Yesterday in British Columbia there was a statutory holiday called Labour Day. Most offices and businesses took the day off. It’s a nice break from all the hard work everyone has been putting in this year. I wanted to take a moment and appreciate the labour that goes into your organization and how you can
There are lots of business books out there that try to answer the question, “How can a boss manage their employees? How does one effectively manage people?” I say, don’t even try! What? You know as well as anyone that people don’t like to be told what to do. Trying to manage another human being
What contributes to an ideal work environment? This is a preference that is held by you and your team. An ideal work environment will look different for every small business. Here are some key factors you can use to shape your business into a great place to work. 1. Leadership Who is leading the way?
Think about workplace culture as the human operating system in your business. How people who work in your company (including you) behave creates the workplace culture. Culture is how people experience your company. As the owner and leader of your business, you personally have the biggest influence on your company’s culture. Culture is also driven
On March 10th, 2022, I attended the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards with my team. Systems Business Coach® was nominated alongside 74 other individuals and businesses. Here I saw many brilliant examples of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as in our local schools and community. That night we were honoured to win
You may think of a theme as something saved for parties or English essays. Did you know it’s also an effective tool for leading your small business? A theme is a simple thing. It’s a recurring idea that shows up in all your business goals. When you identify your theme, it acts as a guide.
You’ve probably heard of business coaching before. And I’m guessing that when you picture a business coach, you think of someone from outside of your organization who can come in and help your business prosper and grow. But did you know that coaching is also a communication technique you can use with your team? What
Do you trust your team? Or are you biting your nails waiting for a call when you are out of the office? If you are, you may have fallen into a trust trap! These are patterns small business owners fall into that could affect the performance of their team. So how can you build trust
What’s your team like at your small business? Are you happy with their work? Are THEY happy with their work? How can you motivate your team to improve their performance? People are inspired to do their best when they use their talents to positively contribute to an organization. You need to recognize your employee’s contributions.
Who has the most influence on how well an organization communicates? YOU! The owner and leader of your business. Your greatest leadership asset is your ability to communicate. Do this well and everything else will fall into place. Communication systems What is a system? A system is simply the way something happens. The way you do anything in