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Residents of Enugu are happy OMA came, we hope they're here to stay.

OMA is a mobile app made to connect commuters to comfortable, reliable and affordable rides. Bye bye to bus wahala and welcome to the new transportation era!


With so many doubts about whether such online cab services would live up for as long as it has; OMA has proven to be efficient.

Starting this company in the southeast may have been a risk; having the poor socio-economic atmosphere that has enveloped the southeast in mind. Yet, the board of directors behind this amazingly functional cab service took it upon themselves to work hard to attend to two of the people's immediate needs; finance & transportation.


The introduction of OMA has made moving around the city easier and safer with trained drivers, serviced vehicles and pocket-friendly prices.


As stated before, OMA was created to attend the need of the people as they not only provide transportation services but also provide employment opportunities to more than a dozen people. So if you have a car or keke laying around somewhere housing dust and continuously scourged by the sun, register with OMA and make cash at your convenience. 


OMA users all over Enugu may not have anticipated such rapid change in the southeast socio-economic diagram but they're glad it came later than never.

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Productive, respectful relationships between a boss and his or her employees is key to any company’s success. While the boss’ top priority is likely to have hardworking employees who fulfill his vision for the company, it’s a safe bet that he’d also like to have more than superficial relationships with the people he works with every day. After all, he probably spends more time with his staff than he does with anyone else.


Of course, there’s something in it for employees, too: The boss plays a key role in advancement opportunities, so the more he knows you, your work, and your work ethic, the more likely you are to be rewarded.


A healthy, respectful relationship with your manager can improve your morale and productivity, and ultimately, it can boost your career. If you want a relationship that goes beyond “we get along fine,” here are five suggestions for building a stronger alliance with your boss. 

Here are 5 tips to improve working relationship with your boss;


Make yourself ‘pause’ before having an opinion

Even if your current role is one that’s inspiring and fulfilling, there are everyday tasks in each description that might seem trivial or unimportant to you. Perhaps your boss leans more heavily on the micromanaging mentality and insists you send daily progress reports. Or makes everyone file weekly data analyses that could be performed monthly.

Whatever instruction or deliverable makes you roll your eyes, try to be less subjective to their demands and more objective, to understanding the company’s goals as a whole, instead of zeroing in on your own priorities. “Step outside of your own comfort zone and ask how you can help your boss to improve his or her workflow. By putting the ball in your boss’ court to help you get involved in projects and opportunities, you will find that your boss appreciates your interest in being a problem-solver,” Weiner notes.


Challenge yourself to stop interrupting them

Your manager might be killer at roping in clients, fostering long-lasting contracts and bringing in new business, but when it comes to internal presentations? They might become far more long-winded and theoretical than you have time for. You might feel empowered to cut to the chase — especially if you know where the meeting is headed — but what you might not understand, is they’re catering to everyone on the team, not just you. That’s why their sometimes-flowery, rose-colored language could hit the mark for you, but be just what your co-worker needs.


Another way you might be disruptive to your manager without realizing? By “popping in” for a “quick question” that will “only take a minute.” On the surface level it could seem proactive so you can go about your day, it, however, has the opposite impact on your higher-up, who is wrangling other departments, tasks, and deadlines. “Many bosses who are responsible for managing one or more people often feel frustrated with the constant barrage of interruptions throughout their day,”.  "A great way to create a more symbiotic relationship with your boss is to schedule specific times when you need to speak with your boss rather than just coming into their office at all hours of the day. This healthy boundary will create a more reciprocally respectful relationship with your boss.”


Prioritize face-to-face communication

Being offline once the clock strikes 6 p.m. (or 7 or 8)? Disconnected during your vacation to Southeast Asia or Eastern Europe? As if. As Weiner emphasizes, with a generation of overconnected, digitally nomadic workers, the primary means of communication in both personal and professional practices is via tech. Even at times when you’re meant to be away from your computer or email, more and more careers demand a different attitude.


But while checking-in with your manager and being available when they need you is a good idea, Weiner notes there’s nothing that can replace good ol’ fashioned face-to-face contact. “Things can often get lost in translation over email, particularly with the tone of voice. Approach your boss with set points to discuss and request an in-person meeting where you can be open and honest with one another about the gridlock that is impeding your work or relationship from being productive,” she suggests. “Be open to the feedback and be an active listener. Allow your boss to express his opinion and thoughts, and offer a solution to any problems or concerns he/she addresses.”


