Today we’re going to talk about the importance of trust. Building trust is fundamental to success in business (and life in general). The good news: The majority of what you can do to build trust is FREE. The challenge: It’s a mindset and a practice. So let’s take a look at some ways you can both break or build trust.
Let’s start with the new hire process, then dive into different types of benefits that are affordable for most small businesses. Some of us have been in business for so long we’ve forgotten what it’s like to be new. A new employee is likely unfamiliar with everyone else working in the company, they may be new to your industry, and they need to be shown where everything is, including the bathroom.
I thought I’d tackle a common cause of fear among business owners, and that’s public speaking. Most of us have financial goals for ourselves this year. As business owners, achieving those goals probably involves expanding our brand awareness. It’s tough to make money when not enough people know your business exists.
Many of the problems I see in businesses — if not relationships in general — stem from either a misunderstanding of others or a focus on our challenges rather than our strengths. So I’ve been doing a 4-part Dear Coach series on the DISC behavioral types to help us better recognize our own motivations as well as others’. Today I’m featuring our final type, The C, who is The Contemplator. Contemplators are society’s intellectual compliance officers. Cs were traditionally referred to as the Compliant style, but that’s misleading. They do not automatically comply with just any rule—it must be based…