Work can seem all-consuming. Think texts, voice-mails, emails, briefs, newsletters. They’re never ending! All that sensory pollution often makes insight seem like an endangered species. Not good. And like endangered species, your inspiration and motivation can be found in an important place: a sanctuary. Only difference? Wild-life sanctuaries should be poacher-free, yours should be tech-free. … Continue reading “Digital Detox: The Lifesaver We All Need”
“Employee of the Month” was a great way to inspire employees…in 1975. Now it’s something better suited to a punch line in an episode of The Office or a Dilbert cartoon. As a small business owner, you don’t have to do things the stuffy old way. It’s time for the new hotness. In this video, … Continue reading “The Art of Employee Recognition: Acts of Awesomeness”
Successful businesses share a few things in common. They’re stable, they’re capable, and they’re strong. A focused business is an ideal business. Yet so many businesses are chaotic. They’re vulnerable to slow yet steady decay. Why? Call it a flawed foundation. They’ve built their financial future upon sand. Watch my brief video and find out … Continue reading “Like Success? Found a Focused Business”
Culture statements, missions, visions, values, credos, secret handshakes, etc. The list goes on and on. At best, a megaton of company literature distracts you, employees, and customers alike. Not good. Too much definition can become overwhelming. What happens then? Chaos! Confusion! Disinterest! Obviously, your motivational documents shouldn’t cause those. Yet small businesses need direction and … Continue reading “Which Motivational Documents Actually Help Workers Stay Focused?”
Did you know–in the United States alone–over 65 small businesses fail every hour! That’s about one failure per minute. How do once thriving companies end up having to close? It often comes down to how they assess business opportunities . . . What can you do to avoid business failure?