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There are 3 big leadership challenges that consistently come up for studio owners regardless of whether they have been in business for one year or ten:
1/ I don’t know how to get my team as invested and committed to the studio as I would like.
This may be when they show up 5 minutes before class, they call in sick with hardly any notice or they are always late delivering their music or class plans. Their communication is inconsistent and you feel like you’re banging your head against a wall every week when you need to remind them to mark their class rolls or submit their timesheet. It seems like ‘just a job’ to them.
2/ My teachers aren’t getting the results I expect and I don’t know what to do or say.
Parents may be commenting that the class is too easy, their child is unmotivated or they aren’t being challenged by your teachers. Or perhaps you have walked into their class and wondered why they are sitting on a chair while teaching. They aren’t retaining students or converting trials into enrollments as much as you would like. You know they are a great teacher – it’s why you hired them – but you need them to step up.
3/ I’m too close to my teachers, and it’s impossible to give them feedback without them taking it personally.
They are your Facebook friends and you do love spending time with them, so how can you possibly tell them that their personality is not fitting with your studio’s values and culture? And how can you set boundaries for them on social media when they are adults? You’re probably losing sleep over it and still avoiding the confrontation that needs to happen.
If any of these sound familiar to you, then make sure to listen to this week’s podcast, and download our free Dance Studio Culture Checklist at dsoa.com/culture-checklist
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