Contractors: How to Train Your Crew Leaders

Hi there, Greg here from DYB Coach.

Today I wanted to talk to you about some leadership training for your field staff and your team leaders.

I’m sure you guys have received the phone calls where your guys need materials asap and then you have to go all over the place to get them.

A simple solution is to make an Excel document and list out each day of the week.

Make sure that there is enough space for each day for your crew leaders to write a plan.

At the end of the day, or at the beginning of the day, whichever you decide, you are going to call them up and ask them several questions:

1. “How far did you guys make it today?” –Did they have a goal that was set already and you are tracking the day before, did they achieve that goal, if not, why?

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2. “What products did you use?” –do they need anything the following day, do you need to get an order in?

3. “Are you guys going to be able to finish tomorrow?” –Ask them this if they are coming to the finish line on a project. When they say yes, ask, “What needs to happen so that you guys can achieve that goal?”

This way, you are setting it in their mind the day before, they know what the goal is, they can communicate that with the guys or the girls that are working with them, and that’s how you start to culture leadership thinking and planning.

Please leave a comment on what you’re going to implement today!

About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or