People Systems that Promote Leadership

Lit up outline of a leader, lighting up those around

If you want to grow your business you need other people. Whether they are partners, associates or affiliates, whether you find them on Elance or you employ them – if you want to get beyond trading your life for money, to grow your business without killing yourself – other people are essential.

Many business owners shy away from employing as an option:

‘Ooh I tried that once and I’m not going down that route again!’…

No way! Far too much hassle’…

‘You gotta be kidding me…I can do the job better and quicker myself’

…you hear them cry!

Others who have employees are either struggling with, or hugely frustrated by, the whole experience:

‘Ive told them a million times how to do this…why don’t they just get it?!’

‘I just can’t get them to stop playing on their phones…’

‘Why do they keep making the same mistakes..?’

Maybe you recognise your own grumblings here…

The truth is though that if you have the right systems in place and the right mindset, employing people is not only straightforward, but also hugely rewarding.

By the right systems, I’m talking about your systems for hiring, for personal development and for performance management. The three essential systems that keep everything consistent and controlled, that keep everyone informed and engaged, and that make your employer brand as reliable as your business brand.

When you think of People Systems my guess is that the words HR, legal and discipline spring to mind. The soul-shrinking, limiting side of employment! So I challenge you to adjust your thinking, to change your mindset.

Think, helping individuals to fulfil their potential.

Think, working with engaged employees who want to do a good job and get recognised for it.

Think, running a consistently efficient business where you have control without having to be there 24/7.

Here’s the thing:

  • if you only bring the right people (people who share your values) into the business
  • if you show an interest in them and develop them as individuals
  • if you give them all the information they need, and logical systems so that they can do the job to your high standards
  • if you manage their performance-give them structured feedback regularly and consistently-making sure they know the consequences, good and bad
  • if you recognise them and reward them for a job well done…

Your business will grow to whatever size you want it to, without the hassle you currently experience, or have experienced in the past.

Look to the likes of McDonald’s, Virgin, Apple if you doubt what I’m saying. Successful business is based on the strength of your employer brand as much as the brand you market to your customers.

Build your people systems, develop your team, build your business.

If you have the right people, but they need development, if you just don’t have the time to be able to train your managers, to make sure that they are passing your values on to their team, we offer a solution.

We have developed our McFreedom Managers’ Development Programme with you in mind. It’s a sixth month, structured, online course aimed at developing your managers into the leaders that your team will follow. 

Do one thing: View a copy of our brochure here

Upcoming course start date: 6th July 2018 

Email us to register your interest or for more information: hello@mariannepage.co.uk

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