How to Do More with Less!

Everybody talks about it, yet it’s a tricky and challenging path—especially when you have a small business to grow! Have you considered this? Increase your workers’ capacity and challenge them to carry this out!

When your employees contribute, grow professionally and own their careers, they work as Partner-Owners rather than Employees. They know how to align their strengths with your business strategies and how to be flexible in their work responsibilities. They take initiative and have a stake in the success of your business. They are committed to that success, since their personal growth and career opportunities are part of it. They “have your back” when you have theirs.

What’s involved? Learning a different way to think about “my career.” Career Owners learn to leverage their talents and abilities, know who’s competing for your customers, recruit mentors, investigate possible career directions, and build a case for their professional development. All the while they are developing flexibility, learning about your business reality and aligning their work with your strategic business direction.

Sharing the career accountability with your workers creates a partnership with those who will help your business succeed. Those who are not committed to your success can continue as employees with the traditional employee mindset…or find another employer with a seat to warm! (do you really care?) But those who are committed to your customers and their satisfaction will stay because they own the outcomes and they value building their own security.

To learn more about Career Ownership: Creating ‘Job Security’ in Any Economy or to get additional information on the book, visit Amazon (http://amzn.to/i1zYWO) or the author’s web page: http://WorkforceChange.com/CareerOwnership. Also visit the Career Ownership page on facebook, (http://on.fb.me/hzy8kY) learning about career ownership one question at a time!

Practice Makes Perfect

To have that wonderfully polished 30-second commercial (aka elevator pitch), do this …

Type out your commercial word for word … on a note card or piece of paper, it doesn’t really matter. Then put it some place where you see it often and thus subconsciously go over it. Also, a few times each week, read it – to yourself if you are shy or aloud if you are bold.

This simple exercise will allow you to become fluent and confident the next time you tell people who you are and what you do.

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Work FOR The Room

When you head out to that next networking event, forget about working the room – you know roaming around glad-handing, distributing your business cards and generally trolling for business. This seldom works, unless you are intent on being annoying.WHY JUST BE IN THE NETWORK WHEN YOU CAN OWN THE NETWORK?

Instead, try working FOR the room. Be a facilitator of conversation amongst less outgoing people. Introduce other people you have just met to people you have known for years. Find out how you can help someone and take action on that. Share useful information about other events and happenings.

When you work for the room, you will transform yourself into a superhero of sorts. People will actually welcome seeing you at events. Try it and see what happens.

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• Highly Affordable, With A Great ROI … And,
• Dovetails With Existing Business or Profession … And,
• Enhances Your Professional Presence Within The Community

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