Motivation can be tough for small business owners sometimes. Along with the challenges of closing deals and keeping your team on track, you have to keep going for your clients. But, what happens when real life starts to challenge your motivation as well? Where do you get the energy to keep reaching for excellence?Continue Reading
by Ann Connor
You lost your keys. Again. You can’t remember if you’re credit card payment is past due or early, or if that medication should be taken with or without food (you’d double check, but you forgot where you put your glasses). Sound all too familiar?
Managing the day-to-day can feel more stressful than it seems when you stack up all the almost-everyday obstacles you have to face. It can be exhausting. In fact, scientifically speaking, it is. Often times, we’re actually working against our brains, instead of with them, which results not only in all this perpetual chaos but also that feeling of “is it bedtime yet?”Continue Reading
by Jeff Saari
In my work I have discovered that there are two general areas for celebration and improvement with each employee. I call these two key areas performance and attitude and I have created a matrix of four possibilities that may be helpful to managers and leaders when thinking through the current reality of their individual employees. Here is the matrix:Continue Reading
by Ann Connor
In a moment of crisis—be it one of physical or (more frequently) financial danger—handling the situation takes great skill and even better tact to come out still standing. And while crisis management may not have been in your job description as a leader or small business owner, it is certainly a crucial skill set to have when (and it most certainly will, though we hope infrequently!) misfortune strikes. Here is some sound and savvy advice to help lead your company out of crisis:Continue Reading