This is a great time to reflect on what you have accomplished in 2017 and write your vision for 2018.
Did you accomplish all of your goals for 2017? Are you pleased with the results that you have gotten this Business Year? Is there room for improvement?
I ponder the above questions at the end of each Business year, before I set new goals for an upcoming Business year. If you did not accomplish some goals in 2017, its OK….finish them in 2018.
Having a vision for each year that you are in Business is a great way to stay motivated and a great way to keep the excitement in your Business.
Your Vision is what keeps your Business Alive!!
Today I want to inspire you to write your vision for 2018 and post it where you can see it. Then..take some time every week to do the things that will help you to see your vision for 2018.
I recommend that you keep it simple and Develop Big Focus for a Successful Business year!!
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Many years ago I heard Bob Harrison say this, ” People don’t do what is expected, but people do what is inspected.” I have found this principle to be so true when it comes to supervising employees. In other words, if you want your staff or assistant to do what you desire them to do, you must have an inspection system.
Today I am going to share with you 3 easy ways to effectively supervise your staff.
- Manage your Center or Your Home daycare by walking around. If your team know that you are not watching, they may get too comfortable. Also, being actively involved in your Child Care Business, is a great way to see what is going on in your Business. Bob Harrison calls this method the “MBA”: Managing your business by walking around.
- Let your staff know that you have a system in place that assures that your Child Care program provides quality care. For example, every Monday, I observe each classroom based on my center policies, Accreditation guidelines and licensing regulations. I believe this is a proactive way of supervising my staff. I evaluate the health/safety practices of the teachers, child-teacher interactions, planning practices and so much more. Furthermore, I look to see that activities are being implemented and a few other routine duties.
- Finally….Plan to take the time to mentor your staff or assistants. recently I discovered a bible scripture in the book of Luke and it says: “Everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” So, in other words…..if you want your staff to be as effective as you are, it is vital that you train them.
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