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Dealing with Leadership Anxiety – Hiring and Firing Team Members

By |2018-08-23T14:52:09-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Professional Resources, Recruiting|Tags: , , , , |

As a leader, you get to lead your team. You get to make the final decisions on hiring and firing team members, as well as the management of that team. Your success and your progress is largely based on your decisions in these areas. It's an exciting part of your work. It can also create some [...]

Dealing with Leadership Anxiety – Financial

By |2018-08-23T14:51:30-06:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Finance, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're responsible for an organization, a business or even a family, you will eventually deal with a financial crisis of some sort. Maybe it's a mistake on the checking account balance, an unforeseen expense, a drop in revenue . . . all of these scenarios can and will cause some stress. If you're not careful, [...]

Customer Satisfaction an Overrated Metric?

By |2018-08-23T14:49:14-06:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Entrepreneurship, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

In this article of "Is Customer Service Overrated?", we're going to cover the question of how important is customer satisfaction. Have you ever heard this old standard for customer service? It goes like this: "Rule #1 - The customer is always right. Rule #2 - See rule #1." Have you ever thought that this standard was [...]

Implementing a Detailed-Oriented Management Strategy

By |2018-08-23T15:08:22-06:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Education, Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

Some people are detailed-oriented. Some aren't. Every person has the skills and the ability to be detailed-oriented. In this post about implementing a detailed-oriented management strategy, you should find that you have the skills. You just need to think more strategically about the important details. Being Detailed-Oriented is Possible! I like quoting this: you don't have [...]

Coach’s Corner: Make a Weekly Organization Appointment for Yourself

By |2018-08-23T14:39:40-06:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Organization|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you're living a busy life, you're not alone. Most people feel like they're going 100 miles an hour during the week, with very little time to think about anything other than the work at hand. This can be a dangerous routine. If you don't know where you're headed, it could lead to trouble. The best [...]

Coach’s Corner: 5 Ways to Bond Your Team

By |2018-08-23T14:39:06-06:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , |

If you lead a team, a critical point is how to bond your team in a better, closer way. Here are some ideas on how to bond your team together. Eat together. There is a reason that the experts in family studies strongly recommend that families eat together. There is a profound effect on people when [...]

Coach’s Corner – Alignment

By |2018-08-23T14:37:23-06:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Coach's Corner|Tags: , , , |

For a lot of people, there are months with a slower pace. It is the time for us to spend some time with family, to get a break from the hectic pace we might be maintaining, or to get some time to evaluate our current situation in particular areas.  Above all, we need to make sure [...]

Disappointment with Team Members’ Performance

By |2018-08-23T14:54:43-06:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Human Resources, Personal Development, Team Building, The Hard Lessons|Tags: , , , |

When you manage or lead an organization, you will eventually face the opportunity of dealing with disappointment with team members' performance. The circumstances vary, but the disappointment can sting quite a bit. Consider these thoughts about how to manage disappointment with a team member's performance. Are you able to separate something that was done from something [...]

The Entrepreneur Personality Matters

By |2018-08-23T17:31:10-06:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Team Building|Tags: , , , , , |

A Story . . . I was hearing about an instructor who was teaching about the entrepreneur personality needed to be successful. He described an entrepreneur as being what some would call a "Type A" personality: outgoing, talkative, fearless, bold, etc.  What he told the class was that they needed to be a "Type A" personality [...]

Conflict Avoidance in the Workplace

By |2018-08-23T14:40:44-06:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Strategies, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , |

With the exception of a few people, the vast majority of leaders and executives dislike conflict in their teams and within their workplace.  A conflict can create a lot of tension and high emotions which have the potential of creating problems. As leaders and executives, we generally want to avoid unnecessary drama within our teams.  However, [...]