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The danger of silos in your business

If your business is big enough to have managers and possibly even “departments” then you are probably familiar with the phenomenon of a silo structure. When you have reached the point in your business growth that you have hired managers and the reporting structure has become identifiably vertical in each area, or ...

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EMyth Team

Make meetings worth your time

When was the last time you looked at your calendar and realized that every working minute of your day was going to be spent in meetings? Probably not that long ago. And when you looked at that schedule what was your reaction? Excitement? Anticipation? More likely you thought “How am I ever going to get anything do...

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EMyth Team

Go from overwhelm to overjoyed

Why you're frustrated and what to do about it Employee turnover. Customer complaints. Unplanned expenses. Competition everywhere you look. Pain in the neck vendors. An endless string of new technologies you’re supposed to learn how to use. Social #%?@! media. It’s enough to make you want to go get a job. This isn’...

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EMyth Team

How can you keep it real with a virtual team?

There’s no substitute for being in the same place as your employees. And that’s a good thing. Part of the joy of going to work is that you get to spend your day with people you respect, and we hope, enjoy being around. And while there are some good reasons to have people on your team who work remotely, you have to...

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Jonathan Raymond

Want to know what motivates your staff? Just ask them.

It's probably easier to see now, but you didn't start your business just to make money. You did it to feel something - independence, a kind of freedom and control over your life, to be able to do it your way. And you "re-earn" that freedom with every headache and heartache that comes with being a business owner. B...

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Jonathan Raymond

Don't forget, you're the coach for your team

As a business owner, do you also think of yourself as a coach? Embracing this part of your role - to help your people grow while your company does - is more important than ever before. Because even if they don't always say so, everyone on your team wants the same thing: to feel that their work mattered today, to y...

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Jonathan Raymond

Is your management style killing productivity?

It takes a while for obsolete ideas to die off. There's one that I'm surprised to see is still very much in circulation. It's a management philosophy that's responsible for most of the dysfunction that exists in the business world. It goes like this:

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Jonathan Raymond

How not to care

A See-Through Strategy The business world is very confused about something incredibly simple. Caring. Have you noticed how much “caring” everybody is doing these days?

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Jonathan Raymond