As the leaves start to change and Halloween has waved goodbye for the year, we start to prepare for our next holiday on the calendar: Thanksgiving. This holiday typically brings more gratitude in the month of November than any other month in the year, but it shouldn’t be that way, especially for Leaders. Employee appreciation and high morale is key to successfully navigating a thriving business. If you don’t engage with your employees, or show appreciation, there’s no doubt your ship will start to sink.
In today’s competitive job marketplace, it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract and keep top-quality candidates. With sites like LinkedIn, recruiters are reaching out to skilled professionals all the time, and new job opportunities can come your way when you least expect them. So how do you stand out? How do you attract and keep an A Team in your organization?
As an Entrepreneur who has successfully scaled up his business from my own spare bedroom into what it is today, you’d be surprised to know that I have a simple philosophy of business that has fared tremendously well across my organization:Happy employees take care of their customers. And happy customers who are well taken care of refer new clients, pay their bills and contribute to the profitable growth of the company.
When I started my company in 2005, I had no idea that the business I started in my spare bedroom would expand to become the one it is today. The American Dream is a tale as old as democracy. Owning and operating your own business, and ensuring it’s a successful one, is the definition of the pursuit of happiness for many people, myself included. If you share that dream, how can you successfully climb your way to the top and become a prosperous entrepreneur?
It’s a known fact that hundreds of New Year resolutions sprout up come January 1, but after a few months the majority fall to the wayside. Don’t let this repetitive ‘tradition’ happen to you – it’s time to make 2017 your best year yet. To truly achieve impactful results in any facet of your life pertaining to your business, I believe that you must make changes for yourself, first. What will you do to make this year your best year yet, not just professionally, but personally?