Are you a partner in a business?
How's that partnership going?
Business partnerships are hard, and they can become conflicted. That happens for lots of reasons, and it always causes stress, frustration and heartache.
Why do partnerships become stressful and run into trouble??
New employees are a gift.
Yes, thank goodness they have come on board to take over some of the work load!
But almost even more important, they bring fresh eyes to the culture of the organization. Of your procedures and processes. And of your hiring process.
As people being exposed to your company for the first time, they are not used to...
How are your 2020 goals coming along?
Given that the world has changed completely since January 1, I suspect you have thrown them out the window by now!
You likely need to revise your current 2020 goals, or start over. Don’t panic—it isn’t too late to make 2020 a banner year.
Most of us set vague goals that are...
Transitioning to remote work can be challenging for even stellar employees. Now, during this coronavirus pandemic, it is even more stressful.
It is hard to know what to expect from team members, hard to trust that they are truly working if you don’t have your eyes on them, and hard find a reasonable communication cadence.
If you are...
You know what doesn’t happen when we don’t get what we expect?? Disappointment. And resentment.
Those things lead to frustration, and that leads to anger. And often, blame. Then, it’s easy to fall into victim mode.
This is a true pattern we play out in our families, with our friends, and also...
Setting expectations for your employees is an essential responsibility that many business owners gloss over. One study I read found that almost half of all workers in the United States are unclear about what was expected of them!
It’s too bad, because clear employee expectations benefit not only your staff, but your business as a whole. It...
I recently talked with a client who asked me the following:
“I really want to be a good leader and create a good culture for people. What are the top three things I can do to ensure they are engaged, loyal, and want to come to work every day?”
Wow. Great question!
First, I want to point out that many leaders never even ask the...
Do you know how to ask for what you need?
As a society, we are terrible at this. We are usually afraid to state directly what we want:
What is your gratitude quotient? Especially as it relates to your employees?
Everyone wants to be appreciated, and to know that their workplace is better off because they are there each day. People want to know that what they bring to the table every day actually and literally adds to the success of the organization.
We definitely need these...
When leading a team, it is often a challenge to know what to do when there is a problem. We try and fix it as best we know how, but usually, we don’t really know if there is a better way to solve an issue so that it truly goes away.
There is actually research out there about a lot of the problems that leaders face. Research about what...