But how do you raise people who will own their portion of the business and stay on it as though they’re totally independent, yet produce expected results?
Remember that if you don’t have those extra-milers around you, those early-comers and over-timers, your school will not grow. But you need to raise them to become so. When you identify them, please don’t take them for granted. PLEASE, TAKE SPECIAL CARE OF THEM. But
Too often we demand from subordinates what we didn’t give to them. This charge is yet another extract from the Masterclass – Smart Recruitment – Attitude vs Skill. *It’s also a reminder of the importance of having us run the L.A.S.E. course for teachers in your school*. When we select people to work with our organization, do we simply place high expectations on them to deliver at the least what is commensurate to their cost or professed level of experience? Or do we take our time to boot-camp them since our own farmyard is entirely different from the one they may be coming from.
Now, let’s break this down. Your organization may be delivering products and services similar to everyone else’s, but your culture is entirely different from that of others. You may not know it, but it is. Before you place that demand on an employee, please inject them with your own DNA. Don’t leave them to learn your culture on your job. Teach them your culture. Teach them what you expect from them, then let them grow skills on the job.
See, I’ve been a victim of that. Years ago, I interviewed in a jumbo paying company for over a month, alongside hundreds of other applicants. There was silence for a while. Then later, I got hint, some fellow applicants have been employed. They went through a 2-week long rigorous orientation. But yet, I’m still not called. They resumed work . I’m still at home. Two weeks later, I received that sudden call, 6am in the morning, to resume work the following day. Oh how glad I was! I already know the benefits.
Getting there, I was hurriedly shown to my desk. I knew nothing about the culture there. No one cared to show me. Everyone there keeps to themselves. Besides, the work is hyper-hectic. No time for slack. I tried to learn to be right and on point. I got it all wrong. Believe me, I was savvy and skill-smart, but not culture-smart. I got frustrated, and so I quit after few months, to pursue passion. I may have been impatient though, but that vacuum in the organization helped them to loose me early enough.
Organizations expect people to deliver but do a lazy work at baptizing them effectively with their expectations and culture. Many don’t even have a well articulated orientation policy for newbies. It’s a new term now, and please don’t assume your people are always in synch with your school’s culture. If you have _newly employeds_, take time to show them your culture. We’re in so much hurry to get results that we skip the fundamentals. I later learnt that the guy whose job I took, resigned also few months into his employment, hence i was called in hurriedly.
*The lesson today is simple. Teach your staff your culture, make sure they continuoisly understand and key into your core vision before placing expectations on them.*
Convener – SOF, SOFCOOP, NSIG
NB: IT’S ONLY 2 DAYS TO THE 4TH OUTDOOR SESSION. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER THIS WEEK TO ATTEND. THE EARLY BIRD SLOTS ARE BEING FILLED. AFTER THIS, THE PRICE RETURNS TO THE USUAL PRICE. Good Morning!
Please remember the SOF programme for teachers:
L A S E – Leadership Attitudes, Skills And Ethics*_ *This week, we trained in 4 schools. This week, we training in more schools* We can train your own teachers too. It’s the best training you can ever give them. Believe me!
*L.A.S.E.* Identifies that every teacher is a leader. Not in the mere sense of the word but in Attitude, Skills and ethics. LASE equips the teacher with salient attitudes in dealing with various strata of Children, Parents and the environment.
L.A.S.E is the SOF Training Designed to Equip your teachers with just the right skills to transform their orientation about the school and improve their productivity in terms of marketing the school even as you position the school for new heights. It also helps to solve the issues of ATTITUDINAL IGNORANCE and Ethical Interaction with parents. It’s a 4 Hour course and here’s the Course Content:
SOF CHARGE OF THE DAY – MON 23TH APRIL, 2018 – CONTD.
The following modules are involved in L.A.S.E.
_1. ON THE SPOT FACTS, FIGURES AND SKILLS FOR SCHOOL ADMINS and Teachers_
_2. Effective Self Leadership for teachers (SLT)_
_3. ETHICAL interaction with parents_
_4. Advanced techniques of Lead generation and school marketing for teachers_
_5. Understanding the child-psychology_
_6. Care giving – the passion approach_
_7. Value Booster Skills, Conduct and Ethics for every teacher._
_8. Harnessing the power of the internet to acquire and Dispense knowledge_
_9. Use the rod Vs Spare the Rod_
_10. The power of dedication and Loyalty_
*BELOW ARE DETAILS OF THE NEXT OUTDOOR SESSION*
*✅Date*: Wed 25th April, 2018 | 10am
*✅Venue*: Avital Suits And Resort – 15, Sam Shonibare Street, Of Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos
*✅Host*: David Adeniji (Master School-Strategist, Business Coach)
*✅Entry*: N29,000 (Holiday Special – N20,300 – First 20 Registrants)
*✅Covers*: Lunch, Full Course Materials, One-On-One Consultation with David Adeniji
*✅Payment*: Access Bank, 0033762968, David Adeniji
*✅Contact*: 08096719400, 08069462143
*There’s always a better way to doing business, Join the class of Masters. Your school needs fresh solutions.*