. This is where AI can help—not as a buzzwordy technological magic wand, but simply as a teammate whose specialty is taking on the repetitive, time-consuming tasks that prevent people from making their best contribution and[…]
Do you bet on yourself? How can you know what’s the best bet for your capabilities, skills, and mindsets? In this episode, Shannon shares some great tools for getting to know yourself better, and some powerful questions to ask, so you can determine which opportunities offer the biggest payoffs for your unique qualities.
In July of 2021, Jayson Lowe drove away from his businesses and didn’t return for six weeks. As Dan Sullivan says, “You never know how good your team is until you leave.” By giving his team an opportunity to run things themselves, Jayson confirmed how very good they were. Not only did he enjoy irreplaceable[…]
An entrepreneur’s job is to make things up and then make them real. But sometimes there can be a huge gap between your vision and the implementation of it. So how do you connect those dots? In this episode, Shannon Waller unpacks the difference between strategies and tactics, and shows you how to use two[…]
How do team members grow in entrepreneurial organizations where there’s no obvious “ladder”? In this episode, Shannon talks to teamwork efficiency expert Nick Sonnenberg about his newest breakthrough, “Dynamic Role Optimization,” which gives entrepreneurs a system for divvying up and swapping activities within their businesses. He explains how you can apply this system, starting with[…]
“I’m great, you’re not.” Sound familiar? Forty-eight percent of American institutions are founded on this principle, which encourages team members to focus on their own strengths (and others’ weaknesses) in order to get ahead. It’s individualistic, it’s hierarchical, and it’s completely counterproductive. But entrepreneurial organizations are different. Based on the idea that “we’re all great,”[…]
Labor shortages, burnt out employees, unprecedented turnover—we’ve all heard the news. The pandemic has changed a lot about the way people work and what they expect from their employers, and that means companies need to step up their game if they want to attract amazing team members … and keep the ones they’ve got. In[…]
Do you often find yourself checking up on your team members to ensure things are on track—or worse, remembering to check up on them at 3 a.m., or in the shower, or while driving to work? It’s a common trap entrepreneurs fall into and a big waste of mental and emotional energy. It’s also completely[…]