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Pam Fox Rollin: Growing Groups Into Teams

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Pam Fox Rollin is an executive coach and strategist. This is a conversation about the conversations that leaders are not having. These are THE difference between building a truly committed team that delivers the future you care about… and having a group which is a team in name only.

Topics discussed:

(00:03:55) Writing a book about teams as a team.

(00:11:41) Teamwork failure due to individual mindset silos.

(00:14:51) Telling the difference between hard work and commitment

(00:18:40) OKRs align and drive team objectives.

(00:20:54) Incentive structures and team behaviors

(00:24:02) Shared promise vital for effective team; align goals and coordinate efforts.

(00:28:25) Leaders build futures that matter through conversations.

(00:33:08) Finance team doubts engineering's budget needs.

(00:36:23) Trust: vulnerability in actions and five dimensions.

(00:38:21) Dimensions of trust

(00:42:23) Design conversations as a leader to level up.

(00:46:01) Challenges of remote work and trust.

(00:49:05) Missing conversations hinder team building efforts.

(00:53:44) Collaboration needed in achieving desired outcomes.

Links & resources mentioned

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* Pam Fox Rollin: LinkedIn, Altus Growth Partners

* New book: Growing Groups Into Teams

* Altus’ Growth podcast: Missing Conversations

Related episodes:

* #22 Pam Fox Rollin: Be a leader who helps people come alive

People & orgs:

* Bob Dunham - Institute for Generative Leadership


* Growing Groups Into Teams

* The Thin Book of Trust - Charles Feltman

Other resources:

* IBM study: “Augmented work for an automated, AI-driven world”

* Paper: On the Folly of Rewarding A, While Hoping for B

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