Whew…that felt good. Let me continue now that 50% of you stopped reading. The small business graveyard is built upon mounds of shattered dreams and unmet expectations, and many of those final business killers were rooted in some type of employee-related issue. Too much turnover, unreliable staff, poor work quality, not being able to find good candidates, and it goes on and on. There are many things that can go wrong when you try to grow your business and expand into the realm having employees, and all of them start and end with you. Would you like three real-life ways to greatly reduce these problems in your small business? “Well yes I would, Josh. Thank you.” you say. “My pleasure”, I say.
I’m just going to go ahead and say it, there is a 96% chance that YOU are the reason your employees suck. YOU are the reason you cannot find reliable help. YOU are the reason people continuously let you down and screw you over.
How do you tell a group of obese people, all of whom are in denial, that they need to lose weight? Seriously, how does that conversation start? “You guys really should stop snacking before bed…Maybe hit the treadmill a few times a week.”? I can already hear the excuses flying back at me when I imagine myself standing there in front of the hefty crowd. “It’s genetic.” or “It’s a thyroid issue!” It seems futile to try and offer advice to someone who is not even aware that they need said advice, am I right? This article is just that. It is unsolicited and probably unwanted advice regardless of the fact that it is true.