To beat the tough economic times and improve your business, you need to learn the most powerful weapon that all businesses have and is FREE to use at no extra cost.
Employee engagement is a shared understanding of the issues that affect the business, and that understanding leads to changes in employees’ attitudes and behaviors. If you have employees, how engaged are your employees?
The challenges facing businbess leaders today is never ending and we get caught up in the stuff necessary to accomplish the immediate task at hand and we sometimes lose site of the ultimate goal or mission. Here are seven of the most common pitfalls that will blow any leader off course:
Read some advice from Denny F. Strigl, former president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, on how to become an effective manager. One core quality he looks for in a manager is decisiveness — he wants managers to make decisions and take action. When decisions need to be made, effective managers gather the facts, analyze the situation, consider alternatives, and decide on the best course of action — and they do it quickly.
From Brian Tracy’s upcoming book Full Engagement! Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People, Tracy opens managers’ minds to the amazing power and bottom-line payoff of practicing the Golden Rule in all of their actions in the workplace and developing clear values, vision, mission, purpose, and goals.
As a small business every pound has to be accounted for and it can be a difficult balancing act juggling the need for a particular skill or service without incurring the cost of hiring an extra staff member. A great way around the problem is to hire a freelancer or contractor to tackle specialist areas such as bookkeeping, marketing, IT, HR and office admin.
As your business grows, you will soon be managing people. The skills, however, in managing employees and starting a business are often different. Here are 10 tips to help you become the type of manager that everyone wants to work with.
Business leaders complain all the time that nothing seems to have changed in their organizations, despite their best efforts to make things happen. Yet they continue to do the same things and receive the same results. Well, it’s no wonder why nothing has changed!