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For Love of Team™ is THE podcast where Leaders Simplify Teamwork, helping you: SURROUND yourself with others doing work they LOVE & SIMPLIFY your business processes. So that you SERVE more, doing only the work you LOVE. Business mentor and strategist, Winston Faircloth believes that it is your love of TEAM, and not just your love of products and customers that sets you apart in the marketplace. Explore the multiplier effect having a team you love has on your impact, your income, your margin ...
 
The Infinite Performance Improvement Experience.There is no 'one size fits all' approach to performance improvement, but there are trends, patterns and lessons we can learn from high performers.In these conversations you will hear top performers share their stories, insights, perspectives, research and thought processes on how they continue to get better.World Champions and elite athletes, performance coaches, psychologists, award winning entrepreneurs and business leaders, entertainers and ...
 
The Female Insight Zone is a 30-minute podcast sharing insights from women who have made an indelible mark in business and the path they took to soar. In each episode, host Maribeth Kuzmeski interviews an inspiring female business leader to reveal insights into successes, challenges, and how they have overcome... and won. Host: Maribeth Kuzmeski, founder of Red Zone Marketing, is a business development strategist, advisor to some of the largest financial services companies, bestselling autho ...
 
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On this week's podcast we introduce a new interview series where we will be chatting with industry experts to gain their insight on developing Core Values that create a winning team. We kick off this interview series with Teresa McCloy -- a Certified Coach, Speaker, and Enneagram Professional. Teresa was once a workaholic who spent much of her time…
 
On this week’s episode, we discuss how by building a business from a state of ‘love’ you will see your success grow exponentially. When you surround yourself with people working in their gifting and focused on a common mission, not only do you get to spend more time working where you're most gifted, but you also create this virtuous cycle where you…
 
Hall of Fame. Shrines to outstanding achievement. A place to remember and recognize legends in sports, business and arts. Many of these accomplishments focus on individual accomplishments. Others recognize a team effort. Imagine for a moment, what it would be like to be on a HOF team. In this week’s episode, I’d like to focus on another use of the …
 
In this week’s episode, we talk about a familiar expression that founders and leaders of businesses often face. “It’s lonely at the top”. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple famously said, “It’s sort of a lonely job. The adage that it’s lonely — the CEO job is lonely — is accurate in a lot of ways. I’m not looking for any sympathy. You have to recognize that yo…
 
In this week’s episode, I want to share a hard lesson from my time leading a team of 30 people distributed across four time zones. A popular acronym from that time was MBWA (Management by Wandering Around). It was the practice of leaders wandering around the office, in an unstructured manner, at random, to check with employees, equipment, or on the…
 
What would it be like to have a 24/7 coach for each of your team members? On this week’s podcast episode we talk about how you can achieve this. Core value statements serve as a 24/7 coach to your team members, providing practical guidance for how you and your team show up for one another, and how you handle your clients and your customers. Imagine…
 
In this week’s podcast episode, we dig into two essential leadership decisions in business, creating a compelling why and a clear what to build a team you love. But before you can define these, you need to be clear on your mission, vision, and values. Why does this matter? Without defining your business's purpose first, you won't be able to clearly…
 
Hiring is a business cost that I can't afford right now. In this week’s episode , we get to the problem faced the most by solopreneurs building their very first team, the cost. Let us ask you, what kind of cost is hiring? Do you look at a gym membership as just a cost? or an investment in your future health? Is your mortgage a household cost? Or an…
 
In this episode we do a deep dive on this question: What does it cost to do everything yourself? The bottom line is that as the leader of your organization, doing something you don't like or are not good at is the largest expense to your company, bar none. This is because there's 10 times more energy and time wasted trying to master a new skill, or…
 
“Here's the deadline and this is how I want you to do it. And if you don't do it the way I want, you may have to do it over and over until it’s right.” As a team member, there's nothing more demotivating than this. A+ talent will not hang around to find out what the next job is and the step by step ‘how’ you want it done. In today's podcast episode…
 
