Start Planning Now for Next Year

Start Planning Now for Next Year

With the fourth quarter of the year underway, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your goals for next year. Being an effective manager is a tough job, but with the right planning and the right skills, you can continue to improve and grow. Keep these key...

Set New Managers up for Success

Set New Managers up for Success

Most companies embrace the strategy of promoting from within when looking for new managers. The benefits are obvious – lower hiring costs, higher morale, reduced training demand, and the list goes on and on. But if this is such a great approach, then why do about half...

6 Traits of an Effective Role Model

6 Traits of an Effective Role Model

Whether you’re managing a restaurant, a convenience store, or any service business, you’re a role model for your staff. Your values, attitudes, and behaviors set the standard for what you expect from others. If you want your employees to treat each other with respect,...

The Art of Delegation for Managers

The Art of Delegation for Managers

A daily to-do list is a critical tool in any leadership position. Without one, your day will rule you instead of the other way around. If you’re not constantly evaluating your to-dos, however, your list will be more of a reminder of all the tasks you didn’t get to...

8 Types of Business Competition

8 Types of Business Competition

Who is your competition? When you read that question, at least a handful of other company names should pop into your head. It’s important to know the companies you’re competing with for revenue, and it’s equally important to understand how you...

3-Step Plan for Effective Training

3-Step Plan for Effective Training

Your customers have a lot of choices, so why should they choose you over your competition? The answer is all around you. It’s your staff. Your team members make or break customer loyalty through the service they provide. This goes far beyond what you might think of as...

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