Posts belonging to Category Leadership

Good small business reads #13: Better collaboration, the art of persuasion and why bigger isn’t always better

For the August good small business reads edition, I return again to wisdom from Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson, one of my favorite CEOs

Leadership communications: Do people really know what you’re asking them to do?

It is vitally important for people working together to have a shared language – words that everyone knows specifically how to define. If you’re frequently frustrated by the results your people are achieving, a lack of a share language may well be at the root of the problem.

A humble leader does not hesitate to admit momentary stupidity

A good leader is also a humble leader and is willing to admit when they’ve had a bad idea.

Leaders: Specifics matter when communicating key goals

While you may feel you’ve talked a topic that is critical to the future of your company to death, check to see if the right message has really gotten through.

Good reads issue #7: Keeping your culture cool, megatrends you need to know about, and employee motivation tips

Here are a couple articles and a webinar that should be of interest to small business owners.

Workplace conflict: 8 tips for cooling things off

Create an atmosphere that encourages employees to speak out respectfully, acknowledge one another’s perspectives and seek resolution.

Reflections and resolutions for a successful new fiscal year

These four questions are designed to structure your annual business review and to give you a foundation to spot challenges, points of pride, and opportunities.

Resolved: What one small thing can you do better in 2011?

What’s your New Year’s resolutions for improving your small business? Here’s an approach that has worked for me.

Good reads issue #6: Keeping clients happy, travel policies, and important advice on improving your corporate culture

This month’s great reads shares three interesting articles of interest to small business owners.

Mentoring: Are you ready to mentor or to be mentored?

Vicki Donlan provides advice on how to know if you’re ready to be a mentor or a mentee.

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