Six years ago, Winston Faircloth stepped down from the technology organization he helped to build over a 15 year period. As a founder, one of the hardest things you can do is to “let your baby go”. Yet, the prior 12 months had been filled with turmoil and internal discord -- it was no longer fun, senior leaders were at odds with one another, and th…
 
In the Indian fable about the blind men who each touched a different part of the element, we aren’t surprised to see that an argument breaks out. Each man trusted his own perception to guide him. Until someone with sight coached them on their error, they made assumptions about the whole. Within an organization, leaders can easily find themselves in…
 
Zak Brown is the CEO of McLaren Racing. It’s a role that gives him the overall responsibility for the McLaren Racing organisation, including the strategic direction, operational performance, marketing and commercial development of the McLaren Formula 1 and IndyCar programmes. Zak’s road to becoming a leader in the racing industry started as a profe…
 
The impact of the pandemic over this past year has hit everyone. While no one would argue that healthcare and frontline workers have felt it the hardest, the next largest industry might just be the change management professionals. These individuals have worked for years to persuade businesses and teams to embrace needed change in organizations. But…
 
Whether you lead a team or a member of a team, whether that team is large or small, personal or professional, there are key elements that create its identity and can influence its performance. Jeremy Holt BA (Hons) MSc CPschol specialises in team performance and high performing teams. Jeremy is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 30 years’ e…
 
Comic strips and funny stories abound with humorous anecdotes about clogged sinks and how homeowners make things worse before calling in a professional to fix the problem. There’s a reason they are funny. Because it’s a universal experience. We have a problem. We think we can fix it. Only to discover that the fix we tried made the problem worse. Af…
 
Jeremy Blain is passionate about Learning and Development. Jeremy is also passionate about how to apply it. Through both his research and experience, Jeremy helps leaders and managers to define strategies to implement digital and human transformations for the modern workplace. Jeremy is the Chief executive of PerformanceWorks International (PWI), a…
 
Whether it’s a home improvement weekend adventure, a quick renovation, or flooring or paint refresh, Americans love DIY projects. In fact, in 2020 the total sales of all 3 types of home improvement stores totaled more than $450 billion dollars. And HGTV’s website attracts an average of 10.2 million visitors each month. That’s a lot of DIY! But when…
 
It’s easy for businesses to get caught up in the day-to-day and not look at the current trends and how things are shifting and changing. But when that happens, big names like Blockbuster and Kodak go the way of dinosaurs and buffalo. To stay current, you have to be aware of fundamental shifts in how businesses operate. And one of the most significa…
 
There are around 400,000 different flowering plants, over 60,000 tree species, and 8.7 million species of animals! Clearly God designed, created, and appreciates variety. All too often in business, though, new employees get hired based on cultural fit which can lead to hiring team members who think the same, act the same, have similar experiences, …
 
The 1980s were filled with money-hungry firms who were getting rich at all costs. As my podcast guest, Craig Wood, mentions in our interview, that was reflected in the entertainment of the time. Like fictional Wall Street character, Gordon Gekko, who famously stated, “Greed is good.” But Craig’s father-in-law, Jim, wanted to do things differently. …
 
Did you start your business to keep track of the bookkeeping? Or to become a marketing expert? Or write all the copy? Or maybe you looked forward to taking care of the mail and holding meetings? Probably not. If I had to guess, I’d say that you started your business because you were passionate about providing a product or service that you love. But…
 
From movies to concerts or sports - everywhere you look in the field of entertainment, you see how specialists come together to create a whole that’s better than its parts. Those specialists aren’t order-takers. They’re captains of their own work...even when that work is part of someone else’s whole. When leaders forget that, chaos ensues. This wee…
 
Today I am speaking with Emily Chang and I highly recommend that you get a pen and paper ready as Emily has an amazing outlook on both business and life in general. Emily has more than 20 years‘ experience, holding senior executive positions focused on Customer Experience, Business Strategy, Cross-Cultural Team Leadership, Change Management as well…
 
You can find all kinds of leadership quotes that talk about being a captain. And there’s some truth in most of them but a pithy quote doesn’t capture all of the critical aspects of becoming a captain in your business. As you grow in your leadership journey you may find yourself on the same journey as many of my clients - sailing from captive to cap…
 
