A Strong Work Ethic
How many of you have a competitor who takes off every day? He’s earned the privilege. Right? Maybe. But what does that do for his employee relations?
I believe that productive employees expect the owner to have a strong work ethic. Significant success doesn’t come from escape, procrastination or total delegation. Going off to play doesn’t do your company any good, especially if you’re gone all the time. In fact, it can erode employee motivation. Employees working without a leader easily fall into poor habits and lax attitudes. It’s an exceptional employee who works to excel when there’s no leadership around to appreciate his or her effort. That kind of employee generally goes into business for himself. They’re leaders, not followers. Followers follow leaders and, if the leaders are gone, what do the followers do?
You set the pace. You are the example. When our employees come to work, my cars is already in the parking lot. My car is in the parking lot when my employees go home (most days). I set the pace. I am the example.
Employees respect a boss who works hard. Lead by example.
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Business culture is something you develop. It relates directly to how others perceive you. It takes very little or no money at all to build a relationship with your customers as well as your employees. You do that by opening the door to them, seeing who they really are, listening to their real needs and following up.
Your main objective is to create an atmosphere of internal guarantees. How can you guarantee your customers that you will deliver to them tomorrow if your production staff does not guarantee the sales staff they will do whatever it takes to pull the order together on time? That’s an internal guarantee.
Your objective is to give all your employees a sense of pride in their work. You are essentially asking them to “take ownership” in their responsibilities and in their department’s performance.
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Ron Sturgeon, Mr. Mission Possible, has been a successful business owner for more than 35 years. As a small business consultant, he can deliver wisdom and advice gleaned from an enviable business career that started when he opened a VW repair business as a homeless 17-year-old and culminated in the sale of several businesses he built to Fortune 500 companies.Ron has helped bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, restaurant owners, and body shop owners, as well as countless salvage yard owners to become more successful business people. He is an expert in helping small business owners set the right business strategies, implement pay-for- performance, and find new customers on the web.
As a consultant, Ron shares his expertise in strategic planning, capitalization, compensation, growing market share, and more in his signature plainspoken style, providing field-proven, and high-profit best practices well ahead of the business news curve. Ron is the author of nine books, including How to Salvage More Millions from Your Small Business.
To inquire about consulting or keynote speaking, contact Ron at 817-834-3625, ext. 232, rons@MrMissionPossible.com, 5940 Eden, Haltom City, TX 76117.