If you’ve ever been to one of my offices, then you’ll know that culture is important to me.
If you want to win, you need to surround yourself with others who want to win too. I do that by creating a culture of winning in my businesses.
I make it clear, over and over again, that it pays to be a winner. I let my team know exactly what winning looks like, and ensure they have the tools to do just that.
A lot of people ignore stuff as they think someone else will do it for them. If you see rubbish and don’t pick it up because it’s ‘not your job’, then you’ll never win.
Rubbish is everyone’s job. It’s the same in a business.
Do what needs to be done, not just your job.
Get on a team with a winning culture.
I have started my fair share of businesses in my time and one thing still surprises me; how poorly many company owners and directors treat their staff.
I believe that your number one priority should be your employees.
Over and above your customers, suppliers, associates – anyone.
They fight with you every day and they deserve your loyalty, encouragement, support and appreciation.
It’s really simple – pay people the best you can afford. Provide them with the space to do their best work.
Encourage, recognise and reward for a job well done.
Empower people, give them room to grow and fulfil their career ambitions and always treat people with respect.
I am a firm believer that a good leader always puts the team first.