How to Successfully Lead a Team Outside of Your Area of Expertise

with Jenny Townsend

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 214


Leading a team invites new challenges that you might not be accustomed to. It can be incredibly challenging when your employees complete work that requires a skill set that is in an area outside of your expertise.

So, how do you effectively lead team members when you have little knowledge of how to perform the day-to-day tasks of their job? 

Luckily, Jenny Townsend is a pro in this area of management. She started a highly successful business in an industry where she had no working knowledge or the skill to serve clients herself. In this podcast episode, Jenny shares with us how to release control, trust your people, and give them the tools they need for support.  

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In this Episode You’ll Hear:

  • How to manage a team when you as the leader are not an expert in their skillset
  • Ways to leverage the skillsets that are on your team 

  • Why understanding the desires and needs of your team members is so important 

  • How taking a step back in your business can give it room to grow 

  • Why creating less work for yourself might open new doors for opportunities 

  • Stroking tactics that encourage happier and more productive team members

About Jenny Townsend:

Jenny Alday Townsend is a successful entrepreneur who has made it her mission to help others navigate the challenges of marriage, business ownership, and balancing both.

After facing her own struggles in marriage and successfully overcoming them, she has developed a deep understanding of the complexities of relationships and the importance of effective communication.

Jenny has since created The Stroke It Guide, which provides practical tools and strategies for individuals looking to improve their relationships. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, Jenny empowers her network to take control of their lives and relationships, and create a fulfilling and happy future for themselves.

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