“I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.” - Abraham Lincoln. There are many different methods and strategies to achieve success that are used by people and businesses on a daily basis. However, if everyone is using these same strategies, what sets those who see the most success apart from the rest of the world?
Remember that you have a team to teach. Talent is powerful, but it can easily be surpassed by someone with both talent and training. While someone may be great at their particular position, if they cannot teach others to replicate themselves, then their growth potential is limited. Training others to be successful means having the patience to show them that success is possible. "The people around me and the team environment I work in always remind me that I not only need to be better for myself but also for every member of my office. I perform for my people and I love to watch them succeed. Four Pillars Executives gives me this opportunity every day." - Michelle Grywalsky
Interact with your coworkers outside of work. Spending time with team members outside of work, allows your team to interact in a casual environment. This gives office members a chance to form personal relationships in addition to professional ones, and increases the camaraderie between employees. Your coworkers will feel closer to those in the office and feel comfortable in the company. “Every Tuesday and Thursday our teams and our office get together to celebrate each other’s achievements and just to hang out outside the work environment. These times have helped me to become closer with the members of my team. I also have had the chance to showcase my skills in things like laser tag, and office Olympics!” – Brianna Becaj
Have an open door policy. The benefit to having a ‘glass onion’ corporate structure is that while there are defined skills to be learned, the path to these is transparent. Those in upper management spend time to coach and develop those who are not and vice versa, overall raising performance. “One of the first things I was told at Four Pillars was that there is an open door policy and to never hesitate to talk to anyone in the office. In my experience since then I have found this policy to be true for every member in our office. I never hesitate to ask a question, because I know that ‘there are no stupid questions’, and that everyone is more than willing to sit down and help you succeed” – Charles Gibbs
Invest in your team, because you are only as good as they are, and a company is only as strong as all the individuals who work there. If you invest time and effort into your team, they will have motivation to do things that will make both them and the company more successful. “Both Alex Tabar and Michelle Grywalsky have been highly influential in my personal and professional development. Without them, and the other trainers I have worked with, I may not have continued in this position. They have invested in me and I want to succeed to prove that I am worth their time.” – Cody Green
As we continue to utilize these methods to success, we at Four Pillars Executives encourage you to adopt them as well and see your own success continue to grow.