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Leadership Jam Session - Rob Fonte EPISODE 28, 8th November 2020
028: How deep employee/leader relationships make for better performers
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028: How deep employee/leader relationships make for better performers

In this episode I sit with Jim Wentworth, a Vice President of Sales in the healthcare industry. We discuss how having a deep connection, and an overall great relationship with your employees, makes for better performers and organizational outcomes.   

Key Takeaways:

  • Make a deeper connection with your people by understanding what motivates them
  • It's important for your people to understand what motivates you
  • Don’t allow your coaching to become prescriptive or too process driven
  • Your actions are more powerful than your words
  • Figure out what is driving positive and negative behaviors with your employees
  • Be authentic
  • Don’t be afraid to share with your people what you're not good at, i.e., "Don't fake the funk"
  • Try to remember the names of your employee's partner, spouse, kids, etc. 
  • Inject a little bit of emotion and joy and laugh into your job very day
  • Own your development. Even the best at the craft allow themselves to be coached