Episode 133 – Frances Frei, author of ‘Unleashed’ & Professor at Harvard Business School

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– “I want to set the conditions and not condemn them by their worst behaviour, but to interact with their best behaviour” – 08.08

– “Teams that celebrate that uniqueness and set the conditions for the uniqueness will thump the sameness. It has a beautiful moral imperative for me, but I am also ridiculously competitive and it also have a beautiful competitive imperative to it”  – 09.00

– “The part of competition that isn’t good is when you get to go and make a relationship with the referee and rig the rules. I think competition is a beautiful thing. That’s for the people who can compete” – 10.35

– “There are two ways to compete. One is to be better than everyone else, better and faster, the other is to lobby for special rules. My heart is not in that at all” – 11.30

– “Those of us that are feeling comfortable, it’s our job to open our arms for everyone else and in any aspect of our lives” – 13.00

– “Leadership is about making others better as a result of our presence, but in a way that lasts into our absence” – 15.50

– “Everywhere where strategy is silent, culture tells us what to do” – 17.00

About the Authors

Frances Frei is a professor at Harvard Business School.She recently served as Uber’s first SVP of leadership and strategy. Her TEDtalk about building trust has logged over 4 million views. She was described in a recent Los Angeles Times article as “the go-to woman for companies like Uberand WeWork looking to improve their image.” She has made headlines in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FT, USA Today, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New Yorker, Fortune, Variety, ESPN, New York Magazine, Vox, andBusiness Insider.

Anne Morriss is the Executive Founder of The Leadership Consortium, a first-of-its-kind accelerator for building diverse executive teams. She has appeared on “CBS This Morning.”

They are coauthors of the bestselling book Uncommon Service.

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