“Nearly 100,000 establishments that temporarily shut down due to the pandemic are now out of business.”- Yelp.com’s Local Economic Impact Report
There are times when some things are simply out of your control.
We’ve heard of business closures due to low sales, poor product/service quality, inability to generate profits, failing to comply with laws, and so on.
However, if somebody had told me a couple of years ago that business could potentially face a shutdown to control the spread of an infection, I would have dismissed it as a joke.
However, life has its own way of stopping us in…
As a leader, you will always have to watch people leave. There will always be reasons for them to go. Not all of these reasons will be under your control. However, some of them will be. As a leader, an entrepreneur, or a boss you have to make sure to control the reasons that you can.
Here are a few reasons why good employees leave an organization:
They Don’t See Growth
“If you expect perfection from other people, your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumbling, and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.”
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the whole scenario of how millions of businesses, both small and large, approach work under unexpected circumstances.
As millions of employees switched to full-time remote work during the pandemic, many of them had to deal with the new pressure of dealing with…
Roger and I used to be best friends. It was a friendship that grew from a pen-pal sort of thing to a bond between brothers. Our friendship only strengthened when he told me that he had made a career of his own, with a brand new business and a skillful team behind him, he felt invincible. We felt as if we were leading parallel lives, I found his everyday stories more than relatable. However, we both got busy with work and drifted apart with time.
Years later, we connected through social media where I found that he had recently experienced…
A champion team will always beat a team of champions. — John McGrath
Whenever I read such quotes about motivation, I am instantly reminded of what a motivated team, with a mission at hand and a vision in the head, can achieve.
And how much, a team with lackluster motivation can bite its own tail.
At some point, you might also have experienced this — your team members already have the champion’s recipe, they’re just not hyped about it.
As leaders, when we see someone underperforming or unable to do their best, we start associating their performance with their actual…
When someone asks me why leadership is tough, I only have this two-word answer — It’s Not.
Leadership is not tough, it is your ability to fit into the leadership role that makes people think so. Being a leader for all these years has taught me one thing — if you are able to understand people, you can get them to deliver their best.
How Do You Understand People?
Be more curious about your team members, than they expect you to.
I’ve followed this mantra throughout my career. Why does this work?
Well, the reason is simple — when someone…
The Show Must Go On”- Shakespeare
Best-performing employees are the apple of every organization’s eye.
Individuals who resonate with your vision and pursue organizational goals relentlessly (and tirelessly) are the most valuable assets you can have.
As someone who has been shortlisting and recruiting candidates for as long as I can remember, being the founder and CEO of ProofHub, I can tell you that employees who put in their heart and soul into their job are not easy to find.
No way I’m saying that your (or mine) company’s rest of the workforce does not work hard or lack commitment…
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets people to do the greatest things.”- Ronald Reagan
Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Reed Hastings. These are revered names of some of the world’s “best” business leaders; achievers who have transformed the lives of millions.
What makes great men like them carve out their path, and millions choose to follow them with great faith in their leadership skills? …
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Attitude is everything. You must have heard this many times from your friends, family members, bosses, or managers. A lot has been written about the importance of a positive attitude in thousands of books, spoken to millions of people, and deeply ingrained in your minds.
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligence, planning and focused effort.”- Paul J Meyer
Why do we spend hours on the internet to look for productivity tips and life hacks? Why do we keep testing recent products and ideas to produce more at optimum levels? Why is productivity so important for everybody?
The answer to it is very simple! To achieve more in less time.
Yes, that is the only reason why everybody is so obsessed with productivity. But what exactly does ‘being productive’ mean? …