Determine their ‘why’

Though there’s no rhyme or reason to why your boss is a few decades older than you or a handful of years younger, it’s likely they entered your industry with a purpose. Impassioned to make a change, to excel as their parents did or to carve a career for themselves, Hill says making an effort to get to know your manager’s ‘why’ and what motivates them to success will connect you. “This can start by scheduling a time to speak with your boss about his or her vision for the company, and then delving deeper into what they are truly passionate about. Having a background of relatedness with your boss will help create a stronger rapport and a foundation for lasting success,” she explains.


Prove you always have their back

Of all the tactics you can employ to fall within the good graces of your manager, Hill says one of the most invaluable is being dependability. When there are opportunities for mobility within your team or company, your boss will intuitively think of the person they can depend on to follow-through on all meetings, assignments, and goals. “Being someone your boss can count on is something that will make you indispensable in your organization. Your boss will likely know your work product better than anyone else in your company,” she says.

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Do what you love, love what you do. This is a cliché we tend to throw out the window once real life sets in. Because of this, it isn’t surprising to find out that 70% of employees actually hate their jobs. 

Let’s face it—pursuing a career is easier said than done. You’re stepping out of your comfort zone and trying to get good at something you may know little or nothing about. Chances are strong that it’ll take some time to turn something you care about into cold, hard profit. Not to mention, you’ll probably fail at your first few attempts. So, it makes sense that a lot of people begin with a lot of enthusiasm, and then quickly give up because it goes from fun to frustrating really fast.


It is a common scenario that we end up taking jobs we hate, convincing ourselves that it is only temporary. The next thing we know, years have passed and we’ve become too complacent, stuck on the wrong job, and working for the wrong people.

Keep in mind that one of the most frustrating things you’ll experience in your adult life is to find yourself working a job that you are not really passionate about. Being uninspired by what you do is not only unhealthy but also unnecessary.

What most people don’t realize is that they can find joy in what they do. In fact, they can turn their hobbies into a full-blown career. But of course, let’s understand that it is also a risk. Ditching a career for a startup, for instance, is a daunting thought.

So how exactly do you reduce these anxieties? How do you become one of those people? There’s no one right way, but below you’ll see six ways to make that happen.



1. Unveil your passion.


Your passion should be the thing you enjoy and for which you are naturally wired to excel. There is a huge difference between a hobby and a passion, and it is crucial that you differentiate between the two before quitting your day job. For instance, just because you enjoy painting does not necessarily mean you should make it your profession. You might be better at graphic design, which uses some of the same artistic talents as painting. Keep an open mind and explore all of your options.


2. Determine the demand.

After you have discovered your passion, determine the level of demand for your skills and choose a field. It’s risky to plunge into a career with very low demand, or one with a large number of competitors even though you love it. However, the number of competitors should not be a deal breaker. If you are confident in your skills, it is very possible to establish yourself and compete quite comfortably, as long as you have a strong marketing strategy.


3. Do your research well.

Conduct a detailed search on what it would take to launch your career in this field. You may need to acquire specific machinery or equipment or earn a certification, degree, or special training. You may even need to hire employees or solicit funding. To save headaches later, find out all you can now.

Interview people who have or are in a similar business to the one you’re considering. Learn what they did to succeed and follow their path, especially if you choose to work in a niche market.


4. Make a plan.

Make a detailed plan of the steps you need to take to make your passion a realistic career opportunity. Include what you need to do and how much you need to spend before you launch into your new venture. If possible, always have a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t work out.


5. Create your own professionalism.


To be taken seriously, you must first become a professional. Having a special skill may not be enough to deem you an expert, so acquire the training necessary to become marketable. Take a night, weekend or online class while you’re in your current job, or a sabbatical to attend an intensive training or internship. As the saying goes, “The more you learn, the more you will earn.”


6. Be bendable.

Your road is not always going to be smooth, so plan for hiccups and make adjustments along the way. Be open to advise and criticism; other people’s insights may open your eyes to something new. No one can succeed alone. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with talented individuals or to form an advisory board to help you make the right decisions.

Turning your passion into a career requires motivation. Be proactive and take a step every day that gets you nearer your goal. The fruits of your labor will eventually pay off and you’ll be well on your way to doing what you love.  

