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 and your freedom as a business owner. Connect directly with Winston via text or voice mail at 1-754-800-9461 to share your journey on building a team you absolutely love.
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 having a set of core values so well stated and clear that you no longer have to be the ...
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 define the what and why of your team’s purpose. By doing so you create a feel...
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 investment in your future?
So is hiring a team a business cost? Or is it an inv...
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 procrastinating on the action due to lack of interest or time.
“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 we explore leadership methods, and how one can lead to a spiral...
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 the organization was experiencing higher than normal turnover.
After an extensive se...
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 the shoes of blind men. With a limited field of view, they make assumptions about the...
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 few people and employers are comfortable trying new things when the comfortable, ol...
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.
After several experiences like this, most people will call a plumber before they attempt...
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 comes to your business, trying to DIY-ing it is holding you back.
You’ll get further,...
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 significant is the move away from traditional leadership and management with employees and sta...
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, and agree with each other.
But when team members are hired for the culture “add” of b...
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.
He and his wife, Dune, started Premier International, a software consulting company r...
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?
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 then you discovered that running a business is so much more than just fulfilling the ...
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 week’s podcast episode explores the mistake most leaders make when they delegate (a word ...
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 captain.
If you want to grow your business and, at the same time, multiply your impact, ...
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 and the team took care of the community needs.”
That sounds like For Love of Team to me!
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 owners burn out and hit the wall. You can’t make more money or have more time becaus...
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” philosophy and, while that could be seen as a sales tactic, it has already made HUGE ripple ef...
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 business.
The three of us take a deep dive into everything team - including the 2 dif...
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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