Robert Teschner | Fostering Psychological Safety in High-Performing Teams

Robert “Cujo” Teschner is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Consultant of VMax Group Consulting, a business training and consulting firm specializing in helping organizations construct high-performing teams.

Robert is also a retired, multiple award-winning United States Air Force fighter pilot, as well as a motivational speaker and best-selling author. His numerous specialties include leadership, crisis management, critical thinking, and many more.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Robert Teschner discusses joining the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot—and the cancer diagnosis that changed everything
  • How Robert’s pilot training equipped him to effectively handle stress
  • The importance of consistently learning from your good and bad decisions
  • Robert’s tips for empowering and encouraging your employees
  • The secret to building high-performing teams: identifying your team purpose before your organizational purpose
  • Why you should debrief with your team after both positive and negative events
  • How to implement psychological safety and group problem-solving into a team environment
  • Robert talks about taking ownership of outcomes as a team leader

In this episode…

Do you feel like you can be vulnerable with your boss and coworkers? Are you part of a team that empowers and encourages its members, or is your team fractured and ineffective?

Building an effective, cohesive team in an organization is incredibly difficult—especially if you don’t have access to the right training or tools. That’s why Robert Teschner founded VMax Group Consulting, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations create high-performing, close-knit teams. Today, Robert is here to share his sage advice on team building, resilience, and stress management, and you don’t want to miss a minute of it!

In this episode of Succeed Under Stress, Dr. Jonathan Horowitz sits down with Robert “Cujo” Teschner, the Founder, CEO, and Chief Consultant of VMax Group Consulting, to discuss building effective, supportive teams. Listen in as Robert talks about his career as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, the importance of fostering psychological safety within high-performing teams, and what it takes to become a fantastic team leader. Stay tuned!

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