If you want to be an effective leader then you have to learn how to build trust in a team.

In MLP episode #010 you’re going to learn how to do this from Instructor and Productivity Expert, Kevin Whelan (see bio below). 

Not only will you be inspired by Kevin’s stories but you’ll also learn how to:

  • Acknowledge that projects often fail because of people problems (not technical problems)
  • The importance of defining roles and responsibilities
  • How to get out of the way and let people do their jobs and more

Enjoy this highly valuable episode!

Kevin-Whelan

About Kevin Whelan

Kevin Whelan is passionate about inspiring leadership and reducing inefficiencies in the workplace and this is how he transforms every client he works with.

In his current role as a facilitator at NAIT  - the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - he guides students through learning how to become efficient and effective people centred project managers.  

 He backs up his teaching excellence with over 25 years of industry experience in manufacturing, operations and project management roles in the petroleum and automotive industries.

 Kevin also gives back to the community by serving as the Vice President of ASET - The Association of Science And Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta.

You can get in touch with Kevin on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwhelancanada
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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS (click the highlight to skip to your favourite part!)

(:00) Show Opening

(:27) Skip intro Podcast content starts here!

(1:14) Kevin Whelan Introduction  

(1:38) Why Projects Fail Kevin tells us that projects don’t usually fail for technical reasons, but more often due to a lack of people skills

(2:28) Building Trust in a Team You need the ability to influence 

(3:10) Know Your Role How to be clear about who does what

(4:02) Roles and Responsibilities Sheet Have everybody read out their role so that everyone understands

(5:04) Stay in your Lane Get out of the way and let people do their job

(5:51) Summary of Two Main Points Improve people skills and build trust early 

(6:41) Conclusion

(7:09) Meeting Leadership Academy - https://meetingleadershipinc.com/academy

(7:31) Podcast Outro 

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