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Batteries Included


I was a member of Strategic Coach for a time. It was an invaluable experience to elevate myself and my business while connecting with entrepreneurs from multiple industries. I added an entire toolbox of strategies and tactics to my business, and I left every workshop with new phrases that resonated with my work with leadership teams.

One of my favorite phrases is “batteries included”. The reference is, of course, to the toys we all put together for our kids, especially on Christmas Eve, that didn’t have batteries included. Hence, the toy did not work and there was no time to run to the store.

When it comes to the world of entrepreneurship, the phrase refers to your employees. “Batteries included” means they understand, desire, and have the skills to become a member of your team.

The person thoroughly understands the responsibilities of  the seat. They understand the purpose of the seat, the unseen nuances of the seat, and the impact the seat has on the rest of the company.

A person with batteries included truly looks forward to doing what  the seat needs them to do.

How do you know if someone  comes with “batteries included”? Here are a few indicators:

  • They fit  the company culture.
  • They are willing to be measured and held accountable.
  • They want to succeed.
  • They are vulnerable enough to ask for help.
  • They see opportunities, not problems.

So, look around your company. Did everyone come with “batteries included”?

Interested in learning how to better identify a strong employee? We can work together. Please fill out the consult form below to request a free consultation with me. Together we can brainstorm ways to better your company for years to come.



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