You are the Owner, but you don’t need to mark your scent on everything!
Allow people to do good work, and give them the credit
Define your core values
It is ok to let people know who and what your values are, don’t lower your standards, you may not recover
Consistency is Good
Your people should know who you are
Praise Very Publicly
But not for show; make sure it has merit
Be Accountable-Take the Blame
…. when you are at fault
Hold People Accountable
(Privately and as a team) It “can” make everyone stronger
Have A Plan
Good plans are written, others know about it and are involved
The First Rule of Management
Keep it visible; this applies to your plan
Is it A-Cheese-Able
The Kimberly Rule
Don’t hire friends and relatives!
Anyone you are willing to hire, you have to be just as or more willing to relieve them of their duties, now!
Your Website; it should confirm what people think they know about you.
Does it say who you are, what you do, who you do it for, where you do it, and why?
Never forget the importance of “Face to Face”
Text and Emails are way overused; pick up the phone, go see people in person.
Better communication can elevate a lot of larger problems in the future