Yesterday I was rushed to hospital by ambulance. For the third time in three weeks. My heart again. As it will happen in various intervals for the rest of my life. But I am happy. And grateful. Grateful, that there is an ambulance that I can call. That there is hospital and great nurses and doctors that will take care of me. Grateful that surgery will be scheduled for next week that will help me and it is all covered from my insurance.
I’ve been writing this blog for almost two years. Many times I want to write about something but can’t find proper way how to put it in words. There are ideas in my head but I can’t transform them into blog post. Now and then I find that somebody already did it. As if someone would take my ideas and write them down. Write them down so much better as I would ever do. Here’s one example. Enjoy it.
Couple weeks ago I had lunch with a entrepreneur friend from London who was visiting Prague for couple days. After 2 hours of great conversations I apologised myself that I have to leave. She was surprised when I explained that our cleaning lady leaves for vacation so we have all company meeting. Why did we do it? Was it at all necessary? Is this really such a big thing?
Thinking is one of the most difficult things to do – that’s why so few people do it. Most employees think that their job is to do things and managers / founders job is to think. If you want to have time and mental energy for important things you need to teach your employees how to think, otherwise you will be buried under all thinking you need to do for them. Here are 4 easy ways how to make your employees think.
Setting expectations for employees is one of the most important tasks for a manager. Without clear expectations you can’t evaluate employees and also they will not know what is expected of them and how do they do in their job.
Expectations must be clear and well communicated. Ideally they are in written form so there is no misunderstanding. The more specific the better.