Kobe Bogaert talks with Jan Irene Miller, co-author of Growing Groups into Teams and Principal Consultant with Altus Growth Partners, and her colleague, Bridget Meyer, about their experience bringing electricity to a remote village in Zambia. ...
Kobe Bogaert talks with Jan Irene Miller, co-author of Growing Groups into Teams and Principal Consultant with Altus Growth Partners, and her colleague, Bridget Meyer, about their experience bringing electricity to a remote village in Zambia.
Jan Irene and Bridget reminisce on the beginnings of the project, and how they brought together a team that could help them reach their goal.
In today’s conversation, you’ll hear more about key conversations, including:
How to gather stakeholders and develop a team where it didn’t exist before
Working with diverse teams with different goals
How to celebrate successes as a team
How to build trust in a community project
Using impact to inspire future goals
About Jan Irene Miller: Jan Irene Miller listens to the aspirations of successful organizational leaders wanting a deeper sense of satisfaction from their leadership and higher levels of performance from their teams. She engages leaders in design conversations, then maps out a path of learning engagement tailored specifically to bridge the gap between their current situation and the future they envision through practice. Her extensive experience in global industry leadership and management, as well as her expertise as a coach in embodied transformation, informs her work with clients to support their success in becoming self-learning and self-generating teams.
About Bridget Mulindi Meyer: Bridget was born in Nsongwe Village, near Victoria Falls, in Zambia. Her father was a traditional cattle farmer and she was the only girl from her village to graduate from high school. In 1987, she married an American, Bob Meyer, and together they founded Toka, a company that imported baskets from Zambia. In 2011, Bridget and Bob moved to Nsongwe Village and began farming, while Bridget assumed a leadership role in the community. Her efforts have led to large improvements in local infrastructure, including roads, schools, access to healthcare, and electricity. Bridget’s current focus is on creating an arboretum along the Nsongwe River and restoring the river itself.
About the book, Growing Groups Into Teams: How do you turn a group of individuals into a highly effective, productive team? Growing Groups into Teams is an unusually useful book written by a team that has helped thousands of groups become effective teams.
Through real-life stories combined with pragmatic advice, this book strengthens your ability to see what’s needed and take effective action:
What two promises turn a group into a team
How to engage people to make those promises
How to invite responsibility and accountability
How to include and inspire people across differences
How to build and rebuild trust, and more!
Regardless of how productive your teams are today, the insights in this book will help you grow to the next level to drive your business or organization forward. Order your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Groups-into-Teams-Real-life-ebook/dp/B0CJLC23VS
If you're looking to expand your leadership influence, shift your results, and develop a highly engaged, accountable team, we’d love to talk to you. Schedule a conversation with an Altus Team Member here: https://altusgrowthpam.as.me/Zoom30min
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