What is the difference between managing field-based vs. home office teams?
In our ‘Ask Rob’ series, people reach out to me through my website asking for leadership advice. To help me tackle this particular question, I sat down with James Christie, my podcast producer. Tune in to learn our tips on how to manage teams in both scenarios successfully.
We discuss why the fundamentals of leadership apply in both field and home office management. You’ll also learn the tactical differences you’ll need to consider when managing in both environments.
Do you have a question or challenging scenario you’d like to run by me?
Go to https://sartoleadershipgroup.com/leadership-jam-session-podcast/. Click on ‘Ask Rob’ and send your request. I’ll respond with some guidance on your scenario!Episode Notes
How can leaders keep their employees engaged during extended COVID lockdowns?
During our latest Coach’s Jam Session, we examined the challenges and benefits of working in a hybrid workplace. Tune in to learn how to keep your people motivated in times of uncertainty.
We discuss the importance of developing a supportive leadership style and understanding your employee’s needs.
You’ll also learn how to provide your people with a sense of belonging and foster professional growth.Episode Notes
How can you be more effective and impactful in your work?
Carson Tate is the Founder and Managing Partner of Working Simply. We discuss her Productivity Style Assessment, designed to help you learn your cognitive style and become more efficient at work. We’ll also talk about her view on my scores after taking the assessment!
Tune in to learn the best strategies for your own productivity style, plus Carson’s tips on how to leverage your team’s diverse styles.Episode Notes
What is situational leadership, and what are some of its benefits?
I’ve always been a big fan of the situational leadership model. To me, it’s the very backbone of leadership, and in today’s ‘Ask Rob’ segment, I explain precisely why.
I break down the model’s four stages, and I share a few examples of how it works. I also explain why new managers should learn about the situational leadership concept.
Tune in to learn how you can develop situational leadership skills to become a better leader.Episode Notes
Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL commander who served in the military for almost 24 years. He joins me to discuss four attributes of successful leaders he has witnessed throughout his career.
Today, Jon uses his experience and personal stories to help organizations overcome some of their day-to-day challenges. He is also the host of the ‘Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast,’ where he brings mindfulness and meditation practices to high-performing teams.
Tune in to learn more about the challenges Jon had to overcome, his advice on team building, and how to recognize a confident leader.Episode Notes
Can you reduce the amount of time it takes to build trust with your employees?
This is a question that regularly comes up in my workshops. And in this new installment of our ‘Ask Rob’ series, that’s precisely what I’m discussing.
I share a few techniques I use to reduce the timeline of building trust with my employees. I also examine some of the reasons the journey of building trust can be elusive.Episode Notes
Today’s episode will consist of a discussion during one of my workshops called the Coach’s Jam Session. We break down the best practices when assessing whether or not somebody has self-awareness in an interview.
We also discuss why interviewing is all about asking the right questions and picking the right cues. Finally, we’ll share some tips on how to create a comfortable environment during interviews.Episode Notes
Today’s guest is Captain Dave Forman, US Navy Submarine Captain and founder of Wolfpack Leadership.
Dave provides his clients with practical training and the application of proven leadership methods from US submarines.
He has over 20 years of experience at all leadership levels, from line manager to chief executive. Dave leverages his success and experience as a nuclear submarine Captain to accelerate his clients’ leadership skills.
In this Leadership Jam Session Podcast episode, Dave shares his most significant leadership victories and challenges.Episode Notes
The matrix environment: When you have employees reporting to you and reporting to other managers on a dotted line.
Getting everyone on the same page with this type of team alignment can get a little confusing.
Nevertheless, a matrix environment defined by sincerity, humility, and communication can yield impressive results.
So, what are the most significant challenges and benefits of managing employees in this environment?
In today’s Leadership Jam Session Podcast episode, I welcome two of my former colleagues, Lisa Wynja and Lindsay Luke, to help us navigate this discussion.
We’ll talk about the importance of building relationships and fostering healthy communication, plus Lindsay’s and Lisa’s advice for new managers on dealing with a dotted line relationship successfully.Episode Notes
How do great leaders approach team management?
Today’s guest is Scott Holmes, a good friend who used to work with me at a previous company.
Scott is a great leader and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is currently the vice president of the commercial business group at a startup biotech company.
In this week’s episode of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast, Scott joins me to talk about his experiences as a leader, why trust is the key to team building, and the importance of giving back to your employees and the community.
We’ll also talk about one of the most critical aspects of team management; the little things we do as managers that impact our employees personally.Episode Notes