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ProTip: Leaders Are Part of the Team, Too

Posted by Michelle Nitchie

May 2, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Coach by Example.pngWhat is good leadership?  It starts with leading by example.  Don't expect your staff to do something if you're not doing it yourself.  Absolutely every single thing you ask or require of your staff you must also be willing to do yourself.  This doesn't mean you need to do their jobs, but it does mean you should know how to and you should be willing to pitch in when necessary.  It also means you need to abide by all of the same rules, and you must be consistent.  Many owners try to justify their bad behavior by telling me, "Yeah, but I am the boss."  But all that their employees see is a boss who is lazy and two-faced.  You can't exempt yourself just because you're in charge.

-Tabatha Coffey, Own It!

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Topics: Business Skills, Culture, Honesty and Trust, Leadership and Management

Say This, Not That ~ You're With The Company

Posted by Jana Love

Feb 21, 2017 8:24:00 AM

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Topics: Customer Service, Customer Experience, Culture

ProTip: Improve Your Customer and Employee Experience by Asking Questions

Posted by Michelle Nitchie

Oct 4, 2016 9:04:00 AM

Ear_to_the_Ground.pngConstantly query employees.  As a leader, you have to keep your ear to the ground and listen for the sound of complaints from your staff.  It helps to have a process in place to root out process problems and then follow up to make sure they're resolved.

-Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic

 

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Topics: Listening, Culture, Leadership and Management, Growth

ProTip: Try the Truth

Posted by Michelle Nitchie

Aug 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Try_the_Truth.pngA top executive in a public relations firm has a favorite saying for clients who are at a loss about what to reveal: "When all else fails, try the truth."  In business, as in life, telling the truth—no matter the short-term consequences—is far more beneficial than getting caught in a deception.  People are generally forgiving, almost to a fault.  But deceive them and they will remember it for a long, long time.  "Try the truth" applies to everyone in the workplace: the boss, the manager, the new employee, the client, the contractor.

- Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business

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Topics: Customer Service Skills, Business Skills, Culture, Etiquette, Difficult Situations

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