March 6, 2024

Corporate CPR Episode 111: How Not Maintaining High Quality Teams Might Be Killing Your Company

On today’s episode we are talking about how not maintaining high quality teams might be killing your company.

Randy Clark, currently Director of Global Operations at IBN (InvestorBrandNetwork), is an executive and strategic thinker with over 20 years of experience in building and managing high-functioning teams and organizations. His expertise spans from creating entities from scratch to revitalizing existing ones, consistently achieving remarkable success. Embracing change and prioritizing alignment over agreement, Randy fosters diverse, empowered teams, believing in uplifting every individual he encounters. With a mantra of supporting people to their fullest potential and infusing fun into every endeavor, Randy finds profound fulfillment in watching teams flourish and triumph together. Eager for the next challenge, he looks forward to continuing his journey of growth and success.

Episode Highlights:

  • Team Building from the Ground Up: The speaker emphasizes the importance of personally building teams from scratch to ensure they are founded on a proven record of success. However, they acknowledge that circumstances may sometimes require adapting to existing teams.
  • The Significance of Hiring: Hiring the right people is paramount for team success. The speaker underscores the importance of assessing individuals’ capabilities, desires, and skills to ensure they align with the team’s goals and culture.
  • Focus on Team Dynamics: Team dynamics are crucial for success, and the speaker highlights the importance of aligning everyone towards the same goal while fostering healthy agreement on how to achieve it.
  • Motivation, Focus, and Advocacy: The speaker outlines three key factors for keeping teams cohesive: motivation, focus, and advocacy. Understanding individual motivations, defining clear focuses, and being an advocate for team members are essential for achieving collective success.
  • Fit and Adaptation: Recognizing when someone is not the right fit for a role and being willing to have difficult conversations or make adjustments is crucial for both individual and team success. The speaker emphasizes the importance of finding roles that align with employees’ strengths and aspirations.
  • Recognizing and Addressing Misalignment: It’s crucial to identify when individuals are struggling to meet personal goals within a role, as this can have a detrimental impact on both them and the team. Encouraging individuals to pursue roles that align with their strengths and passions is essential for fostering personal fulfillment and driving team success.
  • Dealing with Toxic Team Members: Toxic team members can significantly diminish team morale and productivity, highlighting the importance of addressing such behavior. Taking action, even if it means making tough decisions like removing individuals who don’t align with the team’s goals and culture, is essential for the overall betterment of the team and the company.

Randy’s Top 3 Takeaways for the Audience:

  1. Having the right individuals in appropriate roles, highlighting attitude, aptitude, and work ethic are key criteria for success. Supporting and nurturing the right people is essential for team and individual success.
  2. Bring passion and enjoyment to work. Encourage fostering a fun and engaging work environment to inspire team members to be passionate and committed to their roles.
  3. Lead by example. Managers should lead with care, dedication, energy. By demonstrating commitment and enthusiasm for the job you will set a positive tone for the team and foster mutual respect and success.

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