Monday, January 21, 2013

Growing Your Business in 2013 - It’s Play Time


I spent years working in schools and the phrase, “ready to learn,” was used frequently describing children who showed up every morning at school.  “Ready to Learn” meant that they were prepared, fed, and sometimes emotionally strong when they stepped foot in a teacher’s classroom.  What we knew was that when kids arrived NOT ready to learn it could be an overwhelming task for the teacher.

Well, your employees need to be “Ready to Learn” too.  How do you treat your employees?  Do they experience “Play Time”?  Are they appreciated for their service?  And have you provided them with a company culture which provides for those who may learn differently than others?

Here’s the secret...you must treat your employees the same way you treat your biggest and best customer!

1. Your employees are human beings first, not employees first
2. Don’t be afraid to “Play at Work”
3. Keep expectations high.
4. Keep rewards high too; when you have a great year, share it with your staff.

Did you know that the greatest human need is to be heard?  Take time to meet with staff inidvidually just to listen, it’s the best way to build trust.

Play at Work is about finding the gifts and vulnerabilities of each member of your team. Identifing this in each employee helps you to to be a better leader.

Play at Work a novel idea with amazing impact.  Step right up for “PLAY TIME”

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” -Plato

Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog

Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country.  Carol’s creative  leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND BETTER LEADERS. www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545 tellkids@aol.com

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