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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast


Episode #264 Are You The Person On The Team Who’s Holding Up Progress?

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Anyone who has ever been part of a team knows what it is like when one person misses their deadline and holds up the whole project. As employees and students, most of us can relate to this type of situation, but what happens when we, as business owners and entrepreneurs, are the ones causing the bottleneck? Sometimes when we are in this role, it’s not always as easy to recognize that we are the problem. In this episode, we delve into the question, “Are you that person on the team who's holding up progress?” Dr. Huntley discusses the dynamic of teamwork when one person is holding up the team and how this changes in the context of business ownership. This episode covers why it’s so easy for entrepreneurs to fall into this trap and how to navigate the shift from leading as a business owner to following your employees. For some insightful tips on how to get out of your own way and communicate more effectively, tune in today!

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Conversation Highlights

  • An introduction to today’s podcast: How to know if you’re the person who is holding up team progress.

  • What the live stream was supposed to be about, what came out through it, and why Dr. Huntley decided to share it on this podcast.

  • The start of the live stream and Dr. Huntley’s admission that she is struggling to meet her team’s deadlines.

  • How it’s sometimes hard to recognize when you’re the person creating the bottleneck, especially when you’re an entrepreneur.

  • Dr. Huntley’s favorite communication tools and a question to listeners about theirs.

  • Dr. Huntley’s favorite ways to connect with her remote team and why it’s important to foster a team-building connection through communication.

  • How to navigate the shift from leading as a business owner to following your employees.

  • The importance of trusting your employees.

  • How Dr. Huntley is often surprised by her employees’ abilities to find better ways to do things.

  • Dr. Huntley’s revelation that she needed to start handing over a lot of things in her business.

  • How you can find out more about Dr. Huntley’s consulting and coaching services.

  • Please share your feedback in the comments area.

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