While this may be written with the founder of a startup in mind, it also translates well to any manager of a team. As a founder, you are responsible for not only your own performance but also unlocking the potential of you and your team’s performance, the financial goals, the delivery of core values, and achieving the overall strategic goals of the company. With that in mind, you can see that there really is not that much difference between the two in terms of management.
However, to deliver positive results, both must be able to create a collaborative atmosphere, communicate a clear vision, and hold everyone, including yourself, accountable for results. Utilizing data from Gallup and incorporating Strengths based coaching they have identified four things that can help you at unlocking you and your team’s potential.
There really is no substitute for talent when building your team. Identifying the right talents needed and filling those roles with capable people is crucial.
Providing opportunities not only shows that you care about employee development but you also care about the success of the company.
People need an environment that encourages them to deliver their best work. Identifying what motivates and engages each employee and develop an individualized approach to each one.
Creating a high performing team comes from setting the proper expectations, holding individuals accountable for specific results, and using their talents and strengths to help them deliver.
Strengths-based development is not only about helping people recognize and then developing their talents and strengths. It also helping them apply them to reaching their goals. The founder’s success will ultimately depend on the ability to drive successful performance and creating strengths based culture is one step in achieving that. If you would like more information about creating a strengths based environment, contact us today.
Bryan Shaw, MBA – Founder of Scaleable Ventures, Inc, business accelerator director, co-founder of a couple of startups, realtor…. pretty much a serial entrepreneur. Like it or not, all views are my own. @BGoGolf