As a business owner, you may now find yourself in a leadership position that you haven’t been in before. On this episode of My Biz Bestie Amber and Maelisa welcome team and leadership expert Shelli Warren. Shelli has been a team leader for Procter and Gamble for more than 25 years. She has led a multitude of types of teams ranging from technical teams to virtual teams, to local teams and many kinds in between. She shares her leadership expertise and provides some fantastic nuggets of gold that you will not want to miss. So grab your favorite earbuds and sit down to listen to Shelli share her fountain of knowledge.
Business owners biggest fear is giving up control
People think that after they have built a business that hiring a team is a huge challenge. But the real challenge is giving up control. A small business owner knows every part of how their business works and often thinks that they do things in the best way. But if you hire the right team your team members will know how to do their job even better than you do. The right team members will immediately add value to your business. Although relinquishing control can be the hardest thing for you to do in your business it can also be the most freeing. Listen to Shelli Warren give some amazing team leadership tips on this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How do you get the most out of your team?
Once you have hired your team it is important to set standards and expectations and let your team rise to the expectations in their own way. If you micromanage every way someone works they will not perform at their best. Don’t tell people how to do things, simply tell them what you need to be done and allow them to surprise you with their ingenuity. A true leader allows their team to play to their strengths. If you are looking for everyone to work in the same way this will certainly bring terrible results. Shelli Warren shares her leadership expertise and you can hear all about how to get the best results from your team on this episode of My Biz Bestie.
How do you encourage your team to share their expertise?
Training is not something that simply takes place during the onboarding process. Everyone is perpetually learning. The best leaders know that they don’t know it all. Knowing this gives you a great opportunity to have members of your team share their knowledge and expertise with everyone else on the team. The level of output and collaboration is elevated when people share their expertise with others. There are many ways to go about this, the trick is to play to each person’s individual strengths so that they can share with others in the best way that they can. Listen to this episode to hear many ways that you can employ an atmosphere of ongoing learning in your business.
How do you find leadership skills?
Shelli Warren is here to give you permission not to be a good leader. That’s right, you have permission. Not everyone is born with leadership qualities. The trick is in recognizing that leadership is not your forte. One way to rise to the level of a leader is by hiring someone to lead your team. Team leaders realize that people can and should play to their strengths, and that includes you. Listen to this episode to discover some great ways to improve your team leadership skills and get your team moving in the right direction.
In this episode...
- [1:22] What you need to know about teams
- [5:25] Business owners biggest fear is giving up control
- [11:26] How do you encourage your team to share their expertise
- [15:15] How do you encourage someone that doesn’t like to be in the spotlight
- [20:10] How do you find leadership skills?
- [29:04] How do you provide and accept feedback to your team?
- [37:48] It’s okay to not be a great leader