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Delegation Makes Business Dreams Come True

Delegation Makes Business Dreams Come True

Business owners typically dream of creating greater freedom, wealth and happiness — to exert greater control over their destinies. More specifically, they usually start companies to achieve professional, personal and financial independence and often use these to travel, relax, give back and enjoy their lives as much as possible. For many, however, this remains a dream only because they lack the mindset, skills, processes and people to make it a reality. There are a number of key factors that contribute to a business not being able to run effectively without the owner’s constant presence. Understanding these and making the necessary adjustments will position you to realize your dreams.

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Teach Your Team to Think Through Challenges

Teach Your Team to Think Through Challenges

There’s a tendency among some business owners and managers to simply supply answers rather than invest time with team members to help them find the answers. There’s a prevailing belief this saves time. That might be accurate in the short term. But this approach costs more time in the long run, weakens businesses and adds to the responsibilities of owners and managers as team members remain dependent on them for solutions.

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Fortify Your Team with Praise and Recognition

Fortify Your Team with Praise and Recognition

The desire to feel good about ourselves and the efforts we put forth is a very real human need. As a leader, it’s wise to get a firm hold on this understanding and change your perspective and behavior to consistently offer the praise and recognition your team members appreciate and need to continue advancing. Positive reinforcement offers a more effective leadership strategy than negative conditioning.

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Are You Listening to Understand or Merely Reply?

Are You Listening to Understand or Merely Reply?

Effective listening constitutes one of the most fundamental and powerful communication tools of all. The first step to improvement is to have a good understanding of what you can do or stop doing to become a better listener. From here, the ill effects of your ineffective listening are all but eliminated. Interactions become more successful and pleasant as you learn to stop talking or thinking and develop the habit of truly listening.

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Go from Good to Great with Exceptional Service

Most customers and team members have attitudes that contribute to a positive two-way experience. When you hire people with great attitudes and then supply them with training, support, and a positive work environment, you’ve set the stage for exceptional customer service  — the kind that leaves customers feeling great about your business. Give yourself and your business the gift of an honest self-appraisal. If you discover your leadership style, team, work environment or customer service could benefit from the support of a qualified coaching professional, take that next step and invest in excellence. The success of your company and the happiness of everyone involved is on the line.

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Deal With Bad Apples Before They Sour Your Team

Deal With Bad Apples Before They Sour Your Team

Most businesses employ skilled team members with decent and even great attitudes. They come to work, perform their jobs to a satisfactory or higher level, and contribute to the work environment in mostly positive ways. But what about those team members who have the skills to do their jobs, but damage culture, morale, and operations with their bad attitudes? Chances are, you’re thinking of these people right now.

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Are You a Leader or a Boss? There’s a Big Difference.

Are You a Leader or a Boss? There’s a Big Difference.

There’s a vast difference between being a leader and being a boss. A leader influences, collaborates, guides, inspires, mentors, and supports others to foster movement in a desired direction. Conversely, a boss controls, dominates, demeans, and uses fear and intimidation to get even more out of the individuals he or she oversees.

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Take a Timeout from Professional Stress and Thrive

Take a Timeout from Professional Stress and Thrive

When people bring their professional baggage home, their personal lives are affected, too. The adverse effects of this situation can damage and even destroy marriages; alienate children; and cause others to avoid these unhappy, frustrated, and often angry people. Realizing that life is not all about your work — that work is only a part of your life — will help you strike a successful life and work balance that leads to greater levels of happiness and success both on and off the job.

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Seek Harmony in Life and Work and Find Happiness

Seek Harmony in Life and Work and Find Happiness

Tremendous amounts of time, energy and effort go into running a business. With everything there is to do, it’s easy for those who own businesses to sacrifice many aspects of their personal lives, if not the entirety, in pursuit of success and happiness. As a business owner, you’re the foundation of your enterprise. The more energized, inspired and balanced you are, the stronger your company will be. Live your life with the intention of creating harmony among its different aspects. You’ll not only be successful, but also — and perhaps more importantly — you’ll be happy.

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