Monthly Archives: October 2016

5 Essentials for Keeping Your Employees Happy

Perhaps the important part of any company is its people, and so retaining top talent by keeping your employees happy may be the biggest secret to success. This can of course be a very competitive process. From executive chefs, to cushy hours, to in-office arcades, employers go to great lengths to attract and keep the best people. Here is a look at how to achieve this through leadership rather just than dollars. 5 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Happy Give your team permission to hold you accountable: Employers are always looking for ways to monitor employees and provide feedback. True leaders, however, open up that dialog the other way, and listen to top employee’s suggestions about their own performance. If you are willing to hear feedback about the direction of the organization, your employees are more likely to stick with you. Find ways to connect people’s jobs with their passions:…
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How to Keep an Objective Perspective on Your Own Business

As an entrepreneur, it can be extremely difficult to have an objective perspective on your own business. After all, most leaders believe deeply in their organization’s mission. It’s only natural to see everything through rose-colored glasses. Since you are also the leader of your organization, it can be especially tough to get honest criticism from your team. Here is a look at how to see things for how they really are. Tips for Having an Objective Perspective on Your Own Business Reward honesty and transparency: It doesn’t matter if you ask your team for honest criticism and feedback if you ignore or punish anyone who shares an idea you didn’t want to hear. Everyone has to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts without fear of pettiness or defensiveness. When you have spent a large portion of your life on a business, accepting criticism is much harder than you might anticipate. It…
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5 Tips to Help the Mortgage Process Go More Smoothly

If you’re like most people, you will need to go through the mortgage process before you can buy home. Selecting a mortgage may be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Here’s a look at how to make the process go as smoothly as possible. 5 Tips to Help Make the Mortgage Process Easier Consider your budget: The most important thing you need to learn before you sign a mortgage is what your budget is. Try to be somewhat conservative about what you can afford. Factor in costs such as taxes and utilities before honing in on a monthly payment that you can comfortably afford. Give yourself room for savings and emergencies. Know your budget before you even start looking at homes or mortgages. Don’t trust agents or lenders to tell you what is in your price range. Be prepared for surprises: When it comes to planning and…
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