Building effective teams is a common challenge for most of us entrepreneurs because there's always that one or maybe two employees who are difficult to deal with or just don’t perform well. As a result, we end up spending most of our time and emotional energy on them. Often contemplating letting them go, but never gathering enough courage to follow through on it.
The truth is, it takes great leadership to build great teams. In fact, building a team is an art and science that you perfect over time. It takes leaders who are not afraid to self-correct, make difficult decisions, and establish standards of performance that are constantly monitored and improved upon at all times.
So, how do you assemble the right mix of people and expertise to deliver on your brand promise while managing non-performance?
Here are a few points to help you:
Take time to understand each person’s interests, abilities and uniqueness.
Understand triggers that activate their strengths such as rewards, m...