Enabling Team Members to Perform Beyond Their Limits
In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews Sandy Sears. Sandy has a wide array of experience in leadership and management. She is a strong, compassionate, visionary leader capable of delivering a clear and compelling vision while articulating and executing on details. The foundation of her success rests on her ability to build a cohesive, effective team as she leverages the diverse talents and perspectives of her team members. As one of her past coworkers describes, “Sandy can work with lots of different types of people. She encourages diversity of style and encourages the debate to create a better outcome. Everyone feels valued with the end product.”
In episode 36, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Sandy Sears talk about their various experiences in the leadership role. Sandy also discussed how music has become a major part of her life since she has a musician son. One of Sandy’s proudest wins was helping her team overcome the fear of failure to produce the desired outcomes. One of the method’s she used to achieve this is to guarantee her team that the burden of failure will be upon her since she asked them to stretch beyond their limits.
Tony and Sandy also talked about leadership lessons that Sandy learned from her successes. Sandy iterated that leaders should treat people with respect and be honest with them while being careful not to sound rude or mean. Sandy says that this is a good way to reduce friction, reduce rework and reduce confusion in teams, especially in diverse ones like virtual teams. Sandy also explained that what is being done right now to increase customer impact and professional services is to make sure that leaders have to act ethically and be business oriented at the same time. Listen to this week’s episode of Impact Teams Radio as Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Sandy Sears talk about enabling team members to perform beyond their limits.
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