Here’s (5) tips that will help get you on the right path.
Hire Slow, Fire Fast
Find the right people, don’t hire someone just because they can start tomorrow.
Does a person fit your workplace culture (even improve it) ?. If you make a mistake and hire the wrong person act quickly and move on – its best for everyone.
The longer you leave it, the more costly (workplace toxicity levels and $$$’s) it will be.
Look for self-motivated people, not those that are waiting for you to motivate them.
Award actions that get the desired/required results and acknowledge the efforts put in from the team not from you.
At the end of the day everyone on the team needs to be accountable to bring in enough income to pay their salaries/commissions and make a profit. If not, what’s the point ?
Don’t put them off. Find the solutions with your staff – talk to them, get involved in the process.
They’ll respect an approach built around making progress and improvement, not criticism.
Be The Leader
If you’re the hardest worker in the business you probably have a problem.
Make the plan, set the course, then set the environment for the team to make it happen.
Leadership isn’t about being the hardest worker.
Find The Trouble Makers (and get rid of them)
Get them off the team, they’ll destroy your business.
A key to look for is someone who always blames others, its never their fault.
Look for this at the initial interview, and hire someone else.