Dear Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner,
To truly lead your team, help your business grow and consolidate the relationship between you and your employees, we invite you to have a short look at today’s market characteristics. Why do we ask you that? Wait and you will understand later.
As you know, we live in a globalized world where competition has become extremely high and there is almost no room for error. In addition, people’s behavior has changed so much so that they are increasingly searching for the meaning in their work. As such, they need to be included in all aspects of the work environment and to be connected in some way with the overall business activities. On top of that, information is no longer difficult to find and the means of communication are so varied and advanced that anything can be found or achieved in just a second. Now, ask yourself, considering these changes, how prepared are you to continue with these challenges?
Did you know that one in two employees would want to fire their bosses if they could?
Quite stunning, isn’t it?
Now have you ever wondered if this is the case in your business?
To begin with, everyone needs and deserves a great leader. Even though this statement is rather general, great leaders are actually great coaches, meaning people who are able to help others make progress in their work, recognize their hard work and treat them with trust and respect.
Generally speaking, when asked what their expectations are from their company, employees often say: “I hope that we will have some coaching so as to be able to learn from someone who will challenge me and have hard conversations with me”. Why do you think they say that? Because people want to grow. They want to learn, to have models to follow and know where they are going.
You might think that when being a business owner, automatically new leadership skills package together with your business ability to generate profits. It could be, but leadership coaching skills are different, and in any type of business you may be dealing with, mastering these skills could either grow your employees’ performances or, on the contrary, erode them.
On the other hand, if you think that it is not you the who should be coached considering that you have an HR department or a trainer as part of your team, then you need to reconsider this thought. It is you who has to give all that you have, set the direction of your team, and finally set the culture that you want to see in your organization in all it’s behavior.
How do I and my team coach you to develop new coaches?
The conclusion is simple. I will coach you on how to coach others and highlight their powers, but at the same time, you will have their trust. You will have the necessary skills to guide your people and generate results together with your team, because after all, a successful business is not a group of individuals, it is actually a team of individuals.
Now, when you wake up in the morning and ask yourself before going to the office: “What am I doing this for? Will I be able to make it?”, you will know the answer and the rest will come as a consequence of it. You will be the person who just does it.
All the best,