Archive for May, 2019
We have come to a point in society where consumers trust what a real person has to say about a product and service more than any shiny advertisement. Trust is a key factor in the customers’/clients’ decision making process. Reputation and credibility of a company can be improved by emphasizing ethical decisions, behaviors, boundaries and ideas. Using leadership skills to demonstrate appropriate business ethics can help build a teams’ culture within a business. In addition, it provides measurable benchmarks for employees to follow as they make independent decisions in their daily duties.
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It is imperative that the business owner and management team understands how to set the SMART goals. Taken step by step, the process is simple and results in a clear and concise goal.
SMART goals must be Specific,Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. The best way to illustrate the difference between a SMART goal and a more general one is through an example:
No matter how well organized or effectively stated a strategic plan might be, it will not help your business or organization if it is not implemented correctly. Goals cannot be accomplished simply by stating them clearly. Strategy will only take your organization so far; tactics will help you make your strategy a reality. A simple explanation of the difference between the two is given here: “The difference between strategy and tactics: strategy is done above the shoulders, tactics are done below the shoulders.”Continue Reading
Motivating your team can be as simple as giving genuine, specific praise when it has been earned. Remembering to acknowledge your employees’ efforts in a way that singles out their contributions goes a long way to encouraging continued excellence. Individuals respond differently to motivating techniques, but complimenting a job well done motivates everyone.Continue Reading