Leadership Development Advisor, Speaker, Executive Coach
Beth Armknecht Miller is a certified managerial coach and senior associate at
Dynamic Results LLC, a boutique firm offering strategy implementation, accountability and leadership development solutions. She chairs a monthly Atlanta meeting for Vistage, a company that hosts advisory meetings for Small Business CEOs. Her latest book is Are You Talent Obsessed?
They're part of your company "family." Make them feel that way.
"Tap the brakes" if you're hiring before you know what you're hiring for.
Establish company traditions to help you jockey for the best talent out there.
You've met these people as co-workers. But now that you're in charge, what do you do about them?
When you are trying to grow your business, you want to focus on the business itself, not internal conflicts.
Whether the transitions arise from external forces or strategic decisions, gathering input from your staffers can help lessen their negative reactions.
Remember, the process isn't about you. It's about the organization. Instead of choosing a successor just like you, choose one to meet the new needs of the enterprise.
Business owners need to be proactive and wise in anticipating next steps in their company's and personal life cycle.
Here's your cheat sheet for how to become the effective supervisor in charge.
Leaving an impact at your company means more than creating the projects and products you accomplish today. Set in motion a dynamic so people sharing your values can carry the torch forward.
During those regular gatherings to discuss individual employee performance and goals, vary the setting, format and agenda for better results.
Companies are innovating by giving their employees more ongoing and supportive feedback to foster better results. Think of it as workplace coaching.
Entrepreneurs who have difficulty answering this question may be facing a planning issue that involves far more than arranging their time off.
Often ignored in an owner's rush to develop a new product or invention, the passion workers feel for a company can be critical for results.
Peer Advisory Groups
Paradoxically, the best perspective on the inner workings of your business is through the eyes of trusted peers looking from the outside.
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