As a startup coach, I regularly work with business owners who think they have goals, but what they actually have is a “dream.” What’s the difference? A goal is a dream with a deadline. When you write that goal down, you give yourself a guideline that you can follow as your business grows. Here are the key elements built into every good business goal.
Successful business leadership is all about effective communication. In fact, success in every professional capacity has to do with your communication skills. Since so much of the work environment revolves around people, it stands to reason that interacting with your clients, fellow team members, and employees is essential to getting ahead in business.
It’s important to understand the various traits of your own team members so that you’ll know when to apply a more hands-on approach. With every personality type, though, there are times when micromanagement can actually be a benefit. Here are a few situations where more intense leadership may be required.