Tag Archives: Team


Invest in Ingenuity

November 21, 2013

Ingenuity, creativity and innovation stem from our innate desire to create something new, something better. Discovering and offering the newer and the better is the lifeblood of small businesses. As managers, owners and leaders it is crucial that we encourage and support creativity and innovation in the workplace. Consider the services, leaders and products you …
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Protect Your Employees from Poaching

November 7, 2013

Poaching or employee raiding is when another business or firm targets your valued team members and attempts to lure them away. Small businesses, especially successful ones, become viable targets because bigger businesses know they can offer more in terms of cash benefits. So how do you ensure that your small business retains those valuable team …
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Be A Better Leader

October 24, 2013

  Everywhere we look; it appears that the most conventional ideas of a leader are shifting. In small businesses we are now seeing a very different model of leadership flourish. The traditional model is triangular with a ‘big chief’ at the top, supported by the base of lower to mid level employees. Today we are …
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Effective Delegation

October 10, 2013

Delegating (giving someone authority to act and react to situations without referring back to you) is an important management tool. But many small business owners prefer to take on almost everything and find it difficult to divvy up tasks to staff members for fear of losing control. Embracing effective delegation techniques will not only keep …
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Building a Great Team Culture

July 25, 2013

It seems that the challenge of building a team has been with us forever. People are the essential ingredient in all businesses however many business owners struggle to harness and develop the huge opportunity that a motivated and committed team of people can bring to a business. Building a team means first creating a culture …
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Employee Chemistry – Don’t Let It Fizzle Out!

December 17, 2012

A company functions best when there is a cohesive team of dedicated individuals who value teamwork, innovation and good old-fashioned hard work. The breakdown of any one of these variables can cause insurmountable issues. That’s why it is crucial to nurture relationships and provide a culture that promotes collaboration and creativity. Creating cohesion will improve …
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Reward and Retain

November 5, 2012

We often consider the end goal of our working lives to be about making money. After all, money is necessary to improve our quality of life and take care of families and ourselves. But studies repeatedly demonstrate that monetary gain is only a small part of what it means to have a quality work life. …
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Policies and Procedures Manual Review

October 15, 2012

In many small firms the Policies and Procedures (PP) manual functions as the strategic link between the business’ vision and its day-to-day activities. This document will construct and define roles and responsibilities while allowing operations to proceed at their smoothest. A comprehensive PP manual defines business policies and communicates corporate standards for actions and behaviors. …
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Leading by Example – How to be a Better Leader

October 8, 2012

Everywhere we look; it appears that the most conventional ideas of a leader are shifting. In small businesses we are now seeing a very different model of leadership flourish. The traditional model is triangular with a ‘big chief’ at the top, supported by the base of lower to mid level employees. Today we are seeing …
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