Relationship is the Foundation of Accomplishment with Andy Erickson
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Relationship is the Foundation of Accomplishment with Andy Erickson

Season
3
| Episode
24
9/28/2022
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Learn from Andy Erickson who works with clients throughout North America to develop leaders, coach teams and transform organizational cultures. His specialties include High-Performance Projects and Incident and Injury-Free culture. Andy’s consulting approach is informed by his own experiences as an operations manager and background in the aerospace industry for 17 years.

Join Seasons Leadership Co-Founder Susan Ireland and Seasons Leadership Communications and Marketing Leader Lauren Penning as they talk to Andy about his desire to serve people, power moves, establishing leadership routines and toolbox and fighting imposter syndrome.
 
 Show notes:

(3:40) Andy introduces himself and his background in leadership working for Boeing and as a management consultant. The leaders discuss the difference between management and leadership and how everyone on a team can step up and be a leader.
 
 Choose your relationship to others (14:57) 
Andy talks about the tendency to make things wrong when in reality they are not wrong, they are just different and how relationships are the foundation of accomplishments. The leaders discuss how we can shift our relationships to others to be more effective leaders.

Leadership power moves (18:57)
Andy shares three power moves that can help a workplace transformation: relationship, commitment and responsibility. The leaders discuss how these power moves can help establish habits and organizational routines. Andy shares Dunbar’s number.

(31:40) Show break – coaching with Seasons Leadership

The leadership toolbox (33:03) Susan talks about the unique challenge of a leader and manager to balance both keeping an operating rhythm and managing people. The leaders agree that connecting people to the “why” is crucial and how stories are a way to connect. Andy talks about the tools in a leadership toolbox including relationships, stories and asking good questions.

Work shouldn’t suck and fighting imposter syndrome (45:30)
Andy talks about changing your relationship to your job and how this has motivated him to help others make their life or job better. The leaders address how imposter syndrome is a challenge everyone faces and what you can do to get to work on your ego.

The courage to face loneliness (56:00)
Andy talks about the courage to say the tough thing and speak up. The leaders conclude with circling back to relationships and the dynamic created within a group and the power of being able to process things together on “the balcony.” Susan and Lauren share their key takeaways from the discussion with Andy. 

Resources:
 
“You too? I thought I was the only one.” - C.S. Lewis 

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt.

Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave, by Ryan Holiday

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