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Build High Performing Teams Podcast

Jul 21, 2020

“I feel like I'm not doing a good job at my work, in my life. I feel lonely and overwhelmed.” I hear this a lot. My advice is that you shouldn’t be navigating the work world alone. There are resources and people to have on your own personal “team”. If you don’t have this support team already, it is your job to build it and sustain it. In this episode, I’ll tell you the roles you need to support you in your work life, internal and external, and explain what exactly to seek from these roles. 


Discussed in this Episode:

  • How to promote internal success as a leader
  • How to have a consistent weekly communication
  • The power of having a leader, team, mentor, and sponsor
  • How to create your personal board of directors

Here are a few highlights:


  • 03:26 LEADER “One of the best relationships, and most influential relationships that you can have is with your leader.”
  • 4:54 TEAM “If you're a people leader or if you are thinking about your relationship with your leader, it starts by consistent communication and connection.”
  • 14:38 MENTOR “A mentor is somebody who is going to be more behind the scenes; somebody who's agreeing to meet with you on a regular basis.”
  • 17:56 MENTORS AND SPONSORS “The difference between a mentor and a sponsor is that a mentor is more behind the scenes and a sponsor is more upfront.”
  • 25:38 HR “I want you to be friends with somebody in HR.”



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