Without the 360 degree feedback and annual reviews, that employees get in a corporate business, entrepreneurs can be left out in the cold, not understanding what they’re doing wrong or why their team is not able to achieve targets or success under their leadership.
If this is you, you might be asking what you can do in the absence of a boss or a corporate development program. The following steps are a great place to start:
- Create a list of the traits you’d like to improve on– Look for courses in your area, or online courses that you can do in your own time and at your own pace. Aim for at least one course per quarter to ensure you are topping up your skills all year round.
- Seek honest and regular feedback from your team – and be open to constructive feedback based on areas they feel you could enhance. Put an action plan together to ensure you will address feedback in order to show and measure your improvement.
- Seek the help of a coach or business mentor – or ask other entrepreneurs if they have a coach or mentor. Talk to us, we can help.
The idea is to ensure you’re putting your future-self first and have an educational progression plan as well as the services of a coach or industry mentor to help you develop professionally.