Updated: Mar 31, 2020
Want them to take more ownership in their job and their responsibilities?
Want them to increase their level of initiative, responsibility, and commitment?
Have you heard the phrase, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”? I used to use this as my tagline when I was a BNI member a few years ago. I changed it a little, “Be the change you wish to see in your business.”
If you want people on your team to function at a different level, you need to function at a different level. There’re a few reasons for this:
First, you are really the only thing you can actually control. You can’t control others. You can, however, influence others.
Second, people around you respond to how you behave. If you want to see a new behavior in them, you have to change what you do. Trust me, they will change when you start doing something different.
Third, more than likely you’re repeating a dysfunctional pattern over and over. Maybe it’s hiring the same type of people over and over. Get rid of one unproductive person and replace them with a clone. Might look different, but in the end, same behavior. Maybe it’s having the same type of motivating pep talk each week. Or the opposite - constantly micromanaging and being critical.
Keep this in mind, there are people out there who are not having the challenges you are having. They have people around them who step up, take responsibility, and produce. Those people are behaving differently than you are. That’s why. Find them, copy them.
“Be the change you wish to see in your business.”