In the latest session of my ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ Program, I introduced to the attendee's someone that has had a HUGE positive impact in my personal and professional life.
Performance Psychologist, Dr Phil Jauncey, I have known for a very long time. He has helped me get through some really difficult times in my life AND learning and implementing his techniques has helped me to understand myself, how I’m powered and how to build, manage, and grow successful well-run teams.
Phil has worked with an extensive list of teams throughout his career, whether it be one of his corporate clients, like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, St George Bank, NAB, ANZ, Westpac, Austero, KPMG or one of many sporting teams – South Sydney NRL, Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Broncos, English Rugby team, Australian Cricket Team, the Australian Davis Cup Squad or for the Barcelona, Sydney and Athens Olympics teams.
With 4 degrees in counselling and psychology and 50 years of clinical experience, Phil shared with the ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ how they could get the best out of their teams.
After having completed over 40,000 personality profiles to help both corporations and different sporting teams build effective teams, here is some of the advice he shared with us.
If you are hiring for the very first time, one of the first things you need to consider is to hire people for your weaknesses. What are the tasks that you aren’t great at or dislike doing? Hire someone that enjoys and has these skills so you can focus on what you do best. Hire recruits for the right aptitude.
Consider in some instances that you may need to hire multiple people, if the skills that you require are diverse, look for people that are experienced in each field, over trying to find a ‘jack of all trades.
The most effective teams are well rounded. All members skill sets are complementary to each other, and their personalities work well together!
When hiring you also need to consider what type of leader and manager you are. This is a skill set within itself and something that you may need to dedicate time to learning or developing.
No matter how many people are in your team, you need to consider each of them individually. Each team member will need to be managed in different ways and as a leader, it is your responsibility to adapt to this change. People are not one-size-fits-all!!
As a manager, you need to interact with your employees in a way that gets the best out of them!
Hot tip – learning how to interact with other people in the business outside your team, suppliers and clients depending on their personality traits will also help you operate effectively on a greater scale!
The second series of ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ will be launching very soon! If you are interested in seeing who spoke in this season and want to register your details to be on the intake list for next, you can find out more here: sherriestoror.com/mastermind.