Leaders need to be authentic and transparent with their teams in order to create a sustainable and successful relationship and scale. In this episode of the Innovation Meets Leadership Podcast, Natalie Born and Michael King explore one piece of advice for leaders when it comes to capacity - being able to understand their team and how they're doing. They discuss understanding your team's engagement, motivation, and commitment to the mission and why that’s important for creating a healthy partnership.
Michael King, founder, and CEO of TEAMS.COACH, LLC is a highly sought-after Executive and Business Leadership Coach. He helps business leaders clarify and execute at high levels through his proprietary T.E.A.M.S. Methodology to develop measurable business growth and company-wide collaboration.
Michael has close to twenty years of hands-on experience, leading teams, and organizations. In the past five years, he worked with a wide range of clients, from solo entrepreneurs to top company executives.
[00:35] Leadership Through the T.E.A.M.S. Methodology
Michael discusses the pressure leaders face today and how to prevent burnout
How teams are changing and how to create strategies that are relevant
Our current work climate is forcing leaders to work smarter not harder
It's your responsibility to change and impact the environment
Understanding the T.E.A.M.S. Framework
How the methodology was created
Common behavioral patterns of leaders that cause them to lose focus or burn out
[06:15] Why Leaders Need to Take Culture Seriously in 2022
Why leaders have a hard time articulating the capacity of their team and how they can solve that
Have a clear vision
Plan stages in order to avoid overwhelming your team and leading to demoralization and failure
The war on talent and the rise of human capital
The huge societal shift that organizations need to pivot with
Leaders need to create a culture that supports the goals of their team members in order to keep them around
[12:27] Types of Leadership Styles and Why It’s All About Striking a Balance
Why culture needs to be put in front of growth for long-term gains
The type of leader you are will reproduce the same type of leadership in others
The different types of leaders
Good leadership is about understanding balance
[20:20] Closing Segment
How to Work with Michael King
Lessons learned from Michael’s biggest “Aha” moment while going through the T.E.A.M.S. Methodology
Have a common definition book for team members to use when communicating and working together
“Focus in and make sure that you don't try to move your team by taking on too many phases all at one time. That's where disenfranchisement happens, that's where people get demoralized, and that's where failure starts to happen. Everybody wants to be a part of something that wins. And so being able to take that and just dial your vision back into steps and strategies as opposed to trying to eat the elephant all at one time, that's a really big deal.” - Michael King
“The culture has to support [the team’s] goals. It used to be the other way around. We come in and support the goals of the organization. But now if I'm looking at a role, it has to support the goals that I have in my life.” - Natalie Born
“And the thing that we find that burns leaders out a lot is not knowing the capacity of their team and knowing when to dial that back.” - Michael King
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