Learning Leadership with William Rawe
William Rawe is a prior service Marine with over 20 years of experience in human resources and leadership development. He works as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University teaching strategic management. He is currently working on his PhD in organizational psychology to further his passion for helping people thrive in the workplace. During his down time, he likes to spend time with his 11-year old son.
Top 3 Takeaways
- Leaders lead—When you get the right leaders on the bus and develop them to reach their full potential, the organization’s objectives manifest naturally.
- Practice what they teach—Training and development won’t stick if you’re not practicing and applying the lessons every day.
- Don’t fear the right friction—Constructive confrontation requires troubleshooting business issues down to the personal cause of the problem while framing the discomfort as a learning and growth opportunity.
From the Source
“That is where the real shift happened in me: that I need to focus on leaders and leadership development, because if we can get the right leaders in place, then it's going to benefit the entire organization. And it just goes out to all the stakeholders, customers, vendors, everybody. It makes total sense.“
“Everything was in place. You did your best and it failed. The customer said, ‘No, thanks. I'm done. I’m going with somebody else.’ So the constructive confrontation means we have to figure out what went wrong and that goes down to the personal level. So if I'm on the team, I'm like, ‘Okay, what did I do that caused us to fail?’”
“I've been a firm believer that there should be a certain level of tension in every meeting. But you need to develop that trust and safety first, right before you can have that.”
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