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Grow Your Leadership Skills [9]

Set policies and procedures. No matter what size your organization is – you need written policies and procedures. Policies and procedures set the parameters for your people. They set forth the way you do business, the expectations you have of your staff and also protect you from many legal hassles. Having them helps everyone to […]

Grow Your Leadership Skills [8]

Share your toys. Sharing your toys can be fun. If you’ve been successful in business, you probably have lots of toys. If it’s possible to share them with your staff – do it. If you have a boat, invite them over. If you have a rental condo, share it with those who may need a […]

Grow Your Leadership Skills [7]

Turn up the music. Music inspires us, brings up our mood and creates a more relaxed atmosphere. Turn on some music in your office and see if it makes a difference. Let your employees listen to music if it’s appropriate. Music has a way of making every the most boring jobs more manageable and more […]

It’s HARD to Ask for Help

I’m normally fairly willing to grow and change. But I don’t like to ask for help.  I KNOW in my head I need to ask for help. I’ve witnessed the benefits of asking for help over and over again. I speak about this stuff. I challenge leaders to ask for help – to get vulnerable and […]

GROW Your Leadership Skills [6]

Eliminate negativity. Make it a rule. Make it an absolute office wide policy. Get rid of negativity. Do whatever it takes to get it out of your office. Refuse to listen to it, stop others from sharing it and set a powerful example. Negativity destroys companies faster than anything else. Offer the best benefits you […]

GROW Your Leadership Skills [5]

Let laughter in. We need to laugh more at work. We need to lighten up and realize that laughter will create a better working environment, healthier employees and a better bottom line. Laughter helps decrease stress, builds friendships between people and lets us take healthy breaks during the day. Create surprises. Employees love surprises – […]

GROW Your Leadership Skills [4]

Conduct employee check-ins. Check-in with each employee every quarter. Take the time face-to-face to check-in and see how they are. Ask them what’s working, what needs improvement and how you can better serve them. Be genuine and consistent with your check-ins. They only work when you work them consistently over time. Have a fight. Yes […]

GROW Your Leadership Skills [2]

Give every day. Being a leader is about giving to others ever day. Your people need you. They look up to you. And they really do want to please you. By making giving a priority we build stronger relationships with those who support us. Make it a priority to give back to your employees. Give […]

GROW Your Leadership Skills

Be a leader. In order to create lasting change in your organization you MUST lead. You cannot sit back and hope things will change. You cannot delegate change to others. You must make things change. You are the leader and you must LEAD. To be a leader means you take action, engage your team in […]

BE NICE!

‘The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile.’ Ed Sheeran What if we all just decided to be nice? What would happen to our world? Our relationships? Our businesses? If we all woke up tomorrow and decided to be nice to everyone we met […]