The Grand Story for the organization describes what has come before, what the current state is and why the organization must change and grow to succeed. It spells out the DESTINY of the organization, its purpose, why getting to the Daring Destination is critical, why it must be done quickly, and why we are the only team that can possibly accomplish this mission. It engages each team member in finding their role in the story and discovering their unique contribution to the outcome. The Grand Story imbues the Daring Destination with meaning for each team member.
Rick Tetzeli thinks differently from other journalists and he writes from a different perspective. So, its not surprising that he seeks out business leaders who think differently. In this session, we go inside his coolest assignments to learn more about these uncommon leaders.
Rick Tetzeli has been the Executive Editor of at Fast Company, Deputy Editor at Fortune and Editor of Entertainment Weekly. He has been covering the biggest names in business for decades. In this session, we learn about Rick’s roots and where he got his passion for business and how he chooses his subjects.
Each team member commits a portion of their life and their emotional bandwidth to the team. They commit to doing whatever it takes (that is legal and moral) to get to the Daring Destination. Because of their commitment, they deserve to win. The leader must act to clear obstacles and team members who are in the way of accomplishing the goal, because the team deserves to win.
Colleen’s career was not a predictable one. She took chances and changed countries. She shrewdly but lovingly made her breaks until she got the CEO job she wanted. Then she showed them what she could do when she had free reign to do it her way.
With a clear destination, the team can accelerate the pace of their accomplishment because they can clearly see which decisions will result in getting closer to the destination and which will hinder their progress toward the goal. The destination must be Daring because it must inspire the discretionary effort required to get there.
In this episode, we go more in-depth in Walt Rakowich’s story. Walt shares the keys to one of the biggest turn arounds in corporate history, and the incredible need on having transparency as a heart led leader. There is a need for more heart led leaders, and Walt Rakowich emphasizes how important it is for you, the listener to take your journey as a heart led leader seriously.
Meet Walt Rakowich and learn about his climb to being known for one of the biggest turn arounds in corporoate history. Walt discusses his journey from humble beginnings, through Harvard Business School and then to being a leader in commercial real estate and his graciousness for having those experiences under his belt. In this episode, Walt will give you his advice for being a heart led leader through the lens of what he went through to become a leader in his industry.
Organizations are not about individuals, they are about teams and the accomplishment of the collective goals of those teams. Therefore, team goals (especially the organization’s vision) take priority over individual desires. Selfish behaviors of any kind diminish team success. When selfish behaviors cannot be corrected quickly, the selfish team member must go because they will endanger the team, damage team results and cause the defection of the team’s highest performing members.