Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 3 - (Page 52)
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By Pau l J. D i Gr igoli , O w n e r/CEO D i Gr igoli Sa l o n & D i Gr igoli Sch o ol of Cos m e t ol og y
There are eight core values for a winning team. Above all else, chemistry is vital in implementing these values. Team chemistry measures not only how well everyone gets along, but it also enhances personal development. With good team chemistry, you can have the best school ever. Imagine the concept of “team ﬁtness,” as opposed to physical ﬁtness. How well do you enjoy working with each other? Do you have fun together? If you have a good ﬁt within your school team, chemistry is created. Great personalities and harmony amongst one another is untouchable, no matter who you are surrounded by or who your competition is. People want to come into a positive place where people are happy and productive. The people you work with become your “inner circle.” Effective educators must have experience (or have great potential) in the industry, but more importantly they need to have a great attitude. You can teach anyone new skills, but you can’t teach someone behavior-related traits. Of the eight core values, ﬁve are critical for developing a strong inner circle.
A WINNING TEAM NEEDS GREAT CHEMISTRY
discipline and consistency to earn the respect of the people within your inner circle. Members of the inner circle should respect each other’s beliefs, but this does not mean that everyone needs to always agree. It is crucial for all team members to honor their differences, to speak kindly to one another and to be courteous. Team members must also respect each other’s personal belongings and an individual’s need for space, when necessary.
There is nothing better than being able to walk into your school and feel energized by an electrifying environment. When you have harmony within your inner circle, individuals are not forced to compromise their needs and desires. You do not want to settle into an inner circle where there is anger, frustration, jealousy or animosity. Such feelings suppress productivity and energy levels. Did you know that one negative person affects four positive people? It is a lot easier said than done, but if you can achieve team harmony it will beneﬁt not only your students but your clients, as well.
It is so important to make everyone feel comfortable and to show concern for one another. Do the people in your inner cir4. SELF-SACRIFICE cle ask how you are? If they see that you haven’t What you give of yourself returns to you ten-fold. had a break in a while, do they offer to do a When a member of your inner circle gets sick and shampoo for you or to bring you a bevhas to leave work, do the other team members erage? What do you do to help others step in and offer to take over the ailing employREADY TO BE PART on your team? The people that make ee’s responsibilities? It may mean working a up a strong inner circle are able to double-shift or taking on supervision of a OF A WINNING CIRCLE? look past themselves and are keenly larger group of students. It may mean Here are four questions you can ask yourself aware of the needs of others. covering at the reception desk, to make sure you’re on the right path: booking appointments and cash2. RESPECT 1. Who am I around? ing out clients. People do not readily dole 2. What are they doing for me? But what happens out respect. It takes a lot of selfif you’re not willing to do a 3. Where do they have me going?
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 3
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 3
Message From the AACS President & CEA Chair
The Ripple Effect
Beauty Changes Lives Debuts in New York
The Traveling Classroom
Workings of Washington
Cutting-Edge Manicure Trends
AACS Listserve Q&A
Beauty Schools 101
2010 CEA Convention Photos
The Inner Circle
Voices From the Classroom
Martinis & Manicures
And Then There’s Compliance
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles
Upcoming 2010 Events
New School Members
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 3