066: Grow Your People To Grow Your Business.

With Amy Lafko

Making the move from a solopreneur to a teampreneur can be daunting and, frankly, a little terrifying. And, If I know you, I know you are probably trying to do all the things by yourself because you think it’s just easier that way.

Maybe you are even listening to this podcast as you juggle five other tasks… no judgement my friend. It’s part of what makes you so amazing.

Well, today’s guest, Amy Lafko, is here to offer her best tips and tricks to make the move to hire, and help business owners and leaders dedicate their time where it is most needed. Amy brings the secrets of the People 1st Paradigm to companies everywhere. Working with clients to transform their organisation and their leadership, Amy’s mission is to shift the way owners and leaders view the lifecycle of their employees.

If you are thinking of expanding your human resources or onboarding new talent, this is the episode for you!

In this episode, Amy talks about:

  • Amy’s journey to becoming the Human Resources guru that she is today. 2:21
  • Why it is important to listen to your team and the risks when you don’t. 3:45
  • How setting up clear expectations will help put you on the path to success and focus your energies. 5:49
  • The delegation game changer, how to let go of tasks that someone else can handle. 7:35
  • Being CEO-centric and hiring right, the first time. 10:58
  • Tools and assessments to make sure you are finding the right fit for your team. 14:56
  • How to fully step into your CEO 19:31
  • Interviewing and onboarding new team members and the value of regular check ins. 20:54
  • Achieving work/life balance while running a successful business. 24:25
  • Amy’s upcoming book and key accountabilities template. 28:10

Please go make your list of everything that you’re doing in your business. And then once you’ve got that laundry list, start paring it down. I want you to look at what do you love doing, what’s your zone of genius what takes your talent. And then I want you to start to figure out how do I shed the rest of it, how do I build a team, so that I can do what I do well, and move the rest to other people.

Amy Lafko

The moral of the story is: if you put all the time and attention into your customers while skipping over your staff, you are going to have a bad time. 

And, consider this your permission slip to delegate and pass off work that is not within your zone of genius, because doing so will actually help your business! 

By being crystal clear with your expectations, you aren’t being unpleasant, you are setting up your potential hire for success. Take advantage of the many tools out there to ensure that you are hiring the best staff for you and your business, because remember, what you are really hiring is an extension of you and your brand. 

This episode has inspired me to take Amy up on her advice to make a complete list of everything I do in my own business and start figuring out what else I can outsource so I can focus on what I love to do. I suggest you do it too!

I can’t wait to check her book that comes out this summer

Thank you for joining me for yet another episode. You’re the reason I do it! Bye for now!

Connect with Amy:

Websites: https://cairncs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amy.lafko1/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/cairn-consulting-solutions/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-lafko/

Mentioned in this episode:

People First: a Proven Method for Exceptional Healthcare Practice

Key Accountabilities Template

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