Employees Who Care Are Your Key to Success

When you hear the term ’emotionally connected’ you probably think of personal relationships. You can also be emotionally connected to your work, a goal, or an outcome. Think of how much more productive and harmonious the workplace would be if we could all be emotionally connected to our work. What can small business owners do to create this positive atmosphere? It takes dedication and the rewards are immense in so many ways. If you’re interested in some ways to get your employees emotionally connected, read on…..


Copreneurs: How Do You Handle Conflict in Front of Employees?

So, you have an idea for a business and think it would be great to join forces with your partner. After all, you have a happy home life, you get along great, and you’d like to spend more time together, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that you’d make good business partners?

Ummm, sometimes yes, and sometimes no.

If you and your partner are running a business together, and you’re having trouble dealing with conflict, you’re not alone. While there are many copreneurs, or couplepreneurs as they’re also called, who easily translate a happy marriage into a happy business relationship, others have a bumpier ride as they learn to navigate their new roles. Now, add employees to the mix.


Effective Communication: Old News or Back to Basics? Part 2

To be a successful leader, you must be a good communicator. I should just end the post here. I’ll say it again: to be a successful leader, you must be a good communicator. This is one of my favorite topics and I dare say I WILL beat it to death. Effective communication is an issue I focus on in many of my sessions. Most people don’t even realize that they aren’t being clear. Not all successful leaders are good communicators by nature. If you’re dedicated, you can learn and develop the skills.


Does a Buddy or a Dictator Make the Most Effective CEO?

What Kind of Boss are You? Buddy, Dictator, or Somewhere in Between? This morning, as CEO of my household, I had a staff meeting with my 6 year old son. The rules have gotten a little loose as we all struggle to adjust to him going to full-time kindergarten. He has taken to spreading his […]