The first four months of the year can be tough – you’re coming off the holidays, trying to creating new goals, getting your taxes paid… Now that we’re into May and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to shake off the excuses and double down on growing your business. It’s time to heat things up!
Explain Your Goals: Whether or not you’re working with a coach, at this point you should have your goals set for 2022. At The Growth Coach, we recommend breaking those down into 90-days goals. Having shorter timelines and smaller goals makes those goals more achievable, even if the 12-month total goal is the same. However, even the most amazing goals won’t go anywhere if you don’t explain those goals – and the actions you’re going to take to reach them – to your staff and leadership team.
Set Expectations: As part of those goal conversations, it’s vital that you set expectations. People need to know not only what you’re trying to achieve, but also their role in helping you get there. We’d recommend having a large staff meeting and then meeting one-on-one with your leadership team to outline those expectations on a team-by-team basis. It’s also important that you give your team the support and resources they need to actually meet those goals – sometimes it’s about time, sometimes it’s about money and sometimes it’s just about support.
Train Your Managers: If you’re really trying to make significant changes and improvements to your business, you need to remember to support and train your managers. So many managers are in leadership positions because they are great technicians, but that doesn’t mean they have the skills they need to lead your teams and grow your business. At The Growth Coach, we offer Strategic Manager Coaching, which is designed to help members of your leadership team to focus on supporting teams, growing profits, streamlining operations and improving customer satisfaction.
Build Up Your Teams: The trick to having high-performing teams is not just having the right people – but having the right people paired into the right teams. You can have three absolutely fabulous employees, but if they can’t work together or they don’t have the right complementary skills, they probably shouldn’t be paired together. Our High Performance Teams training is focused on two things: helping you and your managers recognize your team’s strengths and weaknesses and then helping you build your teams in the right way. Whether or not you work with a Growth Coach, if you want progress, you need the right teams.