When Tech Fails
Lessons I learned from a recent tech failure.
#SmallGiantsCincinnati: Meet Other Likeminded Business Leaders in Our Region
See the PDF version of the infographic here. READ MORE: “Why Join the Small Giants Community?” Kim Sykes is a marketer at Edoc Service, Inc.
The Virtual Culture Part IV
We all hear about how disengaged people are at work these days. So what does it take to change the productivity quadrant? There are 7 components to the “Value-Driven Autonomy” pillar so let’s dissect them: Staff Individual Improvement. Is your staff learning at work? This includes learning beyond how to do the job. Are they … Continue reading The Virtual Culture Part IV
Just Click. eSign. Done.
READ MORE: “The Battle of Disruption” Kim Sykes is a marketer and content creator at Edoc Service Inc, a total virtual company
Avoiding the Silver Tsunami
It was 16 years ago that I saw the hand writing on the wall. As a non-family member working in a family-owned company it was apparent that the long term career there was out of reach. This realization plus a nagging idea for a business venture changed my course for the better. The obvious alternative … Continue reading Avoiding the Silver Tsunami
Whose Money Is It?
Own a business? Well it is your business and your money, right? Well, you may want to think through that a little more. When you take on the dream of business ownership there are many constituents to consider. First there are your supplier-partners. They must be paid and paid promptly. What about your banker? They … Continue reading Whose Money Is It?
Too Important to Delegate
We CEO’s all have our strengths and weaknesses. Recognizing this we often look to others on staff to offset the shortcomings. This is fine it is normal and worthwhile. The other issue we face is time management with the key question, “Is my time being spent on those things that only I can do?” Delegating … Continue reading Too Important to Delegate
Who are the Team Members?
Okay we can all agree that employees and staff members should be considered members of the “company team” and contribute accordingly. Well, what about suppliers? Shouldn’t they be part of the team as well? I would suggest a resounding YES and add they should be vetted as carefully as employees in this regard.
Seven Filters of Leadership
When all is said and done, the real crisis we face as a nation and business community comes down to a leadership dilemma. Anyone can be a leader. Often leaders are placed into positions for “time-in-grade”, sometimes by default to fill a critical vacancy timely, sometimes because the individual is in the right place at … Continue reading Seven Filters of Leadership
The True Safe Environment
When you think of a safe work environment most likely the first thing that comes to mind is “workplace safety”. Well, I want to talk about the real “elephant in the room” when it comes to a safe work environment. Do your employees feel they have a safe place to work in?