CEO and Founder of The Entrepreneurs Collaborative, Chad Peda brings over 30 years of experience to the table as he helps people learn the ins and outs of starting and running a successful business.

You could say Chad’s love for entrepreneurship began when he was just 12 years old, learning the ins and outs of what it means to truly understand the art and science of trading baseball cards. Fast forward 3 years later, and at just 15 years old Chad was selling various handmade leather goods that he crafted himself, marketing them alongside other products to ultimately move overall sales forward. This spark was just the beginning of what would turn into dozens of retail stores across the midwest and Eastern US.

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Chad is passionate about helping budding entrepreneurs unlock the keys to success, something he says lies not in some sort of secret recipe but rather through determination, perseverance, and stubbornness. “You can’t take no for an answer — you have to find something you’re good at and keep pushing.” Chad is also one who lives by the motto “Do things the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons.” If you’re never trying to bend the truth for your benefit, you can live in the freedom of having a short memory, as it were. For Chad Peda, business and entrepreneurship must be infused with integrity and dignity — no exceptions.

Throughout his work The Entrepreneurs Collaborative, Chad can provide the necessary resources and guidance needed to fellow entrepreneurs in order to help them achieve success in their business, while creating an everlasting network.

Chad Peda is also the Creative Soul of Design Build Commercial Construction, focusing on commercial, retail, and general construction markets to bring their unique skill sets to their valued customers.

How to Encourage and Facilitate Employee Development

You want to do your best as a business owner to facilitate employee development. Developing strong employees will allow you to have the next generation of leaders ready when it’s time for them to take over. You might not be sure exactly how to go about encouraging employee development, though. Luckily, there are many ways that you can go about this and you can learn by reading the information below.

Promote Self-Awareness

Promoting self-awareness is one good way to encourage employee development. When employees learn about themselves, they’re going to have an easier time making improvements. Sometimes self-assessment is necessary so that employees will be able to recognize mistakes that they have made. They can then try to learn from these mistakes while also understanding which actions have led to success in the past.

Give Them Personal Development Resources

Giving your employees the right resources is going to be a good idea. How can someone work on developing as an employee if he or she doesn’t have the right tools to train? Your workers need to have the right equipment and software so that they can focus on employee development. It’s possible that you might need to invest in upgrading things so that your employees can develop efficiently.

It can also be good to have professional coaches who can work with your employees. Some people hire life coaches to come in as part of the employee development program. Just understand that your employees will do better when they have increased access to certain resources.

Encourage the Personal Goals of Employees

Encouraging the personal goals that your employees have will be useful. You should take a genuine interest in seeing your employees develop as individuals. This includes developing outside of the workplace and becoming more well-rounded individuals. Personal development can lead to better employee development over time.

Ensure That Personal Development Time Is on the Schedule

You need to take the time to actually put personal development on your schedule too. If you have personal development time become a regular part of the workday, then it’s going to help people to thrive. People need to have the time to work on bettering themselves and you can encourage that in the most tangible way possible. Try to find a bit of time each day that each employee can use for personal development.

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