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How do you deal with employees who are acting out?

How do you deal with employees who are acting out?

Fire them immediately! Have you had this impulse when dealing with an employee who’s acting out? Years ago I had a client whose business had hit rock bottom around the time he’d let go one of his most loyal employees because she’d lashed out at a client. It just so...

How do you deal with interruptions?

How do you deal with interruptions?

Do you know what one of the most common challenges executives face today? Interruptions. Between calls, emails, instant messaging, Skype messaging, texts, WhatsApp messages, email notifications, and people coming in for those questions that will only take 5 minutes,...

What’s on your bucket list?

What’s on your bucket list?

I myself already have: Jumped out of an airplane (with a parachute!)Seen the Northern LightsFlown on a hot air balloon Swam with dolphins For a long time I always had a bunch of things I wanted to do but I kept postponing them for some ideal point in time in the...

What is the value you bring to your clients?

What is the value you bring to your clients?

It’s a powerful question, so take the time to ask yourself right now. As an executive consultant I work with a lot of business owners and professionals, large and small. And one of the greatest differences between those that do well generally, and those that seem to...

Do you ask for referrals?

Do you ask for referrals?

If so, you may be making the mistake most business owners make when they do. “If you know somebody who is looking for X, it’d be great if you could mention my name to them” Sound familiar? The problem with this approach is that it’s too generic and it’s hard for your...

What is your client’s journey like?

What is your client’s journey like?

Years ago I was working with a lady who ran a garden centre. I asked her to do a simple exercise – take her car down the road with her “client’s hat” on and take notice of what her clients see. She noticed a few things: There was no signage on the main road so it was...

What do you need to change?

What do you need to change?

In the minds of many, change is a dirty word. When we hear 'change', we think disruption of sorts. A threat. Something that ruins the status quo and forces us to go back and break what’s comfortable for us. So change tends to have a negative connotation. That’s...

Who is your ideal client?

Who is your ideal client?

Who is your ideal client? In business we often talk about what our target market or niche market is and both are very important. However, one question that is even more powerful and business owners often neglect to ask, is the question of who their ideal client is....

What did you set out to do when you were starting your business?

What did you set out to do when you were starting your business?

What did you set out to do when you were starting your business? Quite a few of my friends are business owners themselves and I realised recently that not one ended up doing what they planned on at the start of their career. A few examples: Wanted to be a Sports...

Do you know what the biggest mistake of most service providers is?

Do you know what the biggest mistake of most service providers is?

Do you know what the biggest mistake of most service providers is? It is something that I see time and again consulting businesses and it is a fundamental mistake we are often blind to. When we start off, what we do essentially is we create a shopping list of services...

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Paul Davis is an acknowledged Executive Confidante & Business Trainer who uses a unique and powerful blend of mentoring, coaching, and consulting, to achieve rapid results in the areas of Business Development & High Results Performance for Business Executives Globally. Contact Paul today to find out how he can help you with your business.

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