Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages
(I learned this from Kat Cole.) If a “Hot Shot” took over my job today and I had no time to finish or pack, (I’m gone!), and the Hot Shot looked at my job and life, what is the one thing they’d look at that I was doing or accepted and would say, “This is unacceptable. I’m changing this asap”?
If they can do that, why can’t I?
People cannot achieve what they cannot believe or see.
The leader must give a clear picture of what the group is trying to achieve. Not just numbers – explanations, word pictures, drawings, and feelings.
When the team all knows what they are going for, they can believe it, and make it happen.
Do you need to paint a clearer picture for your team?
When hiring, don’t say “He’ll do I guess”, or “I just need someone right now, I think she might do”.
Get to know them through a variety of meetings – by phone, in person interviews, meals, and written questionnaires. Don’t let them fool you – get to know who they really are.
Then if it’s not “Hell yeah!”, it’s a no. Keep looking.
You don’t get paid for YOUR results. You get paid for the results of your team.
You can’t do this alone. Let your people help you. Tell them what you want, what you want the customer to experience, and how it will be measured. Then let them do it. Measure results and work to develop the team based on the results.
Your job is leader, not doer. Don’t forget that.
Too often business owners feel like they have to scramble and work very hard and long to keep the business going, because they are nearly out of business or fear they would be if they didn’t continually make personal sacrifices of their time and effort. Too often the business has enslaved it’s owner.
Is it time to free yourself from the tyranny of your business? Is it time to take control of this monster you have created and make it work for you?