Episode 63

Published on:

7th Apr 2023

Your Team's Full Potential is a Simple Leadership Style Change Away

I’m sure you’ve noticed how different tradespeople are these days.

Whether it’s through hiring or just meeting different people onsite, there’s such a wide range of personalities out there.

Gen Z’s who don’t even want to pick up a tool, lazy people who will do anything to get out of work, stubborn traditionalists who won’t be told what to do.

The ‘one size fits all’ leadership approach doesn’t work anymore.

In fact, it will get you in some pretty hot water, and could be eating away at your culture.

You don’t want an unhappy team because an unhappy team is less productive, unengaged, and inaccurate.

You need to be adjusting your management style depending on the circumstance, the person, and outcome you want.

That’s the best way to maintain control and avoid headaches.

Situational Leadership is the key. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the concept, just listen to the episode.

Let’s get into it…



  • A method for getting the best performance out of your team
  • More buy in, better productivity, and fewer staff walking out
  • Manage different tradespeople with confidence, and without sticking your foot in it


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