Disrupting yourself is a way of life around here, so it’s only
natural that it is my turn to be disrupted.
Today is Launch Day for my new book, Build
an A-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning
, and I couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate, we’re
doing things a bit differently on the podcast. Macy Robison, my
fabulous project manager, is interviewing me to help break down
what my listeners can expect from my new book, and how the
information I’ve gathered can help them in not only their career
but in life.
Since releasing Disrupt Yourself
in 2015 I have
had the opportunity to interact with many managers, leaders,
executives, and employees who have embraced the idea of disruption,
but who have asked me, “How can I get my people to disrupt
themselves?” or “How can I get my boss to let me disrupt myself?”
Employers and employees want to experience the growth that can come
from disruption, but it’s not happening in many organizations out
of fear of “losing” valued leaders or team members.
The irony is that many great employees are lost anyway. Some
managers are great at maximizing efficiency but are so caught up in
day-to-day minutia that the personal and professional growth of
employees takes a back seat to survival. The result is stellar
employees feeling bored or stuck in their jobs, with no clear
career path before them. Employees who were once superstars either
move on to greener pastures or become dead-weight and
organizational innovation stalls.
Build an A-Team
unpacks this problem and illustrates
how understanding the S-curve can lead to innovation within
organizations, and how investing in your employees (and sometimes
letting them go) can return phenomenal dividends.
Join Macy and I as we discuss Build an A-Team
framework of disruption, recognizing where employees are on their
personal S-curve, real sponsorship, and how allowing employees to
jump to new curves can lead to innovation.
We also take a minute to acknowledge the amazing A-Team behind
the book—it truly would not have been possible without them!