Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

How the World’s Most Successful Companies Treat People Differently

We’ve all seen the alarming statistics delivered each year in Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report, with the 2017 report showing that only 33 percent of the American workforce are engaged. And to make matters worse, these statistics have only increased by 3 percent between 2012-2016, so less than 1 percent per year. Why does this matter and why should we be … [Read more...]

10 Ways You Can Motivate Your Employees

As a small business owner, part of your role is motivating your employees. How you do this though is not clear though, as every team is different and so has different needs. How do you motivate them to get the most out of them every day. Here are 10 ways you can motivate them and keep them working to their best ability. Show Your Confidence The best way to instil confidence … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Show Your Employees Appreciation

Happy employees are the key to a successful business. Employees that are happy tend to look forward to coming to work, which doesn’t just boost morale among coworkers, it also make the customer look more favorably upon an establishment. That’s why it’s important that, every so often, you show your employees that you appreciate them. An employee that feels appreciated is … [Read more...]

Digital Nomads: Is Your Company Ready for Them?

Running a business is never easy and when it comes to recruitment and finding the best possible workforce, there are countless challenges in front of a business owner. More and more young people are looking for flexible work positions, which can make it harder for employees to get ahold of some younger experts from various fields. This is why more and more companies are … [Read more...]

Why Effective Workplace Communication Is Critical to Your Business Success

I still remember the day I got my first memo. I was in my second post-college job and although I’d worked since I was 13 years old, holding positions primarily in the restaurant and food industry, I had never, ever been given a memo from an employer as a form of communication. Usually, messages would just be shared from one shift or one person to the next. Sometimes they … [Read more...]

Only 30% of Your Workers Are Engaged: How to Motivate the Other 70%

According to Villanova University, only 30% of US workers are engaged and inspired at work. That means that 70% of employees are disengaged and uninspired at work. If you let that happen at your business, you could lose productivity. This can impact the quality of your product and, therefore, your profit. To help you get those 70% motivated, here are some techniques you can use … [Read more...]

4 Ways Good Leaders Nurture Employee Growth

Doting parents are ultimately working to make themselves obsolete: they want to nurture their child so that child can grow up to be independent and no longer need their constant care. Like good parents, good bosses must nurture their employees, foster growth and provide opportunities for them to be their very best. Ultimately, encouraging employees to flourish is best for … [Read more...]