As a business owner or manager you can easily overlook the influence your actions have on the behavior of your people.
Author Archive | Chuck Violand
The boss doesn’t have to flaunt her authority by threatening people and the business owner certainly shouldn’t try to bully someone into higher performance.
Bullying contaminates your company culture, undermines the morale of your people, and weakens your competitive position!
Research indicates workplace bullying behaviors fall into four very broad categories, two of which are addressed this week.
Any business (regardless of size) can close the “bully gap” by recognizing the things that make a company UNIUQE are what make a company GOOD.
How often is the company checkbook used as a piggy bank for the owner’s personal purchases (some of which can be pretty grand) that bring no value to either the company or its customers?
When you own a business the meter is always running and somebody has to pay the fare. Either it’s customer or it’s you …
As a business owner you work hard to hang on to the success you have achieved. But can you hang on too tight?
In 2005 Steve gave the commencement address to the graduating class of Stanford University. The advice Steve borrowed and was giving to the Stanford graduates was to “Stay hungry, stay foolish!” How can this phrase influence you?
Business leaders work best with second fiddles who have a deep inner strength and confidence and who feel secure in their position. Second fiddles are much appreciated!
The “second fiddle” title conjures up images of being second rate, living in the shadow of the one in first place, or riding someone else’s coattails. Is that fair… ?
When we fail to hold ourselves accountable, we turn to blaming outside forces for our situation. And yes, blaming others is when we unknowingly commit ourselves to our very own Groundhog Day.
We’ve discussed the first two sub-categories of discipline: 1) The ability to execute and 2) to hold yourself accountable. Now let’s finish up with this last characteristic – the ability to get out of our own way!
When we realize how little we can accomplish on our own and recognize the tremendous contributions others have made to our success, it’s easier to move beyond a “me” focus.
True leadership requires Discipline. Chuck breaks down what this means and how the cleaning and restoration executive can apply this vital characteristic.