364. Harnessing the Power of Influence with Brian Smith

Aug 29, 2022 | 0 comments

There’s a common phrase that gets thrown around when it comes to teamwork: “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team.’” But every team is made up of individuals—when we lose sight of that, the whole team suffers.

Teams need to be able to work together as a whole, but we can’t forget to address the individual influences and strengths that each person brings to the team. And each team, or even the entire company, can be viewed as a single “individual.” That’s the thesis that Brian and Mary Smith put forth.

Brian is the founder and senior managing partner of IA Business Advisors, a management consulting firm that has worked with more than 18 thousand CEOs, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees worldwide. Together with his daughter Mary, they’ve authored the book Individual Influence: Find the “I” in Team. We have a conversation about positive influence and making a difference in your organization and the people around you.

If you want to learn how to improve and manage your influence, pick up Individual Influence.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

We talk about:

  • Highlighting the individual strengths within groups
  • Taking responsibility for your influence
  • Setting goals individually and as a team
  • Understanding your own strengths and limitations
  • Using assessments to build communication infrastructure within teams
  • The benefits of slowing down and being in the moment

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