Monthly Archives: May 2015

How Do I Know I Am Ready for an Assistant?

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00May 12th, 2015|human resources|

After you have been running your business for a while, you may start wondering when it is time to actually hire someone to help you out. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been doing late night research on how to clone yourself. Maybe the work has grown to fill all the space you [...]

How to Make People Accountable

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00May 9th, 2015|accountability, human resources, performance management, team building|

In an ideal world, you have hired motivated, self-directed people who will actually punish themselves more than you ever could for not meeting objectives. Those are the people who get a performance management review that has a dozen or more glowing comments and all they remember is the one ‘needs improvement’. However, in the real [...]

Top Five Tips to Improve Employee Engagement and Performance

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00May 6th, 2015|human resources|

If you have a team, whether virtual or live, here are some of my favourite tips on improving engagement and performance. 1. Set Clear Goals and Expectations To have a high performing team, your team members need to know what is expected of them. Don't assume that they will know what you expect. Establish goals [...]

Getting Different Results Will Change Your Life

By |2018-12-11T04:11:32+00:00May 5th, 2015|action plans, business analysis, networking, process improvement|

I am sure you have all heard the quote often attributed to Albert Einstein: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If you are unhappy, or dissatisfied, or feeling somewhat discontented with your current status and desire something else, you need to do something different. You have to disrupt [...]