Bernd Geropp

3 Ways how employee motivation gets destroyed!

Bernd Geropp

Ways to destroy employee motivation Photo: JaneB/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. Lots of managers want to motivate their employees. I believe that is the wrong approach. You don’t need to motivate but you have to take care that you don’t demotivate.

Top 10 Leadership mistakes you must avoid making

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Leadership mistakes you must avoid making! Image: miszaqq/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. People make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. The main thing is to realize one’s mistakes, analyze them, and then try to change one’s behavior to avoid making them again in the future. But that is easier said than done.

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Best funny videos on Management & Leadership

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Laughter helps you to cope with stress, conflicts and pain. That’s why a leader should have a good sense of humour. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Laugh at yourself. That is best.

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Micromanagers and the e-mail-trap

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Too much e-mails Photo: limited/ resource: www.bigstock.com. Are you a business leader and process more than 100 e-mails on daily basis? Then you are making a mistake ! Your e-mail habits reveal whether you are truly a leader or simply an overburdened micro manager. It is under your direct control.

Micromanagers and the e-mail-trap

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Too much e-mails Photo: limited/ resource: www.bigstock.com. Are you a business leader and process more than 100 e-mails on daily basis? Then you are making a mistake ! Your e-mail habits reveal whether you are truly a leader or simply an overburdened micro manager.

Don’t be a micromanager!

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Many micromanagers don’t think of themselves as micromanagers. Do you want to know if you are one of them? If you answer “yes” to one of the following questions, you may act as a micromanager: Do you tell your employees exactly what to do, how to do it and when to do it?

Social Media Marketing in B2B: Hype or Trend?

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: Painting Vector/ Resource www.bigstock.com. You have a company website –. but do you, as a B-to-B manufacturing company, also have to have a presence on Facebook, XING, Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and YouTube?

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Price negotiation: 5+1 ways to win with purchasing managers

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Price Negotiation with Purchasing! Photo: Kzenon/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. As a small business owner in B-to-B you may find yourself struggling during price negotiations. I know: It’s sometimes not easy to cope especially with the purchasing managers of large corporations.

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What is the purpose of your enterprise?

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Tweet. Tweet Phot: Andy Deadn Photography/ resource: www.bigstock.com. Most people do not seem to have much trouble verbalizing the response to this question: “That’s obvious: The purpose of our business is to make a profit!” ” Really?

Mastermind Groups

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Mastermind Meeting in London. Just recently I attended my first Mastermind Group Session in London. One day in one room with 8 like-minded entrepreneurs talking about our ideas and challenges in our business. WAOH! I already was excited to go to this meeting but it was even better than I expected.

What differentiates you from your competition?

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Differentiation Photo: inken/ www.phtocase.de. It is a truism: You can only confront competition. and pricing pressure. if you have a unique. selling proposition. We have the best quality. How are you different from your competition? Please do not respond with: “By having better quality!”

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What differentiates you from your competition?

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Tweet. Tweet Differentiation Photo: inken/ www.phtocase.de. It is a truism: You can only confront competition. and pricing pressure. if you have a unique. selling proposition. We have the best quality. How are you different from your competition?

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Is your business really customer oriented?

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Tweet. Tweet Customer Orientation: Photo: Ivelin Radkov/ Resource: www.bigstock.com.

Why managers think they do not have time for leadership

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Tweet. Tweet photo: jmdphoto/ resource: www.photocase.de. It is alarming. Many Managing Directors spend less than 10% of their time on company leadership tasks. Why is that so?

Selling services with success stories

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: klafrog/ resource: www.photocase.de.

Where the magic happens – step outside your comfort zone!

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Where the magic happens! Photo: hfng/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. Do you want to grow your business? Well, as an entrepreneur you need to try new things. Otherwise your business doesn’t develop and doesn’t grow.

Don’t be a threatening inquisitor!

Bernd Geropp

Photo: Phase4Photography/ Resource: www.bigstock.de. Asking questions can be a great method helping and coaching your employees. But you need to use questions carefully. Otherwise they can be counterproductive. In this video I’ll talk about how to ask questions in the right way. link].

How to act and stay consistent as a boss!

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Being consistent is not an easy job! Photo: Lichtmeister/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. The manager is annoyed: The business goals are not reached, decisions are not implemented and deadlines with customers are not met. It’s enough. “We need to implement what we have agreed.

How to improve staff motivation

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Wrong staff motivation! Photo: deDMazay & phodopus/ source: www.bigstock.com. I recently spoke to a young high-tech entrepreneur. He was complaining about his employees. They did not contribute, lacked motivation, but were always looking for better pay.

How to improve staff motivation

Bernd Geropp

Wrong staff motivation! Photo: deDMazay & phodopus/ source: www.bigstock.com. I recently spoke to a young high-tech entrepreneur. He was complaining about his employees. They did not contribute, lacked motivation, but were always looking for better pay.

