Your team. Many people, many projects, lots of complexity to keep all those trains on task, on time, and on the right track. Your business doesn’t have time for anyone to sit idle, much less a whole team. As a leader, you serve multiple roles from engineer, to yardmaster, to mechanic. The art of leadership is having one eye on the horizon, a hand on the throttle, a foot on the brake and a roving eye all around and behind AND being able to communicate relevant information to the rest of the team on and around that train.
Team development help from Sarah Albritton and Leadership Innovations begins with a clear-eyed assessment of what’s going on now. Each team is different, so there’s no one cookie-cutter program that I’ll take you through. AND every team has the same core needs—to trust enough to debate and risk well. The highest functioning teams have a factor of psychological safety that others do not.
I was searching for a courageous partner to deliver ground-breaking coaching at Starcom USA when I met Sarah. Coaching alongside her, I quickly learned that she is someone with high integrity, spot-on instincts and courage to act on those instincts in key coaching moments. Sarah is not “someone I hired to co-coach a workshop with”; she is a highly effective strategist and trusted delivery partner. Sarah’s coaching contribution has led many of our top leaders to deeper self-awareness and to a commitment to continued personal growth.
Managing Director EMEA (now retired), Corning Cable Systems
Sarah’s specialty is helping teams to improve their performance. My team comprising seven nationalities was somewhat skeptical that it needed help and that an outside consultant would be value adding. In particular as a fairly new team emerging from a business integration we did not feel comfortable expressing our real feelings. Today all my team value Sarah as a mentor and ally. We regularly use the wisdom she has given us to resolve issues rapidly. Needless to say Sarah is hardworking, generous with her time, conscientious and very knowledgeable about her specialist areas. Above all she is fun to work with. However despite her sunny disposition she has the inner resolve and toughness to deal with really difficult people.