Do you take time to think about your business on a regular basis or are you too busy putting out fires? Successful leaders take time to plan. This Tip by Courtney Lynch provides questions to help you reflect on what’s transpired and what you want to have happen this year.
Want to change your leadership style? This Tip by Randy Conley provides an easy process to remember.
As a business leader, you can sometimes get impatient with the person across the table from you if they talk too slowly or take too long to get to the point. Your communication habit can have an adverse effect on your business. This week, Loren Ekroth shares how your habits can impact others and how to change those habits.
One of the biggest changes I was involved with as a business owner was selling my business. The first time my partner and I tried to sell, we were not transparent and all our employees quit during the process. And did I mention I was 7 months pregnant? We learned from our actions and the results. The second time we were successful. We shared as much as we could with our employees along the way. Read on for Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch’s suggestions on leading through change.
Dare I say it? I don’t naturally embrace change. I much prefer what I know, understand and can do. It’s more comfortable and easy, like an old pair of jeans that have been broken in. However, in the constantly changing world we live in, this doesn’t always serve me. Ralph Heath’s Tip this week gives suggestions on what you (and I) can do to create a system around us that embraces new ideas and thus change. What I especially like about this is that I don’t have to create the new ideas, I can provide the fertile space for others to generate ideas.
Putting together this week’s Coaching Tip was an activity on my to do list before I went on vacation for the week. My process is to scan articles and see what jumps out at me. At first I thought this Tip should be shared at the beginning of the year in January, but as I read on, listened to the birds singing outside my window, felt the fresh breeze on my face, and the sense of Spring, I became more and more inspired by Michael Neill’s words. I hope you will be, too!
Small changes in your conversational skills can give you generous returns for the time and energy you invest to make the changes.
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When was the last time you gave your office, your business and your life a spring-cleaning?
Regrouping offers an opportunity to recap the performance of your company and outline a plan of success going forward. How does it work?