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7 Ways To Engage People

Looking for some tips on really getting people engaged with what we do, I came across this great article by leadership expert Kevin Eidenberry. It’s so pertinent to the Savvy Team philosophy of teamwork that I just had to share it.

As Eidenberry says, engagement is a very trendy word, and while it is powerful, people are making it harder to understand and think about than is necessary. So to ‘engage’ people, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Let’s talk about what people really want in their lives. Because when they have these they will automatically and effortlessly be engaged in happily and effectively doing the work that’s required.

The following list won’t really surprise you, because it includes many of the things you want too.

Keep in mind that your people are people, and as individuals we certainly all want more of these things in both our personal lives and our work environment.

Remember when (and if) you provide them, engagement automatically ensues – so as leaders it’s your job to make sure you engage your people by ensuring that all seven of these things are obvious – because generally we are all much happier, more effective and co-operative when we get clarity about them!

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Market Your Business On A ShoeString!

Mark Twain once said, “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”

While most advertising can be expensive, the best advertising and business promotions can be accomplished via low cost methods. In fact did you know that some of the best and most effective forms are actually FREE?

In a tight economy many small businesses cut their marketing budgets as the first expense to reduce, because of cash flow concerns. However when times are tough it’s even more important to keep your business brand front and centre. No matter which marketing methods (and we recommend you use a variety) you choose as a business owner, the key is to keep your promotional efforts going, and to never depend on one form of marketing if you want long term success. Read More

A Retirement Option For Baby Boomers

Australia is being totally transformed by population ageing, along with social, economic, and policy change, and so having a home based business in one’s retirement is becoming a more and more attractive option.

We are at a critical demographic turning point because the baby boom cohort – the 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 – has begun to turn 65 years of age.

With the average 50 year-old Australian estimated to have currently less than $50,000 in retirement savings, there is an obvious need to find alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement.

The Savvy Team have just the best opportunity to help you make money from wherever you are, while helping you join them in the wellness industry and thus stay young and healthy, and provide a simple cost-free system to help you do it.  Read More

9 Tips For Successful Team Players

Are there benefits from working within a team?

Wikipedia states that a 2003 survey (HOW-FAR) revealed that Americans think that being a team player was the most important factor in getting ahead in the workplace, and in the community. In brief, a team of people can achieve far more than the sum of the total of the individuals skills alone.

The primary benefit of teamwork is that it allows any group of people to achieve something that an individual working alone cannot. The total value created by teamwork depends on the overall effectiveness of the team effort. Working in a team can be rewarding, but at times it can be difficult and downright frustrating. If there are poor communicators on your team, you may often feel left in the dark, confused or misunderstood.

If the leader is not clear in their direction, is not consistently showing the way, is not modelling what’s required, and is not educating, clarifying, reminding, supporting and encouraging those who are not participating fully, then the whole project fails. People want to be part of a team, but their self-esteem often gets in the way of them playing full out.  Read More