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?
• “I have so many balls in the air, I don’t even know where to focus.”
• “I can’t believe I said THAT to one of my employees the other day—I was just so fed up with nothing being done to my standards!”
• “I’m so tired of being the only one who can get things done around here!”
• “Another year has gone by and I can’t see anything I’ve done anything to make my business better than it was last year.”
If you’re like most business owners, you’ve probably muttered something along these lines recently — if not this morning, then probably it was yesterday. Continue reading
Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt from my book, How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Employees
What is the most important quality to look for in a new hire?
Hint: It’s not skillset!
You can hire a candidate who has a great skillset and interviews well, only to discover their performance continually upsets, frustrates or disappoints you. Why is this? It all comes down to a lack of compatibility with your Immutable Laws.
Congratulations Anthony Aguirre!
Congratulations to Anthony Aguirre for being named the SBA’s 2016 Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year. President of Powell-based Triple A Building Services Inc., Anthony is a Tap the Potential client. What really stands out to me about Anthony is his desire to learn and his commitment to continuous improvement. According to Anthony, “Excuses build monuments of nothing!” His can-do attitude is certainly paying off. Continue reading
It may surprise you to learn there are strategies to grow your business, profitably, regardless of what is going on with the economy.
In fact, there’s a BIG OPPORTUNITY coming up that I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss…
My colleague and highly-regarded business author, Mike Michalowicz ,will be speaking on
How to Make Your Business Highly Profitable, by the Very Next Deposit
Mike Michalowicz is a globally recognized entrepreneurial advocate, dedicated to eradicating entrepreneurial poverty. He is a former small business columnist of the Wall Street Journal and the entrepreneur behind 3 multimillion-dollar companies.
Mike is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the entrepreneur’s cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.