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Top Tips to Setting Your Team Up for Success in 2021!

Uncategorized Jan 11, 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!

Every year, without fail, as everyone returns from their holidays or the regular shut down period, and the workplace starts to look a little more like normal, everyone, including management, can sometimes suffer from a little bit of 'return to work itis'. This year however, we're expected to see this trend more than ever.

After the year that was 2020, and the continued uncertainty about the future, coupled with the 'new normal' of hybrid work arrangements and the inevitable change fatigue that many were experiencing as 2020 came to an end, the return to work 'funk' that many find themselves in during January will be heightened even more.

The first thing many staff do when returning from leave is start planning their next holiday! This isn't always a bad thing, it gives them something to look forward to and then let's them focus on work between now and then. But now well let's be real, no one can realistically plan anything with any sense of...

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Unleash the Power of Your People Part 5 - Keeping the Dream Team Together

podcast Jan 05, 2021

Hello and welcome to Episode 43 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today is part 5 of a 6 part series titled ‘Unleash the Power of Your People’. Today we spoke about ng the dream team together and reimaging staff retention strategies.
 
I shared some ideas and inspiration for easy to implement retention strategies and encouraged you to pick one, or create one of your own and implement it in your business to improve retention of your awesome team.
 
As promised, we have created an eBook resource for you as a reference guide to help you implement the strategies and tactics we discuss in this series, you can get your free copy here:
 
 
Also mentioned in this episode was Episode 22 – The Value of a Clean Slate, you can listen to that episode here:
 
Coming up:
Episode 44 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 6 – The Power of Feedback and Reviews
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Unleash the Power of Your People Part 4 - Amping Up Engagement

podcast Dec 29, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 42 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today is part 4 of a 6 part series titled ‘Unleash the Power of Your People’. Today we spoke about one of my favourite topics, and really one of the most critical aspects and strategies for getting the most out of your team – that is amping up the engagement.
 
I shared some ideas and inspiration for easy to implement engagement strategies and encouraged you to pick one, or create one of your own and implement it in your business to improve engagement, and ultimately improve productivity and profitability.
 
As promised, we have created an eBook resource for you as a reference guide to help you implement the strategies and tactics we discuss in this series, you can get your free copy here:
 
 
 
Coming up:
Episode 43 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 5 – Keeping the Dream Team Together
 
Episode 44...
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Unleash the Power of Your People Part 3 - Getting things done without you having to do them

podcast Dec 22, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 41 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today is part 3 of a 6 part series titled ‘Unleash the Power of Your People’. Today we spoke about mastering the art of effective delegation, figuring out who to delegate to, what tasks to delegate and a framework for effective and successful delegation.
 
As promised, we have created an eBook resource for you as a reference guide to help you implement the strategies and tactics we discuss in this series, you can get your free copy here:
 
 
 
Coming up:
Episode 42 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 4 – Amping Up Engagement
 
Episode 43 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 5 – Keeping the Dream Team Together
 
Episode 44 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 6 – The Power of Feedback and Reviews
 
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Unleash the Power of Your People Part 2 - Getting the Team Together

podcast Dec 15, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 40 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today is part 2 of a 6 part series titled ‘Unleash the Power of Your People’. Today we spoke about the importance of amazing internal communication strategies and particularly focused on the art of team meetings, why they are important and simple ways for you to go about implementing them.
 
As promised, we have created an eBook resource for you as a reference guide to help you implement the strategies and tactics we discuss in this series, you can get your free copy here:
 
 
 
Coming up:
Episode 41 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 3 – How to Get Things Done (without you having to do them)
 
Episode 42 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 4 – Amping Up the Energy
 
Episode 43 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 5 – Keeping the Dream Team Together
 
Episode 44 –...
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Unleash the Power of Your People Part 1

podcast Dec 08, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 39 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today is part 1 of a 6 part series titled ‘Unleash the Power of Your People’. Today we introduced the concept and the reasons behind the series and let you know what to expect in our upcoming episodes.
 
Episode 40 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 2 – Getting the Team Together
 
Episode 41 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 3 – How to Get Things Done (without you having to do them)
 
Episode 42 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 4 – Amping Up the Energy
 
Episode 43 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 5 – Keeping the Dream Team Together
 
Episode 44 – Unleash the Power of Your People Part 6 – The Power of Feedback and Reviews
 
As promised, we have created an eBook resource for you as a reference guide to help you implement the strategies and tactics we discuss in this series, you...
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Employee or Contractor?

podcast Dec 01, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 38 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we are discussing the differences between employees and contractors.
 
Small business and fast growing entrepreneurial organisations who are looking to service more clients and bigger projects faster and more efficiently have always been creative in how to manage this growth in their organisations.
 
One of the key strategies many small business use to facilitate growth in a low risk, cost effective way, is engaging contractors rather than employees to help meet their growing client demands. And there are lots of great arguments for why businesses should utilise this option.
 
However, with the prevalence of contract labour available, and the fact that this now seems to have become ‘common practice’ amongst small businesses, the line between what constitutes and employee and a contractor has become blurred in the eyes of many business owners. And those who don’t...
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Surviving The Most Unusual Silly Season Yet

podcast Nov 24, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 37 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we are discussing how to survive the most unusual silly season yet – with your sanity in check, celebrations taking place safely and your team fully engaged and ready for the year ahead as they head off for their Christmas break.
 
I let you in on my 8 tips for surviving the festive season, and even enjoying it!
 
Importantly this year, Christmas parties and festivities may not look quite the same, and you may feel like the pressure is on you to make sure that things are COVID safe and that everyone still has a great time. For that reason we’ve created a COVID safe Christmas celebration checklist for you.
 
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you can reach us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness or you can email Kristy-Lee directly at...
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7 Signs Your Employee is Disengaged

podcast Nov 17, 2020

 
Hello and welcome to Episode 36 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we are taking a look at the other side of employee engagement. We have spoken a few times on the podcast about employee engagement, what it is, why it’s important and how you can improve it. You can catch up on that episode here:
 
 
However, we haven’t before spoken about how to identify a disengaged employee and what you need to look out for. Today we take a detailed look at 7 key signs that your employee may be disengaged.
 
Specifically we discuss:
  • Changes in behaviour and routine;
  • Withdrawal from social connections at work;
  • Employees becoming distracted and losing focus at work;
  • Missing deadlines and work quality starting to slip;
  • The importance if you notice a change in their demeanor;
  • Communication becoming frustrating or non existent;
  • The rise in absenteeism.
 
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Must Ask Interview Questions

podcast Nov 10, 2020

Hello and welcome to Episode 35 of the People Powered Business Podcast!
 
Today we have a super practical episode where I share my top 10 must ask interview questions, whilst also providing you with a framework through which to structure your additional interview questions.
 
In todays episode I referred to some previous episodes of the podcast specifically:
Episode 19 –5 Interview Questions that are a Complete Waste of Time and What to Ask Instead
 
Episode 11 – How to Screen Resumes Like a Ninja
 
Also in todays episode I extended an invitation to join our free, closed Facebook Group for business owners, leaders and managers. Join us at Team Footprint here:
 
If you’d like to reach out to us with feedback or suggestions or ideas about future topics for the podcast you can reach us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoplepoweredbusiness or you can email Kristy-Lee directly at...
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