In case you missed out on the Small Business Supercharge in May this year, we’re pulling some highlight moments from the day to share!
This Week: Tenice Wehmeyer and the Power Your Leadership Can Have
Leadership is more than just the way you dictate how people work. Leadership is powerful!
Everyone wants to be able to run a business that has fully engaged employees and functions like clockwork. Everyone wants to be able to walk away from the business for 4-6 weeks, knowing the company will continue to grow and move forward without them. Everyone wants to be in a place where their company is successful, working for them, and where they are happy. Everyone wants to be able to take the time off they need to heal when they come down sick, or have a family emergency.
But none of that can happen if you’re unwilling to do a self-analysis on your leadership and then level it up.
The power of leadership is wrapped up in enabling your employees to be leaders in their own right: letting your leadership ripple into them. Instead of dictating everything they do, your leadership power resides in teaching them to take charge and move forward even without you.
Here’s why this matters…
To grow a successful business, you have to be able to take time to get away and disengage from your company. Otherwise you don’t have time to plan strategy, and you don’t create opportunities for your employees to shine as leaders in their own right.
Roughly a year ago, I reached out to Kelly (of Leapfrog Promotions) directly because I needed help with some promotional literature. But Kelly was out of the office, so I got an out-of-office email from Kelly.
Immediately, I got a call back from Brian whom Kelly had left in charge while he was gone. And because of Kelly’s ripple leadership, Brian was able to take leadership in his own right and help me with what I needed. So instead of forcing a customer to wait until Kelly got back into the office from wherever he was, the strong leadership in the company allowed them to remain Customer-Focused and keep a high response-rate.
So here’s what you do…
If you don’t have that kind of leadership in your company right now, take time to do a self-analysis of your leadership. What are you doing as a leader? How are your employees responding to the way you lead? Are you dictating, or empowering them to take charge on projects?
Once you’ve spent time running a self-leadership-analysis, create goals and a plan for change that will allow you to create the ripple leadership you want in your company that will ensure you’re leading a high-performing team and lets you live your life well.
Interested in learning from the man who has created such successful leadership in his companies he once had a 100% employee retention rate? Check out our upcoming Workation, taking place in Utah with Jeff Hoffman (Yup, the Airport Self-Checkin Kiosk inventor!) spending the whole weekend working with attendees.
About the Content Creator:
Tenice Wehmeyer is dedicated to helping leaders and teams grow in every way they aspire —thriving in their professional lives and still having the energy they need to flourish personally. As a leadership coach, Tenice helps her clients develop a deep self-awareness about their goals, their behaviors, and the discipline needed to take action, deliver results and create an impact to be the obvious choice. Tenice brings 20 years of human capital experience—from talent management to learning and development, from manager training to executive onboarding, assessments, and promotions—within software and security companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100.
About the Ghost Writer:
Susannah Scheller is the Technology Director and Engagement Curator for Grow Disrupt, and was the first permanent hire made by Stephanie! She has spent countless hours studying the world of business under Stephanie, and has over 5 years of experience in content creation and Technology Execution. Having recently completed her Bachelor of Music, she has begun devoting her focus to the creation of content that helps to support small business owners company growth the world over.