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I don't like you, I yelled at Nnamdi from my balcony. He looked up and blew me a kiss before getting into his official Lexus car. Stupid boy, I grinned to myself.
I actually do like him, more than normal. I am really trying not to like him more than I am supposed to. My face always lits up when we are together and even when we speak on the phone or chat; my lips are always curved in a bold smile and my eyes always sparkles.


He recently just broke up with his boo, my cousin, last week and I am supposed to be a mediator in their split. Truth is, I have always had a soft spot for the oblong faced chiseled dude. We grew up together, went to the same primary school, reconnected right after WAEC, went to the same University and currently live in the same estate. Our parents must have sworn we would end up being in-laws.

My mum stylishly asks me if he likes literature too. Yeye woman, she is always trying to find out what we have in common.

There is really not much story to tell, I just need advice.
I don't know if he feels the same way,
I don't want to be tagged a backstabber or man snatcher either.
I really do like him, he is my bestest friend in the whole world and I don't want to ruin that because of some lousy overwhelming feeling.
Please help, just drop your advice in the comment session, I will come in to read it.

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We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repetitious behavior. Those very same habits either help to propel us forward or to hinder our progress in life. In fact, the state and quality of our lives right now is a direct reflection of our daily habits. 

Here are the top 7 habits to embrace in life: 


1. Focus on what you have.

We spend a great deal of time immersed in our problems. But problems are also a sign of life. The only time we'll lack problems is when we're six feet under. And if you want to shift your focus away from your problems, you have to be grateful for what you have. Yes, even for your problems.

Gratitude is the surest pathway to health, happiness, and success. It shifts our attention towards what we have rather than what we don't have. It's the natural abundance of simple pleasures and opportunities that we've been afforded with and blessed with that we often take for granted.


2.  Begin your day with a healthy breakfast.


Breakfast is an important part of life. Yet, 31 million Americans skip breakfast every single day. And that saying you've heard your entire life about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? It's 100 percent true. If you're serious about success, eat a healthy breakfast every single morning.

This single habit doesn't take much effort. Some planning is certainly required, and if you're rushing out the door every morning with barely any time to spare, you might want to consider waking up earlier to ensure that you wield this habit in your own life.


3. Smiling is good therapy.


Studies have confirmed that people who smile a genuine smile (also referred to as a Duchenne smile) are happier in life. This is one of the best habits for allowing you to find emotional, mental and spiritual peace-of-mind over time -- simply by placing a smile on your face. 

The physiology of our bodies dictates the psychology of our minds. When we frown or slouch or do any number of other things that convey a sense of depression and unhappiness, our mind takes those cues and runs with them. However, once we shift our outward appearance by consciously adjusting ourselves, our inward feelings follow.


4. Drink water with lemon.

One habit that has monumental health benefits is to drink a large glass of water with lemon every single day. Lemons are a natural source of Vitamin C, but also possess other health benefits -- such as helping with your digestion, boosting your immune system, along with cleansing and rehydrating your body.

The water itself is also an important way to flush any toxins from your system early on in the morning when you first arise. 


5. Exercise every day.

One of the absolute best habits to have in life is to exercise every single day without fail. This isn't about heavy weightlifting or running a marathon. This is about doing a lightly strenuous activity to oxygenate your blood and boost the endorphins in your body. 

Not only will you feel physically better when you start this habit, but you'll also feel more motivated, have more mental clarity and be more emotionally sound. 


6. Manage your time at least as well as you manage your money.

An essential habit for succeeding at anything in life is effective time management. How well you manage the precious little time you have says a lot about what you can achieve. And considering that we all have the same amount of time in this world, how you leverage this resource will dictate your potential for success.


7. Seek inspiration.

 It's often difficult to stay motivated for any considerable amount of time. We get discouraged and dissuaded from our goals when things arise in life that sends us on tangents and veers us off track. But one of the absolute best ways you can stay motivated in life is to inspire yourself daily.

Read, watch inspirational videos and get inspired by stories of others who have achieved their dreams. 

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It’s impossible to encounter people with whom you disagree. There are some people you instantly click with and others you can take or leave. And then, there are the select few you just can’t stand!

How can you get along with someone you find difficult, distasteful or downright obnoxious? Well, it helps to remember that you aren’t perfect either. Remember that whatever you might feel about a person, someone else might feel the same about you. We’re all human, after all. We all have our faults.

