ARE YOU TIRED OF DOING ALL THE WORK YOURSELF????
By Jeff Earlywine
Recently I was speaking with a manager in a business that I am working with. She is so frustrated with how her staff is “not” performing. How they are not working as a team. How they are ripping each other apart with their words. Sound familiar?
So… she and I are going to begin a process of teamwork and personal growth with her staff. If you have tried this then you know how hard it can be. It is hard because we all know deep down that we can’t run a successful business alone. So…
You can train your team to produce financial statements on time, run your POS system like a pro, mop the floor to a “spit shine” but there has to be more. And there is. The training that I am suggesting is much deeper. Your staff came to you individually with explosive embers inside them ready for you to light the match. I could write a book on this (and just might someday) but below are a few suggestions on where you should start in “constantly” training your staff.
Remember this “training” is on the inside, and has to be in you first. So my question to you is: are you passionate about what you do?? You have to love what you do and are doing what you love. Passion connects you with other people. Passion gets noticed. People are attracted by passion and enthusiasm. Passion wins. Passion is contagious.
Next you have to think team. There is no “I” in team. Simply stated, a team attitude is a “we” and “our” attitude instead of a “me” and “my” attitude. It has been said that humans are 97% water and the rest is attitude. Some requirements of a successful team attitude are…
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