Want to lose your best people? Here’s how. I recently sat through one of the worst performance appraisals I’d ever seen. The reviewer was the CEO and the person being reviewed was a high level executive in a large company. The review had two parts.
Just Beat Them Over The Head With a Value Stick! My business is in the middle of a transformation…and this time I mean it.
Thanksgiving ~ Which Group Are You In?
From 10 Hours a Month to 60 Hours a Week Darn it! Fred owns a manufacturing company; he’s also semi-retired. Or at least he was.
Last week I was visiting with John, a fellow business owner who had discovered that one of his key employees (Chris) had been adding overtime hours on his time card that he hadn’t worked. John was beside himself, this wasn’t the first time Chris had been reprimanded for stealing; the last time it was for taking scrap material.
I pick you. I pick you. I pick you. Remember when you were a kid and wanted to play a team game? Two kids were captains and they chose their teams one-by-one from the remaining group. If you were picked early on, you felt great. The captain recognized your importance and your ability. It was a rush. You were wanted.
This is a blog with more questions than answers. According to Netcraft there were 700 million websites in May 2012; at the current growth rate, we will hit 1 billion sites in 2013 and 2 billion sites in 2015. If that doesn’t make you lie awake at night wondering how potential customers will find your site, consider this:
Which of these statements fits your situation best? • My bookkeeper stinks. I don’t know why I haven’t fired his/her a**.
Some people have a natural ability to make money. I don’t. Some people can keep track of every important business number in their head and tell you what the next month will look like. I can’t.