Nothing will exponentially grow your business more than leaders who take ownership of the mission.
Nine years ago my company made a massive sales increase. My pizza restaurants became more profitable, and I began to work with less effort, time, and energy. My businesses have had other surges since and I can trace it back to the same thing.
An employee who was a good worker stepping up into an ownership mindset.
I have learned many lessons from taking rough around the edges employees and showing them their potential diamond under the surface. It takes time and energy, but the rewards are worth the effort if you follow these simple steps you will see potential become a reality.
I see in you! The truth is many people get stuck because they don’t see their potential. One of my managers that is the rockstar who helped my business spike the first time was only working eight hours a week doing a remediable job. She didn’t think she could run that location. I told her what strengths I saw in her and why she was capable. I know am telling her how I see her running many locations.
Studies have shown that in the school environment students hear seven negative statements from their teachers for every one positive. At home, it’s much worse. A child receives ten negative statements for every one positive. No wonder so many people don’t know their strengths.
Tell those you lead what positive things you see in them!
Why them. Often when we need people are natural tendency is to tell them what we need. We are shorthanded and we need people to step up is the wrong approach. Stop making it about you and make it about them instead. Why you see them as a solution is simple. It is taking what you see in them and applying it to the position you want them to step into.
Keep showing your staff why they are the right ones for the job.
Lower Excellence. Here is the thing, if you are holding the entry bar too high, you will never find anyone. You want your staff to shoot for excellence, but it is impossible to have a new employee to do the job with the excellence of an owner. Given time they can outpace you, but that is like expecting my six year old to understand the time value of money. When you lower the bar and raise it over time you are teaching them to win. You are also teaching them the age old principle you don’t have to be an expert to start, but you do need to start to become an expert.
Lower your expectations of what excellence is and raise the standard of excellence over time and create more personal ownership.
To grow your empire call out what you see in your staff, why they are the right ones, and lower your perfectionist standard. Watch your company explode as you invite others into an entrepreneur mindset. Be blessed on your growth journey.
How do you instill an entrepreneurial mindset into those you lead?
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