Challenge Your Thinking

I Want to take my business to the next level But!

We often hear a business owner say "I want to take my business to the next level, But!" Some of the more common buts go like this But, I'm concerned that some of the people who work for me don't have what it takes. They have difficulty following procedures, spend time on unimportant tasks, and have trouble thinking for themselves, let alone out of the box. And, they look to me for all of the important answers. With those issues, taking the business to the next level will be difficult if not impossible, and certainly not in the owner's time frame.

What the owner needs are some partners. When I say "partners", I don't mean legal partners with a financial investment in the business. I mean people who have an emotional investment in the business. Successful business people find ways to make people feel like owners even though they're not. As the owner of the business, you may never have a team that's as passionate as you are about growing. However, there are things you can do to dramatically increase your team's level of ownership and passion.

Here are some ways to make that happen:

  1. Conduct Joint Planning & Goal Setting

I have known Norm Gauthier for some time now. For the past several years, I have had the opportunity to interact with a number of Norman’s clients. Right from the get go, it was obvious that his clients trust him and respect him. The clients I have had the opportunity to meet, have worked with him for a number of years, and have experienced a great deal of success in their individual businesses. Norman thinks out of the box and he truly believes that in order to make changes and address the challenges of today, you cannot use the same thought processes and actions that helped to create them. Norm has the ability to challenge your thinking in a way that causes you to consider alternative approaches to the obstacles in your business that produce the outcomes you’re looking for. I believe he is ONE OF A KIND… It is a privilege and a pleasure to know him as a friend and a colleague.

I. Chalif,
Owner Atlantic Capitol Solutions

Executive Coaching & Consulting - Boston, MA

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