What Are Your Rules?
Happiness and unhappiness (in work and in life) result entirely from the rules in your head that you use to evaluate events. Those rules determine what’s worth focusing on, and how you react to what you focus on. When she started full-time work, she was frequently depressed. But she turned it around, using the techniques I’m going to provide you in this column.
Nobody is born a great leader, being a strong leader is learned. As in many leadership roles it is a never ending self analysis and improvement process. First you have to understand the concept of leadership itself and how it can benefit and empower people around you. Here are five qualities of a great leader.
The Leader’s most critical role.
According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year. A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees. Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year. That’s a pretty significant attrition rate. And as almost half of all … Read More »
Forget good to great. Here’s what makes a great employee remarkable.
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers… they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a … Read More »
The last thing we need are more meetings, but having a company-wide gathering will allow you to make sure that everyone is marching toward the same goals.
I admit it, all-hands meetings are a tough one, especially if you’ve got a larger small business. At my company, VerticalResponse, we were once split between two floors in … Read More »