If You’ve Ever Had Goals You Didn’t Complete, This Post is for You

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Have you ever had a great idea you just know could truly change your business? Have you set goals for it, but to this day, that idea hasn’t been realized? When we make goals, we tend to approach them with a ton of enthusiasm in the beginning, only to discover the longer it takes to … Read moreIf You’ve Ever Had Goals You Didn’t Complete, This Post is for You

5 Tips for Onboarding New Employees (that make them want to stay!)

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How much are you really investing when you hire a new employee? For anyone who’s had someone leave after less than a year, you’ll know it’s much more than just the salary itself. This video is for those who want to set new employees up for success. For those who know that successful hiring is … Read more5 Tips for Onboarding New Employees (that make them want to stay!)

Employee Ghosting is a Real Thing…and It's Our Fault (But here's how to fix it)

Type the term “employee ghosting” into Google, and you’ll end up with 166,000 results, most of which take the angle that a phenomenon once reserved for the dating game has, somehow, snuck up on business and permeated our unsuspecting, open-plan offices like the stench of a rotting corpse. In truth, employee ghosting has been going … Read moreEmployee Ghosting is a Real Thing…and It's Our Fault (But here's how to fix it)

The Onboarding Failures That Are Costing You Big

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Finding (and keeping) great employees is consistently listed as a top concern of business owners. In fact, a recent study indicates anywhere between 10-25% of new employees jump ship within their first six months on the job. That’s a frustrating and expensive prospect on both sides of the coin, and one which could be greatly … Read moreThe Onboarding Failures That Are Costing You Big

How to Avoid Being "That Boss"

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Whether you call yourself a Boss, Leader, or Owner, there’s a very fine line between setting the pace and driving the pace. Knowing the difference is critical to the health of your team. It’s easy to fall into the trap of “Boss think” on this one, and it can be detrimental to the health and productivity of your team. Here’s how to effectively set the pace as a leader, no matter what stage your business is at.
What we’re talking about here is your effect on the team in terms of your behaviour around implementation and execution. It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you aren’t held to account in the same way that your people are, but to echo a sometimes-overused phrase, you really do need to lead by example to get the results you want.
You can’t create separate standards for yourself and your team, because the difference will be stark, and the result will be the creation of an “us vs. them” culture which does nothing to promote, ingenuity, motivation or retention—all cornerstones of a successful business.
If you’re looking to be a team and work as a team, then you need to actively participate as one of the team, regardless of how you view yourself in the culture of the business.
What are your biggest challenge jumping into the trenches? Let us know in the comments below.
And if you watch this and think: “If there’s no ‘I’ in team, why am I doing all the work?” This read is for you.
Get out there and have fun with it, and if you’ve hit a stumbling block, we can help. Reach out and let us know what you need.
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Unlocking Employee Potential Using the Keys You Already Have

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