How To Tell If Morale Is Low

How To Tell If Morale Is Low

If you’re in a leadership role, one of the most challenging roads to navigate is employee morale. Low morale can begin quietly and escalate quickly. If you’re wondering whether your employee morale is low, it’s important to catch the warning signs and address issues to work toward solutions. We’ve rounded up some key indicators that your team’s morale is taking a dip.

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What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

As an entrepreneur or person in a leadership role, it’s inevitable that some days you’ll have to play the “bad cop.” If a teammate is underperforming or made a critical error, it’s your job to correct these issues to protect your company culture. One way to balance these more challenging moments is by practicing kindness at every opportunity and demonstrating empathy when outside circumstances might be a factor. I’ve worked under a variety of leaders and the one quality that I have valued most is kindness. It sounds so simple, but from an employee’s perspective, to know that you’re cared for can go such a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way to make an employee feel valued, offering a water bottle to the mailman, or paying to fix a member of the janitorial staff’s car tire, small gestures add up and do not go unnoticed by a team.

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Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

Role Model Highlight: Richard Branson

As you mature in a role as an entrepreneur, it’s advantageous to look toward the greats who have forged the path as game changers in the world of startup businesses. I’m currently reading Richard Branson’s newest autobiography, Finding My Virginity, and it’s packed with inspiring anecdotes, life lessons, and quotes. From detailing how he made two new hires burn their business suits and ties on their first day, to retelling the night his home on Necker Island burned down with family and friends inside, this book covers everything that Branson has experienced fifty years after first starting his business.

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6 Leadership Skills of Effective Business Owners

6 Leadership Skills of Effective Business Owners

Good leadership skills are indispensable to running a successful business. You can’t fulfill your role without a strong team backing you, and your leadership will dictate morale, productivity, and overall office culture. From the employee-perspective, we’ve rounded up six leadership skills that we have encountered in business owners who are both successful and popular among their team

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