Drive Innovation and Productivity in Your Business By Setting Guardrails

May 3, 2023

Drive Innovation and Productivity in Your Business By Setting Guardrails

In today’s episode of The Rutledge Perspective, we’re going to be talking about guidelines & guardrails vs borderlines and why this is important to you as a leader or business owner.

Boundaries are impenetrable lines. Examples of boundaries are fences and walls. This boils down to what’s allowed and what’s not allowed.

A guideline is something put in place for people to follow. These guidelines should align with the culture that you’ve established or the business that you’re doing.

Guardrails are upper and lower control limits placed on a given process. Guardrails are the places in which people have complete freedom to operate, exercise creativity, grow their leadership skills, bring in their perspectives, and launch plans to execute the goals that have been set.

The information in this show is critical because as you get more comfortable with setting guardrails your ability to lead, develop new leaders, get things done, and be innovative will grow exponentially. Check it out!

𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 📝

🔑 People will listen to what you say but they will believe what you do.

🔑 Guardrails give you a great opportunity to learn your people!

🔑 If you want freedom to operate you must give your team freedom to operate.

ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜 📚

Examine your team. Are you constantly getting pushed to answer questions and make a lot of decisions? If so, you need to evaluate your process to determine if you are setting clear expectations and it may also be time to decide to start setting up guardrails so that they have the freedom to operate. Also, make sure that your people know without question that you are going to coach them and train them to help them move into the roles and genius that they want to move into.

𝓯𝓾𝓵𝓵 🎧 𝓪𝓷𝓭 📹 𝓪𝓽 🔗 𝓲𝓷 𝓫𝓲𝓸

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Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.

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