If companies with strong business models and clear growth opportunities fail while others soar, what’s missing? When explaining the difference between companies that fail and those that succeed, expert thought often misses one vital component to business success that I see regularly—the organization’s culture. The importance of culture is too often overlooked in a world that increasingly relies on spreadsheets, big data and advanced market intelligence when predicting the next big thing.
I would like to share one very important characteristic that all future leaders must cultivate early-on if they truly want to be great. That characteristic is perseverance. It is one of the hardest traits to master and one of the most rewarding. To really get to the heart of the relationship between perseverance and leadership, I called on an old friend named Lanny. If you are a new manager, seasoned leader or somewhere in between and you would like advice on how to lead more effectively, motivate your team, improve efficacy or overcome any of the roadblocks that nearly all leaders face, Lanny can provide a lesson that is rooted in military strength.
I am a big believer that a key to growing a large organization is providing effective communications and as much transparency as possible. Whether you are a startup with a small staff or an established company with thousands of employees across multiple cities, regular internal communication is critical to building a great company.
With today’s multi-generational and mobile workforce, business leaders face challenges in building an engaged team culture that will drive their company success. With an eye on future success, businesses should look for ways to monitor and measure employee engagement levels.
My work at TriNet is focused on helping small and midsize businesses (SMBs) be successful. In working with more than 13,000 SMBs, I can’t help but notice the parallels between winemaking and the principles involved in effectively building a successful business.
As the year comes to an end, do you find yourself reflecting on what you have achieved over the past several months? If you feel you have not completed a lot of tasks on your to-do list, remember that there is still some time left in the year. A lot can be done in one month toward achieving your remaining goals for 2016.
Not all bosses are created equal. Some are more respected and admired than others. And some will go down as one of the most horrible bosses their employees have ever had. If you want to be considered one of the former, start with these seven things the most respected bosses do every day.
Employees leaving your company may give various reasons for resigning. While they may really need to take a job closer to where they live, decide to stay home with their children or want to change career paths entirely, these are often not the only reasons employees leave.
Establishing corporate goals and aligning all employees to them is critical to driving an accountable, performance-based culture. But let’s find out if you are unknowingly one of the many small businesses that are not utilizing corporate goals effectively.
Employees don’t leave companies; they leave bosses. You may have heard this old business adage before. But what types of bosses do people leave? And, more importantly, are you one of them?