Episode 15 – Lisa Cummings
In this episode Lisa and I discuss busyness in business, how she can successfully work virtually whilst still honouring her clients’ strengths, and how to inspire energy and team culture with a remote workforce.
Lisa has delivered events to over 11,500 participants in 14 countries. You can see her featured in places like Harvard Business Publishing, Training Magazine, and Forbes.
She’s the CEO of a company called Lead Through Strengths. When she’s not out spotting strengths in people, you find her playing drums, rescuing dogs, or making artsy things with a welder.
On this episode we discuss how Lisa manages working remotely yet still honouring strengths and connecting with people, and also how organisations can inspire energy and team culture with a remote workforce. We touch on why being busy in business is not always in your best interests, and how she found it difficult to see her Strategic strength because it was so intertwined in how she showed up in the world.
Lisa’s top 5 strengths are Strategic, Maximizer, Positivity, Individualization & Woo.
Key highlights on this episode include:
When you get busy, it’s easy for “busy” to be the master. It’s initially the badge of honour. But you need to think: what life am I trying to build and am I serving that life or am I just continuing to serve the busy.
You need to stay clear and focused on what you want to achieve. What work do you love to do and what types of people do you love to do that work with.
The business journey from hustle and grind mindset to one of grace and ease.
When it comes to time on tasks – it’s not just about the time it takes to do that task. It’s the pre and post work too. How much do tasks and projects really cost for you? And are they aligned with your long term vision?