An under performing employee is something every manager or leader will have to face sooner or later, but what’s the best approach? Some will tell you that poor performance is solely down to a lack of ability or self-discipline. Others will duck the issue and just try to remain ‘friends’ with everyone on the team. As with everything in business the balance lies somewhere in the middle.
Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. You must have determination, courage, and strength.
You must also possess the innate ability to brush off failure and not let it define you as a business person. Because if you venture into the crazy world of business ownership, you will fail. It’s not an if kind of question but a when.
Yet, some new business owners believe the perfectionist myth when trying to craft an entire business perfectly the first time. That’s like trying to build this LEGO Ninjago City with 4867 pieces from just the picture. Sure, you may get close, but it’s probably not going to be right. And it may look okay from the outside, but fall apart the first time you use it.
We live in a world dominated by extroverts. In What Extroverts Should Know About Introverts — 3 Tips for Understanding an Introvert I explained that introverts make up at least 25% of the World’s population yet are often misunderstood and undervalued.
This brilliant infographic — Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted by Roman Jones — will help you understand how introverted people “tick”.
In a successful business people work together in unison. Even so, each employee needs the skills to succeed and the potential to develop.
It is the team leader’s responsibility to grow and equip the team. Yet, there is one area often overlooked when developing employees: digital skills.