If you’d like to engage your employees, the best way to do so would be to provide them with tasks that put their skills and experience to the test. These tasks should be of varying levels of difficulty. In this way, your employees will be able to master new skills and polish the ones they have.

But don’t give tasks without collecting their feedback. Collecting feedback will allow you to create or tailor new projects so that they’ll always be engaged and competitive. 

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How do become a more empathetic leader?

Becoming a more empathetic leader requires that you listen more. This means that you hear and process information/words on an emotional level. After all, some of us can hear what someone’s saying, but only hearing it to respond. We’re listening with the heart to understand and not provide support from a distance. 

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How do you know that you’ve moved from a manager to being a leader?

It can be difficult to differentiate between the two, as in most instances, we are called to somehow be both.

Leading a team requires that you add value, either through enabling people or by leading by example, creating more or above which the team creates. Managers, on the other hand, will count the value of their subordinates' contributions and, in some instances, subtract from the value by creating distractions without even knowing.

Even leading by example, leaders will create a circle of influence, empowering those around them and those who aren’t a part of their reporting hierarchy. 

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Studies have shown that even though 60% of adults in the workplace agreed that personal recognition was vital to them, over 96% of respondents felt that personal recognition motivated them to do more work.

Leaders should never underestimate the power of praise, especially when it is warranted. Take a moment to acknowledge your employees and their commitment to excellence. This will empower employees to continue their excellent work and reinforce the vision, mission, and company goals.

When you recognize others for their hard work, a culture of gratitude for others will develop. This will not only reflect internally but will also shine through when they provide service to customers. A sense of community will develop and motivate your employees to work as a team and perform their best. 

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Like everything in business, employing social media as part of your success should start with a good plan. If there’s no plan, you do not have a clear goal that you’re trying to achieve or measure. Create a social media right way and ensure that all your effort support a specific business goal. 

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The first step in becoming an effective salesperson is to refresh your understanding of how the sales cycle works. 

It will help you systemize the process and becomes less intimidating and more manageable. 

Once you’ve had sound experience and knowledge of the cycle, make the stages shorter and more targeted. This will increase efficiency at each stage as no one wants their sales cycle to go on forever.  

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You may find that you have difficulties talk to people about your truest concerns and these may be too much happening around you to have the chance to voice them. 

With a business coach, you have space where you can voice your concerns in confidence, a space to focus. They can be a soundboard, where you give life to your ideas, help to solve problems, and prioritize your life.

#CallChris more than just a coach, he’s your partner in business, providing guidance and sound advice to help you and your business grow. Schedule a FREE consultation today.

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Money, does of course make the world turn, but that is not the singular motivation in the workplace, According to a study done by Glassdoor Economic Research, a 10% increase in base pay only increases employee retention by only 1.5%.

Things such as advancement opportunities, work/life balance, being respected and recognized by team members are important factors in motivating employees. Before throwing money at your employees, ask them what motivates them.
The answers may just surprise you

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When it comes to customer service, reliability is one of the keys to a good relationship. Make sure that when you make promises that you plan to keep them. Think before giving any promises and plan them carefully. It is disappointing and even annoying when a promise is broken.

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When communicating with your employees, it’s best to keep it simple. 

It is common when researching and learning from experts, what we’ve learned can carry over in our communication and the real message can be lost in translation. It can also be that you’ve provided more information that is needed and more time is spent on sifting through information which can lower productivity.

By keeping the information provided clear and simple, you’ll save hours clarifying the points and create clear expectations and lead to tasks being completed smoothly.   

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You’ve always heard the mantra, “the customer is always right”, and it still applies today. The concern isn’t about who’s really right or wrong, but getting to a solution for a customer who has a problem. 

By focusing on resolving the issue for a customer, you can increase customer loyalty and get referrals or you can quell any negative word of mouth. When dealing with a difficult customer, its important to try to get to a favourable solution that the customer is willing to accept and to place your pride aside. 

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Accountability is normally associated with making sure that promises are kept. Even though that is true, it also includes integrity and honesty, which enables people to acknowledge their mistakes without the fear of being blamed for others’ mistakes.

For your business, this enhances productivity and promotes engagement and ownership. These are all necessary for your business's bottom line.  There will be less time being spent on figuring out the source of problems and making decisions, and more about moving your business forward. 

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The bottom line of any business is money, money, money. If you’re struggling to make sure the numbers are what they’re supposed to be, a business coach can help you with everything from creating a budget to creating prices for your services. A coach will provide you with strategies that can help you grow your business, helping to adapt well and quickly to the changes in the economy.  

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When you’re running a business, there is some much to do. From product development to client acquisition strategies to marketing, running a business can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task.

What you’ll need is expert advice and dependable resources in areas that aren’t your strongest. A business coach is your best bet as they’ve seen all in business and their wisdom comes from years of working with different companies and business owners. They’ll be the advocate in your corner along your journey to success. 

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Don’t fixate on your mistakes or lose your confidence because of them. 

The difference between successful people and everyone else is that they learned from their mistakes and moved on. They didn’t dwell on failure, blame others for their fate, or curse their bad luck. 

If the path that you’re on is blocked, look for an alternative path or choose a different, more attainable goal. 

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One marketing strategy that some businesses often fail to use is asking for referrals. It is the easiest and least time-consuming of all the marketing strategies. 

If the service or product makes customers happy, they should be eager to point their family and friends in your direction. You can also offer a discount or some other incentive for every referral that turns into a sale. 

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Connecting and creating a bond with your team inspires them to take action beyond their capabilities. Taking an interest in them even outside of work instills trust and a feeling of appreciation and that their contributes to the business are valued.

Not only will the staff be happier and more creative, but it affects the level of absenteeism as your staff will be committed to your business. 

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Multitasking seems like a great way to get things done but it only increases the time it takes to complete the task and can cause people to create four times the mistakes they’d normally make.

It’s best to avoid multitasking and create a schedule to ensure that you have ample time to get the tasks that are important, completed.

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Accountability within any organization starts from the top with the leaders and, with transparent performance standards that apply to everyone.

A culture of accountability allows employees to feel safe and a trusting environment; that's so important to productivity. Create a workplace where people feel they have space and the freedom to do their absolute best, mistakes included, and you'll find your recruiting costs dwindling down to $0. 

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One skill that an effective leader needs is excellent communication. 

Communication, however, is not only about expressing what you want to happen bu being able to listen to others. A leader not only expresses their ideas and strategies clearly and persuasively but truly listens to feedback with an open mind. 

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