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Creative Chat Cafe episodes now have a Table of Contents:
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Tips & Solutions:
ZEF'S TIPS ON COMMUNICATING WITH TEAMS:
SCOTT'S TIPS ON HOW TO BUILD COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Creating a successful business is something that I think is very unappreciated. I think many see being a small business owner or entrepreneur as just another job. The reality is, however, the impact of a successful business has ramifications that can improve the lives of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people. Not just the business owner, but the employees, the customers, and all who benefit from the products or services provided. Take Steve Jobs and Apple, for example, the impact of his creativity and his leadership has made and will continue to make an enormous impact on the lives of so many. So don't be daunted in your efforts. If you are listening to this Creative Chat Cafe, you are on the right path, as you recognize that in order to grow your business, you need to grow personally. You have to make time to gather new ideas and build new relationships that will make your life and your business better.
Managing efforts focuses entirely on what individuals can commit to on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You can hold someone accountable for something they can control. Accountability is often used, but is misunderstood and many people don't know how to do this. When you focus on managing efforts, you ask team members to commit to specific actions they can control and then you keep score of their results. At its most simple, on a weekly basis, you check in with team members together - asking how each of them did on their commitments for the week.If they got them done - great; if not - what got in the way? What needs to change to hit the numbers this week? It isn't a lecture or "beat up" session. It is a collaborative way for everyone to share progress towards goals and for the key component of getting results. Accountability should be implemented through these weekly meetings and discussions of progress towards goals.
SONDRA'S TIPS ON KEEPING COMMUNICATION CLEAR ON ALL LEVELS: