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Delegation as an Art in a Small Business

by Susan Fennema Beyond the Chaos

Delegation is a challenge for all small business owners. As one myself, I get it. But, without it, we run the risk of preventing growth in our businesses.

“I can do it faster myself than I can explain it.” I’ve said it too. But, if it is something you will ever have to do again, that statement is inaccurate. Being able to get something off your plate, especially if it is something you don’t like to do, is a big win for all small business owners.

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How to Get to Know your Customer

By Ann Connor

Get to Know your Customer

All too often, we mistake kindness with weakness—but the mistake doesn’t lie in associating kindness with weakness but instead associating kindness with “yes, and…” behaviors. You don’t have to be spineless to be kind! In fact, sometimes doing the kind thing can be the hardest thing—like telling a current employee they may not be a good fit, after all, for the company. Sure, it may not “feel” kind, but when handled thoughtfully and explained genuinely, the end result winds up being a win-win for all involved: that employee is now free to explore a more fitting career path elsewhere and your company is now open to receiving suitable talent. Here are five other fabulous results that creating a company culture of kindness can bring:

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What does Happiness mean to you, and how can you truly create this as your theme of the Season?

Is this your scenario?

You know the drill. You are trying to “do it all”- meaning, you need to work to earn your living, your family needs attention, you are supposed to eat right and exercise and go to all your self-care wellness, and you are just barely holding it together. Most of the time, food is in the fridge and you are going where you need to go when you need to get there.
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Management Tips

To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute—That is the Question!

by Ann Connor

Working from home is trending in the workforce today. And it’s a tempting trend, no less; one you’ve undoubtedly already toyed with. But it’s easy to see why—the benefits of working from home have been touted far and wide for both employer and employee alike (No commutes! Save money! Higher productivity!). And while these are all very well and good, it might be best to weigh these pros with their often-forgotten cons to see if telecommuting really is best for you or your company.

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9 Steps to Improve Your Listening

Act on It! by Sam Deep and Lyle Sussman has some great information for tough management challenges.  Most Managers truly believe that they are good listeners…but their employees would disagree.

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