236: Wally Schmader: A Man Helping Us All Find The Leaders Within

TWally Schmaderodays guest is a man who has been looking at what makes high performing teams in the corporate world for over 25 years.

Is it the leaders that bring everything together, or is it just the combined sum of all the parts that make a team that hums like a well tuned engine?

Can we build teams that go off like a rocket from the start, or is it a slowly, slowly approach that builds the effectiveness that companies are looking for the world over?

Well through his on hands study through working for Transworld Systems for nearly 30 years he has built up ideas of the right way to go about it, which he has presented to the world in his well received books “Full Contact Leadership” and “”What Exceptional Leaders Know” co-authored with Tracy Spears.

The books are littered with practical advice and real life examples of the way to go to be seen as a leader that people will want to work for.

So did he start his studies into leadership early, or did he like many of us realise that certain people he was working under were simply not up to the job?

And can he see a change in the way that leadership is seen and taught now compared to when he started his career back in the mid eighties?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Wally Schmader.

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:

How we can all make ourselves perform to a higher standard if we are only willing to ask some hard questions about ourselves.

Why he believes that whatever we think about is what we become in life….so start thinking people.

Why he feels that the “born leader” concept is a myth and should be viewed as something that just isn’t there!

Why the words of Joe Strummer from the Clash are so important “The way to improve the world is not to accept sub-standards of anything”

And lastly……

Why it is so important to understand the  levels that we communicate at to become the leaders that we should all aim to be.

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