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My father had a friend named Bill Davis. My father respected and adored him; he was a great chemist, and was competent and brilliant. Not only that, Bill Davis had 'IT': that special quality of knowing how to treat people. And Dad respected him as the leader he was...
To properly execute superior leadership in small business, it is important to know certain steps to winning in the workplace. One of those very important steps is raising employee productivity. The more productive your team is, the better your business will be in the short term as well as in the long term...
'Think you're irreplaceable? You're not. And if you display any of the following traits and behaviours, you need to do some re-evaluating...quick.
1. You're consistently late getting to work, but you're always ontime or early leaving.
2. You make more phone calls from your cell phone than you do from your company phone, and when you take a company call you're insulted because you have to tell your 'cellphone friend' that you'll have to call them back.
3. You lack the discipline to complete your own job on the days your co-workers are out, because you're angry they didn't make it in.
If you want MORE, you must be willing to DO MORE.
Your income will not grow, if YOU don't.
Get this clear first and your future will be bright.
If you choose not to get completely committed and clear on this...
I’ve been going to Manresa Retreat House since I was 17. There was a Jesuit priest there-Reverend William Topmoeller-a big guy who looked like a right guard for the New Orleans Saints He had a huge stomach, much like my grandfather, the devout Hendrick LeBlanc. Yes, his stomach, the size of a woman eight months pregnant wanting desperately to complete her last trimester. So this baldheaded guy with big, thick glasses stood up at the altar and it was all real quiet...
After Hurricane Katrina, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about dreams. My daughter’s dreams, my dreams, my friends’ and family’s dreams.
Do you have a dream for your life? Have you given up on an important dream? Have you accomplished your dream? Do you clearly see your dream? If you don’t have a clear dream, no strategy will save you...
We need to understand something about the referral word track before we get started. This is the most profound statement in this article and it's the basis for what follows.
“The easiest, most effective, most efficient, least expensive way to build your business is to build your business on the trustworthiness of your existing clients that have grown to love you and the value that you have provided in past honest fair dealings. “
I said the value you provide; I didn’t say products or services you provide...
For many leaders, admitting defeat is difficult. But that's not what I'm talking about here. What I want you to do with this exercise is to recognize the true nature of the challenges and opportunities that you face as a leader. Only by doing that can we as leaders fully employ our ability to grow more resilient, successful and empowered teams. So, let's take a look at what exactly I mean by 'impossibles'...
Building pride in your company is a not a one-and-done project - it's an ongoing effort that will pay dividends for you, your team and your company. Pride breeds a sense of responsibitlity and ownership, a desire to succeed for yourself and your colleagues, a willingness to make the extra effort needed to get the job done and greater resilience.
Here are some key steps that will help you build pride within your company...
I had a great upbringing in a blue-collar family with a whole lot of love. I had compassion for other people and the clients I served; for my customers in St. Bernard. I was honored with their patronage for 17 years...
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