Making Your Staff Better than You

By Lisa Purichia
Partner, Director of Entrepreneurial Services & Employee Benefit Services
lpurichia@sponselcpagroup.com

A leader is only as strong as the team behind them. With just a few months before the end of the year, now is a good time to evaluate your staff and determine areas in need of improvement. Listed below are some tips to help you get started on the path toward strengthening your team and your company as a whole.

In the long run, taking these steps will enhance your ability to achieve desired results and make you a better leader as well. Most successful leaders surround themselves with a diverse, skilled group that in many cases encompasses individuals who have select skills that are better than the leader’s in certain tasks. But the group’s collective skills ultimately enhance the team’s ability to achieve success!

Listen closely! Ask your staff members about their goals within the company. Where do they hope to see themselves next month or next year? What do they want to improve? Raising these questions will let them know you care, but make sure your actions mirror your narrative and accordingly you will motivate them to be team players.

Invest in your people. Make sure they have all the necessary resources, including tools and training — not just in the beginning, but continuously throughout their time at the company. The current workplace environment mandates that your staff is continually enhancing their skills or learning new ones. Coach your employees and make them hungry to grow and thrive. But also be patient and give them the proper amount of runway and time to blossom. Focus on building upon the individual’s strengths and what they do well — don’t try and fit that square peg in a round hole!

Identify strengths and weaknesses. The most successful businesses have an effective talent management system for finding the BEST candidates to meet the company’s wide variety of needs. If there are competency gaps within your organization, perhaps you need to rethink hiring strategies, provide more training or assign certain tasks to different employees. You should ultimately strive to create an eclectic team. Diversity of thought and expertise breeds success.

If we can assist you with achieving success in your business through staff enhancement, please contact Lisa Purichia at (317) 608-6693 or email lpurichia@sponselcpagroup.com.

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