Leadership is effectively communicating your vision, mission, and purpose. Phenomenal Leadership creates a meaningful community where the vision, mission, and purpose is lived out. A Phenomenal Leadership System is a group of working parts that duplicates results consistently. One of the biggest reasons small business owners remain prisoners of their own making is the lack of leadership skills. The owners of the business are convinced that no one is as capable as they are and are convinced they can’t find “good” people.
I know how they feel. I have endured just about every employee nightmare you can imagine. I’ve had employees steal money from me, take my clients, and fail to show up for work leaving me to do the work all alone. And I know what it’s like to feel like you can’t find good people…
One sunny afternoon some years ago, my staff and I noticed a low-rider, gangster-type vehicle sitting in our parking lot for quite a while. The two front doors were swung open and pot smoke billowed out of the car. There were two men in the car and about the time I was going to call the police, one of them got out of the car and began to make his way to our front door. I was standing next to the phone in case I needed to call 911. Is he going to rob us? I wondered. What could he possibly want from us? He was wearing fip fops, cut-of blue jeans, a yellow tank top, and had a big tattoo on his arm.
He didn’t bother to take off his sunglasses as he stepped inside. “Ya’ll hirin’?” he asked.
You’re kidding! I’m thinking to myself. I replied with something that is not exactly legal but seemed appropriate at the time. “We do require a drug test, is that going to be a problem?”
“Dat gon’ be today?” he asked. In other words…if you give me 24 hours, Maybe I’ll pass it! So I know it can be tough out there for employers to find employees. But I learned how to attract the best people, how to lead them, and most importantly have created a phenomenal leadership system that helps me attract, acquire, and train the very best people.