Staff not properly held to account

 

Lots of business owners and CEOs complain about this. You expect people to:

 

  • represent the business's interests all the time

  • have a sense of urgency

  • meet goals and not make excuses

  • do things which you think should be obvious

 

But they don't. It makes you feel like poking your own eye out with a fork. It makes steam come out of your ears. You desperately want to choke someone.

 

Thankfully you don't - but you don't need to put up with it either. Like so many things in business there are good methods of fixing this, it's just that not many people know the ones that work - so you don't hear about them.

 

You're working way too many hours

 

You're probably stressed too. You probably think that work-life balance is a stupid myth - perpetuated by people selling something - or people who don't have to work at all.

 

This is another very common complaint - and guess what - it doesn't have to be this way. You don't have to burn-out in order to slow down. And no, the answer is not time-management (hint: there's no such thing - there's only priority management).

 

Setting priorities and effective delegation are done badly by millions and the result is misery and kids who don't know who mum/dad really is. Remember, kids spell love  'T' 'I' 'M' 'E'.

 

Don't let 'rock n roll' take the best years of your life (remember the song?). Achieve your business vison and enjoy your life too - it can be done with the right knowledge, mindset and some discipline.

 

 

Do you identify with any of these issues?

 

If you do, then I can help...

You had a Vision once, but it got lost along the way

 

Life might be what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans (to misquote John Lennon), but it’s no way to run a business. So many business owners had great plans when they started, but then the real-world kicked in and they got busy, rolling with the punches and after several years, the business looks nothing like what they first imagined. Sometimes the owner finds that what he/she does today is not what they signed up for.

 

This doesn’t mean that you have to implement your original plan – the world is changing, and it might not have been quite the right plan anyway. But you still need a plan and goal (strategy and vision, if you like). It’s ok to continually tweak them to keep up with a changing world, new learnings, new information, continuous improvement, client needs, innovation etc etc.

 

Failing to plan is planning to fail, as they say. A business coach can help you lock in your goals, and keep to them. A coach with business acumen is essential.

 

You're probably stressed too. You probably think that work-life balance is a stupid myth - perpetuated by people selling something - or people who don't have to work at all.