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TV Expert Interviews / Leadership / Feb 3, 2024 / Posted by Margie Oleson / 47

Unlocking Leadership Potential – Developing High-Performing Teams (video)


What does it mean to be an effective leader?

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Margie Olson, an executive coaching and leadership team development expert, to gain insights into this profound topic.

Margie stressed that real leadership is about enabling the success of those you lead, not an innate ability. It requires intentional training and development to cultivate the skills needed to overcome common leadership pitfalls.

Introducing the “Top Team Accelerator” Methodology

She introduced her “Top Team Accelerator” approach for building cohesive, high-performing teams. This methodology identifies four pillars: teamwork, commitment, accountability, and performance. By developing self-awareness and consistent leadership habits, individuals can excel in these areas.

We also discussed some key misconceptions.

Leadership roles are often viewed as the only career progression path, yet not everyone naturally possesses leadership abilities. Providing intentional development opportunities is critical.

Additionally, there is a cultural tendency to focus on weaknesses rather than maximize strengths. However, understanding each person’s unique value and leveraging their talents leads to true teamwork.

Supporting Leaders at All Levels

Margie helps leaders at all levels improve their skills to create positive ripple effects throughout their organizations. By embracing self-awareness and having authentic conversations, leaders can confidently develop, even if they feel unsure at first.

Leadership is a continuous journey that requires investment. However, the personal and organizational outcomes make it well worth the effort.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist, he has conducted over 1500 video interviews of thought leaders for Sales POP! online sales magazine & YouTube Channel and for audio podcast channels where Sales POP! is rated in the top 2% of most popular shows out of 3,320,580 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

Margie Oleson is an executive coach and leadership/team development expert with a doctorate in Organization Development. She delivers her coaching with practical strategies and actions for leaders and their leadership teams to build the right foundation for teamwork and productivity. Clients have included companies in most industries, such as Aeronautics, Agriculture, Financial Services, FinTech, Health Care, Higher Education, Insurance, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Nonprofit, Retail, and more.


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