Sometimes you need to allow someone else to take the reins on that special project or important part of your business. Free them, and FREE YOURSELF!
As leaders, this isn't always the easiest thing to do, but it's soooo important to just say "I trust you," and let your leaders make it happen. After all, this is just as good for them as it is for you! Your leadership staff wants to be challenged, to be given an opportunity to build something of their own, stand back and say "I did that!". So why not let them?
Great Projects to give your Leaders:
A Halloween (or any Holiday) Party Event
Customer Appreciation Initiatives (Events, Discounts, Perks, Treats)
Staff Training Events
New Revenue Generating Programming (Fitness for Kids, Yoga, Friday Night Events)
Here are some things to keep in mind before unleashing your unchained Leaders on your business:
MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE RIGHT SEAT ON THE BUS: Nobody should be set up to fail, so if you know the task at hand is not a fit for their personality then perhaps find an alternative project so they can really shine!
TRUST THEIR GROUND FLOOR KNOWLEDGE: Who else is going to be better at knowing what your staff and/or students are going to.
TRUST YOUR JUDGEMENT: You can do the math on this... If something isn't adding up, physically or emotionally, then you should go with your gut and make the best decision available to you.
REMEMBER! THIS IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE! Employees who are challenged at work are happier and stay longer! The upside is HUGE! This could mean taking things off your plate, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business (or life!)
Sometimes, as Children Activity Center owners and managers, we forget that we are running Disneyland on a Dollar Store budget. That means we are expected to offer our clients every option they could imagine, but with very limited resources. You may not be able to clone yourself, but maybe a leader in your organization can pull off an A- version of your vision! So why not try!
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