During this episode, listeners are in for a treat, as well-known leadership expert and business guru to the Fortune 500, Steven Gaffney, shares his vision on creating highly performing teams and organization. You will enjoy his insights on why executive committee members should not be constrained to addressing only their siloed area of expertise, but rather, encouraged to take ownership of the organization/team as a whole and share perspectives. One key component to highly functioning teams is to create a place of “emotional” safety and trust by utilizing the Vegas Rule: what happens in the team discussion, stays in the team discussion. In this way, team members develop trust and feel empowered to share authentically and honestly. Honesty does not equal brutality and Steven shares effective ways to tackle challenging (toxic) personalities and address performance issues.
Get ready with a pen and paper for this episode. You will want to take notes for actionable steps to creating more effective teams.
As a bonus for listeners of Clark Hill’s Leading in a Lonely World: Conversations with Transformative Leaders, Steven is offering a free toolkit on conducting honest conversations. Just send an email to Steven, firstname.lastname@example.org, and mention you listened to our podcast.