Lots of managers want to motivate their employees. I believe that is the wrong approach. You don’t need to motivate but you have to take care that you don’t demotivate.
I share with you 3 ways how employee’s motivation can be easily destroyed and how you can avoid doing this. Continue reading
In this post I’ll share 3 misconceptions, you should be aware when running a start-up company.
These 3 dirty little secrets can become a huge asset for you. Knowing about them will help you to make the right decisions in your business.
When I started my businesses I would have wanted to know them, but I didn’t! Continue reading
Just recently I attended my first Mastermind Group Session in London. One day in one room with 8 like minded entrepreneurs talking about our ideas and challenges in our business. If you are an entrepreneur I strongly recommend taking part in such a Mastermind Group.
I describe my experience with, the benefits of and some resources for Mastermind Groups in this post. Continue reading
Lots of employees complain about the little money they earn. It is too less compared to the hard work and long working hours they put in every day. They feel they are treated unfair. I believe that is a misconception.
You are never paid for hard working or for your efforts, but you are paid for your impact – no matter if you are an entrepreneur or an employee! Continue reading
Asking questions can be a great method helping and coaching your employees.
But you need to use questions carefully. Otherwise they can be counterproductive.
Read here how to avoid asking like an inquisitor… Continue reading
Many people are not satisfied with their lives. Their job is boring – but safe. They can live in reasonable comfort because of their monthly income. They think they need to go on with it. After all: The house, the car, the children and the pension need to be financed, right?
Their dreams are shelved. Dreams are too dangerous. No time for it. Yeah, maybe after retirement, then … But now they just have to “graft” for the next 20 years. Really? Continue reading
Lots of managers spend 50 % of their time at work in meetings. Many meetings are just a waste of time. They are boring, they don’t serve a purpose.
If you want an effective meeting you need to answer 5 crucial questions before you hold the meeting. Continue reading
Inconsistency is a waste of time and money. A company can’t afford it long term. Everyone agrees – but after a while everything is as it was before. The manager has failed to act and stay consistent. The question is why?
Why is it so hard to be consistent as a boss? What can you do as a boss in order to be consistent in your daily activities? Continue reading
Some business owners are unhappy with the performance of their employees: “My employees often do not focus on the right things and they simply do not work efficiently!”
Many think this can be changed just with proper training of the staff. Well, it’s mostly not that simple. It is rarely purely the fault of your employees… Continue reading
I had the chance to interview serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker. He runs four companies with more than 300 employees. In 2010 he started his project to become a “Virtual CEO”: During 12 months he developed from a 14 h/day workaholic CEO into a full time virtual CEO working only a few hours per week on his companies.
You don’t want to miss my video interview with him on leadership and entrepreneurship. Continue reading