Leading Better Teams

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There is no doubt that leaders are experiencing overwhelm at an alarming rate. This results in ineffective team leadership where leaders are not leading their teams but instead are simply reacting emotionally or with short tempers or in a rush. The team gets exposed to poor management instead of proactive leadership, which could cause permanent harm to the team dynamic. Today, in the second part of overcoming overwhelm, Leigh Ann offers four simple strategies to find your way out of the overwhelm cycle so that you can get back to being the effective leader that you are.

Show Notes

Leaders report being overwhelmed at an alarming rate. 01:02
1️⃣  Thinking versus feeling. 03:28
🤩  Name it to tame it. 05:05
🪜  The tool of using a scale from 1 to 10 to assess emotions. 06:07
✍️  Write it down! 07:11
🧠  LBT Trivia Question: How many pieces of information can we hold in our minds at one time? 08:27
2️⃣  The chunking technique. 09:09
🙋 Ask your team about their progress each day. 13:27
3️⃣  Four different ways to prioritize. 13:54
⚖️  Eisenhower Matrix or the urgent importance scale. 15:28
🔤  ABC 123 method. 16:03
🐸  Do we do the quick ones first? versus “Eating the frog” 17:26
🤔  Pick your top three things for the week, month, quarter, year. 19:14
4️⃣  Schedule it in technique. 20:25
💐  Batching work. 23:03
🚩 Leading Better Teams Challenge. 24:55

Dan Siegel, Name It To Tame It YouTube Video

Psychology Today Scale of 1 to 10 Stress Reduction 

UK Study on Stress


Forbes Study of Feeling Overwhelmed https://www.forbes.com/sites/joefolkman/2015/07/23/feeling-overwhelmed-you-are-far-from-alone/?sh=222653ce19a4

LBT Trivia question - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2864034/

Writing it down -  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/memory-catcher/201710/is-it-better-write-hand-or-computer

Minds hold 3 - 5 pieces of information (This is the trivia question - you have the link above)
Eisenhower Matrix -https://www.eisenhower.me/eisenhower-matrix/ 
ABC123 Method - no reference for this
Michael Hyatt book: Free to Focus, Michael Hyatt

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What is Leading Better Teams?

Leading teams is tough. Leading hybrid or remote teams? Even tougher. New workplace dynamics can create employee tension and communication issues that can overwhelm the best leaders. Engaging remote employees and leading virtual teams is a skill that all leaders must develop as the future of work is here. Companies are made up of people - like you and me - who are ideally working together toward a common goal. But we’re complicated human beings and when put together in a corporate/business environment, any number of things can go right or wrong.

I’m your host, Leigh Ann Rodgers - world-renowned human potential expert, speaker, author, and CEO of Better Teams. My mission is to help leaders of all kinds to build better teams around the globe so that employees are happy, engaged, and productive. Implementing the most effective and latest models served up humor, happiness, and a dash of southern charm results in positive transformations time after time.

Each month, you can expect to hear from me and other industry experts on how to effectively manage remote teams making them positive and happy. I’ll offer real world examples from my on-going work and be real about the challenges and celebrate victories that I see. I’ll also offer quick tips and tools that are my way of giving you actionable knowledge so that you, too, can help in the mission to build and lead better teams the world over.

This podcast has been created to reach more people, executives, teams to benefit individuals, and can make corporations more human-centered. This show is for leaders seeking new ways to engage remote and hybrid teams and employees and who need practical tips and tools to lead with confidence.

The recognition that humans are complicated and motivated in all different ways allows me to be empathic and listen more deeply to what’s being said, and what’s not being said so that I can understand the entire team's values, ways of working and, ultimately, drive. It’s my whole-human approach that separates my work from the rest and has allowed me to walk among people employed at the smallest of local firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), multinational companies and the world’s biggest brands like MARS, Whirlpool, and Kelloggs. I’ve been privileged to be in company with thousands of humans around the world - team members, frontline workers, and the most powerful executives. But as many as I’ve impacted, I cannot do this work alone. That’s why I created Forward - a trusted community of global industry professionals and now this podcast - so that we call can network, learn from one another, share new ideas, ask for help, and experiment with new ideas so this work can reach far and wide.

In my work as team builder, facilitator, and focus group moderator, people are moved to action by my expertise, and my undying curiosity about people and the never-ending stream of new tools and technologies that are consistently being developed to help teams and people be more productive. My job is to sort through all the information and apply my hands-on knowledge about work - what it is today and what it’s evolving into tomorrow. The world of work and people have been forever changed. It’s up to people like me who can clearly see the impact on people and teams to interpret the trends, test and analyze frameworks and tools to uncover what works most effectively, and take these learnings and put them into practice for teams large and small around the globe.