306: Greg Ablett – How Organizational Health Can Benefit Your Company
Sean Ryan was put in charge of an engineering team that had more experience than he had been alive. He wanted them to be more focused on the customer, but he could not possibly dictate any decision to them because they were more experienced than he was. Not really knowing what he could bring to the table, Sean tried to figure out what value that he could bring to the team, and he realized that if he could create space for them from the bureaucracy within the company, then they would be able to perform better and be incredibly successful at what they do. From that experience, Sean was able to learn to think on what his role is as a leader and what he brings to the table when he can’t tell anybody to do anything of substance.