It’s not always easy to build an authentic and caring relationship with your employees. It’s even harder now in the world of remote work setup where our primary forms of communication are online meetings and digital messaging with a limited chance at face-to-face encounters. Yet, one-on-one meetings are still very much a critical component of employee, team, and business success.
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That’s our topic in today’s episode. It is essential for business leaders or managers and employees to stay connected and aligned in order to increase productivity and achieve business goals. Hence, we, at Life Bridge Capital, have started conducting one-on-one conversations with each employee inspired by the concept of alignment meetings of Don Wenner in his book, “Building An Elite Organization”. If you want to know more about the process and the topics that we’re talking about in these crucial meetings, listen now. Let’s show our employees that we genuinely care about them. It’s good for our business and more so for our soul and well-being.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Whitney makes the case for better communication across the team with productivity as the goal.
- Whitney highlights the difficulty of finding competent employees in the current market.
- Why lack of communication has been a persistent problem within companies.
- How alignment meetings, a concept introduced by Don Wenner in his book, “Building An Elite Organization” has helped improve processes at Life Bridge Capital.
- How frequent alignment meetings allow business leaders to course correct immediately.
- Why business leaders should learn how to make quick decisions even if not all information is available.
- How regular alignment meetings will provide business leaders with major information necessary for making decisions.
- How to run alignment meetings keeping in mind that the discussion must be more personal to the employee and not just about work performance.
- What topics and questions should a business leader discuss with employees during alignment meetings?
- Whitney’s advice: Leaders must create opportunities to care for their employees and conducting alignment meetings is one way to do it.
“Good leaders have to be decisive even with only 30% to 40% of information that you’d like to have. You have to be able to go ahead and make a decision.”
“Everybody wants to feel cared for, cared about, and important. And this is what you’re doing during these meetings, you’re taking the time to be intentional with your people.”
“Being the CEO or the business owner, you’re steering the ship and are course-correcting continuously and quickly, taking in information and making decisions fast.“
“Get to know the person and ask them good questions. It’s gonna teach you a lot and will help build that relationship.”
“Over time your relationship is going to grow, and your employee will start to share more personally and professionally with you. You want to encourage that, you want to care about them.”
About Whitney Sewell
Founder of Life Bridge Capital LLC, Whitney began his real estate investing career in 2009. Whitney’s passion is working with investors, helping them secure financial security via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney hosts The Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he has now interviewed over 1400 experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies of the syndication business.
Whitney and his wife Chelsea are on a mission to help other families through the process of adoption. They have personally endured the financial burdens that the process puts on families and have committed 50% of their profits to this goal, through The Life Bridge Foundation.
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