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Use the timestamps below to guide you better as a leader or individual:
  • Breaking free from training trap in leadership. 0:00
    • Chris LoCurto discusses the "training trap" that many leaders face, feeling overwhelmed and unable to provide adequate training to their team due to a lack of time.
    • Understanding the "leadership Crazy Cycle" and recognizing the value of leadership rather than just task completion can help leaders break out of the training trap and prioritize training their team.
    • Chris LoCurto shares his experience in leadership and the common problem of hiring people who need training to excel in their roles.
    • He emphasizes the importance of recognizing when leaders are stuck in doing too many tasks and not focusing on training and developing their team members.
  • Hiring and training employees. 4:52
    • Chris LoCurto shares a common scenario where a boss assumes an employee can do a job and then finds out they're doing it differently, leading to frustration and potential termination.
    • LoCurto suggests training the employee instead of letting them go, emphasizing the importance of understanding their capacity to learn and do the job well.
    • Ignoring training can lead to long-term mental and emotional stress for leaders, affecting their personal morale and team's morale.
  • The importance of training and hiring processes. 9:36
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of addressing subpar performance in a team, as it can lead to frustration, loss of morale, and decreased productivity, ultimately impacting business success.
    • He suggests either training the team member to improve their skills or replacing them with someone who can do the job well, as ignoring the issue can have long-term negative consequences.
    • Chris LoCurto highlights a study showing that nearly 60% of employees lack workplace training, and many skills are self-taught.
    • He emphasizes the importance of improving the interview process to test skills and hiring someone even if they lack all the necessary skills, but still need someone in the role.
  • Work ethic and training in the workplace. 14:37
    • Chris LoCurto highlights the disconnect between employees' expectations of training and the reality of on-the-job learning.
    • Millennials prioritize workplace learning and development, while Gen Xers may have a different perspective on parenting and work ethic.
    • Parents play a crucial role in teaching skills to children, shaping their work ethic and future success.
  • Workplace training and development. 19:04
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of providing employees with development opportunities to reach their full potential.
    • 74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or retrain to remain employable, while 26% do not want to learn.
    • Chris LoCurto acknowledges that there is no perfect moment for training and must create it instead, being intentional about scheduling time and wedging it into the calendar.
    • Chris LoCurto is honest and open with his team about his personal busyness, asking for their patience and sharing his efforts to overcome the leadership Crazy Cycle.
  • Leadership strategies for success. 24:05
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting aside uninterrupted time for training and leading others, as constant interruptions can undermine momentum and communication.
    • He encourages leaders to be intentional and hold themselves accountable for following through on their commitments, rather than relying on good feelings or self-motivation alone.
    • Chris LoCurto encourages leaders to ask "stretch questions" to help their team members grow, such as "Who needs me to help them grow?" and "What needs to change to avoid repeating the same situation 30 days later?"
    • Chris LoCurto explains why leaders must prioritize self-care to avoid burnout and lead effectively.
  • Setting clear deadlines and communication for team success. 30:20
    • Joel Fortner and Chris LoCurto discuss common leadership challenges and offer solutions, such as the Key Leaders Program, to help leaders overcome these challenges.
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting clear deadlines and being intentional about them to avoid procrastination and ensure important tasks are completed on time.
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting clear deadlines and driving communication to specifics to ensure team members understand their tasks and can accomplish them.
    • LoCurto encourages leaders to think through the process and negotiate with team members to make decisions that set them up for success.
    • He stresses the need to cover all aspects of a project, including administrative tasks, to avoid overcommitting and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Leadership training and self-awareness. 35:45
    • Chris LoCurto has spent decades training his leadership team to avoid the "leadership Crazy Cycle" through regular training and development.
    • Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of training and leadership development for personal and team growth.
    • He encourages leaders to be intentional about setting aside time for training, acknowledging their limitations, and finding outside help when needed.
    • Chris LoCurto: Self-awareness transforms businesses, simplifies leadership challenges.
Use the timestamps below to guide you better as a leader or individual: Breaking free from training trap in leadership. 0:00 Chris LoCurto discusses the "training trap" that many leaders face, feeling overwhelmed and unable to provide adequate training to their team due to a lack of time. Understanding the "leadership Crazy Cycle" and recognizing the value of leadership rather than just task completion can help leaders break out of the training trap and prioritize training their team. Chris LoCurto shares his experience in leadership and the common problem of hiring people who need training to excel in their roles. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing when leaders are stuck in doing too many tasks and not focusing on training and developing their team members. Hiring and training employees. 4:52 Chris LoCurto shares a common scenario where a boss assumes an employee can do a job and then finds out they're doing it differently, leading to frustration and potential termination. LoCurto suggests training the employee instead of letting them go, emphasizing the importance of understanding their capacity to learn and do the job well. Ignoring training can lead to long-term mental and emotional stress for leaders, affecting their personal morale and team's morale. The importance of training and hiring processes. 9:36 Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of addressing subpar performance in a team, as it can lead to frustration, loss of morale, and decreased productivity, ultimately impacting business success. He suggests either training the team member to improve their skills or replacing them with someone who can do the job well, as ignoring the issue can have long-term negative consequences. Chris LoCurto highlights a study showing that nearly 60% of employees lack workplace training, and many skills are self-taught. He emphasizes the importance of improving the interview process to test skills and hiring someone even if they lack all the necessary skills, but still need someone in the role. Work ethic and training in the workplace. 14:37 Chris LoCurto highlights the disconnect between employees' expectations of training and the reality of on-the-job learning. Millennials prioritize workplace learning and development, while Gen Xers may have a different perspective on parenting and work ethic. Parents play a crucial role in teaching skills to children, shaping their work ethic and future success. Workplace training and development. 19:04 Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of providing employees with development opportunities to reach their full potential. 74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or retrain to remain employable, while 26% do not want to learn. Chris LoCurto acknowledges that there is no perfect moment for training and must create it instead, being intentional about scheduling time and wedging it into the calendar. Chris LoCurto is honest and open with his team about his personal busyness, asking for their patience and sharing his efforts to overcome the leadership Crazy Cycle. Leadership strategies for success. 24:05 Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting aside uninterrupted time for training and leading others, as constant interruptions can undermine momentum and communication. He encourages leaders to be intentional and hold themselves accountable for following through on their commitments, rather than relying on good feelings or self-motivation alone. Chris LoCurto encourages leaders to ask "stretch questions" to help their team members grow, such as "Who needs me to help them grow?" and "What needs to change to avoid repeating the same situation 30 days later?" Chris LoCurto explains why leaders must prioritize self-care to avoid burnout and lead effectively. Setting clear deadlines and communication for team success. 30:20 Joel Fortner and Chris LoCurto discuss common leadership challenges and offer solutions, such as the Key Leaders Program, to help leaders overcome these challenges. Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting clear deadlines and being intentional about them to avoid procrastination and ensure important tasks are completed on time. Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of setting clear deadlines and driving communication to specifics to ensure team members understand their tasks and can accomplish them. LoCurto encourages leaders to think through the process and negotiate with team members to make decisions that set them up for success. He stresses the need to cover all aspects of a project, including administrative tasks, to avoid overcommitting and ensure deadlines are met. Leadership training and self-awareness. 35:45 Chris LoCurto has spent decades training his leadership team to avoid the "leadership Crazy Cycle" through regular training and development. Chris LoCurto emphasizes the importance of training and leadership development for personal and team growth. He encourages leaders to be intentional about setting aside time for training, acknowledging their limitations, and finding outside help when needed. Chris LoCurto: Self-awareness transforms businesses, simplifies leadership challenges. read more read less

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