[Podcast] Episode 49: How, Who, and Why to Build a Leadership Team with Steve Barkhouse
You’re not running a successful company unless you have a good work/life balance. But there’s only one way to sustainably grow your company without sacrificing your life, and that’s by having a strong leadership team.
Steve Barkhouse stops by to give Victoria and Mark a crash course in how and why you should have a leadership team — and who should be on it.
Steve is the president and co-owner of Amsted Design-Build in Ottawa, ON. Steve has a well-deserved reputation as a thoughtful, logical, and caring business owner. Steve founded the company in 1989, and it now produces over $10 million annually. He’s a long-time member of our top-performing Roundtables group, and the recipient of the 2018 Remodelers Advantage Impact Award.
Steve and his co-owner decided to start a leadership team at their owners retreat about a year ago. They researched the different models, and picked the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Steve talks about why EOS was the right fit for Amsted, and also about the other systems they didn’t pick. He details their process, including:
- The differences between a leadership team and a management team
- The importance of having a facilitator
- How they picked their leadership team and got lucky
- The six benefits of a leadership team
- How often they meet
- Who runs the meetings
- What the agenda is
- And a whole lot more…
Forming the leadership team was the best decision he ever made. “Outside of joining Remodelers Advantage, of course,” he says.