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“How to get your team moving in the same direction” with Jeff Wald, Writer, Speaker, Entrepreneur

E58: “How to get your team moving in the same direction” with Jeff Wald, Writer, Speaker, Entrepreneur

If you asked your team the mission of your company, would each person have a similar answer? Or would their answers be all over the place? As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff knows that if you want to get your team moving in the same direction, it takes a well-defined culture — one that is put into practice daily. If your team doesn’t know who you are, why you’re there, where you’re going, and what you stand for, you could be setting your company up for failure…

In this Powerful at Work Radio podcast episode, Jeff also talks about the future of remote work and why leaders should be open minded when considering this as an option for their team. He urges leaders to be cautious about jumping to conclusions before researching the facts.

Episode Outline:

  • [02:14] Using history and data patterns to predict the future of work… 
  • [06:18] Does productivity really require presence in the office?
  • [11:26] We’re a social animal, we actually don’t want to be locked away in our homes…
  • [23:02] I will tell you that the biggest mistake I made was that we did not have a culture document.
  • [28:18] Making the tough decision to let go of a high performing team member that doesn’t embrace your culture or share your values…

About Jeff Wald:

Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers (acquired by ADP). Jeff has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (eventually purchased by salesforce.com). Jeff began his career in finance, serving as Managing Director at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group, a Vice President at venture capital firm GlenRock and various roles in the M&A Group at JP Morgan. 

Jeff is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. He also formerly served as an officer in the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department. Jeff is the author of The Birthday Rules and the Amazon Best Seller The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations. Jeff frequently speaks at conferences and in media on startups and labor issues. 

 Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard University and an MS and BS from Cornell University. 

Connect with Jeff:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffwald/

Website: http://www.Jeffwald.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffreyWald

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