In my recent article, I discussed enhancing leadership through self-awareness. As a follow up, another main part of leadership is an awareness of how the people on your team are performing. Without constant evaluation of individual team contributions as well as feedback from your team, it is difficult to effectively lead them.
The term innovation can sometimes bring forth a sense of dread as it usually leads to change, and change can be scary. Who knows what the future holds when you change things up from your normal routine? But change is an important piece of growth for your company, and innovation is the match to light that fire.
Businesses often complain about the cost of purchasing and working on computers. Computers are expensive and break at the wrong times, they aren't coffee resistant, they do not handle physical violence (although we've all tried) and they always need patches that slow them down. You consistently see Network Administrators looking harried and dusty as they struggle to keep machines purchased in 1999 running. Clouds of dust and debris fire out of the fan vents, the sky grows dark, and after the machine is fixed you see the technician emerge like Bruce Willis in the Die Hard series. These machines are still running, which your company is able to say saves time and money moving forward, but this is not always the case.
They say little things mean a lot. And relatively small expenses can add up to a huge amount of money your company could be wasting. By cutting costs, you can enhance your bottom line in several ways. Here are 10 ideas:
This year do you feel poised to take your company to the next level? Have you purposefully forecasted and defined your strategies for taking your company out of its current status? Growing your business is an exciting, fast pace and challenging time. Here are 4 steps you can leverage to kick-start your initiatives and to create a strong, sustainable foundation for moving forward.