Surround Yourself With Talent I have learnt over the past year that outsourcing can be good for your business. It is similar to working in teams, you need to know when to delegate, so instead of running around like a busy fool, you surround yourself with talented people. The job gets done by the most appropriate people in your team.
Do You Target Your Team? Goals or KPI’s At some stage every Entrepreneur, CEO, Director or Manager has been a staff member with a Supervisor they had to report to. Many praise their supervisors, but similarly some criticize and think they could do a better job. Ego’s will always cause trouble in the workplace, people get comfortable and can rebel against the company all because things haven’t gone their way. It can get quite childish sometimes, but also nasty.
Re-assess your game plan…. October is the last quarter of the year, & no doubt people are thinking about their year end business goals: Will we meet the forecast for turnover? Will the current clients continue to spend, & will prospects convert? Is the planned seasonal marketing going to work?
Tis The Season To Be Jolly! Be Clear About Your Goals & ObjectivesHow do you plan to spend the time in-between Christmas and New Year? Some people will be working, but the vast majority will have some time off to spend with family members and friends.
ometimes you just need to fake it! Christmas can be a difficult time of the year, some people see family members (that to be honest) they would rather not see! Emotions and old wounds can resurface, making that cinema in your head dominate your thoughts. So, how do you cope with Christmas whilst retaining your dignity?
When to invest in Human Capital I wonder if when people in firms say `People are our most important asset’, do they actually mean it, or is it just corporate talk….. Individuals can make a business succeed or fail, it can be so frustrating if someone impresses you at an interview, starts the job then doesn’t hold up their end of the deal. You are then faced with being a horrible boss (in their eyes) and applying pressure.
Are You Out To Dazzle? It amazes me when people have mixed reactions to Websites. Some think its something to updated every few months, whereas some people update their site every day with blogs etc. A Website is about sharing information with your on-line audience, giving them what they are looking for and enticing them to return to keep updated about what your business offers.
Tough Call, What’s The Answer? Are you someone who is accountable and your colleagues / clients would say they can rely on you? For example, if you say you will do something, do you deliver? Most of the time we all have good intentions, but what is actually your reality…. Yes life is busy, but whether its your personal or business life – if you say you will do something then you need to deliver. ............
Are You Socially Entertaining? Are your Social Media profiles feeling neglected? Do you need a re-vamp? Do people think you are dull and just don’t engage with you? My advice, get off your butt and make some social media 2013 resolutions, that you will keep for the superstitious year ahead.