Creating High Performing Teams by Building Strong Relationships
In this episode of Impact Teams Radio, Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman interviews returning guest Steve Lishansky, Chief Executive Officer of Optimize International. Steve has 22 years of experience in executive coaching, facilitating services, high impact professional services trainings, speaking and consulting services. He is a sought after Keynote Speaker, Hall of Fame Executive Coach and Expert Facilitator for creating Strategic Alignment of Leaderships.
Episode 35 of Impact Teams Radio focuses on creating high performing teams by building strong professional relationships. Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Steve Lishansky talk about the keys to being a better leader. What needs to be done right now in dealing with clients and forming teams involve building trust, respect and communication. These three factors lead to a quality of relationship where capabilities can be leveraged and reduce rework in tasks. Steve talks about building high performing teams means multiplying the assets of the team. He said that a good leader knows how to bring the team together towards the mission, vision and goals of the company. A clear direction should be created for the professional services teams in order to reduce confusion. Leaders need to set standards that their people can really understand to increase implementation velocity. Steve emphasizes that leaders own the establishment of the vision, mission and goals of the company. Also, leaders should create an environment for the growth of the people in the organization.
Steve mentions that leaders must create a certain culture for the people to work as a team. He and Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman discuss that leaders should make sure that they have the right people who have the same level of commitment and capability in order to achieve quality results. Steve also says that this is how to reduce confusion in virtual teams. Leaders should take out people who do not function well in the professional services teams. Steve said that at the onset, people should be willing to embrace and support the vision, mission and goals, as well as the principles and practices of the company. Listen to this week’s episode of Impact Teams Radio as Implementation Rabbi Tony Sherman and Steve Lishansky talk about being a better leader and a better person than you are today.