Jamie Gerdsen, an EO Cincinnati member, isn’t preparing his readers for a zombie apocalypse; rather, in his upcoming book, Zombies Ate My Business: How to Keep Your Traditional Business from Becoming One of the Undead, Gerdsen identifies unproductive employees (zombies) and their effect on company growth and the bottom line. Traditional businesses are especially at risk of plateauing or declining after a time of sustained success.
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As a global thought leader on entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) partners with leading voices on better business around the world. Recently, our partnership with Inc.com produced an article by EO Detroit’s Vladimir Gendelman, founder and CEO of Company Folders. Read his article below, which was yesterday:
Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar salesperson. It requires dexterous communication skills and a knack for negotiation–talents that not every employee necessarily has. But even if they work in accounting, maintenance, or manufacturing, employees at every level of your company can end up impacting sales in ways that you might not have considered. Here are four ways your employees can make–or break–a sale.
By Ben Baldwin, an EO Toronto member and the co-founder and CEO of ClearFit
As a business owner, one of the most important parts of my business is my staff; the hard-working people who challenge me to be the best leader I can be and who drive the company to new levels of success. While developing an environment that encourages employee growth and happiness, I’ve come across a few rules to work by that help me keep things running.
by Scott Span, CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions
Workplace communication isn’t easy.
Everything, from personal to business relationships hinge on it. Communicate too little, too much or incorrectly, and everything you’ve worked for can fall apart. On the contrary, when people communicate properly– in a way that makes all parties feel heard–even conflict and criticism can be constructive and lead to positive results.
Humans are social creatures by nature. We work together, play together, and live together. Introverted or extroverted, we need to communicate on a daily basis with those around us. Verbal and non verbal, quietly or loudly, we communicate with our co-workers, employees, and leader.
So why is it often so difficult?
Categories: Best Practices
By Beth Armknecht Miller, president and executive coach at Executive Velocity, Inc.
Employee engagement is important for retaining good employees, increasing customer satisfaction and ultimately increasing profits. In First Break all the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham describes the factors which lead to an effective workplace and concludes that an employee’s manager, not the company, is the critical link to employee engagement.