Monthly Archive for July, 2011

Employees: Are You An Asset Or A Liability?

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For me, there are only two types of employees: Those who are assets and those who are liabilities. Wonder which one you are? Take this simple test:

When asked to do something, do you say “yes, then maybe, then no” or do you respond with “no, then maybe and then yes” (reluctantly)?

If you are predisposed to the first response, you’re a company’s greatest asset and if you’re the second, I hope your CV is current because I would fire you and suggest your boss fires you.

I see it all the time, small businesses with employees who are liabilities and obstacles to growth.

Employers, think about your staff – which category do they fall into?

You need to have the courage to get rid of the bad apples ASAP.

Otherwise stop beating yourself up if you’re working harder than ever, making less…

With no, maybe, yes staff, you’re dead in the water.

There simply is no room in today’s competitive environment to survive with a no-can-do attitude.

It’s like a cancer that kills you one response at a time.

Sorry to be blunt, but y’know what? Someone’s got to tell you.

Want to try to change someone from a liability to an asset – give it your best shot and then post a comment on this blog – I’d love to hear about it because it’ll be a FIRST in my 20+ years of coaching, consulting and advising.

Public Speaking Tip: Using a script

Whenever I teach people to become better speakers, one of the items that inevitably comes up is whether or not they should have a script and the answer is yes and no. You need to have a script to know what you’re going to say, but not to the point of saying it by rote and sounding like a monotone drone spewing out a pre-rehearsed diatribe.

There is a balance that must be reached between having a SCRIPT and memorising your speech verbatim.

There is nothing worse in a movie or TV show when you get the sense the person is reading their lines.

At Unleash The Speaker Within, we’ll make sure you don’t commit this public speaking sin with IMMEDIATE and INSTANT feedback.