Are you positioning your company for success?

For a company to grow and generate greater success for all involved, its people must also grow and develop their potential. All businesses are comprised of people and, therefore, as the team goes, so does the company.

Consider any sports team. The teams that achieve the greatest levels of happiness and success are comprised of individuals who are consistently coached to their greatest potential. The coaching they receive is of high quality, the team members are committed to learning and becoming more and, together, higher levels of achievement are reached repeatedly.

When personal growth and development is lacking, human beings become bogged down by old ways of thinking and behaving. This limits our ability to effectively handle reality, now and in the future. Greater happiness and success are not achieved because we continue to operate as we always have, even in the face of changing circumstances.

Companies committed to continual learning provide their team members with new ways of thinking and behaving. This positions the company to effectively handle its current reality and to be proactive in the face of ever-changing business environments. The companies that thrive over long periods of time are the ones committed to reinventing and changing themselves through continual learning and the application of new knowledge.

An example of this truth lies in the changes that have recently rippled through our economy. Companies that were already engaged in the continual upgrade of their operations through the ongoing development of their team members with effective coaching and training were better positioned to weather challenging economic changes. Through it all, they have survived and even prospered.

Businesses that saw the wisdom in beginning the process of ongoing coaching and training during these changes have typically lessened their declines and are recovering sooner. The businesses in these first two examples are also very well positioned to make the most of the inevitable turnaround and renewed growth of our economy.

Conversely, organizations that have not chosen to implement a coaching and training program to further grow and develop their teams have struggled greatly and even gone out of business. They have lacked the guidance, direction and teamwork necessary to survive the economic decline and thrive on the other side.

Which one of these atmospheres best describes your business?

What choices have you made in the growth and development of your team and your company?

Could the mindset and abilities of your team be enhanced?

Is your business as successful as you would like it to be?

If you find yourself behind the curve in the growth and development of your team, and therefore your business, you would be well-served to consider the many benefits of team development through comprehensive coaching and training. This course of action can significantly affect the happiness and success of your entire organization in very positive ways. The results of your operations will not improve unless you consistently give the individuals that run your business new and powerful tools.

Often times it is most appropriate for coaching and training to start with the owners and managers of the business. As their abilities grow, they’re in a stronger position to lead by example and assist other team members in absorbing and using the powerful new information and perspectives offered by an effective coach.

In choosing someone to coach and/or train in your business, it’s wise to bring in a professional who’s both personable and powerful. The greatest results will come with someone your team can relate to; who brings positive, invigorating energy and passion; and is willing to tailor services specifically to your company’s needs.

It’s not enough to simply bring in new systems or streamline operations. After all, people implement and run the systems that help companies operate effectively.

To meet the current and future demands of your business — to grow and develop your business for greater happiness and success — you need to find powerful ways to assist your team members in becoming their greatest selves.

Being your best feels great! To enjoy this positive experience, you must continue to grow and develop. The incorporation of effective, ongoing coaching and training for you and your team will deliver valuable new information and perspectives. With this, you will have the opportunity to rise to new heights in life and in business.

 

 

Marcus Straub owns Life is Great! Inc. in Grand Junction. His personalized coaching and consulting services help individuals, business owners, executives and companies build teams, organizations and lives that are filled with happiness and success. He is the winner of the 2011 International Coach of the Year Award, and is also the author of “Is It Fun Being You?.” He is available for free consultations regarding coaching, speaking and trainings. Reach Straub by phone at 208-3150, by e-mail at marcus@lifeisgreatcoaching.com or on the website at www.lifeisgreatcoaching.com.
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