BOSS VS LEADER – ASK YOURSELF, ARE YOU A GOOD COACH?
When urgent matters pop-up the business owners that have “line” responsibilities can’t always get to their assigned duties within a normal work day. Recurring and unaddressed problems like staff conflicts, receivable challenges, or other process problems, the ones that never seem to truly get fixed, can perpetuate for years and compromise the bottom-line value of your business.
What are the most important QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER?
Being a better leader requires implementation of proactive systems that strengthen the team, build the customer base and improve internal processes. Communicating your objectives, reinforcing them every single day and posting metrics for all to see is really your most important leadership responsibility.
Look forward to the day that the relationship you have with your business becomes easier. Operating under control is the best way to keep costs down, create a stable and caring team, find some free time and make the space necessary to work on growing your business.
Do you know a company with an afterhours sports team? On the field everyone wants to win, right? Well, a good coach can bring winning inspiration to make that winning perspective happen every game. Now, consider how you can imbed that winning spirit 8 hours earlier in the day at your company. While it doesn’t happen overnight, becoming a better leader will begin to get everyone in your company stretching their abilities and doing more to contribute.
Once a proactive operating platform is in place, you won’t have to mitigate recurring problems. Every business can do better, most can do 20% better next year with the right direction and training.
While everyone in the company has their full-time responsibilities, including you, consider bringing in an expert to catalyze the process. Making the kind of foundational shift required to invigorate the enterprise takes an expert that has done this before in an initially fragile, indifferent environment.