It’s usually possible just to avoid people you don’t get along with. However, at some point, you may have to work with someone you dislike. That may seem tough, but you can work with (almost) anyone if you just keep a few things in mind. In fact, by using these tips, you might find that a challenging person can still offer useful insights. They may even be able to help you see things from a different perspective.

Successful people understand that if you restrict who you can work with you are only limiting yourself. Use these 11 strategies to empower yourself to deal with even the most difficult people.


1. Accept that nobody likes everybody.

The truth is, we aren’t going to like everyone we meet. The first step when dealing with a cantankerous individual is accepting that you aren’t going to get along with some people, and that’s okay.

Not liking them doesn’t make you a bad person -- nor does it make the other person isn’t fundamentally awful (at least, probably not). But, we all do have to find a way to get along and work with each other. Acknowledging that you clash with someone, without judging who is right or wrong, can remove the strong emotions that often accompany difficult relationships.


2. Mindfulness is the antidote to toxic people.

Dealing with someone who rubs you the wrong way can have a negative effect on your own emotions. A toxic person can drive you crazy . . . but only if you let them. Remember, only you have power over your emotional state. Don’t allow a negative or toxic person to influence your state of mind.

That doesn’t mean that you ignore the person or disregard how they make you feel. Recognize that your emotions, such as irritation and annoyance, are scaling up. If someone is making you angry, let yourself feel that emotion and then let those feelings dissipate. And remember, sometimes all you need to do is smile and nod. There’s no need to engage.


3. Tact trumps temper.

Choose tact over temper Learn to cultivate a diplomatic poker face -- this is key in learning to treat all people with civility and politeness. It doesn’t mean you have to agree with someone you dislike or go along with what they say. You just need to maintain a consistent level of decorum when interacting with them.

Be soft on the person, but firm on the issue. This means that you focus on the issues that need to be corrected rather than attack someone personally. If you learn to do this consistently, you will always come across as professional and positive, which will give you the upper hand in all situations.


4. No matter how they meant it, don't take it personally.

Often people do what they do because of themselves, not because of you. They may be reacting to something in their own circumstances, and it’s just a coincidence that you ended up in their crosshairs. Try widening your perspective on the situation. A broader view can often reduce misunderstanding.

You can also be proactive when dealing with someone you know can provoke you. Think of multiple ways of reacting calmly and decisively. Have a clear picture in your mind of how you’ll respond. This can help you avoid a ping-pong effect, in which you overreact to them and they overreact to you in return. Remember that every situation involves both the person you are communicating with and the issue you are discussing. Concentrate on the issue, not the person.


5. Rise above or get dragged down.

It’s easy to react emotionally to a toxic person, especially if their behavior seems ridiculous and frustrating. But, if you stoop to their level and become embroiled in disputes, you may also be labeled a troublemaker.

Don’t let your emotions get the best of you or allow yourself to be consumed by their antics. Remember that you don’t need to respond to their chaos. You can choose to rise above it by focusing on facts and rational responses. Point out specific issues or problems if need be, but do so diplomatically.


6. Calmly express your feelings.

Often, it’s the way we communicate that leads to bigger problems. If someone’s behavior and communication style annoy you, it may be time to have an honest talk about how you feel. The key is to do so calmly and in a nonconfrontational but assertive way.


Non-accusatory language involves making “I” statements. The goal is to clearly and non-aggressively express how you feel and their role in your current state without blaming them. One formula you can use goes like this: “When you _____, I feel _____. Please do this instead: _______.”

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Do you know this line guys always use to describe women especially when things aren't going their way? Yeah, the one where they call women 'scum' and 'heartless'.

I get that they refuse to accept that they're scummier than women but seriously, how can someone develop feelings for someone else and expect that person to know without actually telling the person? Do we now have telepathic powers? 

I used to be so cool with the black tall guy in my office. We used to gist about almost everything, and we'd hang out sometimes. Although he is fun and all that, he is also very loud which can be really annoying. Plus there is this uncool thing he does when it comes to taking care of the bills. Of course, I know I'd be paying for my portion of chops, I just think it's unnecessary for him to always point it out. He would be like; so how we dey do the bill?And I'd just glare at him with my mind eye. 

Sooner than later, dude stopped talking to me. He'd say hi to every other person in the office but me. So on a Monday, he came into the office wearing his usual red cans with his white polo peeking out from underneath a navy blue long-sleeve shirt. He said hi to everyone, shook hands here and there, gave out hugs but ignored me. I felt numb, not because everyone else got to talk to him or touch him but because I didn't know we were quarreling.


