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Leadership Without
Losing Your Soul

Podcast with David Dye

Building Better Leaders

Unlock Team Success with Proven Strategies to Build a Better Team

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Podcast |

Episode 247: In this episode, Tania Luna discusses the principles of power with and how to a build better team. She emphasizes the importance of following a purpose rather than a person, relying on context instead of control, being a cultivator rather than a collector, and building a community rather than a crowd. Luna suggests implementing these principles by providing clear context and purpose for roles, allowing individuals to self-evaluate their progress, and creating opportunities for feedback and collaboration. She also advises starting small and gradually expanding these practices throughout the organization.

Building a Better Team with Tania Luna

[00:00] The conversation begins with a powerful notion: shifting focus from personal ambition to collective success. Embracing a shared purpose paves the way for a culture of learning and growth, essential for cultivating a better team.

[00:14] David introduces “Leadership Without Losing Your Soul,” setting the scene for an insightful dialogue on achieving transformational results in leadership while maintaining one’s humanity and mental well-being—a crucial balance for fostering a cohesive team.

[02:16] The introduction of Tania Luna, highlighting her ventures and the book “Lead Together,” underscores her commitment to innovative leadership principles and the creation of humane workplaces. This philosophy is central to building a better team through mutual respect and shared objectives.

[04:14] Reflecting on leadership as a continuous journey of growth and adaptation, the conversation underscores the importance of flexibility and learning in the quest to build a more effective team.

[05:20] The discussion delves into the dynamics of power within leadership, advocating for a “power with” rather than a “power over” approach. This concept is key to developing a better team environment, where power is utilized collaboratively towards achieving shared goals.

[08:21] Through the allegorical journey of Sam the squirrel, listeners are introduced to real-life leadership challenges. Sam’s experiences mirror the lessons in embracing shared power and resilience, which are vital in the journey of building a more cohesive team.

Unleashing Collective Power Through Leadership

[11:53] Tania shares her personal challenges and triumphs in leadership during the pandemic, illustrating the strength of a collaborative approach in crisis management. This story highlights the importance of shared decision-making in creating a resilient and better team.

[15:09] Exploring the concept of power in detail, the dialogue emphasizes the need for a balance between empowering individuals and ensuring power is not concentrated. Achieving this balance is fundamental for nurturing a well-functioning, empowered team.

[20:53] By unfolding Sam’s story further, key leadership principles such as aligning with a purpose and prioritizing context over control are brought to light. These principles form the cornerstone of the philosophy for building a better team, guided by shared goals and a clear understanding of decision-making rationales.

[33:10] The final part of the conversation addresses practical applications of these leadership principles in various organizational settings. This segment wraps up the journey towards building a better, more empowered team by highlighting the challenges and successes of implementing a collaborative leadership model.

Through this engaging dialogue, David and Tania Luna navigate the intricacies of leadership, focusing on the transformative impact of shared goals, mutual support, and collective empowerment in building a better team.

Thank You to Our Guest

TANIA LUNA, author of LEAD TOGETHER: Stop Squirreling Away Power and Build a Better Team, is an entrepreneur, psychology researcher, and writer. She has founded and grown multiple companies, including Scarlet Spark, a nonprofit that creates human-friendly workplaces for organizations that help animals, and LifeLabs Learning, a leadership development company.

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David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.  He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict, and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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