Sept. 22, 2017—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.
Leadership: It’s Not About You- Forbes
A leader is only as strong as his team. And, as a shop owner, you want to make sure everyone in the shop feels valued. This Forbes article underscores the ways you can recognize your team better and build a stronger shop culture.
Are you guilty of any of these? While your staff may be hesitant to let you know what’s bothering them, this article from Inc. sheds light on the leadership skills that employees find the most annoying. This article shares the findings of a study conducted by BambooHR that asked 1,000 employees to rate 24 ‘typical boss behaviors’ from ‘totally acceptable’ to ‘totally unacceptable.’
The studious CEO suggests books that have helped shape his strategies. The collection touches on subjects such as teamwork, technology, and foreign market economies. Nadella suggests you can learn much by studying timeless classics, too, with some of the books touching on historical events from as far back as the early 1900s.
Small Talk is an Overrated Way to Build Relationships with Your Employees- Harvard Business Review
Staff culture is a big part of any successful operation; so when you can't build those effective relationships with your employees, it may hurt you and your business in the long run. HBR offers some tips on how to manage and invest in your staff.