Demonstrate Dynamic Leadership

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How to Demonstrate Dynamic Leadership And Why You Should Establish a “Zero-Tolerance” for Bad Bosses in Your Business

In far too many businesses leadership has fallen by the wayside. The economy, rising costs, demanding customers, and fierce competition has caused most business owners and managers to have little, if any, time to think about their ability to lead. Rarely do they stop and think about how much more productive and profitable they could be if they stopped and paid more attention to this critical area of business.

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Managing Older Employees

Managing Older Employees

“I’m so much younger than the people I lead. How do I manage people who are do much older than me? Many don’t take me seriously. Some don’t say anything, but their attitude and non-verbal communication shows me how they feel.” [Read more…]

Think Like a Boss and Demonstrate Initiative

Think Like a Boss and Demonstrate Initiative

Demonstrate initiative. It’s important. You work hard. You do a good job. You want to not only keep that job, but you’d like get ahead. While opportunities for advancement in your company may not be available to you right now, there may be one in the future. Be sure you let HR know that you’d like to advance in your company. Meanwhile…

One way to demonstrate initiative is to think like a boss.
Do you know what bosses really want and need? [Read more…]

ESTABLISH A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BAD BOSSES POLICY

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Bad Bosses

Why do some companies tolerate “bad-bosses?”  How can they expect their employees to come to work each day and deliver their best performance if their bosses are bad?

Bad Bosses Still Exist
There is so much talk and emphasis on leadership today and why bosses should not be “bosses” they should be leaders. Yet, in my work as a consultant on creating a high performance culture, people still tell me they are working for a bad boss. [Read more…]

Executives! Are You Being Guarded? Beware!

Executives! Are You Being Guarded? Beware!

“Make sure whatever you send to the President goes through me first. If you want to speak to him on the phone or see him do the same. I have to protect him from getting bogged down with too much information and too many appointments.”

This is what managers, directors, and supervisors are told by a client’s executive secretary. If you have your secretary or assistant do the same, beware. [Read more…]

Five Things to Ditch in 2015

Boring Meeting

1) Ditch the term “employee.” Progressive companies refer to their staff to as “business partners,” “colleagues,” “team members,” or “associates.”All of these infer a level of respect for the individual. Smart.

2) Ditch the term “customer satisfaction.” Satisfaction isn’t enough. Strive for higher levels of customer loyalty.

3) Ditch micro-managing. Instead, help, guide, approve, thank.

4) Ditch boring meetings. Maybe even ditch some of the meetings. How about a quick huddle?

5) Ditch the discussion of revenue and talk profitability to your “business partners.”