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.
03. The Fear of Falling Behind - Is It Real?
Do you ever feel like you're falling behind? Like others are miles ahead of you? And no matter what you do, you just can't keep up? There are many reasons Fear of Falling Behind, or FOFB, happens, but Leigh Ann has amazing tips on how to overcome this feeling so you can take care of yourself and your team in just 4 steps. Don’t beat yourself up! Instead, grab a pen and make note of all the tips and tools from this action-packed episode.
02. Addressing The Elephant In The Room In 6 Steps
Today we talk about how to address unspoken issues that happen in teams and in relationships. Conflict situations can bring up risk, and the reason why conflict creates anxiety for most of us is that we are hardwired to protect ourselves. So what do you do when you or your team does not address the ‘elephant in the room’? Leigh Ann presents six easy steps on how to resolve team issues, and address the elephant in the room the right way.
01. Three Ways to Connect Your Team in 15 Minutes or Less
Teams that are connected are going to work better together, you're going to retain them, they're going to give extra effort towards the team’s goals. While working remotely, many people feel isolated so you as a leader need to do something about it. Leigh Ann shares three clever ways that will definitely help you strengthen connections among your team members and it will not take more than 15 minutes of your and their precious time.
00. An Introduction to the Leading Better Teams Podcast
Leading teams is not easy. This podcast has been created to reach more people, more executives, and more teams that benefit individuals, teams and can make corporations more human-centered. This show is for leaders who are seeking new ways to engage remote and hybrid teams and employees and who need practical tips and tools to lead with confidence.
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.
Leigh Ann knows her stuff. She does an excellent job delivering valuable content on building stronger teams. The tips and tools she shares helps me excel in my role as a leader.
Sometimes you can just tell when someone is passionate about their work. In Leigh Ann’s case, her passion translates to creative ideas, effective communication, and a set of skills that produces a podcast that is both relevant and beneficial to leaders across a wide range of industries.
Great ideas for remote teams
Leigh Ann does a great job of presenting practical, realistic ideas for working with remote teammates. Her presentation skills are clear and articulate. She draws you in with her knowledge and backs it up with real world examples. I will definitely try some of these ideas and share them with other team leaders in my organization. Well worth the time!