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Life as Leadership: Where Leaders Gather to Grow Together - Josh Friedeman EPISODE 132, 16th April 2021
Finding Intrapreneurs for Your Organization with Molly McGrath
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Finding Intrapreneurs for Your Organization with Molly McGrath

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Molly McGrath is a podcaster, decade-long blogger, and two-time Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. Since the late nineties, Molly has coached, consulted and directed presidents and founders of national organizations and over 4,000 small business owners in executive-level leadership, continuous improvement, and team empowerment initiatives to infiltrate new markets, leveraging partner ecosystems and producing profitability.

 

LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

  • An intrapreneur is someone who comes with proposed solutions rather than constant problems. They have ownership in their bones, even if they don’t have an actual stake in the business.
  • People often have a “sleeping giant” in their business. If you have an open culture where people have the permission and platform to speak up, be sure to search for high-potential people you may have overlooked.
  • When looking for intrapreneurs, ask powerful questions then pause and listen. If someone begins to pour forth ideas, you have found that right person.
  • Develop an employee growth plan rather than performance reviews. This includes a self-evaluation combined with impact goals that align with both their professional growth and the company’s goals.

 

QUESTIONS TO INSPIRE US TO ACTION

  • What is some lesson, saying, or experience that continues to influence your leadership to this day? A confused mind says “no.”
  • Use three descriptors to finish this sentence: “A leader is…” Upfront, out front, and wholly responsible for their communication and the energy they leave in every interaction and room.
  • What is a question that leaders should be asking either themselves or others? How am I doing?
  • What book would you recommend to leaders? Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, and Ron McMillan
  • If you could get every listener to start doing something THIS week to help them be a better leader, what would it be? Do a weekly self-management meeting every Sunday before starting the work week.
  • As a general life principle, is it better to ask “why?” or “why not?” “Why not?” this overcomes the response/attitude of “I (or we) can’t.”

 

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