How to be a high performing employee and entrepreneur

NB: Read if you are a Student or Entrepreneur or Professional in a company.

For a very long time I have been thinking and practicing about how to improve people’s ability to be successful and in a way learning. It has always occurred to me why when a good tool or process is given to a good candidate result in higher output, but even better tools and processes fail for bad candidates.

The primary thing we all know is interest. But once that’s achieved you still suffer from bad output. Then I come across is intensity of interest. Then the motivation and gain of the intensity of interest. But still it was hard.

Then recently I concluded, everyone is missing some core things that they need to know to leverage and intensify their speed towards becoming the better self. The followings are key essential human characteristics that need to be correctly identified and practiced:

1. Motivation
2. Problem solving 101
3. Responsibility, Objective clarity and ownership
4. Science and engineering of successful networking and practice to leverage daily.
5. Effective Googling (Or, you can say effective way of asking question and finding answers)[because if you can’t google correctly you get garbage :P ]
6. Emotional intelligence (a basic average here is still good)

Each of these points have many broad steps if practiced will work really fast in your favor.

I think these foundations and principles of getting successful should be taught to entrepreneurs, professionals, students and even normal people in their curricula. Even Superman had Kryptonite :) These are actually not difficult and can be taught and practiced easily.

So I have started sessions for our employees weekly. In future I’ll conduct this in colleges we normally get interns and hires from. We hope we can get people who already practiced and acquainted in these processes.

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Investing on training & education of your team

Training and education are important part of a healthy organization. You need to help employees improve their skills. Also you need to take business coaching continuously. That way you always remain more knowledgeable, advanced and well functioning organization. 

WHAT ALL YOU NEED TRAINING AT:

  1. Technical & job oriented : New coding language, new form of marketing, sales and customer support.
  2. Communications & behavioral : You can reduce 30% work load just by communicating better amongst your teammates and to customers.
  3. Cultural & team-coordination : If you have all people share same cultural philosophy for your organization, you’ll attract more customers and good staffs to your organization. And team-coordination training make your team to work to achieve the same goal.
  4. Customer Induction : This is not a training but an education. Monthly once you need to invite one of your customer to your place for 3-4 hours, or may be on a dinner. Gather all of your team. Let the customer tell their story. How they do shopping and how they use your product or service. And make all the employees, be it marketing person, sales person, accountant, managers, HR person, product people or your office staff, to understand how they can improve the experience for your customer.
  5. Listening & questioning methodologies : Although it’s a part of communications training, I want to highlight it as a regular exercise. Every week, your employees should learn to question and then listen to the other person. This exercise will gradually boost the performance, understanding, confidence and ultimately the creativeness and innovativeness of each person.

NOW HERE’S MULTIPLE METHODS TO DO THIS:

  1. Have a small library. Else here an eLibrary with Kindle.
  2. Subscribe to Udemy etc annual plan for your team.
  3. Invite expert speakers or trainers to your organization.
  4. Sponsor your employees to workshop events.

Now what are the other training that should be included? What are other sources of training?

Preparing your to-do-list for work. The late night vs the morning prior to office

For the first time I did a to do work list in the morning before coming to office; as quite a few successful entrepreneurs I know does. I used to do it after coming to office or else at night before sleeping.

The difference I feel is quite drastic. 

Night is best for creative thinking, long term strategies and so milestones. But morning ones before office is best for very short-term planning. Just Today.

Wow! It feels like you’ll get more work done during the day and rapidly move forward.

What’s your experience and how do you make yourself check the boxes out?