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The Big Secret of Dealing With Staff

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I can hardly believe that it has been 5 months since I’ve blogged! I have been busy settling into a new city and working on developing my leadership team.

As I wrote my Leadership meeting agenda for this week, I was inspired to share the agenda/training with you because I know that if you have employees; you may face some of the same challenges that I have faced with having employees.

Today I am going to share with you some principles that I gained from a book that I am reading titled: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. 

Let’s talk about People skills

“Business is 80% People skills and 20% Knowledge”

The Big Secret of Dealing with People

There is only one way to get anybody to do what you need them to do and that is by making them feel important and making them want to do it.

Remember this:

1.     Every body likes a compliment. (So remember to be intentional about giving compliments)

If you walk in a classroom and notice a clean and organized space, you can say; I love how you keep your room organized and clean. 

2.     Being critical kills ambition. (so give appreciation and encouragement)

Example: If you walk in a room and a teacher seems stressed. Stop and ask, is everything ok? After listening, you can say: I’m sorry you are having a rough day, but it will get better. How can I help?

An employee is late: You can say? I notice you were late, is everything ok? Then you can say, please remember to call if you anticipate being late so our rooms are not out of ratio. Also, I understand that traffic can be bad, however, please remember that it is very important that we are in compliance with the state child- to-ratio guidelines. So with that in mind, we need our team in the building on time.

So, try leaving a friendly trail of sparks of gratitude as you walk through your building. You will be surprised at how they will set sparks of friendship and connection with your team!

With your Success in Mind!

Shiketa  Morgan

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Planning Your Vacation Time

As a Child Care Business Owner, it is vital that you plan to take some time away from your Business. In fact, if you rarely take vacations, you are only increasing your risk of hitting Burnout!!

Furthermore, time away from your Business, will help you to get re-energized. Moreover, when you are away from your Business, you have more time to relax and think clear.

If you are a Family Home Child Care provider, it is vital that you tell parents upfront about your Vacations plans.

The best way to inform parents of your Planned vacations, is via a Parent handbook and be sure to post a reminder at least 60-days prior to your Vacation.

Also, if you plan to charge fees for your vacation time, this information should be included in your Parent Contract.

When I was a home provider, I always closed my daycare the last week of the year and during the summer months, I planned weekend trips with my family.

Now that I am a Center Owner, I never shut my center down; with the exception of holidays and when I am away; one of my lead teachers handles my office duties.

Are you planning to take a Vacation soon? Do you feel guilty when its time to take a Vacation? Have you hit Burnout and need a vacation?

I want to hear from you….

Shiketa

 

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