ELISABETH WERTER IS A CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR COACH
You should try not to enter coaching with a short-term mindset in which you expect results to be immediately visible. Coaching is a partnership, and that each session, like your overall success, depends on preparation and commitment, as well as the mutual respect you and your coach demonstrate to each other and each other’s time.
Are you a leader or a manager? If you do not know the difference, you’re probably in the wrong job. A leader energizes and motivates their team to achieve seemingly impossible goals. A manager makes sure the process works. A leader has a powerful sense of mission and purpose. A manager makes sure all reports are in on time. Leaders innovate. Managers, they manage.
Behaviors Discovery™ Uncover Your Hidden Assets
Behaviors Discovery™ Performance will tell you HOW YOU WILL ACT in both normal and stressful situations. By knowing these tendencies, you will be able to monitor and adjust your actions to meet the demand of the current environment.
There are Four Dimensions of Behavior:
- How you respond to problems and challenges – the Dominance dimension
- How you influence others to your point of view – the Influencing dimension
- How you react to the pace of your environment – the Supportive dimension
- How you respond to rules and procedures – the Compliance dimension
These four dimensions are quantified and compared to comprise your DISCoverY™ Performance profile. You are a unique blend of all four of these behaviors.
You are unique individual and this profile will help you understand your observable behavior and how these behaviors will affect your performance. anyone for a specific set of tasks or duties.
Risk-taking businessperson. Somebody who initiates or finances new commercial enterprises.*
Entrepreneurs are dreamers. Visionaries. Risk takers. You see things bigger and better than they really are. You see the unseen. When someone hands you lemons; you see more than lemonade. You see the chain of lemonade stands. There is no greater professional reward than to watch your product or service grow from an idea to a mature and successful enterprise. Because your vision is bigger than any job, you feel that you can’t work for anybody else. You crave independence and freedom. Rules were meant to broken; and boxes were meant to get out of. You are an artist and your business is your canvas. You are your own boss.
The reasons that drive you to launch your business can be the very factors that cause it’s demise. While there is an art to delivering your product or service, there is a very specific science to launching a business successfully. Violate the rules and the punishment is costly. Loss of money and control are two penalties that immediately come to mind. That does not need to be your destiny. Your business can take-off and ascend like a rocket if you embrace the two words that most entrepreneurs abhor. The two most hated words in the entrepreneurial language are ‘written’ and ‘plan’. Planning is FUN! Have you ever planned a vacation, or trip, or party, or special event, or a surprise? Did you enjoy it?
Embrace the science and the art will blossom. Launch your business and your life will be everything you imagined it would be.
Do you want to run your business or do you want it to run you?
Grow Your Business
In business, you are either growing or dying. The competition doesn’t rest; the economy isn’t waiting around for you; and in the time it takes you to read this paragraph there is someone else who has targeted your customers. Growing your business is a constant process of innovating your products and services, refining your systems, and nurturing the relationships with both your internal customers (your employees) and your external customers. As the owner and leader of your organization, you can only stay on the leading edge of growth by developing a team that is committed to Intelligent Incremental Improvements to Quality (I³Q™). You as the owner need to work less, your team needs to work smarter and your systems need to work harder. This is the paradigm of successful entrepreneurship in the new millennium.
The 7 Stages of Small Business Success is designed as a roadmap that clearly marks the route from start to success. Build and develop an aligned team, inspire them to greatness, nurture your client relationships and your business will accelerate and grow exponentially.
Turnaround Your Business – 180º Solutions for your business
When we work with business owners of existing businesses, we hear statements like:
- “I haven’t cashed one of my own paychecks in a while.’
- “I am stressed out.”
- “I have no time for myself”
- “My customers don’t pay me timely enough.”
- “I can’t pay my bills.”
- “Cash flow is sporadic at best.”
- “I haven’t earned a profit in some time.”
- “My employees don’t care.”
- “I can’t keep find or keep good help.”
Have you experienced some (or most) of these? Problems in your business fall in three main categories; time, money and people. Turning a business around requires you to examine these major areas and to begin to perform some mathematics. Namely, addition by subtraction. There are five steps to turning around a business. They are simple. Not always easy mind you-but simple. Once you have completed these five steps, you are now ready to re-launch and grow your business. There will be some tough decision to make. You can’t take everyone with you and you will need to offload the dead wood in your organization. You cannot drag your employees across the finish line. It is their (and the job of the systems) to carry you across. Enjoy the ride.
The DISCoverY™ Diagnostics investigates 55 areas necessary for optimum performance of any business. The study also determines the extent of workforce alignment with your company’s objectives and culture.
The results of the DISCoverY™ Diagnostics will clearly identify areas to be targeted for improvement and reinforcement. Your diagnostic scan and workforce alignment scores, quantifies measurable results in 11 different key performance areas:
- Employee Alignment
- Team Utilization
This will enable you to develop a long-term plan for business improvement with sustainable growth.
Workforce Alignment correlates the findings of a recent Cornell University study in human resource management with high performance companies. The combined output indicates the degree of current and future business vitality and sustainability.
Family Business DISCoverY™ Uncover Your Hidden Assets
The Family Business Evaluation is specifically designed to address issues common to family-owned and family-operated businesses.The evaluation quantifies 16 key metrics in four major categories:
- Family Issues
- Business Operations
A family business has the added challenges of the interaction of spouses, siblings, parents, and children working in roles that may differ from the traditional family structure.
This evaluation explores areas of roles, communication, ownership, succession, and integrating family issues with business operations.
The failure to adequately address the unique dynamics that exist within a family owned business is the primary reason that only 30% of businesses survive to the second generation and that only 10% continue into the third generation.