If you are like many businesses, the answer could be - not often enough!
According to the book ‘No Rule Rules’, at Netflix it is tantamount to being disloyal to the company if you fail to speak up when you disagree with a colleague or have feedback that could be helpful. After all, you could help the business—but you are choosing not to.
I really love this. It shows a culture of trust, both in the management team and in each other. I often encourage clients to run either an anonymous team survey and/or a 360 survey to find out how their people are really feeling. Sometimes I come up to some very strong resistance in the beginning, usually because they are scared of what they will find out and reluctant to make the changes they know their staff will ask for.
I absolutely love reading and learning new things. Good job really as I have to keep current for my business!
My vote is for a book that's had an incredible impact on my life - The Inside Out Revolution (The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever) by Michael Neill.
Totally life changing stuff! It gave me a completely different perspective on life and helped me to really see how success and happiness can be effortless. I can't recommend it highly enough!
What about you? What book has changed your life this year?
"The E-Myth Revisited" by Michael E. Gerber is one of the best business books for small business owners for emphasizing the importance of systematizing and organizing your business so it will work without you. In other words - you get to own a business rather than a job!
Here are my top 10 lessons from the book:
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