S1E2: Balancing Business Independence and Handing Over the Keys | Shannon Alberts

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S1E2: Balancing Business Independence and Handing Over the Keys | Shannon Alberts

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Shannon Alberts – president, owner, and Visionary of Security-Luebke Roofing – discusses building a trustworthy team and the challenges of handing over responsibility. 

Shannon talks about shifting from management to leadership while running his business. He shares some of the models he had, good and bad, that helped him realize how to build a team that can keep the business thriving without him. 

But letting go of the control can be a challenge. Shannon shares a few of his own experiences trusting his team and the personal challenges he had to overcome in order to allow the right people to move into influential positions. 

Shannon emphasizes that he’s in the people business and trains his leaders to be the same. That’s just one of the values he breaks down for his business and how the team evaluates people to find employees who match those values. 

One of the game-changing moments Shannon shares is the first few times he worked with an Integrator™. Shannon talks about how the struggle is authentic when being told he’s wrong – and realizing it’s exactly what he needs as a business owner. 

A large shift Shannon shares involves going from making all the decisions to handing over the keys to his team:

[11:13] “One of my favorite quotes comes from Richard Branson: ‘I never fire somebody for making a bad decision, but I fired a lot of people for not making a decision.’ So that’s the key – to delegate and elevate.”

And EOS® isn’t just shaping his team. It’s had a huge impact on Shannon’s passion and ability to be a Visionary, looking toward the future of his company. He shares a beautiful personal moment and gives other Visionary leaders advice … before it costs them. 

Ross Gibbs, Shannon’s EOS Implementer®, joins the conversation to talk about the transformation he’s witnessed in Shannon while implementing EOS and how he balanced tensions early on in their relationship. 


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Entrepreneurial leaders thrive under pressure… sometimes until they collapse. When things get intense, people depend on them to come in clutch, both in business and in life. The We Run on EOS podcast honors the moments when entrepreneurs rose to the occasion for their companies through transformational game-changers. Host Pam Kosanke, Professional EOS Implementer®, chief revenue officer for EOS Worldwide, fellow entrepreneur, and six-time world-championship athlete across three sports, learned how to use the massive pressures she faced to forge her own personal transformation. Join her conversations with our guests as they celebrate decisions that ultimately helped guide them to greatness. You just might pick up a play or two from them to level up your own entrepreneurial game.

About Pam Kosanke

Pam Kosanke is an award-winning leader, Professional EOS Implementer®, chief revenue officer for EOS Worldwide, entrepreneur, and six-time world-championship athlete across three sports. She has deep experience working with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and small businesses and across a variety of industries, including franchising, packaged goods, quick-service restaurants, professional services, sports marketing, and retail. Pam has faced all types of challenges, reached the most aggressive goals, navigated nearly every kind of crisis. Throughout her career, she’s continually proven her ability to lead teams to victory on every stage – as an athlete, marketing professional, and entrepreneur.

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