Defining Team Based Values for a Lean Dream Team

lean dream team loyb podcast Apr 08, 2024

Ever wonder what it takes to build a high-performing team culture and get yourself out of the day-to-day operations of your business?

It starts with creating an ecosystem that allows your team to self-organize and deliver on your business’s vision and goals without constant oversight.

In today’s episode, I share several factors that make this possible and one that is especially critical is hiring the right people who align with your team-based values.

I dive deep into the crucial topic of team-based values and their impact on building a high-performing team culture. I also share in-depth insights from my own experience within The Leanout Method, emphasizing the significance of hiring individuals who embody specific values. 

With examples from my own team, I highlight the non-negotiable team-based values that have been key in creating a self-led, high-performing team, aligned with my business vision and goals!

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How team-based values differ from company values
  • The key ingredients to building a High-Performing Team
  • The 5 team-based values we leverage at Lean Out Method
  • Behind-the-scenes personal experiences and examples

Discover how these values create a team you can trust, allowing you to step away without worrying about your business. 

Tune into Episode 171 of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast or keep reading below. 

As we delve into the intricacies of building a lean dream team, we'll uncover the essence of reliability, resourcefulness, attention to detail, systems thinking, evolutionary excellence, and inspired ownership.

Reliability and Resourcefulness

Reliability and resourcefulness are the cornerstones of trust within the team you build. Seek individuals who will not only fulfill their commitments but also communicate transparently, fostering a culture of accountability and proactive problem-solving.

Balancing Speed with Attention to Detail

Team members should possess the agility to seize opportunities swiftly while upholding uncompromising standards of quality. Cultivating a culture where timely action is complemented by a meticulous approach is ideal.

Systems Thinking

Empower your team to think beyond individual tasks and embrace systems thinking. By understanding the interconnectedness of their actions within the broader business landscape, team members are able to take on a holistic perspective where each contribution is viewed as a 'piece of the puzzle'.

Evolutionary Excellence

Challenge your team to elevate their skills, seize learning opportunities, and push the boundaries of what's possible. By fostering a culture of evolution, you cultivate a team poised for perpetual growth and success.

Inspired Ownership, NOT Delegation. 

Encourage your team to take ownership of their work, treating the business vision as their own. With a shared sense of purpose and accountability, your team becomes a driving force for innovation and achievement. This differs from simply delegating tasks, where you (or a team member) needs to continuously follow up and ensure deliverables. 

To sum, by nurturing a culture rooted in trust, accountability, and continuous improvement, we pave the path to sustained excellence. As you reflect on your own team dynamics, consider the transformative potential of aligning with values that embody your vision and aspirations.

If you are ready to work through what is holding you back and continue to uplevel, consider joining our Simplify to Scale mentorship program. Implement the strategies, systems, and a team that will allow you to shift your focus to what matters most to you.
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by Crista Grasso

Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale.  Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business.  She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast


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