Leaders are responsible for closing performance gaps
As Ken Blanchard once said, “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” When you became a leader, you decided that you wanted the responsibility of helping other people get to their next best. In the salon, that means observing employees’ behavior, reviewing the data at hand and pointing out performance opportunities.
Your challenge: See where each of your team members might have a performance opportunity. Take the time to observe their client experience and then share your observations and suggestions for how they can improve.
If you’re a Phorest client, use the PhorestGo app to help you do this.
The ability to grow is the second most important reason a stylist picks a salon to work in. Honour the leadership oath and help your team succeed.
*Source: talentmatch.biz, 2021
Ideas for observation:
- Watch a new client consultation if new client retention is low
- Listen to the styling portion of the service if retail is low
- Help with the client checkout if rebooking is low
Further reading & resources:
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S02E077
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S02E096
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S04E151
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S04E186
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S05E195
- Podcast episode, Phorest FM S05E196
- On-demand video, This vs. That: A Leadership Conversation With Jay Williams & Guests
- Blog article, Empower Teams & Drive Results With Phorest’s New Staff Performance Tool
- Blog article, The Better Choices Better Leaders Make: Expectations vs Agreements
- Blog article, The Better Choices Better Leaders Make: What vs Why
- Blog article, The Better Choices Better Leaders Make: Compliance vs Commitment