Each weekend, we should be coming up with new goals for the week ahead. We want to make new contacts, sell more products, and cross off more items from our to-do lists. We want to make our business grow. But what about growing the inside of the business? What about encouraging our employees? How about we make a goal to become better leaders? These goals often get pushed to the side in favor of making more money. Strong leaders have the power to influence greatness from the people they work with. If you want to be a better leader to your team in the weeks ahead, here are five strategies to implement.
1. Value Determination over Talent
You will have employees who are talented and you will have employees who will work their ass off. They usually won’t be the same person. When someone has a talent for a job, they can do well. But if they have determination, they can do great. Stop worrying about finding the best talent in employees and instead focus on finding the best work ethic. A talented person without any drive is only so useful, but the employee who has their mind set on being successful will do whatever it takes to get there.
2. Acknowledge Accomplishments
When a team member completes a difficult task, applaud them for their hard work. Motivated people will work harder. Underappreciated people will stop trying. You need each member of your team working as efficiently as possible, so if all it takes is an email saying “great job!” – do it.
3. Share Feedback
Don’t wait for an annual review to bring up an area a team member can work on. But don’t simply tell them what they’re doing wrong. Find a way you can help. You’re the leader, no one cares about the team as much as you do. But if you constantly insult your team members by pointing out their flaws, they’ll just find another team to be on. If they’re struggling, help them.
4. Look at Quality, Not Quantity
Don’t judge the people you work with based on how many hours they spend in the office. A team member could easily spend 12 hours in the office and get nothing done while another member may only work for 5, but produce awesome results. Look at the quality of work each member is producing, not the quantity.
5. Prove It Matters
Many people are influenced by money, but if they’re set on a salary, they’re not going to feel compelled to work harder to make the company more money. It doesn’t directly influence them. So find something that matters to your employees to drive the mission forward. How does your work better the community? How does it improve lives? That’s your driver. Make one of your week goals to be a better leader. Find ways throughout your week to implement these six strategies and you’ll find your business success drastically improve. If you’ve read this far, it’s clear you want to be better and that’s what we love doing for our clients – helping them be better. Did you know over the past few years we’ve achieved the following, totally life-changing results for our clients;
- Helped two business partners from Bondi, NSW double their business from $250,000 to over $500,000 in under 8 weeks
- Took a Physio from Brisbane, Australia from a hole in the wall, doing just over $100k, and added an additional $750,000+ per year to his business (this one took 12 mths…)
- And took one 25 yo female client from a measly $700 per week to over $24,000 per week (In just 18 mths and we’re still going…)
Because so many people have asked us how we’ve achieved these results, we decided to create a video to document the process – which boiled down into a few simple strategies that we put into a FREE Case Study Video, and we’re happy to share these with you also. There’s no cost, and no strings, we just want to get all this info out there. We believe that everyone should be the best they can be. And we hope you’re one of those people. Click Here to check it out now.