Being Thankful

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,  to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!  – Helen Keller

For those blessed with sight, we have no excuse not to enjoy, appreciate and be thankful for the beauty of nature.

Happy Fall Thanksgiving

At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings.
The freedom of this great country in which we live.
It’s opportunity for achievement.
The friendship and confidence you have shown in us.
For all of these things we are deeply thankful.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ravi Patel

http://www.patelCFOservices.com

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Published in: on November 25, 2014 at 3:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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Building Credibility

A lot of people talk a great game. They even convince people that they are successful even though they might not have done anything. Are they credible?

Entrepreneurs should learn from such people how not to conduct themselves.

Whenever speaking about your product, capabilities and skills, be confident and assertive yet understated. Don’t oversell yourself.

However, let your actions speak loudly. Be exceptional in delivering results and let that do the talking for you. People who need to will be more impressed with your results rather than your promises.

Be understated in your talk, but exceptional in your actions to build credibility!

Ravi Patel

http://www.patelCFOservices.com

Published in: on November 18, 2014 at 3:26 am  Leave a Comment  
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Overcoming Insecurity When Hiring

Entrepreneurs have to hire people to grow their companies. What kind of management leaders do they hire? Who should they hire?

In order to keep costs down, there might be a tendency to recruit lower-cost managers who might require a lot of supervision. Is this keeping costs down in the long run? Is the Entrepreneur’s time well spent in managing such leaders?

Entrepreneurs should not be afraid to hire people smarter than they are. Hiring smarter people might be tough on the ego and wallet, but in the long run the company will be much better for it. In fact, hiring smarter people will provide the opportunity to not only learn from them, but also allow the Entrepreneur to focus more time and energy on his/her areas of strength.

Do the Right Things!

Ravi Patel

http://www.patelCFOservices.com

Published in: on November 11, 2014 at 3:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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A Code of Conduct

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc

Great leaders set high standards for themselves. The growth of McDonald’s was in large part due to the quality, efficiency and customer service standards established by Ray Kroc.

Entrepreneurs too need to set and live by commendable personal standards or a code of conduct for themselves so that they can demonstrate a high level of leadership to inspire their employees. How often have we seen leaders who ask their followers to do one thing while they do something else? How does that provide leadership by example?

If an Entrepreneur desires to set high standards of ethics and performance for their companies, they first need to set for themselves high-reaching standards. However, that is not enough! Entrepreneurs need to then adhere to their established code of conduct and demonstrate via actions their commitment to such uplifting principles.

Leadership in this area is truly by example. If an Entrepreneur establishes a pattern of behavior that meets his/her lofty standards, then it will be easier to set high standards for the company and employees. It helps to inspire people by actions and then demand high standards of excellence and hold their followers accountable.

Ravi Patel

www.patelCFOservices.com