Transcript: Today what I want to talk with you about is leadership, inspiration and motivation. While leadership is really important, and we want to be inspiring our teams, we can’t motivate them! What did you say? I said: we can’t motivate our teams. Motivation is self-generated. What we can do is create an environment in which motivation can happen. So, what does that look like? People want three things, according to Daniel Pink, autonomy, mastery, and purpose. When they come into our businesses and they align with our culture, align with what we’re up to, and we create something bigger than the business of the day in and day out, whether we’re aligning with something like B1G1, business for good, or we’re involved in some
Transcript: Today I want to be talking with you about retaining your best employees. You may have noticed if you’re out recruiting for any new roles in your company that it is an employees marketplace. I want to speak with you about retaining your good ones. Just this morning I was with a client, she was saying well, you know, I don’t know if she’s worth this kind of a salary, she’s made some mistakes. I know that this employees has only been with her for about a month. So the expectation that the employee is not going to be making mistakes is fairly unrealistic. Just because they come from the industry with some level of experience, doesn’t necessarily mean they know how things get
Customer referrals are gold when it comes to building your business. Your customers know your products/services, your company, and your people. Any small business expert will tell you that if a customer thinks well enough of your business to refer you to a friend or family member, you have received the best sales referral possible. The good news is that you can actually turn your customers into your best sales team. How Do You Do It? Building your customer sales team can be done in three easy steps: Build a relationship with each of your customers. People want to buy from people, not some faceless, nameless automaton. Even if you do most of your business online, you need to make sure that every communication you
Transcript: Today I want to talk with you about giving up your habit of trying to get better at something that you’re not good at. For the last decade of working with business owners and their teams, I often come across people who are trying to get better at what they’re not good at. Now I know, that there’s a lot of talk out in the world about “you can do anything just put your mind to it”. And yes you can gain competency in something that you’re not naturally wired, but, you will never do this. So, Investing a whole lot of time in trying to get better at something, that you’re only ever going to just become competent in, is a huge waste
Transcript: Today you’re going to discover a pathway to get to your creativity. So, when we’re kids we start off being very curious, and very creative. So we’re exploring things, we’re building forts out of cardboard boxes, I mean we’re just in the world exploring and being curious. Then we go to school, and we’re taught to conform. And inside of conforming, we’re taught to build and learn how to have a career and we go and we started our career. And, in our career, we’re taught to work really, really, really, really hard. And then, we get comfortable at that, like we’ve arrived. We have enough capacity and talent to be, you know, comfortable. What happens to successful people often is they become complacent.
Transcript: Today we’re going to discover how can you integrate a culture by design into your company. So first of all, you’ve got your vision, you’ve got your mission, you’ve got your culture, your core values. Are you using it in your onboarding process? Are you using it in your performance reviews? Is it included in your training and development pathways for your team in your career ladders? Are you using it in every communication that goes out from your company, to a vendor, to a client, to a prospect? Every piece of your company, every part of your company, that you can integrate it to, whether it’s business development, operations, customer service, even your I.T., your H.R., and your admin / financial functions. The
4 time Ted Talk speaker Paul Dunn introducing Unleashing the HUGE Power of Small. “Small ideas are so powerful, they cost you nothing to apply and they’re so easy to add on, yet instantly they change your results. That’s why I’m coming back to Miami on the 8th of december.”
In this second episode of the power of small Doug reveals how just being nice made a big impact in your life! BTW: He almost gave away the secret! OK, so actually he did give away the secret…
In this blog, Doug talks about how it doesn’t take a huge investment to make a huge difference. Watch Doug talk about how a small investment of just a breakfast made a huge impact in an important area of his life.
In this video ActionCOACH Jody Johnson talks about Planning for 2016