Ever hired a new employee and experienced the frustration of them wanting to do things a ‘new’ way? Perhaps you’ve been selling, organizing, or administrating the same way for months (or even years) and now this ‘new’ person wants to try something that they think is ‘better.’
Rather than seeing their idea as a challenge to your leadership, what would happen if you actually cultivated space for their creative vision?
You and I both know that we experience a myriad of problems (otherwise known as ‘opportunities’) throughout our day as small business owners. For every challenge that arises, there’s an opportunity to leverage a new (and creative) solution. Think about your business for a second. How do you respond when…?
- A key team member calls in sick.
- A long-time customer points out a legitimate problem.
- A vendor can’t supply the goods you need.
- A weather issue causes a shipment delay.
- A competitor opens up across town.
What would it look like to give yourself (and your team members) space to get creative as you’re dealing with this week’s challenges?
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