Normally, I would play deaf & dumb and let his attitude slide but I didn't. I needed to know why he was ignoring me so I went ahead to ask the other youth workers in the office.

One of them said; are you mad? So you don't know.

I was like; hellooo? if I did I wouldn't be asking, would I?

The second person said; anyways, he likes you like mad.

I think someone else said; he has always liked you, too bad you didn't notice.


Honestly, I mentally face-palmed myself. I screamed, rolled my eyes and sighed mentally. None of them were making any sense.

Again, I'd have let it all slide but I didn't, I was too curious to let it go.

So I asked the fat girl that used to hang out with us. She wasn't a bit forthcoming, all she said was; better go and talk to him.


I almost laughed in her face. What is wrong with this people sef, which one is better to go and talk to him? As my boss a as Davido? It's not like he is one very fine boy.


Anyways, I approached him and asked to know why the sudden attitude.

He looked at me with his eyebrows arched in a frown and his lips turned up in a pretend smile.

In the most brittle voice, he said; I've forgiven you o, hope you've forgiven yourself?

I looked at him blankly and asked what he forgave me for?

Again, in a brittle voice he said; so you don't know? You don't know that I loved you big time? Anyways, my love for you used to be 100% but now it's down to 3%.


I studied him for a while, hoping to hear that his crooked laugh and someone telling me that I've just been played. Nothing. My eyes widened in anger and astonishment, my expression dulled up and I just stood there looking at this guy.


Finally, I asked him; how on earth was I supposed to know any of this if you never spoke up or showed anything?

Not like I was going to give him a chance or something but at least I would've been careful not to lead him on or let him get hurt with his bizarre thoughts.


He pursed his lips and said; how wouldn't you have noticed kwan? By the way, I felt you were too expensive or high for me.


At this point, I wasn't interested anymore. I rolled my eyes, clamped my hands together and said for the last time; I had no idea.

He was like; are you being real right now? You didn't know?

I was like; dude I gotta go.


Seriously, this has to stop. Everything psychotic is wrong with this guy and every other person in the office that said anything about his feelings for me. Imagine the fat girl telling me that he always talks to her about his feelings for me. I am just going to stop here.

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We’ve all likely encountered conflicts in the workplace that affect our morale, limit our productivity, and may even lead us to seek employment elsewhere. Some workplace conflict can be really frustrating and discomforting to either the employees or the employers.

When you get a group of people together day after day, conflict is inevitable. The employees you so carefully screened during hiring interviews aren't immune, either.

For instance: when an older employee starts feeling insecure and unwanted in the presence of a new and fresh out of the oven employee, bad blood may begin to cloth.

Also, when a new managing team joins the company and the employees don't know how the activities in the company will be affected.  There are a lot of dirty drains employees and employer could trip into.

Workplace conflict can occur in a variety of ways: between two employees, among entire teams or between supervisors and the team members they manage. As difficult as the issue might seem in the moment, resolving team conflict is possible.

Note that there’s no way to avoid tension altogether, of course. But if you are capable of carefully navigating and resolving such discord, you’ll find you can improve dynamics for yourself and your team—and together you can deliver the results you strive for.


1. Embrace conflict.

When conflict arises, don’t avoid it or pretend nothing has happened. As time goes on, tension will build -- and the conflict only will get worse. Deal with these uncomfortable issues as soon as possible, before problems and bad feelings become embedded in everyday work.

If you notice a conflict between employees, encourage them to find a way to work it out. If a conflict develops between two teams, it's a good time to improve interdepartmental communication. If you have a conflict with one of your employee, address it head on and in private.  


2. Make out time to talk.

Set up a time and place so you can talk for an extended span without outside interruptions.

When you do meet, each person should have adequate time to say what he or she believes the other party needs to hear. Don't let any individual monopolize the conversation or control the topic. Each person should talk about the disagreements and how he or she feels about the situation.

Remember, this is not the time to attack or assign blame. Focus on the problem, not your opinion of the other person’s character.


3. Listen carefully.

It's essential to give your complete attention to the person who is talking. Do not interrupt the other person.

Make sure you're getting the message he or she intends to send. Rephrase and repeat back what you've heard to confirm understanding. You might say something along the lines of, “Let me make sure I understand. You’re upset about _____ because _____.” 

