It's lonely at the top isn't it?
You're running a business - with all the ups and downs that brings. Me too, so I understand a lot of your challenges.
You can't really speak to your colleagues and your team about what troubles you - it might make you look weak to them or they might be a large part of your troubles.
It's what I used to call - in my Employment Law days - 'the joy of employing people!'
So you're very good at what you do - the service you deliver or the items that you make. It's just that the 'people-stuff' is the bit you like least.
The business isn't big enough to need your own HR team so you maybe get that kind of advice from your Accountant - who I'm guessing maybe isn't the best with 'all that touchy-feely stuff'.
Or maybe you're already a leadership superstar and want to build a team of future leaders and managers around you...
They may commonly be called 'soft' skills but there's nothing soft about negotiating is there? Or making your next sales pitch.
Or going to those dreaded networking events - or sorting out conflict in the office. Or anything else that keeps you awake at night.
Some business-owners are very good with this - and some want to boost their confidence and ability.
It's what I call Mindset and Skillset.
Some of us are more comfortable with these skills, and with people, than others. If it's not something that comes so naturally to you, it can have a big impact:
Managing difficult situations and that 'difficult person' who spoils everything - but is great at the job
Getting along with people you manage - they might even be your friends
Sales and networking - for you, is it a complete 'yeuk'?
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
There are various ways I'd love to help.
With a background in Employment Law and as a Trainer and Executive Coach, I'm sure I can help you and your team with the people-performance issues.
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Small Business Employment Law Compliance - and more
If you are a small business owner, I can help not only with your people and leadership challenges but also with your legal obligations too.
Having specialised in Employment Law for many years, I have a small business pack: 'Employment Law Compliance' with all you need for contracts and policies plus training and coaching for your people managers in 3 months:
This is in my separate Employment Law & HR website.