Clubs continue to grow larger and so does the workload. According to IHRSA, 54.1 million Americans belonged to at least one of the 34,460 health clubs nationwide in 2014. For club owners that means bigger budgets, tougher problems, more customers and so on… With more responsibilities you’ll need to rely on employees, volunteers and vendors to help you out.
This leads to the question, how can you effectively lead these individuals with passion & enthusiasm?
Here are some ideas:
Hire Great People: Simpler said than done, but just start with hiring. Look for individuals who know how to problem-solve, communicate clearly and “understand” your club’s culture. Then invest time and resources into these people.
Be Clear: One of the best ways to knock out confusion is clarity. Don’t assume that your staff can read your mind. Communicate clear projects, deadlines and goals for the job they undertake.
Nurturing the Gifted: There’s nothing quite as thrilling as nabbing a uniquely talented employee, volunteer or vendor. But it can be all too easy to take a talent for granted over time. Don’t forget to reward performance, give complements, responsibilities and compensation.
Brainstorm & Listen: Leaders get the greatest inspiration from others around them. Set aside some time with your team each week to brainstorm ways you can meet goals, improve services and instill new ideas. Listening to employees is a great power for your business
Having the Right Tools: Tools build empires… To develop a great club you need the right vendors. Having the right equipment vendor, software management vendor and local vendors can help keep your team and business running smoothly.
Anyone can effectively lead with some care, energy and curiosity. The best leaders save time and increase their revenue by using Club Systems Software Management. Improve the overall efficiency for your gym by staying organized and providing better customer service for your members!
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