In this week’s episode, Mike and Tracy speak about Gaps in Leadership Training. We have exciting news that we will share, and will answer our listener questions.
In this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Kaplan Director at Venture Asheville and Co-Founder and CEO of Just Kibbitz. We speak about start-ups, growing your team, and how learning about your customer is your best investment.
In this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Leah Craig Fieser, Executive Director at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day we are interviewing Leah Craig Fieser, the Executive Director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. We invited Leah to speak with us about her team as one of our goals is to bring awareness to adopting senior pets, and chose Brother Wolf, as I adopted my senior pup, Weezie from their rescue in 2019.
It is a Throwback Thursday!! Today we release an archive from our podcast file! Recently you have heard some of our new podcasts with guest experts, but today’s episode is a throwback from a discussion on organizational design that Luis and Tracy had at the end of last year. We thought it would be fun to take a trip back to the archives and share this short episode on organizational design.
In this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Brett Hampson, a Finance leader at a Fortune 100 company. Brett is an experienced Finance leader, with extensive knowledge about leading teams and executing on results. Brett and Tracy speak about how to set expectations with your team, support them through change like working from home, and how he is changing the way he plans with his team to be more agile to future change.
In this week’s episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Nicole Belisle, Co-Founder & Lead Facilitator, of Collective Channel. Nicole and Tracy speak about the Service Leadership Mentality, building authenticity, and the role of a leader. It is a great episode for all those listeners looking to build better communication and collaboration, while driving results!
This week Tracy Eames, Founder of TEAMES & CO, sits down with Troy Johnson, CEO of YM4C, a non-profit enrichment program that is committed to building strong, trusting relationships, positive attitudes, and life skills in youth through practical teachings and social entrepreneurship.
We are thrilled to be kicking off Season 2 of the podcast with our guest Susana L Harris, from PhD Balance. Susanna shares the mission of PhD Balance, a community creating space for academics to learn from shared experiences. They want graduate students to be able to openly discuss and get help for difficult situations, from navigating academia to dealing with mental health struggles. We also have the great pleasure of diving into topics around leading virtual teams, and how she and the PhD Balance team manage remote work across timezones.
Welcome to Building Teams with TEAMES & CO. We are thrilled to not only welcome you back to the podcast, but also to share an exciting announcement. When we kicked off our podcast, we did so to create that informal connection between us and our listeners and share insights around customer experience, developing an ambitious strategy, and ultimately empowering your teams and accelerating your growth. We got great feedback from all of you around topics like building a culture of innovation, leading virtual teams and many, many more, but we also wanted to respond to some other feedback that we got around ways that we could improve the podcast.
As your organization grows, it is vital that you build communication across your teams. This will help you foster growth, acceleration, and innovation. Tracy and Luis discuss how leaders can collaborate with other leaders from different functions and how to navigate potential points of tension. By identifying and removing friction points, leaders can improve cross-functional collaboration and enable their teams to achieve shared goals.
In this week's episode, Tracy and Luis discuss what an Individual Development Plan is and how teams can implement them for growth. At TEAMES & CO, we believe that IDPs are a vital part of the goal-setting process. While your goals outline what day-to-day success looks like, an IDP sets you and your team members up for future success. It helps you outline how you can develop skills for the future, and enables your team to build agility.
On this week's episode, Tracy and Luis discuss how leaders can invest in their teams and empower them to deliver an exceptional customer experience. We highlight a few key areas to invest in:
+ Shared Purpose
+ Clear Goals
+ Celebrating Together
+ Resources & Tools
In this week's episode, Tracy and Luis discuss how leaders can use communication to both foster culture and accelerate growth! While many believe that these are separate focus areas, at TEAMES & CO we help organizations execute strategies that reinforce them both creating an amplification of your success. We use a framework we like
When we're facing change, one of the key stakeholder groups that we want to be in constant communication with is our customers. In this episode, we address why and how you can stay in touch with your customers and navigate the change together. We have used the example of changes in business operations during COVID-19, but these tools can be used to help customers navigate other changes your business may face as you grow and potentially need to update your procedures or product offering.
Listen to learn how you can help your customers successfully navigate any changes with you, and ensure their customer experience, while different, remains exceptional
We have all been adjusting to a new reality for our teams, and part of this has been learning to work in new ways. This may mean that you and your team are now working virtually or some of your team may be working from the office and others may be virtual.
The concepts shared not only highlight how to support virtual teams now but on-going as you work across locations. Additionally, woven through the discussion are insights on how you can manage this change of shifting to working virtually, as well as managing future change processes that you and your team may face throughout your growth.
In today’s episode the TEAMES & CO team, dive into how companies that are in the middle of large-scale change, and perhaps know that more changes are on the way, can go about responding now, and also preparing their short-term, medium-term, and long-term plans.
In this episode, Tracy and Luis discuss lessons for launching a business. The conversation is based on a recent article written by Tracy Eames "Launching a Business? 7 Ways to Learn from Our First Year."
In this episode, we discuss how organizations can refocus around their customers. Our companies are all based around our customers, right? We started our business to fill a need, and deliver value to our customer base. We don't exist without our customers, so it's imperative to make sure that we understand who they are, and what they consider valuable.
In this episode, Tracy and Luis speak to the leadership fallacy of oversimplification. As leaders, we're often busy, and this often translates into sitting in meetings all day while we are still trying to achieve results and develop our teams. Unfortunately, this means that vital initiatives like employee engagement, team building, and succession planning can get boiled down and oversimplified, and mean we end up moving in the wrong direction versus helping empower our team.
NOTE: Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES & CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES & CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.