Get More Done by Hiring the Right People to Help

Increase Productivity With The Right People No matter how good a leader you are, you can’t do everything yourself. You can get more done with the right help from the right members of your workforce. Follow these three steps: Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Get feedback from those around you to find out where to put your energy productively. Determine what fuels your passion. Where do you excel? What is your brilliance? Then work these strengths and delegate the rest of it. Recruit and retain people who complement your weaknesses. Find employees with the natural strengths to add value in
Read More

Dressing Like Someone Voted “Most Likely to Be Successful”

Dressing for Success Gives You Confidence Many people working in small offices tend to pay less attention to the way they dress. After all, you’re meeting the same people every day. So what’s the point of dressing up? Who do you need to impress? You might also think that, after a while, your work is going to start speaking for itself. And ideally, that is the way that it should be. But unfortunately, that’s not how it works in everyday life. Even if you are doing great work, people do judge you by the way you look. Different Styles of
Read More

A Positive Attitude Does More Than Make You Happy: 3 Ways It Will Change Your Workday

Positive Attitude Does a Body Good A positive attitude isn’t just another empty phrase. While having a positive attitude can make it easier to get along with your coworkers or stop negative emotions from amping up right before a deadline, those reasons have to deal with other people. That doesn’t mean that being known as upbeat and positive won’t affect your work relationships. It will, and it will for the better. But there are a few cold, hard facts on why having a positive attitude is good for your own state of mind. Here are three: Positivity actually helps you
Read More

Take The “Be Positive” Challenge

Focus on the Positive Literary legend J.D. Salinger described himself as “paranoid in reverse.” “I suspect people of plotting to make me happy,” he said. If you shared his brand of paranoia, just imagine how much you’d look forward to meeting with clients. Sadly, clients don’t plot to make us happy. Some are downright difficult and hard to deal with. All people are different with unique personalities. It’s often said that the ones who bug us most are the ones most different from us. Learn to accept and enjoy that diversity. Remember that everyone’s needs are typically the same. Treating
Read More

Know A Client’s Lifetime Value

Client’s Value Can Mean Lifetime of Repeat Business Businesses today face increased competition, increasing — and increasingly expensive to comply with — regulations, increasing advertising costs and skyrocketing health care costs. Boosting your business’ bottom line is more important than ever. According to the Harvard Business Review, if you are able to keep only 5 percent of your clients from going elsewhere, you can boost your profits by anywhere from 25 to 95 percent. That’s a challenge since a study from U.S. News and World Report revealed that each American business, on average, loses more than 10 percent of its
Read More