The Truth Behind TEAM: How To Create The Growth and Sustainable Success You Desire Featuring Annie Hyman Pratt #175

Episode Summary

 As a leader, how do you know if you’re doing a good job? Self-Leadership is the key to unlock your potential, create real growth and open the door for massive possibility in every area of your life. Listen to this episode for keys for creating a business that grows, scales and gives you the freedom you desire

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Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Annie Hyman Pratt in this episode:

  • How to evaluate your leadership performance and how you can become a better leader
  • 3 foundational actions successful leaders do differently than unsuccessful leaders
  • A.C.E.: A three-step system for interacting and getting better results with your Team
  • The way to self-regulate and get into Self-Leadership behaviors
  • How people and their psychological safety directly affects business goals and execution
  • The biggest frustration Entrepreneurs experience with their Teams performance


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Show Notes

  • Business is a Team sport.
  • Leadership is interacting with others so they produce results.
  • Are you leading in a way that your Team, your leaders, and your people can produce results with not too much of you?
  • You’ve got to provide resources, there’s all kinds of things you provide, but they’ve got to do the role.
  • A frustration for Entrepreneurs is that their Teams don’t think big enough that they’re not strategic enough, that they don’t see the big picture.
  • The second big frustration is productivity, actually using time wisely and getting some really strong work done, to move those goals forward.
  •  What the best leaders do differently is they really know how to communicate their vision, their goals, and their strategy to get those goals.
  • If your Team doesn’t understand, and can’t describe to you in really concrete terms, what the goals are. They can’t achieve them because they don’t know what they’re going for.
  • People need to know what the concrete goals are? What do they look like? And then the strategy part – how are we planning on achieving these goals? 
  • The way, you know, if they’re clear or not, is can your Team describe it back to you?
  • Competent leaders have really strong self-leadership and self-leadership is the ability to stay in a strong thinking non-reactive place even under stress and challenge.
  • If you’re not in a good place, anybody interacting with you is going to have a really hard time also being in a good place, or they’re going to be obsessed about doing what they can to get you into a good place. And when they’re doing that, they’ve stopped focusing on the goals.
  • The most effective action is the one that is most likely to move us towards our desired results. 
  •  The thing about a really strong Team member is that they stay out of self protection. 
  • You’re in self protection if you have any of these behaviors: blame, judgment, criticizing, defending, rationalizing, denying, ignoring, resisting change. In pleasing mode or overwhelm.
  • The point is having the ability to pause and get on the right track, able to emotionally regulate and get into a good place. 
  • Start with the number one skill of leadership: communicating the goals and the strategy in a really concrete way and planning with your Team together, how they’re going to achieve it.
  • You’ve got to keep practicing and as you do it, it will work itself out.
  • The second thing is you can work on is self-leadership. You can get this going in your company and culture right away, especially if you’re willing to be one of the first demonstrations.
  • If you understand the fundamentals, you at least have enormous direction.
  • Everybody becomes less task doers, more about thinking and supporting others to get it right.
  •  Anytime you’re going to make any kind of meaningful decision, you have to have all of the people that are involved and impacted present.
  • Bring all the people that are involved and make the decision together. It’s so much faster.  
  • Entrepreneurs, because they’re so accomplished tend to think of themselves as being highly in control of themselves. And a lot of times it’s not true at all.
  • Structured systems and processes are important but if you don’t know where you’re going and you don’t have people that are showing up in a good place… no amount of structure, systems, and process will fix it.

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