This morning’s exercise was so fun! Nope, I didn’t go running. Or biking. Or kayaking. In fact, I never even left my office. What kind of exercise did I do? I virtually organized a home-based business owner’s office. Yes. Virtually. This particular business owner lives in Louisiana. she’d commented a few times on Twitter and […]
I’m going to let you in on a little secret about why you, Mr. or Ms. Business Owner, seem unable to get much accomplished these days… Are you ready? Are you sure you want to hear it…? The answer: you’re doing so many other things that half the time you can’t even GET STARTED. It’s […]
I was reading a blog post recently by coach Melanie Benson Strick. In this post, she outlines 10 ways that business owners become “the Bottleneck” and speedbump in their business. They can’t grow because they won’t let go. This got me thinking about a couple of recent interactions I’ve had with clients and their administrative […]
As a business owner, are you struggling with a to-do list a mile long? Are you constantly searching for lost files, returning calls and trying to figure out how to create a decent looking PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow’s meeting – often all at the same time? Consider this: what if you could hand off the […]
Seth Godin’s recent blog post talks about business lessons he learned on a bike. Specifically, that his big wins came during the uphill parts. He said, “The best time to engage with an employee is when everything falls apart, not when you’re hitting every milestone.”
And that really got me thinking. If everything is working, people are feeling secure in their jobs, and there are no waves being made, where’s the incentive for your employee to listen to you or give constructive feedback? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
That thinking couldn’t be more wrong.
Ok, so I’m going to admit something that often gets me in trouble with clients and my family (mostly my mom). I have a couple of very specific opinions about “family heirlooms” stuff and they go something like this: I see people placing FAR too much emotional weight onto stuff – I call this “incorrect […]