BUILDING A TEAM & HIRING TO EXPAND YOUR GROWTH & IMPACT WITH JEN DILLARD
Jen’s passion for podcast’s has taken off. She loves sharing her stories, experiences and growth as a businesswoman and entrepreneur.
Jen’s most recent podcast appearance, the ‘“Do Your Crap” Podcast, aired this week. Jen absolutely loved joining Micah on her podcast. She said “It was a great experience listening and learning from this busy mom!” Jen and Micah discussed their journeys with their kids, business, entrepreneurship and more. Jen explained how “she cares about her team both personally and professionally and makes it her mission to help others succeed.”
“If you are a mom and a business owner trying to figure out how to do it all, this episode is for you,” Says Micah.
Here are a few important points they covered:
ALIGNED VALUES AS A TEAM
“Values are an important part of building a strong team. In Jen’s business, they truly care about the culture and each other, which she attributes to a big part of their success. Finding team members with aligned values starts in the interview process. Both Jen and I agree that it’s important to delegate tasks within people’s zone of genius. Jen hires a person that fits the culture and then creates a position around their strengths,” According to the “Do Your Crap” Podcast.
CREATING A CARING CULTURE
“As a leader, Jen feels it’s important to care more about people as people instead of just as employees. She shares how she’s built this into her team culture by doing one on one meetings each week. Doing this helps her team feel cared for and want to work harder. Open communication and connection are also important pieces.”
MISTAKES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR GROWTH
“Entrepreneurs often struggle with that belief in themselves. Jen’s journey has been nowhere near perfect, but she believes mistakes are essential for growth. She knows that she is stronger than ever and can get back up again if something happens.”
BEING A MOM AND A CEO
“Being a mom and a CEO can be beneficial to each role in the skills that you gain. Jen feels that she is more compassionate and understanding as a boss because she’s a mom. She is also highly organized as a CEO which helps her in her mom duties. The ways that we show up in business creates a positive role model for our kids.”
Overall, this was one of Jen’s favorite podcasts to be a part of. She loved collaborating with Micah and growing / gaining knowledge from each other.