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It's great if you can pick when you hand over the reins, but what if that time picks you? “Does your company consistently meet or beat the targets you set?" “Do you have the right team rowing in the right direction?" “Is there something going on in your market or company that threatens your growth? "Are you considering transitioning the leadership of the company?" “Is there a clearly articulated long-term strategy?" We specialize in guiding Family-owned businesses with 50-500 employees to become Succession ready.
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Jul 11, 2022

Dr. Zach Schaefer is the Founder and CEO of Spark The Discussion. He is also a Speaker, Author, Professor, and Consultant. Spark specializes in diagnosing, designing, and deploying a variety of workplace programs focused on solving internal talent challenges from hire to retire. Dr. Zach shares that the problems you’re dealing with in business are only a symptom to a bigger problem, and that’s a behavioral problem. When you can facilitate a conversation of healthy conflict and solve the behavioral problem, things run a lot smoother in the company! 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:55] Properly structured conflict is a business person’s most useful tool. 

[3:20] World class organizations figure out how to create healthy conflict, but not stay in it.

[5:00] Emotional volatility can be a real issue among CEOs. 

[6:20] Although one of Dr. Zach’s clients was seeing a healthy amount of growth within the company, the workplace culture was horrible. People were miserable. 

[8:10] High-driven CEOs can also have a ‘swing for the fences’ kind of personality where they take calculated risks, but also have a hard time letting go of control.  

[10:15] CEOs who don’t want to let go of control need to remind themselves what they’re working towards. 

[11:45] Dr. Zach noticed that when there’s a conflict, 3 out of 4 times, it’s not a business issue. It’s a behavioral issue. 

[12:55] Trying to understand ‘what happened’ or who made the mistake is the easiest part. It’s what comes after that isn’t; emotions and identity. 

[14:15] When does it make sense for Dr. Zach to help in and facilitate healthy conflict?

[19:35] What’s Dr. Zach’s work style and process when working with executives?

[25:25] Dr. Zach doesn’t do virtual consultations. He believes it’s important to be in the room together. 

[31:00] After a dialogue has been opened, how does Dr. Zach help his clients continue to do the necessary ‘people work’ without him?

[33:15] It’s not about what a CEO can’t do, it’s about what they have to stop doing. 

[36:15] Dr. Zach shares the concept of ‘Meeting Stew’ and ‘Conflict Chili’.

[39:40] Dr. Zach recommends you do ‘trust rankings’ on your leadership team to get a gauge on what everyone is feeling. 



Mentioned in This Episode:

Dynastylc.com

Email Todd: Todd@Dynastylc.com

Sparkthediscussion.com

Dr. Zach on LinkedIn

Call Dr. Zach: 618-558-2428

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