As you prepare for what could be a financially challenging year, investing in your team will pay dividends.
“Your job is to build confidence in those around you and develop the people you have in the time you have,” advices Nicole Price, a leadership and team development coach with Lively Paradox.
The first step is to build confidence within yourself.
“Focus on your own personal confidence and less on competence—because you know how to do your work,” she says. “You are not perfect and that’s just perfect.”
Be ready for obstacles that interfere with your business and family goals. “People will place obstacles in your way—your job is to be good in spite of those obstacles,” Price says. “Remember, former obstacles don’t present obstacles today. Just because we tried something in 1986 and it didn’t work doesn’t mean it’s not something we can’t try now.”
Listen to an excerpt from Price’s presentation at Top Producer's 2016 Executive Women in Agriculture conference: