031: Lessons learned when you put your needs ahead of your employee’s needs

In this episode, I sit with Anthony “AJ” Vaughan, an entrepreneur with a keen focus on people development. AJ works with start-up organizations by helping them mobilize employee experience and drive true change with senior leadership through innovative strategies, and an out of the box approach to HR.

Key Takeaways:

  • Don’t allow your ego to get in the way of your employee needs 
  • Two concepts that help drive employee engagement: succession planning and career mapping 
  • Employee development is just as critical to success for small businesses as it is for large corporations
  • Consistently sit down with your employees to have a development discussion
  • When you focus on meeting the needs of your employees, they will in turn, focus on meeting your needs 
  • Create channels of communication that reach all of your employees to ensure their recommendations and voices are heard

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About the host, Rob Fonte

Rob Fonte is the founder and President of Sarto Leadership Group, whose reputation has been built on being a transformational leader and inspirational coach with a passion for developing others. His twenty-year career spans across multiple disciplines including leading award-winning sales teams. Rob is an academically trained Executive Coach certified by The University of Texas and the International Coach Federation.