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If You Have To “Fire An Employee”, You’re Doing It Wrong

Monday, March, 28th, 2016 at 6:00 am by Mike J. Agugliaro

Before I start this blog post, let me be very clear about two things: First, I hate the term “fire an employee” and I only used it in the blog post title because that’s a term that most people are familiar with and they’d understand it when they read it. (In a moment I’ll describe what terminology I prefer to “fire an employee”). Second, I’m going to describe a very effective way to “fire an 

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The Secret “Button” That You Can Push To Get Better Work From Your Team

Wednesday, July, 22nd, 2015 at 3:30 pm by Mike J. Agugliaro

As a service business owner, you want your team to give their best work to you, and there are even times when you need them to rise above their regular abilities and push even harder. So what if I told you that there was a secret magic button that you could push to get more work and better work from your team whenever you wanted it? This button exists (in a way). Here’s how it 

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Business Breakthrough: Employee Of The Moment

Wednesday, July, 22nd, 2015 at 12:45 pm by Mike J. Agugliaro

Hey, Mike Agugliaro here, bringing you another video. Today I want to talk about how do you recognize your employees? Sometimes we think you’re going to have make this big fancy plaque or you have to do this big monumental thing. Sometimes recognition is just like, hey, I just want to let you know. Give a little kudos pat on the back. Sometimes it’s as simple as a five dollar gift card to get a 

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5 Ways To Turn Your Employees Into A Team

Monday, July, 6th, 2015 at 2:38 pm by Mike J. Agugliaro

Have you ever seen a dogsled being pulled by huskies? It’s an incredible sight to see, especially when you know that these dogs would normally be running anywhere they want to go but are expertly handled by a “musher” who keeps them all going in the same direction. Your employees are similar: they will do what they think they should do (which might not always be what you want them to do). And when you have 

Building your team is an essential part of your business. You want a team of hardworking superstars who see themselves as key contributors to your company. However, very few business owners put a lot of thought or effort into their Employee Handbooks. But I believe that this document is one of the most important documents you’ll create in your business. Here’s why… Your employee handbook sets expectations Your handbook should spell out exactly what is