What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

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New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. Last week I travelled from Germany to the US for the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. It is the world’s largest conference and trade show for bloggers, podcasters, web TV & video creators, and social business pros.

How to get employee motivation and staff commitment

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Tweet. Tweet Wrong staff motivation! Photo: deDMazay & phodopus/ source: www.bigstock.com. I recently spoke to a young high-tech entrepreneur. He was complaining about his employees. They did not contribute, lacked motivation, but were always looking for better pay.

Are you different from your competitors?

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Tweet. Tweet Are you different from your competitors? Photo: voodoo/ resource: www.photocase.de. Are you familiar with this? Once again, you have lost an order because your competitor appears to have quoted a better price. But is the price what actually matters?

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On leadership: My video interview with serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker!

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Serial Entrepreneur Chris Ducker. Two weeks ago I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas. It was amazing and I learned a lot about online marketing and content creation ( More info on my blog post here ). But even more important for me was to meet lots of great people there.

3 Dirty little secrets about being an entrepreneur and running a start-up business

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3 Secrets you should know! Photo: arekmalang/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. In this post I’ll share 3 misconceptions, you should be aware when running a start-up company. These 3 dirty little secrets can become a huge asset for you.

How to improve Leadership with only 1 min per day

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Tweet. Tweet. If you are a business leader you normally work long and hard. Chances are high. that you spend lots of your time with daily operational business like: administrative stuff. budget preparation. cost and risk management. analysis and control. Does that sound familiar?

Do you really need a company introduction presentation?

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Company introduction presentation! Photo: andres/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. I recently met the Managing Director of a successful high-tech company. He told me that he finally commissioned the preparation of a company presentation.

How can home office concepts work in companies?

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: kallejipp/ resource: www.photocase.de. Many employees are already working part of their time from a home office , at the local coffee shop, in hotel lobbies or at the airport. Most of them are sales, marketing, development or project managers.

Are you a true leader? 5 Unmistakable Symptoms that you are not!

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Are you a leader? Photo: nenovbrothers/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. Are you just a manager or are you a true leader? As a leader you must focus on. people not on transaction. Success and not on failure. future not on the past. If you are a leader you are a people person.

What makes a great business vision statement?

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What makes a great business Vision? Photo: kgtoh/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. You are most likely familiar with pseudo company visions, such as: “We are looking for 20% market share!”

What makes a great business vision statement?

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What makes a great business Vision? Photo: kgtoh/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. You are most likely familiar with pseudo company visions, such as: “We are looking for 20% market share!”

Why you should stop thinking you get paid for hard working!

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Are football stars paid for their efforts? Resource: www.bigstock.com/ Photo: Rinderart. Lots of employees complain about the little money they earn. It is too less compared to the hard work and long working hours they put in every day. They feel they are treated unfair.

Delegating correctly: There can only be one!

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Tweet. Tweet Highlander: There can only be one! When you plan a project you must make some decisions. You must decide who does what and by when. Everyone knows this, but it is nevertheless done incorrectly all the time.

Don’t act the Darth Vader way! How to deal with employee mistakes!

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Don’t act like Darth Vader! Photo: nevenm/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. How do you handle mistakes of your employees? It can be a tricky situation! We all are human beings and we learn by making mistakes.

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How are correct decisions made?

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: misterQM/ resource: www.photocase.com. A reporter asks a successful entrepreneur for the secret of his success. After briefly thinking about it, he responds: “The secret of my success is that I make the correct decisions.”

Are you accessible at any time or do you work efficiently?

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: danuela/ resource: www.photocase.de. It sounds great when the manager says that his door is always open for his employees. However, if he truly enacts this permanent availability , he will be struggling with constant interruption and disruption to his work.

How to motivate yourself

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Tweet. Tweet Photo: LuMaxArt/ resource: www.bigstock.com. “Setting objectives” is important but not enough. You must define action plans to ensure that your objectives are attained – and you must also execute these action plans.

Get out of your comfort zone and change your life now!

Bernd Geropp

If you are not satisfied with your life, something is going terribly wrong! Photo: barsik/ Resource: www.bigstock.com. Many people are not satisfied with their lives. Their job is boring – but safe. They can live in reasonable comfort because of their monthly income.

Why a vision will not help you to instill purpose!

Bernd Geropp

When an employee keeps talking about problems, many supervisors respond: “We don’t have problems, but only challenges!” ” What is happening here? The supervisor is simply inverting the meaning. The negatively associated problem is turned into something positive, a challenge.

Why a vision will not help you to instill purpose!

Bernd Geropp

When an employee keeps talking about problems, many supervisors respond: “We don’t have problems, but only challenges!” ” What is happening here? The supervisor is simply inverting the meaning. The negatively associated problem is turned into something positive, a challenge.