SET THE GOAL TO GOAL SET!
It’s the beginning of the year and many people are taking time to write down their goals for the coming year. I’ve always been the brunt of many jokes from my friends and family because I live by my planner. I write down my goals, have quarterly and monthly benchmarks and daily task lists. If I don’t get something done, I move it to the next day and make sure it gets done. I evaluate my goals regularly and change them as the world throws me the usual curve balls.
“I know I need to do that but when can I find the time?” That is the mantra I keep hearing from the small business owners I run into. Does it sound familiar? I have even said it on occasion. I am finding time for the things I know I need to do, to be shorter and shorter in comparison with the day-to-day fires that have to be put out. So how do we do it? Business development, sales, product/service delivery, billing...the list goes on and on. And now the holidays are upon us! How can we keep up with it all? Well, here are a few simple tips that can help:
In my travels as a consultant, I’ve noticed companies are beginning to feel a slight ease in the economic burden, but are still uncertain of the future. The management teams are looking toward giving pay increases, but are very cautious about making sure the process makes sense. I was recently asked: How can performance appraisals be used to establish pay raises?