Welcome to Episode 60 of Building My Legacy.
In this podcast we talk about the challenges of team building in today’s “blended” workplace in which some team members are in the office but many are working remotely. Christopher O’Donnell is the Senior Vice President of Product for HubSpot, which develops and markets software for inbound marketing, sales and customer service. He understands the challenges of the new workplace since HubSpot has eight offices plus a remote office. Christopher believes that, in addition to presenting us with new challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up different dimensions as teams have moved online and employees are given a chance to do their best work – when and where they’re ready to do it.
So if you want to know:
- How to become involved in someone’s career development – even before they work for you
- Why you need to figure out how to replace the ad hoc conversations at the water cooler
- How working remotely has made the written word a lifeline with the potential to level the playing field – in terms of diversity and inclusion
- Why tolerance for failure is essential if you want a culture of innovation
- Why you don’t want to be the best player in the band
About Christopher O’Donnell
Christopher O’Donnell is the Chief Product Officer at HubSpot where he drives product management, design and user experience for Hubspot’s suite of products. He’s also an innovator and speaker, particularly on the topic of team and culture development. Christopher did his undergraduate work in technology and music. Today he likes to point out that these seemingly diverse interests have so much in common. He readily admits that he doesn’t want to be the best player in the band but rather a magnet that attracts good people – in music and at HubSpot. His philosophy in terms of team-building focuses on the employee lifecycle: attracting the best people, retaining them and helping them to grow and develop so they can do their best work.
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
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