You’ve probably heard so much about the need for employees to be “engaged” and “empowered” that your eyes glaze over at the sound of those words.
Sure, it’s important. But how do you actually make the culture shift in your business to really build that kind of spirit? Here are 10 tips from The Entrepreneurial Culture, a new book by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. The two started Barefoot Cellars in the laundry room of a rented farmhouse and grew it into America’s No. 1 wine brand. They credit a dedicated, empowered staff as a main reason.
1. Hire for hustle. Place a special emphasis on hiring people who have a sense of urgency; people who can and will move quickly. Don’t hire solely based on someone’s technical skill set. You can always teach that. You can’t teach the other stuff.
During interviews at Barefoot, they would give candidates a verbal run-down of the position and then ask the candidate to send a one-page summ...(register to read more)