Bill Campbell, Hundred Dollar Mba, Co Founder discussed on The $100 MBA Show


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We've been using show for over five years and I love it because it's so easy to use learn more about the all in one marketing platform at MAIL CHIMP DOT COM this book trillion dollar coach His all about Bill Campbell probably the most well known business coach of all time the interesting thing about bill was that he didn't really need to understand the inner workings of every little thing in a business to help the business leaders used lot of the concepts that he learned as a football coach in American football coach on the field I want to share with you the overall insights I got from the book but more importantly the impact it made on me one of the biggest themes that is shared in the look at bill really emphasize the power of team and had to make sure your team works well together that come they come to a solution together they value each other's opinion any seek each others opinion you as the leader of the business the CEO you're the coach you're the person who makes sure that they do the things they need to do and support their progress and I love this metaphor because it reinforces the idea that you need to make your team but hitter you need to give them challenges you need to give them the opportunities to step up and your job is to keep them focused and keep their eye on the prize the goals that you're trying to set out for the business your job is to give feedback her job is to allow them to have opportunities to ask questions so this theme it is throughout the book the idea of being a coach and not just a leader not just a manager is so important now there's a lot of strategies that you can dig into in the book talks about management we talked about how to lead a meeting talks about how to evaluate people how to make decisions all that stuff is in the book and you're going to dive into it and find out for yourself raw comes from this analogy and I really love this analogy and it keeps coming back to in the book because it's a formal you can follow it's a formula that you can really fall back on every time you're a little unsure about how to approach a situation on your team using this analogy as a coach instead of just a manager you can apply to every aspect of your job even the way you communicate with your team when a coach is on the field and they need to tell their player something they get straight to it they just tell them what they need to do and they sandwiches with motivation with her it's clapping or good job or a panel back the point here is is that as a coach you need to course correct and you need to just tell people honestly and transparently what's happening and what they need to do if you're remember you might be a little bit loss especially if you're new and it can get more confusing if you're not just clear about what you expect Bill Campbell was also a man of very high character there are many mentions in this book of what a warm and kind person who was how he greeted everybody with a hug treated everybody with a hug in fact the book actually opens up with a scene Noble Campbell has passed away in the scene was at his funeral all the different types of people that were at his funeral from highly successful CEOS to his golf caddy at the Golf Course everyone he interacted with felt special title and they felt like bill was their best friend who is a man of integrity who's a man that always return people's calls he made time for people and one of the things that really impacted me was the emphasis of valuing his relationships in his life he really valued relationships his net worth right how many deep connections he can make with people so much so the everybody thought that he was closest to them mm-hmm but he was close to everybody any time for everybody which is very interesting how he's able to convey that feeling to people and I find that very impactful because you know we ever lives you try to accomplish our goals in business we try to achieve great things tree great products but the relationships we make along the way whether it's in business whether it's employees whether it's with other businesses or our clients or people in the media or whatever it is this is happening all the time people are really evaluating who we are as a people on a regular basis and if you want to leave a legacy that matters then is a good idea treat people nicely and I really like this underlying theme the book that he treated everybody so well so nicely with warmth with care and he was genuine and heartfelt it makes me think how treating everybody I'm interacting with WANNA shift my focus in today's listen with the overall impact and Kinda takeaway I got from the book and I think the gift the bill Campbell had was clarity yet clarity and everything he did he was clear about what he expected from his team he was clear about the instructions he gave the people he coached whose clear about the decisions he made and this is really important just to be clear Bill Campbell was a high power exotic as well he was the chairman of the board of intuit who was on the board apple he was on the board of Trustees of Columbia University so this guy definitely walks the talk right but in everything he did it was very clear there's no ambiguity there's no reading between the lines and this is so important as a leader and as a manager your team really needs to understand what they need to do what's required of them how did he succeed in their jump big touching base with his team members touching base with the isn't managers and making sure that the leadership was doing their job I'm gonNA share a little story from the book Larry and Sergei from Google founders of Google when they started google they said why do we need managers managers let's just let the teams decide what they want to do and what to work on and let them just focus on the product they really didn't have any corporate experience it came straight out of college and they just adopted the model of a university were students is really produced the work so when Bill Campbell came along and was coaching them in Google he said no you need managers this is not healthy for the organization to have no managers in place the engineers would perform better in the company overall perform better if there was management they didn't audit and they couldn't decide so bill say hey listen don't take my word for it less what's the engineer's a see what they want and they went in the asked the Google engineers hey do you wanna manager they all gave a resounding yes as a response yes I want a manager I want somebody I can learn from I want somebody I can have as a mentor it would help if I knew it was on track I would help if somebody can help me and guide me throughout my career Larry and Sergey realized bill has a point these engineers are really good at engineering that's their superpower and to ask them to also be really good management is asking too much so we should take that off their plate so they can focus on the superpower and give them a manager give them somebody who can help them organize their projects as well as be their mentor and course correct them when needed and they say the book because of that decision most of us are doing google searches and not Yahoo or bing searches you know bill kind of talks about you know innovation is very important but everything has a cost at what cost are we going to innovate to what extreme larry and sergey wanted to innovate to the point where there was no managers what's the cost of that didn't even perceive that there was a cost so ask yourself as an exercise anytime you try something new or something different what's the cost what's a trade off just so you're aware of what you're losing and gaining going back to my biggest takeaway of clarity sometimes things get busy in a business like currently our software business manager is super busy where a growing team and allocco marketing things go on content engineering is working on projects customer services working on their own thing.

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