Ask clarifying questions if needed. You can request that the other person repeat a central idea or reword his or her frustrations in a way that makes sense to you. 

Listening always should be about gaining understanding. Don’t let yourself become reactionary to the other person's words.


4. Find an equal ground to land on.

Your conversation primarily will focus on the disagreements, but a resolution is possible only when you find points of agreement. You should emerge from the experience with some positives instead of all negatives.

Shed light on commonalities. Share examples or instances in which you agree with the other person or can see another point of view. For example, if you disagree on new sales tactics, you might share what you liked about the other person’s idea or the motivation to work harder for the team.

Looking for agreement demonstrates your willingness to seek out common ground and build a relationship around those trust elements.

Related: Are People Actually Listening to or Understanding What You Say? Here Are 5 Signs to Watch.


5. Provide guidance, not judgment.

If you're in a leadership position, there are times you may need to mediate work conflict. Don’t take sides, ever. Realize you are there simply to help your employees work out their problems.

You might need to guide the conversation. And if hurt feelings run high, it's likely you'll need to redirect the topic so your employees return to the real problem. If you're in a position to give advice on next steps, highlight the positive aspects of the process and suggest related topics or actions they can work through after the meeting.


6. Be quick to forgive.

Every conflict needs a clear resolution that acknowledges hurt feelings and finds a solution that begins to mend them. 

Apologize. Tell the other person you're truly sorry for any ill words or actions -- and mean it. You'll also need to forgive the other person. Agreeing solely for the sake of appearances can lead to grudges that deepen over time, undoing any progress you've made together.

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“Success is to wake up each morning and consciously decide that today will be the best day of your life.“


Ken Poirot

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Many new business owners feel poorly equipped to handle situations where employees need to change. Here are 7 processes that work without emotion.


1. First, before diving into specifics, set the stage.

As a manager or executive, your pent-up emotion makes it tempting to open with an attack, which immediately puts everyone on the defensive.

Instead, you should start with a summary of your goals and objectives for the role, and emphasize the need for a collaborative turnaround plan. 


2. State directly observed data examples and behavior.

Only then should you describe specific behaviors that must change, and provide your specific examples so the team member can "step into" the past scenarios.

Avoid any hearsay or anonymous sources, since these are likely not entirely accurate, and will provoke emotional debates. 


3. Quantify the impact on the project and other people.

Examples might include instances where the team member missed a deadline, causing the project to fall behind or poor responses to a customer resulting in lost business.

These hurt the company, as well as the specific employee reputation. If not obvious, state the correction required. 


4. Ask for problem acknowledgment and playback.

You will make no progress until the team member agrees that there is a problem in their work or behavior, and the problem now must end.

If you don't have an agreement yet, it's time to go back to step one. You need this common understanding before the employee will engage in finding a solution. 


5. Create a plan together for a specific time period.

I recommend a time period of 30 to 90 days where you agree to meet weekly to track progress. Make the plan very specific in terms of what you need to see and when you'll know the outcome is what you wanted.

Clearly, state the consequences if the turnaround doesn't occur (lost job or demotion).  Note though that threatening your team with demotion or job termination may not work all the time especially when the team isn't happy with the nature of the job anymore.


6. Overtly check understanding at this stage.

Clearly communicate your conviction that a positive resolution is possible and desirable, which will make the consequence irrelevant.

Believe it or not, I find team members often still don't fully understand why they need to change, or why the specifics you ask for are important to the team and the business. 


7. Jointly celebrate small steps and milestones.

Launch the plan, and look for every opportunity to acknowledge and reward progress, rather than focus only on failures. Make sure that all concerned see the behavior change also. Verbal feedback should be supplemented by a written weekly summary to the employee, to prevent surprises later. 


If you think these steps are a lot of work, you are right, but it's the most important work you can do for your business, and well as for your team members. The health and success of your business are totally dependent on the health and productivity of your team.

Managing the product and the processes are only half your job as an entrepreneur or less. The rest is building the team.

Obviously, this task is easier if you hire and nurture the right people, to minimize these situations in the first place. You need resilient teams in these turbulent times, so it is well worth your time to understand what it takes to maintain a team with the emotional agility to adapt to market changes and customer feedback.

Of course, as the leader, it all starts with your own ability to change.

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