Tips from the Top®
It can be lonely at the top – unless you’re helping others reach it, too. Tips from the Top is not just from those on the top – but for them. Gain advice from fellow business owners on topics ranging from management and strategy to leadership and more with the perspective, insight and ideas to drive your business to the next level. Reaching the top is easy compared to staying on top. Climb the ladder of success and stay there with Tips from the Top. If you would like to receive Tips on an ongoing basis CLICK HERE
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A VISION
It’s that time of the year when we begin thinking about what we want to achieve next year. It’s a great time of year, filled with hope, excitement and ambition. The problem is most people will fail and achieve nothing next year. Sure, they will set some goals, they will develop some ‘I would like to…’ objectives and then by the second week of January will have forgotten what it was they really wanted to achieve…Read more
Ask Why Your Company Didn’t Get the Job
Creating quotes can be a very time-consuming process. How long does it take you to prepare a quote? Tracking all your project/job quotes is a good practice for a couple of reasons…Read more
Don’t Mess with the Streak!
In Bull Durham, Kevin Costner's character explains that a player on a streak has to “respect the streak.” If you are winning, keep doing what you are doing. The same is true for business. When you are on a roll, don’t change things up. Don’t be one of those people who stops doing something because it worked!
Hiring for Attitude is Key
As owners, we set the tone for the culture and new team members need to match the culture.
Closing of an issue can be more important than raising a new one.
The Right People Are Essential
All your future business plans and success are dependent on having the right people. Without the right people, you can’t execute even the simplest of plans.
Serve Yourselves as Well As You Serve Your Customers
Instead of only focusing on satisfying your external customers, strive to serve your internal customers as well. If you have a Customer Bill of Rights, live it out. Market it as a differentiator! Recognise that your team has rights as well. Establish an internal Bill of Rights and live up to those commitments.