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The Entrepreneur’s Role In Teamwork

Every entrepreneur wants to get the most out of teamwork, but it isn’t always clear how to do that. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain how you can engage in teamwork in a way that’s most productive and strengthens your own capabilities and efficiency.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

  • The benefits of focusing your time on what you do well, and letting your team do the same.
  • Why it’s more important to communicate the results you want than the process of achieving them.
  • How investing time in teamwork now will save you time later—and help you improve your own skills.
  • Three teamwork questions to ask yourself before starting any project.

Show Notes:

Always getting better: The more time you invest in improving your teamwork, the more time you’ll have to hone your own skills.

Passing the baton: Everybody on your team has unique strengths and capabilities, including you. Once you’ve contributed your skills to a project, it’s time to pass the baton to somebody else.

Certainty/Uncertainty: It’s okay to be uncertain about how a project should be done. What’s important is that you’re certain about the outcome you want (and why it’s important).

Four modes: Every successful team needs four types of people: a starter, a fact finder, a systematizer, and an implementer.


Who Not How, by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy

The Extraordinary Impact Filter "Ambition Series" ebook

The Impact Filter is also included in the Strategic Coach Starter Kit

A Tool For How To Handle Uncertainty In Leadership – blog post

The Strategic Coach Approach To Effective Delegation – guide