During the last few months, we have spoken with many business leaders who have shared that a key priority for them, naturally, has been the safety and well-being of their employees. There are many examples of inspiring actions taken by CEOs and companies in support of their employees. But as we’ve come to recognise that this crisis will last more than a few short weeks, companies are now defining their approach for the long haul. Adrian Thornycroft will be joining us to talk about how boards and leaders are inspiring their teams, and some of the best practices to emerge.
Lewis Maleh speaks with Sarah Shiers, Executive Coach. In this episode Sarah shares her insights on what it really means to lead more effectively through empowerment. Research regularly demonstrates that when employees feel empowered at work, it results in stronger job performance, better job satisfaction, and higher commitment to the organisation. Some of the best leaders lead by empowering their employees through delegating authority and decision-making, sharing information, asking for input, and being authentic.
Starting a business is mentally tough. People think about every excuse possible not to get started. It’s not the right time or the business plan is not perfect. If we sit around long enough, we can dream up anything. What you find is that it’s the people that take action who are the ones most likely to succeed. You’re never quite ready for the situations that happen when you run a business.