How To Know Your Company Has Taken On Too Many Projects (And How To Save The Situation)

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

1. Workforce In Flight A key signal of project overload is high employee turnover. Having too many projects results in disengaged and overworked team members who in turn will leave to seek greener pastures in significant numbers. Taking time to prioritize initiatives that align with your organization’s vision/mission will help the people you have tasked to reach those goals stay …

15 Entrepreneurs Share The Surprising Leadership Lessons They Wish They’d Learned Sooner

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Good leadership is essential to any organization, and new managers are often excited to learn the ins and outs of effectively leading a team. However, nobody knows everything about being a leader when they’re just starting out, and sometimes you learn some surprising lessons along the way. The members of Forbes Coaches Council know this well. We asked 15 of them to share one …

14 Smart Strategies To Prepare Your Company For An Aging Workforce

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Today’s medical advances are adding years to our lives, and that’s an ongoing achievement worth celebrating. However, with higher life expectancy comes later retirement. While many employers have been busy focusing on millennial and Gen Z newcomers, this trend is a reminder to pay attention to your baby boomers and their continuing careers, too. What can your company do to get ready for longer …

The Lost Art Of Traditional Recruiting

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

John M. O’Connor CommunityVoiceForbes Coaches Council CommunityVoice  Getty With the never-ending advent of online résumés and companies claiming to render old-school recruiting irrelevant, how are companies to find the best people to drive their future? Nowadays, traditional recruiting practices can be easily cut short, and more “efficient” systems are replacing them. In short, what worked before does not work now. Time …

Here’s How To Create An Employee Feedback Cycle That Actually Works

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Business owners have to deal with many concerns on a daily basis, from finances to customer service. But many of them unintentionally overlook the internal issues in their company, and only learn about problems on their team when someone submits their resignation. To avoid this problem, it’s important to establish a transparent culture that encourages open feedback. This helps you catch the signs of …

11 Nonverbal Ways To Express Empathy And Camaraderie With Your Team

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

More and more leaders are becoming aware of the role emotional intelligence plays in a successful workplace. Long gone are the days of harsh authority generating positive results – in today’s world, you need to establish real connections with your team and show empathy if you want them to follow you. Demonstrating emotional intelligence often happens verbally, but it can also be conveyed through body …

Small Company, Big Success: 10 Ways To Prove Credibility To Your Customers

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Forbes Coaches Council CommunityVoice In today’s global business world, small businesses compete right alongside bigger corporations. Due to the internet and myriad tools at the ready, smaller businesses have more than enough resources to successfully compete with their larger competitors. But how do you show a potential customer that your company not only has the same resources and credibility as major …

Bad Quarter? 13 Ways To Restrategize And Recover

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

While sometimes it is up for debate, it is generally accepted that, eventually, all companies will have a bad quarter. This usually means that goals were not met, especially revenue goals. A bad quarter has the potential to derail a company, but it doesn’t mean that it has to happen. In fact, there is a lot that one can do to recover from missed opportunities and unrealized …

11 Signs That A Client Is On The Brink Of A Life Crisis

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Part of coaching is understanding what challenges your clients are facing, as well as helping to identify and overcome their blind spots. Sometimes, all that’s required is giving teams or leaders a stronger system, so that they can build on what’s already there and working. However, there are times when you’ll find people facing moments of quiet crisis. Maybe they’ve become waspish as …

14 Ways To Guide Your B And C Players Toward ‘A’ Status

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

Most businesses strive to build a team of “A players” – those top-performing employees with strong practical skills, exemplary work ethic and the drive to learn, grow and succeed within the company. The reality, however, is that some team members will inevitably fall into the B- or C-player category. They may have the basic knowledge to do their jobs, but they aren’t quite …