2012 is underway, and most of us are now focused on reaching goals that we set during the last quarter of 2011. For most of my career, I've planned goals for myself and my teams based on results from the current year, and projected our performance into the next year...all based around sales and revenue targets. While focusing on our sales and revenue goals for each new year is essential, we tend to gloss over or even ignore an equally as important plan - how to build our workplace through the recruiting, hiring, training and retention of great staff.
Last week, I read an article in Entrepreneur Magazine titled Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss, written by Marcus Erb. He clarifies the reason why it is so crucial to create greater leadership by becoming a better boss. Your business needs someone that can create the vision and focus necessary to move a company forward.
Erb provides seven tips that are taken from leaders of companies recognized this year on this year's Best Small Workplaces list. Those tips include:
- Begin with yourself.
- Flip the traditional management dynamic.
- Hire the best.
- See employees as whole people.
- Use positive, constructive motivation.
- Practice accountability to your values.
- Start now.
Is one of your 2012 goals to be a better boss? Contact me, Kelli Hatton, and let me know your plans and goals for this year!
About the author:
Kelli Hatton is an active fitness professional, consultant and speaker with expertise in employee development, business development, marketing and management. As a business development professional and consultant, she provides management, sales, marketing and customer service training to organizations looking to increase their productivity. She also leads the Business Development team for Fitmarc, the South Central US Distributor for Les Mills Group Fitness systems. To learn more, contact Kelli today.