Being a great boss means not only standing out, but getting others to follow your lead. Here are 6 easy ways to do that:
1) Put the customer second.
Yes the saying goes that the customer is always right, but that does not mean that they have to be in the front of your mind every second of the day. You want to make sure your employees know what they are doing because a customer can sense when an employee is under trained, overworked, or miserable.
2) Do NOT manage the bottom line.
A great boss knows that you can only get good numbers in the future when you focus on what is happening right now. Not looking back on the past and regretting what happened because there is nothing you can do to change it. As the saying goes- the past is in the past and your future can only be brighter.
3) Celebrate tough times.
You always want to have positive thoughts about your company. Never think that you are going to fail because if everyone has that attitude, then it will happen and many people will be out of a job. So go ahead and celebrate when times are good and bad because keeping everyone’s spirits high will only do good things for the company.
4) Have more questions than answers.
When you have an answer to every question you are just feeding your employees instead of making them think on their own. Great bosses will ask questions instead of just providing answers because it will light a spark in the employees mind and make them have to work for what they want instead of being spoon fed.
5) Measure yourself by your worst employee.
In today’s world good performers always get recognized and the poor performers just get the boot. People who perform well do so because of their own drive and ambition. A great bosses skills should really be compared to their worst employee because that person shows exactly what the manager is willing to tolerate.
6) Mistrust your common sense.
People who think that common sense will get them through in the world are greatly mistaken. Common sense is a good thing to have, but if it is all that you rely on, then you will continue to run into the same problems over and over. A great boss knows each employee and their interests. If you want to get the most out of your team you need to apply a little psychology and not just common sense.
To be a great leader you have to lead through both the good and the bad times. However, leaders sometimes pass up amazing opportunities because they just get to busy or are worrying about the next crisis that will happen. Three things that a leader should do to make the most of his/her time are:
Develop a Routine
Every day you should set aside some time to– meditate, have quiet thinking, go for a walk, or even read. You must do this every day at the same time to center your thoughts on being a leader that way you can focus on what is important the rest of the day instead of worrying
First 90 seconds
The first 90 seconds is like your first impression, so you want to make them count. If you sound hurried or uninterested, then the conversation will be routine. If you are calm, make eye contact, and smile the conversation will have more of a connection.
Balance your schedule
When a schedule is 60% full your strategic ability starts to erode. When your schedule hits 80% full your chances of being an effective leader are close to zero.
This is an inspiring video. In less than four minutes you can learn the 8 secrets to being a successful person. Everyone would like to be successful, but if you do not have all eight of these traits then success will be very hard to achieve. Once you reach the top DO NOT just sit back and think you have done it because if you do then you will fall off your chair faster than you think. In order to be a successful person you need to:
1) Have Passion
You have to love what you do
It will be hard, but nothing comes easy
3) Be good at ONE thing and only one thing
You must practice and focus
Must push yourself physically and mentally and if you can’t do it by yourself have someone there to
help keep you on track
Serve others something that has value
Things that will help you to come up with ideas are: listen, observe, be curious, ask questions, solve
problems, and make connections
You have to persist through failure
Landmark employees have three core values that we all follow and take to heart
1) Have a servant heart with discernment
2) Have a positive attitude and encourage one another
3) Have the burning desire to be the best possible version of yourself that you can be
Everyone gets upset at some point in their lives. There are many different ways we can handle these situations; sometimes we can even prevent them from happening. In this video Liz will teach you a few things you can try next time you are in a situation and someone is upset/ yelling at you.
Everyone gets stressed out in different ways and for different reasons. When most people are stressed out it is because they are overwhelmed with the amount of stuff that they have to finish. For example a college student with a job can get stressed for many reasons; some of which include- not enough sleep, too little time for homework, no time for friends, or just all around busy. Little kids get stressed out when they cannot figure out how to tie their shoes or do NOT want to eat their vegetables. Here is a little video from Dave about stress. He talks a little about how to make your life a little less stressful and a group of people who live almost completely stress free lives.
Here is a little about the Storage wars hosted by Dino’s. It is not as glamorous as what you would see on television, but it is still a good time. Auctions are held the last Thursday of every month. Hope to see you there!
How many of you have actually seen the fear of God in someones eyes. I have seen it in four people. 3 out of the 4 times I have seen someone SO scared was on the side of a mountain. People only get to that point of being scared when they have absolutely no idea of what is going to happen next. As humans we like to know (have an idea) of what is going to happen and when the uncertainty of the future lands on our shoulders we get more scared than we have ever been.
Mountain climbing is more than just a physical activity it is also a great way to bond with your family and friends. Do not be discouraged if you can’t make it to the top on your first try. Just keep going and you will make it.
Dave Paladino's Economic Views is a blog dedicated to real estate industry, the economy and business in general. Dave has been a real estate professional in the Omaha Metro area for over 20 years and is president of Landmark Group, a full service real estate agency in Omaha. His expertise is all-encompassing when it comes to this industry truly making him "your intelligent real estate expert." Feel free to contact him with any questions you have!