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Small Biz Tip: Management: Providing Leadership

Tips from October 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss providing leadership. Be in touch with reality and optimism. Know which situations you can/cannot control & how to lead in hard times. Inspire your employees. Go over your company's motivation and mission. Encompass your vision for all employees. Stay informed on current situations to plan ahead. Thinking ahead shows you are concerned about the future. Be honest. Tell the truth, even in tough situations when it is hard to accept. Take control and face the problem head on. Daily Overview: Be a great leader with honesty, integrity, respect, and knowledge. [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: People Management: Handling Problem Employees

Tips from August 5, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: handling problem employees. Document the behavior. Specify nonverbal, verbal, & physical behaviors & actions that cause concern or damage to others. Sit down & meet with the employee. Discuss attitude problems. Agree a problem exists. Determine a reason for the behavior. Describe the behaviors you will not tolerate & tell them firmly they must stop. Tell them the preferred behavior you want to see. Give the employee an opportunity to speak, but don't leave your problems up for discussion. Daily Overview: Problem employees don't always have an issue with ability but attitude. Make them aware & change it. [Read Full Article]

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