998. Leave Your Team Better Than You Found Them

Chris and I received an amazing text the other day from a former employee and it just confirms for us that next-level leadership is about leaving the people that work for you better than you found them. 

We’ve gone through ups and downs when it comes to hiring and managing employees, but those lessons have helped us get really clear on how to build a supportive, growth-oriented team. Join us on this episode as we reflect on how to set yourself apart as a brand leader and employer. 

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Episode Timeline & Discussion Questions

(0:20) Welcome back to another He Said She Said episode of Earn Your Happy. Today, Chris and Lori are talking about next-level leadership. 

(1:20) Chris says, “When you're building teams, your whole goal should be to leave them better than you found them.”

(1:52) Lori explains how her approach to hiring has changed since she first started building a team.  

(3:33) Chris describes the middle ground that you should try to operate in when you’re a boss.  

(5:01) Chris and Lori talk about understanding your employee’s work love language and celebrating their wins in a meaningful way.  

(7:33) Chris explains why they invest in self-development courses and events for their team members.  

(8:58) Chris and Lori talk about how to manage when an employee puts in their resignation notice. 

(12:00) Tag @loriharder and @chriswharder to let them know your takeaways from the episode.