Developing a culture of leadership in your property management business is easier than you think. Many people who own their own business feel like they have to do everything themselves. But that’s not true. When you have strong leaders within your company, you’ll manage a more successful business.
Delegate to Your Employees
The first step is to start delegating to employees. You want to train the people who are working for you so they feel comfortable and capable in the things you ask them to do. Empower your employees to make decisions and offer solutions.
Stretch Your Employees
Start assigning higher level tasks to your employees. Give them projects that are a bit more complicated than their everyday work. This will stretch what they can accomplish and you’ll allow them to be more responsible for the work and the success of the company.
Make Training a Priority
Provide training to your employees at every level. Ask them to cross train each other so when one person is out, someone else can cover that day’s work. This strategy also builds team cooperation.
Solicit Input from Employees
Ask employees for ideas. You don’t have to be the only one solving problems and handling issues. It’s easy for the owner of a company to be the one who fixes things all the time. But you want to get your employees involved as well. Get curious and ask questions. Find out how would they do something, what solutions would they recommend, what outcomes they would expect and how they will know when their process was successful.
A property management team that is staffed will leaders will be more successful than a team that has one leader and several employees. If you need help building a team that has more leadership, please contact The Property Management Coach. I’m here to help you, and I’d love to support you as you build and grow your property management business.