Episode 030 — Derek Bisson: How to uncover your native genius and lead teams with humility

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Derek Bisson is a senior technology leader. He’s worked in the Salesforce ecosystem for 14 years, and cares deeply about how he can get the most out of his teams while leaving them feeling fulfilled and motivated.

In this episode Jack and Derek dive deep into communication and leadership. They explore the concept of “native genius” and how to create environments where magic can happen by unlocking creativity.

Derek has a background in business analysis, so communication and understanding the “job to be done” is an integral part of who he is. He discusses how everything is rooted in value creation and effective questioning to achieve the best results, while navigating the challenges of performance culture.

Leaving no stone unturned, Jack and Derek also chat about how we can approach ourselves and our own growth with humility and emotion management — recognizing how fear of failure plays into how we approach our day-to-day. They also discuss how leaders can create emotional safety for employees.

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The Work Flow Podcast: https://grst.co/4dmAgHZ

Diary of a CEO: https://grst.co/3UlY46i

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Salesforce DevOps Advocate Jack McCurdy chats to members of the Salesforce community about their experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. Expect to hear and learn from inspirational stories of personal growth and business success, whilst discovering all the trials, tribulations, and joy that comes with delivering Salesforce for companies of all shapes and sizes. New episodes bi-weekly on YouTube as well as on your preferred podcast platform.

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