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Does your staff cooperate or collaborate with you? As small business owners, we move fast, change course, and shift gears daily. Operating a small business demands that we have the ability to be flexible and change as needed. What about our employees? How flexible do they need to be? How informed? How engaged in the success of the business? How do we know they are aligned with us and the business vision? Sometimes we overlook informing, including, asking or collaborating with our employees. We are often satisfied with cooperation from our employees, unaware of what is possible if we instead
Board composition consists of the recruitment of members. There are many do’s and don’t’s to compiling a board of directors.
From: Karen, Montgomery, Alabama Dear Dr. Rosie I work as an HR person in a medium sized company here in Montgomery. I love my work because I get to use coaching skills to not only empower employees’ productivity but also create an environment that is fun and highly effective. Lately, though, the employees have been bringing me more challenging issues. I’m having to intervene in a way that feels forceful and imposing rather than my more usual style of empowering them through inquiry to take actions on their own behalf. Because there’s potential for harming themselves or being harmed by
“There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you want to do. Ignore them!” Words of wisdom passed to me by my father and they have guided me through ownership of three corporations and a university presidency! Leadership is not easy – and it’s not a popularity contest. While challenging and invigorating, it also demands discipline. Speaking to bankers, corporate executives, higher education trustees and many other groups, I have outlined some of the pitfalls and benefits of effective leadership. Responsible positions of leadership, especially in today’s society, where everything is moving at
It’s all the rage and the statistics are astounding. More than 300 million people worldwide are active participants on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, MySpace, and Hi5. The growth rate of usage among these five is 50% per month combined.*
The middle way is very simple. Keep it simple, and you will find the balance you have been yearning for. All extremes are fear-based and destructive. Should you eat all the time? Well no, that would not be good for you. Should you stop eating all together? No, that would not be good for you. I could ask you the same questions around exercise, work, play, relationships and on and on. From science, we know that if you pull a pendulum 30 degrees to the right it will swing 30 degrees to the left. You do not need a philosopher
Life is easier when we control our own Attitudes! Attitude control is the ultimate freedom. Lack of Attitude control is a self constructed prison. th occasional setbacks. My emotional reactions gradually became socially acceptable a number of years ago. Until then, controlling my emotional reactions seemed impossible.
Because Attitudes of addiction can have holds of supernatural power, sometimes they scream for a solution. This post is about the solution that people, who know through personal experience, say is the only lasting solution that they found. Addictive Attitudes can involve anything from drugs and alcohol to food or selfish, self serving behaviors. The one in the grip of addiction may give up on living a happy or productive life and throw themselves into self-destructive behavior.
From Aline, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dear Dr. Rosie, I’m always amazed at what you bring to your column. You touch the heart and soul of who we are under all the layers of doing what we do, in our lives and in our work. For eight years I’ve been a director for a medium sized company. I see so much more potential for the company and for the people who work here. I want to practice being more authentic and present with my direct reports. I want to leave them with dignity. I want to practice being open, engaged and