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Gratitude- A Great Way to Run Your Business

gratitude

You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to start thinking about what you’re grateful for. In fact, running your business with an air of gratitude is a great way to connect with customers and employees as well as friends and family. It sets your company apart and engenders deserved trust throughout every level of your business. Want to reduce turnover with your staff while developing employees you can be proud of and trust? Show them gratitude. Want to invest in customer loyalty? Showing gratitude for their business goes a long way. You can even show gratitude for your community’s support. It always pays to show gratitude to others, so they feel good about the relationship they have with you whether it’s as an owner or partner, a client, vendor or as an employer.

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November 8th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Active Listening Makes Good Leaders

Active Listening

There is a lot of talk in leadership theory now about conventional or hard leadership skills vs the modern demand for soft skills. Traditional skills include the ability to sell, calculate and understand numbers, writing, speaking, and marketing. While all of these skills are indeed useful, they may either not address leadership ability or they serve very specific purposes that don’t always require upfront interaction with people. Soft leadership skills, such as active listening, have a lot to do with relational dealings within our company, which can include co-workers as well as clients.

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October 16th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Happy People Habits

Everyone wants to be happy. Ideally, everything we do should have the ultimate goal of leading to our happiness. If that’s true, why are there so many unhappy people, especially at work? Bitterness, disappointment and depression are invasive and contagious but so is happiness. Being productive at work and home helps. Check out this article to address that. Resolve to cultivate your happiness and see how you could “infect” and transform your home, your community and work environment with your contagious joy and contentment.

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Relax Your Way Into Being A Better Business Owner

Fighting fatigue, stress and burnout is a common goal for a small business owner, but often an elusive one. Nobody cares about your business as much as you do, and you have a lot riding of it’s success. Naturally you’ll be tempted to spend too much time at the office, try to meet with everyone, and be involved in every aspect of running the business. It’s important in the midst of everything, to find ways to recharge so you can inspire your employees, stay enthusiastic and keep your goals on target. How can you do this?

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How Good Leaders Inspire Productivity From Employees

Business owners often have a great vision for their products and services. Business owners come with a wide variety of skills used in their company and industry. They may be innovative or charismatic with a flair for PR, marketing or sales. One thing every small business owner needs to do well at some point, is manage people that work for them. Basic managers’ primary purpose is to control situations or people efficiently in order to get particular tasks done. This is a valuable skill, but mostly deal with short-term goals. There’s a better way, however. While employees like a good manager, what they long for is Leadership.

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Ways to Keep a Creative Mindset

A big part of keeping your business in a creative mindset starts at the top. How creative are you as a small business owner? Typically, creativity is a useful, perhaps essential, characteristic of being a business leader. We all get bogged down in the minutia of daily issues, focusing on tasks and work, rather than remembering what the company began as – an exciting new venture with new ideas and such promise! If you’ve found your business getting stale, stiff, and lacking motivation, take a look at how excited you are to come in to work every day. Not so much? Get your head back in the game before finishing this blog by doing as suggested in this article.  After you’ve taken a break, continue on to get your creativity back for you and your employees.

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