18 January 2022 |
Brian Roland, Founder of Abenity: Why Great Employees Always Prioritize Their Needs
By Ben Bradbury
When you put your personal life above your professional life, you become a great employee.
To get the best from teams, leaders should hand over the reins and allow them to manage their own workloads. With so many teams working remotely, focusing on output and not the clock is the smart way to get the best from your reports.
Brian Roland is our guest and talks to Ben about why leaders should trust teams to make decisions on their work/home life balance. He discusses the power of having employees whose ethics align with the company they work for, and how to be a business that actively gives away its profits.
Listen now and get practical insights into unleashing your leadership potential and why you should always put your needs above the company.
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00:00 – Introduction
03:09 – Abenity’s social mission
04:30 – Brian’s first steps to create Abenity’s social mission
08:26 – The benefits of having a social mission
14:26 – Working for Full-Profit Enterprises Vs. Working for Non-profit Enterprises
18:05 – The requirements to build a remote-working team
21:04 – The importance of prioritizing personal life over work life
25:03 – Managing social needs in a remote-working team
27:44 – Brian’s D-I-S-C evaluation system for remote workers
32:46 – The problem of using emails for internal communications
38:39 – Closing remarks