Phillip Crockford is the CEO of V-Teamwork, a leadership company based in Brisbane, Australia. His passion for helping others combined with his boundless creativity has led Phillip into innovating a unique way of improving the performance of coaching leaders. Through the use of the popular game, Minecraft, Phillip provides leaders the opportunity to hone their leadership skills in a safe environment. Phillip virtually replicates the conditions of working together as a team, providing leaders and team members an accessible and simple platform for developing their own leadership skills of self-awareness, communication, self-reflection, interaction, and confidence.
In this episode, Phillip talks about how he uses Minecraft to develop and coach leaders through teamwork and strategy, helping leaders to increase their team skills and confidence. He touches upon how the Covid-19 Pandemic and working from home has impacted leadership and teamwork.
3:00 – Leadership as dispositional learning
4:00 – Introducing Minecraft
6:30 – Explaining the use of disposition
8:00 – Using Minecraft as a simulation
13:30 – Learning from Minecraft
18:30 – Thoughts on working from home in the world of Covid
22:00 – Working from home, trouble-free or a struggle?
23:30 – Learning practice and performance
27:00 – What leaders learn from the program
30:00 – Learning by doing, building confidence
33:30 – Philip’s passion for sharing, connecting and understanding the human being
40:00 – Closing advice on how to lead and utilize vertical development
Phillip Crockford on LinkedIn
Working with v-Teamwork
Produced by Kai Hellberg & Emma Holmstrom
Music by Isaac Chambers – ‘Change’