Where does the eye care industry fit in the personal growth movement?
You may be asking yourself, “What is the personal growth movement?” If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it’s time to play catch up because your employees know what it is.
In brief, the personal growth movement is a wave of books, podcasts, speakers, and conferences designed to help people be their best selves. Attached to that is the encouragement for people to invest in themselves, get healthy, start businesses, and even become entrepreneurs. Typically, 75% of the top 20 podcasts on iTunes fit into this mold.
The effect of this movement is an inspired generation who are trying to be their best selves. Every day they go to school listening to podcasts while they commute, workout, and even clean their houses. Their education is free and immediate.
What does any of this matter for the eye care industry? I offer three observations:
If you aren’t investing in your people, your staff won’t trust you.
Your employees are growing and investing in themselves. Are you investing in them? If you aren’t creating opportunities to invest in them, they will eventually grow to distrust you. They will think your purposes are solely your own. If that happens, your staff will doubt your integrity, and you will effectively lose them in your leadership.
If you aren’t investing in yourself, your staff won’t follow you.
Does your staff see you investing in yourself? Do they see your personal and professional growth? If not, then your leadership will shade towards hypocrisy. If that is the case, your staff will not follow you wholeheartedly. Eventually, they won’t follow you at all.
If you aren’t creating a team, your staff will go look for one somewhere else.
Personal growth always leads to greater partnership. Like-minded people want to partner with like-minded people. Unless you purposefully work to create a team among your employees, dissatisfaction will creep in. Ultimately, a non-team like environment will cause your employees to look elsewhere.
The personal growth movement is benefiting so many people today. Its impact can’t even be measured yet, but its applications are clear. Invest in your employees. Invest in yourself. Invest in your team. Not doing this is going to negatively impact your practice.
If you feel like an outside voice would be helpful to you and your practice, ProSight Success is here to help. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 919-412-8161 to discuss our personal and company consulting services.
Gordon Duncan is the CEO/Consultant of ProSight Success. He has worked in the eye care industry for nearly 20 years. He has consulted in the medical field, manufacturing, accounting, and many other disciplines. You can contact him at email@example.com
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Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.