Are you a service-based business owner looking for ways to empower your employees and help them own their career? Then look no further. Today’s episode is about how to do just that with Andy Storch, author of Own Your Career, Own Your Life and an entrepreneur and trainer-educator.
Andy will share his insights on how to give your employees the tools they need to take ownership of their career and life. He’s seen the impact of this approach, with companies having successful retention rates and employees feeling fulfilled, grateful and empowered.
Andy Storch is an entrepreneur, trainer, educator, and author of “Own Your Career, Own Your Life”. He helps companies in the corporate space with their talent development or training and development. He is also the host of “The Talent Development Hot Seat” podcast, and the founder of the Talent Development Think Tank, a membership community.
Andy’s mission is to help people take charge of their careers and achieve fulfillment through growth and contribution. He has a passion for helping people build businesses that fit their lifestyle, and encourages business owners to empower and enable their employees.
It is important for service-based business owners to help their employees own their career for a number of reasons.
First, encouraging employees to take ownership of their career will help them to be more engaged in their role and the business overall. When employees are able to take ownership of their career, they are more likely to be invested in their work, to take initiative and to be proactive about improving their skills and gaining new knowledge. This will in turn lead to increased productivity and better results for the business as a whole.
In addition, helping employees to own their career will also foster a culture of learning and development. By providing employees with resources, guidance and support to help them reach their career goals, service-based business owners can create a culture of continuous learning and development that will benefit the business in the long run. This will give employees the opportunity to grow and develop professionally while also helping to ensure that the business is using the most up-to-date skills and strategies. As a result, service-based business owners will be able to stay ahead of the competition and achieve long-term success.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
1. Take responsibility for your own career and have conversations with your manager or employer to figure out what you want and need to achieve in your career.
2. CEO, Show appreciation and gratitude for your employees and make them feel like their work is meaningful.
3. Give your employees opportunities to grow and help them to own a piece of your business and make sure they understand the purpose of the tasks they are asked to do.
The first step to owning your career is to take responsibility for your own career and have conversations with your manager or employer to figure out what you want and need to achieve in your career. This means actively engaging in conversations with the people around you who can help you on your career journey, such as your manager, colleagues, mentors, and peers.
Ask questions about what you need to do to reach your goals and make sure to be open and honest about your ambitions. This can also involve having conversations with yourself to identify what it is you want out of your career and how you can make it happen.
Consider taking an inventory of your skills and interests to help guide your conversations and research online to learn more about what options are available to you. Additionally, if you are an employee, reach out to your manager or employer to discuss what opportunities are available to help you grow and achieve your goals.
You can also consider participating in professional development opportunities or asking for feedback on how you can improve. Taking responsibility for your own career is the foundation for success, so commit to having conversations and doing the work to get where you want to go.
In addition to having conversations with your manager or employer, it can also be beneficial to reach out to external sources to get advice and support in your career journey. Consider seeking out mentors or joining professional organizations in your industry. These resources can provide you with the advice and support you need to make progress in your career.
Additionally, attend career fairs, bridal shows and networking events to build relationships with potential employers and to learn more about the industry. By engaging with these external sources, you can gain valuable insights into what it takes to succeed in your chosen career.
Finally, remember to stay organized when it comes to your career. Create a plan to clearly set out your goals, track your progress, and identify any areas where you need to improve. Keep track of the conversations you have with your manager or employer and any other contacts you make along the way. This will help you stay on track and make sure you are getting the most out of your career journey. With the right planning and preparation, you can take responsibility for your own career and be successful.
Show appreciation and gratitude for your employees and make them feel like their work is meaningful. Showing appreciation and gratitude for employees is a vital part of making them feel that their work is meaningful.
This can be done in a variety of ways, from verbal recognition in team meetings, to sending “thank you” notes or emails, to offering rewards or bonuses for a job well done. Leaders can create an environment of appreciation by actively listening to employees and their ideas, and recognizing when they have gone above and beyond. Leaders should also provide regular feedback on how employees are doing and what they can do to improve. This will show them that their work is valued and that their contributions are making a difference.
Finally, leaders should actively seek out opportunities to help employees grow and develop in their roles. This could involve providing them with additional training or giving them a chance to take on more responsibility or lead projects. By doing these things, leaders can create an environment of appreciation and give employees the feeling that their work is meaningful and appreciated.
Another way to show appreciation and gratitude for employees is to provide them with opportunities for professional development. Investing in the growth and development of your employees is a great way to show that you value them and their contributions.
Offering them access to courses or seminars, or providing them with mentors or sponsors can help them to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Additionally, giving employees the opportunity to work on challenging projects or initiatives can help to make them feel like their work is meaningful and valued.
Finally, leaders should strive to create an environment that is supportive and positive. This can be done by providing employees with the resources and tools they need to succeed, and by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and trust.
Leaders should recognize and celebrate successes, both large and small, and foster a sense of community and camaraderie amongst their team. By providing employees with a supportive and positive environment, leaders can make them feel valued and appreciated for their work.
When it comes to helping employees own a piece of your business and understanding the purpose of the tasks they are asked to do, it is important to provide them with opportunities to grow. An effective way to do this is to include them in decision-making processes, as well as show your appreciation and gratitude for the work they do. This will help them feel like they are part of the team and that their work is making a difference. It is also beneficial to provide them with incentives and rewards to stay invested in the business, such as equity or commission.
Additionally, it is important to have conversations with them about their career goals and aspirations. This will help you understand what they want to achieve and how you can help them get there. By providing them with these opportunities for growth and ownership, you are helping them to feel valued and supported in their careers.
When it comes to understanding the purpose of the tasks they are asked to do, it is key to have clear and concise explanations. Make sure to explain the why behind what they are doing and how it will benefit the organization. This will help them to feel like their work is making an impact and that it is important to the organization.
CEO, It is beneficial to provide employees with regular feedback about the progress they are making and how they are contributing to the organization. This will help them to stay motivated and engaged in their work. Regular feedback can also help to identify areas where employees need additional support or training to help them reach their goals.
Overall, it is important to provide employees with opportunities to grow and ownership within the organization. This will help to create an engaged and motivated workforce that understands the purpose of their tasks and how it is contributing to the organization. By providing them with a sense of ownership and the chance to grow, you are helping to create a team of loyal and committed employees.
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By taking the steps outlined by Andy Storch, service-based business owners can help their employees own their career and achieve fulfillment, gratitude and impact.
Wedding Pro CEOs… Show responsibility for your business and have conversations with your employees, managers and support staff. Showing appreciation and gratitude for your employees, and giving employees opportunities to grow and help them to own a piece of your business are all key elements to creating an environment of empowerment and ownership!!
With the right resources and support, service-based business owners can help their employees achieve success and reach their goals.
CEOs, you can create an environment that empowers your employees and helps them to realize their full potential – it just takes a little dedication and effort.
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