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The Death of Stuffy, Disconnected Business Cultures

By Asa Beavers | customer loyalty , leadership , team building

Your business has a culture. Do you know what it is?

I began my due diligence in exploring this deeper by asking several business owners directly what they thought the culture of their business is, and what I found out is...

Culture isn’t something that gets a lot of discussion in many small businesses. 

Sure, culture can be hard to put your finger on at first. But all it takes is the willingness to dig deep and explore how you want your customer experience, and employee experience, to feel like.

My objective in exploring this is to get small business owners thinking more about hidden customer perceptions. These are things customers see in a business and from which they form their own opinions, and then decide if they will continue to patronize a business.

Having a good business culture is assumed to be important to making sure employees are happy, productivity is good, and customers feel welcomed, yet what goes into creating a good culture in your business?

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How To Accelerate Business Results Using A Scorecard

By Asa Beavers | performance management , productivity , Uncategorized

Let’s cut straight to the chase right now because, after all, what business isn’t seeking to accelerate results?

And this strategy might just be THE best thing you can do.

So, how does a business scorecard accelerate results? One word...

FEEDBACK

That’s right. Feedback is the special sauce your business needs to accelerate results. But the type of feedback I’m talking about might not be what your thinking.

Having a scorecard is one way to know if your business had a good day or not, and it provides essential feedback on most critical business activities.

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How to Ignore Distraction And Focus Like A Champ

By Asa Beavers | productivity

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could call-up our focus like we ring our smartphone when it’s gone missing?

Distractions are nothing new. In fact, many take pride in their ability to multi-task.

But with the proliferation of electronic devices running our lives, our ability to focus has taken a nosedive.

Here's the thing though...

Your focus is always there. It comes down to practicing how to find your focus when you need it most.

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Success Comes To Those Who Embrace The Grind

By Asa Beavers | planning , productivity

What comes to mind when I say the word grind?

For me, the first thing that comes to mind is grinding something up; like a pepper grinder putting some fresh ground pepper on a juicy sirloin. I certainly like the thought of that!

Maybe you thought of grind as a sound. If you’ve ever driven a car with manual transmission, and you miss a shift, you’ll hear a grinding sound. Not pleasant, and not good for the car either.

Another thought that comes to mind is the feeling that, “work was such a grind today”. It connotes things didn’t go well, or it was hard, or it was long. Looking at it in this context definitely gives the word grind a negative feeling.

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A Simple Treatment for the Chronic Over-Thinker

By Asa Beavers | productivity

Hi, my name is Asa, and I’m an over-thinker…

I haven’t actually looked for an Over-Thinkers Anonymous (OA) chapter to help me with this issue, yet it wouldn’t surprise me if there is such a thing.

For entrepreneurs and business owners, over-thinking can be categorized as a afflication. But, before we get into the treatment options, let’s first get a clear definition of the affliction.

Indecision and procrastination delay delivering exceptional service to customers and bringing your best products to market. Simply put here’s my definition of over-thinking...

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