Sarah Tottle Talks About Management Practices, Tips and Other Tricks To Cope Up With Today’s Fast-changing World
Well known author and Co-founder of GSL Coaching Lmtd., Sarah Tottle, is an authority when it comes to organizational health, well-being, as well as leadership development. In this episode of Enlightened Entrepreneur Podcast, Sarah reveals a few interesting tips and tricks in maintaining positivity in the work place, lowering burnout rates and increasing productivity of employees and team members.
Key Questions Asked:
- What is one remarkable or positive outcome that came about as a direct result of working with Sarah?
- If there’s a business owner in the audience who is considering having a consultant come into the organization to help them, what would be the necessary steps they need to do to identify what’s needed and who’s the right person to have?
- What is the tip Sarah wishes somebody had shared with her right in the beginning?
- What sort of challenges did Sarah face as she was moving away from being an employee to become an entrepreneur?
- How did Sarah go about getting her first client?
- If she were to do it all over again, knowing what she knows now, what would Sarah do differently?
Highlights of Lessons Learned:
- The global workplace is completely changing and we need to teach employees how to manage that.
- Before she started her business, Sarah saw three problems in the workplace, namely, lack of engagement, low morale, and the management not actually talking about what was taking place.
- When there’s ambiguity and lack of coping, people’s stress levels rise, they don’t know what’s happening so their engagement suffers, morale suffers, and the workplace almost becomes toxic to working.
- According to Sarah, these problems can be solved by managing organizational expectations of the employees as well as the employees’ expectations of the change in workplace and linking that up so that the psychological contract that they have is aligned.
- A consultant can go in an organization and issue surveys, but also run focus groups and ask the key questions and come up with the themes that are arising within the workplace that are causing stress, lack of engagement, any toxicity. After which, they can provide solutions based on their responses to these key questions.
Tips and Tricks
- Sarah suggests that new business owners who are just starting out should make sure to lay the foundations while they are still on their full-time job and then stepping out once the foundation is already in place.
- Another thing that Sarah suggests business owners do is get a mentor, someone who has knowledge in the industry and someone that can see your potential and would be able to guide you in achieving the things that you want to achieve.
- We’re on a journey and often it can feel quite lonely when you set out on your own, but there are a lot of people who will be willing to help you if you ask them to.