Running a business can be a lot like coaching a sports team. As I've become involved in my children's sports, as a coach of a basketball team of eight-year-olds and an under-six Rippa Rugby team, I've learned some surprising lessons about how to behave and lead a successful team in business.
Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your leadership.
Attitude is key. A positive company culture is a critical part of creating a successful organisation, improving employee engagement and basically keeping your employees retained for longer.
A lack of engaged employees is the top issue facing 87% business leaders today, according to a recent study from Deloitte.1
The situation worldwide seems pretty dire; according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the Global Workplace survey, just 13% of employees worldwide say they are engaged at work. This means only about one in eight workers (roughly 180 million employees in the 142 countries studied) are engaged in their jobs.
The numbers are staggering – so how do Kiwis measure up?
The Volvo Ocean Race teams have just hurtled from the starting point in Alicante to the end of the first leg in Cape Town. For the first time in the yacht race’s 41-year history (it began as the Whitbread Round the World race) the boats are all identical – the new Volvo Ocean 65 is what’s called a one-design. For once, the success of any boat will be down to those sailing her, and most of all to the captain.
Will You Email, Phone, or Meet Them Face-to-Face? Have you noticed that there are only two ways to get things done in this world? 1. Do it yourself: But you have just 24 hours in a day just like everyone else, it’s hard to leverage your time.
Looking ahead to the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on your achievements and take a fresh look at your business. Evaluating your business as you look ahead to 2016 and looking strategically at your successes, and areas that need re-evaluating, is the best way to plan for what your successes will look like for 2016.
No matter what type of business you are in – hospitality, service or retail – there are five keys to success.