In today’s episode of the Proven Entrepreneur show, Don Williams discusses winning teams built with intentional diversity. When you include people with different viewpoints, attitudes, personalities, and strengths, you will find that your teams are so much stronger.
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Build Strong Teams Through Diversity
I want to talk about strategy in teams. I got done with a multi-day three-day meeting with 14 entrepreneurs setting strategies that would affect about 2,000 entrepreneurs in the upcoming year. To begin the meeting, we had all completed Gallup’s StrengthsFinders, Clifton StrengthsFinders.The world is comprised of people with different strengths, viewpoints, and personalities. As a team, we perform so much higher if we have diversity. Click To Tweet
There are tons of those personality and makeup assessments out there that you can use, whether you use DiSC, StrengthFinders, the Birkman, Myers-Briggs or VIA. I don’t promote one over the other. They all have their benefits, but the beauty of doing that is to be sure that you have a team that represents people with diverse skills and personalities. For many years in my own life, I believe I was the smartest person in the room. I’m not proud to say that. That was arrogance.
What I’ve learned on my entrepreneurial journey is that my teams are so much stronger if I include people with different viewpoints, strengths and personalities. The world is comprised of people with different strengths, viewpoints and personalities. As a team, we perform so much higher if we have diversity in that team. The next time you set out to map a strategy for your company, a campaign in your company or an initiative in your company, I encourage you to include people with different viewpoints, attitudes, personalities, makeup and strengths in where you put the strongest team on the field. That’s it for this episode. I’ll see you next time. Thanks.