When you’re committed to helping others grow, chances are you’ll challenge them to step outside their comfort zones at some time or another. In this fictional story, we explore how to help a growing employee see the value of one such challenge as he struggles to learn from a particularly overwhelming experience.
Since moving to our current office, we’ve grown in more ways than just adding new team members. We’ve established pillars of our culture in book studies, weekly meetings, and regular service opportunities that have helped us scale our capacity to keep growing into the future.
The first office Lemler Group inhabited as a growing auditing firm fit the accountant stereotype to a T. Its walls were bare, its layout functional, and its decoration cost-effective. We grew a lot in this space, learning how to build a business and set the stage for future growth that would eventually lead us to a more inspirational office.
In 2008, David Lemler set out as an independent auditor with a simple mission in mind: to treat clients the way they deserved to be treated. As his business and vision has grown, so too have the people who came alongside him, facing professional and personal challenges along the way.
David always says, “You learn best in the struggle.” One of Suzanne’s recent struggles came to light during her 11th John Maxwell Team training, when she realized her commitment to developing leaders among our team was lacking. But this humbling experience brought her powerful lessons and insight.