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S2E78 How to Recognize Genius and Why

Season 2, Ep. 78
 If you want your team to thrive, you have to identify, celebrate and lean into the unique gifts of all team members. In this episode, Brian shares what entrepreneurs can learn from Pat Lencioni’s Working Genius model about increasing a team’s productivity and satisfaction in three major areas: ideation, activation and implementation.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why some team members need help starting.·     Why others find it challenging to activate and push forward.·     How to support those who struggle with implementation. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E77, The 6 Types of Working “The 6 Types of Working Genius,” by Pat Lencioni   “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Pat Lencioni S2E13, Unleash Your Inner Olympian - an Interview with Apolo Ohno REALStrengths NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you're a dreamer, you’ve got to either surround yourself, or be aligned to, doers.” – Brian Buffini “If you're an entrepreneur, there has to be some type of creative process in there: you find a need and fill a need.” – Brian Buffini “It's very hard to push from the top down.” – Brian Buffini “You really want people who are doers. You want people who are actually going to go implement and, if you don't have it, you better find it.” – Brian Buffini “It's not weakness to say ‘this is not my strength.’” – Brian Buffini

S2E77 The 6 Types of Working Genius

Season 2, Ep. 77
For a team to be really successful, all its members must tap into their natural gifts. In this episode, Pat Lencioni explains why his new Working Genius model vastly increases a team’s productivity and satisfaction, enabling people to thrive both in work and in life.     YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why you feel frustrated or misunderstood at work.·     How to identify work that energizes and fulfills you.    ·     How to become more self-aware, productive and successful.MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “The 6 Types of Working Genius,” by Pat Lencioni   “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” by Pat Lencioni Team Leader Conference  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I figured out that there were six different kinds of work that had to happen. And I was only good at two of them.” – Pat Lencioni “The leader has to take care of him or herself first, so that other people can be healthy.” –   Pat Lencioni “Nobody exists in a vacuum. No man is an island. And when you have people that can't appreciate types that they don't have, that's a problem on a team.” – Pat Lencioni “If people celebrate what they're not good at, they're going to appreciate the people that are good at those things.” – Pat Lencioni “It takes an awful lot of understanding of who you are, what you are and what your gifts are to then be strong enough to say ‘this is what I don't do.’” –  Brian Buffini