In this episode from the vault, I revisit my conversation with Keith Ferrazzi from May 2020. The discussion centers around leading without authority, breaking down silos, and transforming teams through collaboration. Keith explains the concept of leading without authority, highlighting the need for an agile and adaptable operating model within organizations. He shares insights into co-elevation and the two philosophies of leadership.
The conversation also explores the challenges people face in shifting mindsets and adopting new ways of thinking, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness and personal growth. The attributes of a high-performing team and strategies for coaching co-ed teams are discussed.
Key Discussion Points
- Leading without authority involves breaking down silos and reinventing collaboration
- The importance of adopting an agile and adaptable operating model
- Understanding the challenges of mindset shifting and its impact on success
- The attributes of a high-performing team and strategies for coaching co-ed teams
- Transforming a company through leadership without authority and redefining teams
- Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and taking responsibility for success
- The significance of having a framework to measure success and unleashing growth through empathy
- Balancing humility and ego for effective leadership
- Advice for those who prefer working alone and a simple action to start leading without authority
During our discussion, Keith provides practical advice on how to lead without authority and redefine teams, emphasizing the role of responsibility and eliminating self-imposed limitations. The episode also delves into the importance of having a framework to measure success and the power of empathy in unleashing growth and development and addresses the concerns of individuals who feel they work better alone, offering advice on the importance of patience and taking small steps to start leading without authority. I’m glad I revisited this conversation “from the vault” and trust you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for listening!
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Links Worth Exploring
- Connect with Keith: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
- Keith’s Book: Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration
- Keith’s Training: Ferrazzi Learning
- Check out this opportunity: Virtual Teams Win
- Related Conversation: A Very Special Episode: Liam Martin talks about Running Remote
- Related Blog Post: Why Reading Leadership Books will Boost Your Productivity
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