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Learning to Say “I Don’t Know” with Tara Robertson

 

You don’t know what you don’t know.

It is so hard to try to have all the answers as a leader. And when you’re early in your career, you think that you have to.

Like many, Tara Robertson lived in a lot of imposter syndrome early in her early career as she took on all the responsibilities of leadership.

It was a relief to learn that you don’t have all the answers, but somebody else out there likely does. This aha moment led her to more fully appreciate the power of networking and connecting with a community.

Each week, you’ll find Tara on the phone with at least 2 people asking questions or giving back.

Her advice: Stop pretending to have all the answers.

You’re not required to have all of them. It’s ok to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll figure it out” then lean into your community for guidance and support.

If you never say “I don’t know,” you’ll miss out on opportunities for growth. And the foundation to learning something new is first acknowledging that there’s a gap.

Listen in as Tara Robertson unpacks this aha moment with Christina Brady!

Host: Christina Brady, President of Sales Assembly

Guest: Tara Robertson, CMO at Teamwork

Highlights:

  • Tara Robertson’s journey of growth, from agency world to SaaS world [0:40]
  • Tara’s aha moment: You don’t know what you don’t know [1:59]
  • The importance of networking and having a community can’t be overstated [2:50]
  • If you never say “I don’t know,” you’ll miss out on opportunities for growth [3:56]
  • We have to fall down to get back up [4:42]
  • Is it the role of the leader to help their team identify what they don’t know? [4:50]
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