Take a second to think of something that frustrates or upsets you at work.
Okay, I’m willing to be wrong, but my guess is that you thought of something to do with people, rather than the content of your work.
If you did think of content, I imagine you could easily think of frustrating situations with co-workers, a boss, clients, etc.
Human dynamics tend to be the most challenging aspects of the work we do and are often one of the roots causes when a company goes out of business or a project flops.
On today’s Man Alive podcast I was joined by Mike Robbins, an author and speaker who has spent 20 years speaking all over the world, at well known companies like Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Gap, eBay, Schwab.
Mike’s new book, “We’re All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust and Belonging, came out this week!
The timing is uncanny because Mike came up with his title years before this pandemic. His book highlights what is necessary now, more than ever, in business and our lives.
In our conversation we talked about:
- The core pillars of creating high performing teams
- What psychological safety is and why it’s been deemed the most important factor in team success
- Why vulnerability is crucial for innovation and effectiveness in business
- The need for leaders to pay attention to inclusion and belonging
- Mike’s learnings from his background in sports and working with some of the most successful companies in the world
When you’re done with this episode, check out Mike’s first Man Alive episode about how to be more successful by being honest. Then check out his books!
Mike is an example of a strong and caring leader, willing to let go of looking good or keeping up a facade. He understands that is important to bring our humanity to business.
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Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including, Bring Your Whole Self to Work and We’re All in This Together. He’s a former pro baseball player whose playing career ended due to an injury. For the past 20 years, he’s been a sought-after motivational speaker who delivers keynotes and seminars for some of the top companies in the world. His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, eBay, and the Oakland A’s. He and his work have been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on ABC News and NPR. He’s a regular contributor to Forbes and his books have been translated into fifteen different languages.
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