Category: Management

Management, Smart Strategies

No time? Are you deciding or delegating?

What could you accomplish if your staff was not focused on completing tasks, but on delivering outcomes for your company? — Mike Michalowicz, "Clockwork" If you’re a business owner, team leader or manager, then you’ve likely had the experience of going through a full day and not getting anything done. Possibly because you’re easily distracted (it happens – squirrel!!!), but more likely the problem is that every time you started to focus…

Management

Smart management: Let the gig economy work for your business

We used to say the way of the future was freelancing. That’s no longer the case -- the future is here now. We’re in the middle of an industrial revolution. No longer are people clamoring for full-time jobs. Now they want to be their own bosses or “solopreneurs.” The face of the workforce is rapidly changing. More than 30 percent of the U.S. population currently freelances full- or part-time. By…

Management

Smart strategies: Strengthen your management with staff meetings

I sit right next to them. We don’t need to have a staff meeting. I used to have staff meetings, but we stopped having them. Nobody had anything to talk about. We have enough meetings. We certainly don’t need another. For a myriad of reasons, many managers don’t hold regular staff meetings. Furthermore, most who do don’t get the most they could from them, and that’s too bad. Good staff…