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Today on the episode #11 of the Sage Executive Podcast, join our host Fernando Corona and his guest, Leslie Venetz, as they talk about leadership and empowering your team. Leslie Venetz is the Director of New Business Development, a research and advisory firm, and the Founder of the Sales Team Builder. Leslie was able to share her inspiring stories, inspirational advice, and insights. You don’t want to miss this!
The Importance of Leadership and Empowerment
Great leadership is a massive factor in making the business successful. It makes their team feel empowered and more confident with themselves. An empowered team will value their job, be more productive, be more creative, and respect the company. Most employees will respond to empowering leadership more because they will feel more of significance. Overbearing leaders can cause discomfort, loss of enthusiasm, and passion in the workplace. Is it difficult to empower your team and be a great leader? Definitely not! Although leaders are humans, too, they make mistakes. That’s why empathy is essential. Being more open to errors and using those experiences to grow is part of the team effort. Great leaders need great followers too!
Having an understanding and empowering approach towards your team will uplift your company performance.
Leslie said, “A company's most important asset is its people, so the better our people are, the better we all are.” Being a leader doesn’t mean you are the most qualified, you can actually learn a lot from your team, if you treat them with respect! If you are wondering how Leslie is able to do it, her words of wisdom might spark something within you!
About Leslie Venetz:
I am a motivated and dedicated sales leader, with a powerful history of success in new business development. My expertise has been in event sales for Fortune 1000 senior-level executives, consultative sales & Chicagoland SME sales. In addition to sales expertise, I also have in-depth knowledge related to public speaking, fundraising, and non-profit events. I am eager to learn and grow so I can continue to share my knowledge and skills with my peers. I am passionate about B2B Sales.
My key strength is naturally persuasive sales communication, both verbal & written. I am extremely detail-oriented and a bit of a perfectionist. I take a tremendous amount of pride in my work and want efforts to shine through for others to see! My intellectual curiosity pushes me to find innovative new ways to solve problems, particularly in fast-paced sales environments. I am passionate about all my pursuits, which allows me to laugh and smile often
Outline of the Episode:[00:25] What does Leslie Venetz do? [01:51] You deserve to work in a company where you’re respected. [03:41] Acquiring new clients can be a challenge. [05:05] Who should be called an expert? [05:49] “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats” - John F. Kennedy [07:15] A company's most important asset is its people. [07:44] Who does Leslie Venetz consider a leader? [08:50] Making time for celebrations and recognitions is critical. [09:47] Give yourself credit for the work you've done even if it's a small win.
Leslie Venetz’ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslievenetz/
Connect with Fernando Corona!
Fernando Corona’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-corona/
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