If you’re like most progressive business owners, you want your company to stand out from the crowd…to be innovative…to have a clear market position. You probably spend a lot of time thinking about these things, and get frustrated when you try to implement something new, only to get push-back from employees who aren’t nearly as excited about your new initiative as you are.
You might find yourself walking around muttering, “Why can’t my employees just get on board? Why can’t they just see the value in what I’m trying to implement?”
How do you get employees on board with innovation?
Has this ever happened to you? You hold a meeting with your employees intending to motivate them and get everyone working together as a team to do their best. You talk. They listen. They may seem interested, or at least they nod their heads in the right places, but then. . . . they go out and do the same old things and nothing has changed. Ugh!!! Continue reading
If you have ever found yourself in the frustrating position of foregoing your own time off because you are covering for employees who unexpectedly call in sick, consider adopting the following Paid Time Off (PTO) policy: Continue reading
I’m away on vacation for a couple of weeks, but before I left, I took a photo of the business books that have had the greatest impact on me. These books are ones I repeatedly recommend to my clients. These books are gamechangers for small business owners. Continue reading
It’s summer time, the weather is beautiful, and it’s hard to be inside working. If you’re like most small business owners, you’re working round the clock and you haven’t had a real vacation in years. Your to-do list is a mile long and there is no end in sight. Your focus is on keeping your business afloat and you’re working hard to do that. Continue reading