How many of you have been approached at at networking function by someone and all you could think about is getting away from that person? I remember one such occasion where a guy selling vacation packages got into my personal space and really tried to sell me on the spot. Bad breath and all. I [...]
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I agree with you Vern.
I often think of winning sports teams that I was on or one of my favorite hockey, football or baseball teams. What the energy was like when we were winning. It is contagious and how it brought everyone together. We were like a band of brothers. My friends and I [...]
How Many Customers Can You Afford to Lose?
By Brad Sugars
Category:Getting Repeat Business
According to the Harvard Business Review, 67 percent of customers who choose a new supplier said they were satisfied with their former supplier! On an average, most U.S. companies lose half their customer base every five years. So why would customers who are [...]
Were you born an entrepreneur? Does it run in your blood? Can you become an entrepreneur? The answer to your question may be found at http://www.aboutbradsugars.com/?p=1259
We want team members who want to be involved. They put their hand up saying. “Yes I want to take that on.” They have to be proactive in being a part of the team that makes the business grow and innovate. Once they are keen to be involved it is up to us as leaders [...]
Plain and simple, people grow by making mistakes. Would you give your child grief and scolded them every time they tried to walk? Of course not so why do some business owners/managers give their team members grief and scold them when they fall down. They forget that they at one point in their careers had to learn this new [...]
The fourth key to a winning team is to have an action plan. Nobody follows someone who is unclear as to where they are going and how they are going to get there. Think about it, when is the last time someone came up to you and said, “Hey lets go on a trip,” and [...]
Key # 3 is to have rules of the game. I like to put it this way. This is your sand box and you get to set the rules of play. These are not just things like, “no smoking on a job site or no bad language” or how many holidays you are entitled to, [...]
Key number 2 is to have common goal. This answers the question, why would I come to work for or work hard for you? “A” team members have goals and want to know if by hooking their wagon to yours they can achieve what they want to. You see if your goal is only about [...]
There are six keys to helping you build a winning team. The first key is to have strong leadership. Ask yourself what are 9 characteristics of being a strong leader? Now rate yourself on those characteristics on a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you are the greatest (hint if you rate yourself as [...]