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How to Motivate Your Employees When Business Is Slow
Keeping your employees positively engaged in a down time can keep your business on track and moving forward. Sarah Needleman from the Wall Street Journal reports on a few ways to boost morale during winter months. “Oftentimes simple gestures can make a positive impact on the way employees feel about their jobs. Here’s how to let your staff know their contributions matter.”
Sweating the Small Stuff — When to Micromanage and How
Leading a group is a balancing act, and different leaders find different ways of striking that balance. No matter what your style, micromanagement has become a four-letter word for business leaders. Entrepreneur and tech blogger Joel Spolsky shares a few lessons learned on the necessity of micromanagement in a recent article for Inc. Isn’t today’s modern leader supposed to hire brilliant people, give them a little direction, and just let them go to work? Doesn’t micromanagement turn smart people into robots? Yes, maybe. But here’s my new theory: At the top of every company, there’s at least one person who really cares and. Read More.
When a Group Needs an Overhaul, Take These Steps
At times, a group of employees is performing so far behind expectations that a complete overhaul is necessary. The group itself may be demoralized , and the view of that team within the organization can be severely negative. Steve Tobak , has been brought into that situation many times over, and shares his process with BNET . 5 Step Process For Turning Around a Demoralized, Underperforming Group Understand how it got that way. Take the time to meet one-on-one with key executives, stakeholders, and of course, your staff. Ask the tough, leading questions and make sure you get honest, non-sugarcoated answers by assuring confidentiality.. Read More.
More than a Pep Talk: Getting Employee Morale Back on Track
For some businesses, the toughest survival decisions have passed, but budget cuts and job uncertainty have taken their toll for many employees. What lies ahead now for business owners is reigniting the workforce left in the aftermath. BusinessWeek examines the communication traits that elevate leadership from ordinary to inspiring. Authentic rather than phony. The words, actions, and beliefs of inspirational leaders are consistent. These leaders are not phony or pretending to be someone they’re not. Reliable rather than erratic. Employees know they can count on inspirational leaders to guide the organization to clearly defined goals on a well-thought-out course. They do not confuse an. Read More.
Don’t Let “Flat” Be Your Company’s New “Up” When It Comes to Growth
Many companies are running lean in the new economy, with pared down operations waiting for people to start spending again. Entrepreneur offers six tips to help business owners position their companies for real growth at a time when the competition might be reluctant to make a move. Begin by staying positive: No matter how hard you try, if you’re not feeling good about your business, your employees and customers will know. Negativity has a way of creating a pall around your business and brand. Instead, no matter how dire the situation always put your best and most positive foot forward. …. Read More.