Today's conversation is with Paul Trainor founder of Positive Synergy limited, a consultancy that works with individuals and organisations within sports business and education to help improve performance. Paul shares his background, role models and mentors and his personal experience, including signing on for his boyhood rugby league club, the Salf…
 
When your organization is tasked with taking care of the community’s needs, it seems obvious where your focus should be. But listen to my conversation with Matthew Purkey, CEO of United Way of Allen County, and his For Love of Team story and you’ll hear some surprising things. “Instead of focusing on all the community needs, I focused on the team a…
 
Business owners don’t start a business because they love running a business; they start a business because they love providing a specific product or service and want the freedom that comes with being their own boss. All too quickly, the demands of running a business overwhelm the joy of providing the product or service. This is where many business …
 
Doc Ruben Perczek is a High Performance Strategist who specialises in supporting his clients to create success and make a sustainable impact through the development of top talent. He describes the people he and his team serve as "co-creators of change" and "conscious high performers." "Co-creators" because they know that sustainable positive change…
 
In this episode, Team Klinck’s Bobby Klinck and Katie Chase join me for the second half of our conversation about building a team you love. The 3 of us tackle the big question about what is your purpose in your life and how does that relate to running a business. And we look at how Team Klinck is promoting a counter-intuitive “Serve First” philosop…
 
Ever heard: “When people pay, they pay attention” or “The transformation is in the transaction”? That’s just one of the myths that we’re busting in the next 2 episodes of For Love of Team. I’m joined by the powerhouse duo of Team Klinck - Bobby Klinck and Katie Chase. Bobby is the founder/visionary and Katie is the integrator and team lead for the …
 
In this episode I am speaking with Endurance Adventurer, Sean Conway. Sean has set out and achieved some incredible challenges, and of course along the way has seen his fair share of set backs as well. His adventures include (amongst many others) running from Conwy Castle in North Wales to Castle Conway in West Ireland; an across Europe cycle ride …
 
Tampa Bay. In years past no one would’ve predicted that my new hometown would be a championship city like it is today. With winning hockey, baseball, and football teams, this has been a fantastic 5 months of sports! Whether you are a sports fan or not, those championship teams also have winning leadership and business lessons. In this episode, you’…
 
Scroll through your favorite social media platform feed and you’ll find an unusually high percentage of perfectly arranged bookcases in the background, funny pets, and selfies captured with ideal lighting. Curated images. No one else sees the hundreds of deleted images taken and discarded before the “right” one shows up in your feed. It’s simple to…
 
Teams. Building a team. Managing a team. Delegating tasks or projects to a team member. Finding and hiring a team member. When you hear those words and phrases, what pops into your mind? If you’re like most solopreneurs or entrepreneurs that have a small team, you probably struggle to get excited about having or growing a team. It may sound like mo…
 
For some the college experience is filled with parties and fun while for others it’s a grind of school work and studying. For me, it was an exciting opportunity to pave the way as the only male in an all-female freshman dorm! As the Head Resident the position wasn’t as much fun-and-games as it was leading, inspiring, and guiding. And a big part of …
 
Today I am speaking with author and co-writer, Mark Eglinton. Mark has written many books including Blindsided with Rugby World Cup Winner (and previous guest on this show) Michael Lynagh, Heavy Duty - Days and Night in Judas Priest - with musician K.K. Downing Reboot: My Life My time - with professional Footballer, Michael Owen. In this conversati…
 
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. --Hans Hofman. In our noisy world, it’s all too easy to allow the unnecessary to gain control of our businesses and of our lives. But a big part of leadership is being self-aware and that awareness can help you see what is necessary. We believe that one thin…
 
Todays guest has spent 40 years in a world that was all about performance and performance improvement, working with top Global brands and companies in the athletics and outdoors industries. Gene McCarthy has been a leader and change maker holding executive positions with the likes of Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, Timberland and Merrell and most recen…
 
You can’t help but be aware of the leadership, lack of leadership, and the leadership inconsistencies that we’ve seen recently here in America. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum (or political awareness spectrum), the recent events have been part of everyone’s consciousness. I’m not talking politics in this episode but we can all…
 
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