If you want to find the right people and build a team that’s willing to challenge and test themselves, you need to be doing the same for yourself.
You need to remember one simple thing: What you think is what you say, what you say is what you do, and…
What you do becomes your legacy
You can’t ask your team to think bigger and reach farther if you are not doing the same. What YOU DO becomes YOUR legacy–not your team’s and vice versa.
You can’t just approach someone and say, “I want you to make this number of phone calls.” or “I want you to build this thing.” You have to show them. When they see you creating incremental changes and gaining a better result, you’re a living example to them of what they should do.
The more of an example you are, the more people will respect you as a person. They will admire you, and in turn, respect you.
Respect gets you followers. If your team doesn’t respect you, you are not being a true leader.
Get the Right People by Developing the Right People
People aren’t going to follow you just because you have “owner” behind the name on your business card. However, they are much more apt to follow when you intentionally focus your energy on their personal, professional, and financial growth and align their interests with the interests of the business.
If you develop the right people—those that are good at what they do, perform at high levels, and get things done—raise their belief level, raise their effectiveness level, and show them how to do things smarter, not harder, they will start to flourish.
For instance, demonstrate to them that you respect others, and you like to focus your energy on their development and success. Work with them so they can see themselves as part of the contributing team.
When your people can see this (and they see everyone is treated the same way), and you’ve aligned their interests, they will become loyal. Better yet, they become courageous. They become more successful.
In conclusion, success breeds more success.
So, if you want to get the RIGHT people to follow you, they’ll have to see you as an example. They have to respect you.
THEY have to know that YOU are a true leader.
If you want to become a leader worthy of admiration and respect, schedule a 10-minute call with one of our business advisors to learn how to 10X your leadership!