Every business will encounter some kind of a challenge, whether it's a budget problem or a down turn in sales. It's these challenging times that one's leadership is tested—and most importantly, demanded. Here are some attitudes that small business owners need to have in order to successfully steer their business through a bump. … [Read more...] about Leading your small business through challenges
You think you're being helpful. You believe that you run a structured and organized department. You pride yourself on being a 'hands on' manager who will go over and beyond what's expected of you to lead your team to the goal. But what if you're actually doing the complete opposite? What if all the meetings, memos and procedures you set up are actually slowing things down, … [Read more...] about Are you a micromanager?
Your business' greatest resource is its people. But are your employees mere foot soldiers, blindly obeying orders and delivering just the bare minimum so they won't get fired, or are they leaders? Do they aspire to be the best they can be, meet challenges with creativity and resilience, and constantly work to improve themselves, mentor their co-workers, and satisfy the … [Read more...] about How to develop the leadership skills of your employees
Moms don't need MBA's—we learned everything we need to be efficient managers right at home! We're used to organizing our kids' schedules, stretching the budget, negotiating with different people, from our own husbands to teachers to the toddlers in our playgroup. And we're masters at motivation! How else would we get a broody teenager to take out the garbage? Believe it or … [Read more...] about 7 Mommy Skills You Can Use in the Office