active CEO Podcast #113 PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

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PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter

Employees are the heartbeat of a company. What happens if the heart stops beating? It is important to note that people can be your greatest assets, but they can also be your greatest liabilities!

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers! Employees who have been pushed to the point that they no longer care, will not go the extra mile.

People are our greatest assets so it is important that you serve those who matter, through a coaching leadership approach where you create a growth and learning environment.

Are you being a servant leader who has a coaching leadership approach?

  1. Recruitment and Selection
  2. Targeted Training
  3. Knowledge Sharing

Leadership Talent Cycle

  1. Talent Identification – through effective recruitment practices
  2. Talent Development – through a coach leadership approach
  3. Talent Performance – through removing barriers and getting out of the way

Leadership Growth Triad

  1. 3x Talent Cycle
  2. Recruit Employees who have talent
  3. Recruit Mentors who train employees
  4. Recruit Coaches who inspire mentors

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” RICHARD BRANSON

There is nothing more beautiful than teaching, coaching and mentoring people. The immense pride and enjoyment you get out of seeing someone grow is supported by the benefits you receive by teaching and coaching. You learn more about yourself, you tend to reflect on your own habits and routines, and you provide an opportunity to learn new ways of doing things.

“People learn the most when teaching others.” PETER DRUCKER

As a CEO or leader you have a huge responsibility to not only prepare your people for their work, but also prepare them for life. More than just teaching skills, you have an obligation to teach them to find and understand their purpose.

Once people understand their purpose, you then have to work with them to connect it with the purpose of the company and the work they are completing. People are the only sustainable thing in an organization or a team.

There is nothing more rewarding than teaching people to become better than ourselves. Many CEO’s and leaders are afraid of the people they work with becoming better skilled, better leaders and better people than they are. It’s all about ego, and they need to realize that way of thinking is hindering the progress of both the company and themselves. As a CEO and leader, you need to learn how to create a mindset where you are proud of people growing above you, rather than being afraid of it.

“Give a man a fish; feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; feed him for a lifetime.” LAO TZU

How are you leading your people?

Your people are your greatest asset. Take the time to communicate with your people, listen to them, and ask questions that improve their understanding, and bring them closer to the purpose of the company and what they want to achieve in life. Find ways to reflect on how you interact with your people and seek new ways to communicate more effectively. You have a great responsibility!

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; If in terms of ten years, plant trees; If in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” CONFUSCIOUS

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

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