Certain management methods have their limitations and even if they might be construed as a method to be considered, they most certainly cannot be called a method used by a good leader.
Hiring a candidate is a costly proposition. HR.com stated that it costs approximately $7,000 to hire a salaried employee, $10,000 to hire a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to hire a senior level employee. How much more will it cost to hire another employee if the first one doesn’t work out?
There are many articles and books written about leadership. If you ask people who they consider to be good leaders, I’m betting they would have difficulty naming ten! But ask people for some examples of bad leadership and they can produce a long list! Most of us can more easily identify what makes a bad leader than a good one!
There is a pool of candidates that both large and small companies have a tendency to overlook – seasoned professionals; baby boomers; older people! Guess who has the experience and expertise that many small businesses need today and who is actively looking for employment? That’s right, seasoned professionals. Not only do they possess the expertise and experience, they are not as costly as you might think.
Ego refers to a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. For the small business owner, a certain amount of ego is good. It’s when the ego gets over inflated that problems occur. For the most part, small business owners are wonderful, dedicated, hardworking people which is why their businesses are successful. But then there are those whose egos get the better of them and they start believing that the business is successful solely because of how wonderful they are.
It’s mid-January. You got through the holidays and the relatives. You may have made some personal New Year’s resolutions. But, have you thought about what your business resolutions should be? One of those resolutions just might be to obtain a bookkeeper to help keep you on track.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider hiring a bookkeeper as we move into 2015:
An executive think tank can provide a safe haven for business owners and senior executives to discuss intimate problems and issues because the people who are in this boardroom with you have already faced these types of issues, are currently facing them, or may soon be facing them. Let’s face it; there are very few new problems that businesses face that haven’t been faced before!
“Cheers to the new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey
We all, at one time or another, have made personal New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many of us don’t follow through on our resolutions for one reason or another. How many of you have made New Year’s resolutions for your business? Or more importantly, how many of you have made resolutions to help you become better leaders, mentors, coaches, or managers in your business?
Well, here are 10 New Year’s resolutions that will make you a better leader, which will result in a better environment, which will result in a better overall business:
Doctors diagnose heart disease based on an individual’s family and medical history, risk factors, and the results from various tests and procedures such as stress tests, electrocardiograms, and blood tests. The doctor’s goal is to help the patient avoid a more serious condition.
Interestingly enough, the same principle applies to small businesses. There are specific tests that can be administered in order to evaluate the health of the business and prevent a major, damaging event. Many of the problems faced by small businesses could be avoided or at least mitigated with a business health checkup.
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” – Brian Tracy
We are all very busy. We all wish we had more time. And many of us wish we could give back more to help people. The truth of the matter is, we can do many more things than we currently do, we just don’t think about it much; or if we do, we convince ourselves that it won’t make much of a difference.