Typical time management techniques are not enough in today's fast pace business world. You need to insure that you are focusing your time on your highest revenue producing activities before handling the smaller, sometimes insignificant duties of the day. Here's how.
What would you do if one day, a new competitor showed up in your market? What if that new competitor was a franchise or company with a recognizable name and deep marketing pockets? Here's an actual story of a local dry cleaners who suddenly found themselves competiting with a new test retail store from P&G.
Successful local businesses can face threats from new businesses who see how well they're doing and want in on the action. This can happen with franchises. This episode discusses a case study and talks about how to survive.
Want to keep your job? - Deliver twice what is expected of you and do not ask to be rewarded for it. We all say we want a steady, secure job. But what will guarantee it? Make yourself hard to replace! Listen to today's episode and learn how to promise the moon and deliver the stars.
Professional introductions are part of every networking event. But the tradional 'elevator pitch' has fallen out of favor and been replaced with something more informative and less salsy. It's not easy to create one that creates interest for you and what you do so we're going to show you how it's done.
For reasons unique to your company you have decided to make some staffing changes at the department management level. In order to avoid taking your whole team by surprise you can minimize the impact with a few well thought out strategies in advance. On this flight we talk about how to do this.
Feedback is an essential part of developing your employees and insuring they operate as you expect. When feedback is used appropriately, people will respond and thank you for caring about them. When you embrace getting feedback, your awareness grows allowing you to see what others around you see.
Business leaders often go to work only to find fires to fight on a daily basis with staff bringing more to deal with. The experienced manager will know when delegation is in order and when demonstration needs to be delivered. Less organized managers will simply do the job that someone else should be doing instead of requiring that someone else do it.
Businesses that struggle with inconsistent or poor performing employees or disruptions in workflow usually have weak or no standards that everyone is expected to follow. Inconsistent standards lead to dysfunctional cultures. This show talks about why you need standards and how to upgrade yours.