Want to lose your best people? Here’s how.

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.

Let your employees make their own rules ~ what the heck?!

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.

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.

Numbers that will blow the top right off your head

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:

If it isn’t measured ~ it doesn’t matter

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.