However you define value, a leader holds the moving parts (self, team, customers, stakeholders) in a meaningful way that keep the company on mission.

See things from a different view includes empathy about what our employees may be thinking and feeling, yet we can’t forget to ask. Ask people about the choices they are making. The relationship of inter department, cross functional teams, and what we (as leaders) can do to remove obstacles to achieve more. Jessica Dewell hosts panelists Simon Barry and Zala Bricelj discuss where we add value to our company.

Program 72 - Where We Add ValueStarting the Conversation:

  • How do we measure useful?
  • Search for tips to solve unexpected problems along the way.
  • How do you know the work you are doing is useful (to you, to your role, and to the company)?

Host: Jessica Dewell

Panelists: Simon Barry, Zala Bricelj

What You Will Hear:

The vision that we want to contribute for a unified brand voice.

Value does not always equal money.

The relationship a leader to the mission of the company.

When value is well defined.

Discussing (constantly) where are we doing well and where are we not. Do we have shared meaning?

Written plans and results.

It’s ok to change actions from thoughtful thinking – without being busy.

Too much action means no time to thoughtfully respond.

Tips when we are idea rich and execution poor. (The ebb and flow of moving fast and overwhelm.)

Ambiguity and value versus valuable.

What makes adding value bold today.

Notable and Quotable:

Zala Bricelj: It’s important for entrepreneurs to think about the bigger picture in addition to what we’re assigned.

Simon Barry: Understand the true nature of the value means to understand what it is to be in someone else’s shoes.

Jessica Dewell: As a leader I’m responsible for the goals that have been set.

Simon Barry: Ask people how they think they are adding value.

Zala Bricelj: It’s not about us (leaders), it’s about them (our team).

Jessica Dewell: Written plans get results.

Zala Bricelj: Make our written goals a living document.

Simon Barry: Create the momentum to keep actions going on our selected trajectory.

Zala Bricelj: Recognize we, the team, are the only constant in this change.

Jessica Dewell: When we are execution poor and idea rich, it is easy to lose momentum and get stuck.

Simon Barry: ‘I said so’ just doesn’t work anymore. Stop the #ShoutyShouty.

Zala Bricelj: Be clear about what the role includes and fits into this process (and how progress will be reported back).

Jessica Dewell: The obligation [of a leader] rolls up accountably, authority, and responsibility.

Simon Barry: At first, as a leader I misunderstood the difference between management and leadership. I learned and shifted.

Zala Bricelj: It’s important to know how to step out of the way and and see things from a different perspective.

Tags: #EngagOrs, #ShoutyShouty, value, goals, strategy, understanding, communication, shared meaning, function, efficiency, clarity, conversation