Hosts Spencer Horn and Christian Napier discuss a better way to build and strengthen teams in any organization.
Is Trust Working For You or Against You?
In this episode of TeamWork a Better Way Christian Napier and Spencer Horn explore the intricate dynamics of trust. Discover the science of trust, the surprising ways our brains process trust and forgiveness, and why apologies can be double-edged swords. Learn how you can develop trust to deepen professional and personal relationships, and transform the world around you!
Stop Giving the Middle Finger to Middle Managers
Middle managers – often misunderstood and underestimated, are the unsung heroes of corporate life. Join us in this insightful episode of TeamWork a Better Way, as we break down the misconceptions, the stereotypes, and the uphill battle these middle management mavens face.
In this episode we'll dive headfirst into the world of middle managers and discuss how they're caught in the crossfire between the C-suite and the front lines. We've all seen the fictional characters like Michael Scott from "The Office," but are they really an accurate portrayal of these vital individuals?
Discover the shocking results of the McKinsey & Company survey that reveals the harsh realities middle managers face in today's corporate landscape. Only 20 percent feel their organizations genuinely support their role as people managers. Are we setting them up for failure?
We'll also navigate the post-pandemic challenges that have turned middle managers into multitasking jugglers. From remote work to talent retention, find out how these dynamics have reshaped their world.
And, hold your breath, we'll unveil revolutionary approaches to performance reviews that make those dreaded evaluations more personal, more meaningful, and—dare we say it—fun!
Whether you're a middle manager ready to rise above the stereotypes, a senior executive looking to tap into this hidden goldmine of talent, or just someone curious about the crazy world of corporate life, this episode promises laughter, controversy, and valuable insights into how to unleash the true potential of middle managers.
Tune in to “Stop “Giving Middle Managers the Middle Finger” on TeamWork a Better Way, and let's embark on a rollercoaster ride through the fascinating world of middle management.
The Leadership Journey
Join Christian Napier and Spencer Horn on the TeamWork a Better Way podcast as we host special guest, Melissa Aarskaug. We will discuss lessons in leadership from the perspective of a global Vice President, podcaster, technology and cybersecurity expert, business development builder & growth driver, and all around fantastic human! You will want to get to know Melissa. Listen in and be sure to ask her questions during the live show!
Get Unstuck: The Power of Mentorship
In this compelling episode of "Teamwork: A Better Way," Christian Napier and Spencer Horn delve into the transformative force of mentorship and its ability to break down barriers and propel individuals to new heights. Join us as we explore inspiring stories of people who found themselves at a standstill and how mentorship led them on a journey of breakthroughs and personal growth. Discover the vital difference between mentors and advisors, and learn actionable tips for finding the right mentor to unleash your full potential. Embrace the power of mentorship and break free from stagnation, embarking on a path of endless possibilities.
In working with your team, do you understand why things are working well or not? Do you understand the conditions and dynamics of the team based on who is leading and who is subordinate? Can you discern what is the basis of Team dynamics for each department? Do you understand why certain conflicts repeat themselves based on the team dynamics?
Understanding human software is incredibly valuable here. Behavior is based on predictive patterns. When you understand this at a micro level, you can understand what is happening on a macro level and make the adjustments for maximum team performance. Join Christian Napier and Spencer Horn as we share a better way to support your team.
Unleashing Agile Teamwork: Elevating Collaboration for Success
Join Christian and Spencer as we explore the transformative realm of agile teamwork. Discover the principles, practices, and benefits of agile methodology in fostering high-performing teams. From cross-functional roles to transparent communication and time-boxing, we unravel the essential elements that drive agile success. Learn how to overcome common challenges and understand the broader impact of agile principles across industries. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to agile, this podcast will empower you to unlock the true potential of your team in today's dynamic world.