Here you are: you’ve created a company. You put your blood, sweat and tears into creating something amazing. You have a great mission, and are offering products or services that are spectacular! You feel like what your company has to offer will make a difference in not only your life, but all of your employees, and their families!
In the beginning, there was SO. MUCH. EXCITEMENT! Everyone you brought onto the team was engaged, enthusiastic, and ready to take on the WORLD!!!
Now, you feel exhausted. You’re drowning in the day to day of running your business, and that once bright-eyed glimmer has all but faded from your eyes.
Your employees who once held so much promise are now ‘lazy’, distrustful, and apathetic.
So, what went wrong?
Right about now, you are shaking your head, and thinking:
“I don’t know how I got here.”
“Where are all the people who want to dig in, and help me grow this business to its full potential??”
“I want to feel supported in growing this business, but I don’t feel like I have that here!”
“They were so excited to work with us in the beginning! Why aren’t they producing???”
“Have I hired the wrong people????”
Here’s the thing…..unfortunately, it’s not just about hiring the right people.
That’s a great start, but it’s also about having a system in place that allows for a symbiotic relationship between your managers and your employees. One that sets management up to be a supportive position: fostering new talent, and allowing new employees to thrive.
Except most management positions aren’t set up that way at all!