Hard Truths: Ambiguity is the Enemy of Accountability

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 On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with host Dave Anderson, Dave talks about eliminating ambiguity as a step to full accountability in your leadership. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi. Welcome to Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, the show where we talk about the things that need to be...

Hard Truths: Improve Performance Through Consequences

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On this episode of Hard Truths, Dave talks about consequences. Once you have clarity, once your expectations are clear, you've got to give feedback, based on those expectations, but what happens if the job doesn't get done? That's where consequences come in. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi, welcome to Hard...

Hard Truths: Accountability and What it is Worth to Your Business

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Your culture, what's that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You will lose the respect of the best when you don't deal effectively with the worst. Accountability. On this episode of Hard...

Hard Truths: Redeeming Your Time

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On this week’s episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson discusses the concept of redeeming your time. The fact of the matter is most managers waste way too much time. While they put in a lot of hours, that time is not being used well....

Hard Truths: The Truth About Complacency

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On this week’s episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson discusses complacency, a word he deems as one of the most poorly-defined and misunderstood words in the industry, and teaches you what it really means so that you can recognize it within yourself or others.   The...

Hard Truths: What’s Holding You Back?

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Don’t get caught up trying to change the things that are out of your control. On this week’s episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson talks about focusing on the things you can control that are holding you back.   The Atlanta Small Business Network, from start-up...

Hard Truths: Leading from the Middle

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Depending on where you fall in the chain of command, you may or may not be the “top” manager. On this week’s episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson gives you some things you can do to start successfully leading from the middle and ultimately...

The Truth About Buy-In

You can’t force the customer to buy into you. On today’s episode of Hard Truths, Dave Anderson explains why you can't command commitment from the customer, you have to earn it. You can find more episodes of Hard Truths right here on ASBN. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Dave Anderson:...

Hard Truths: Accountability – Achieving More Clarity by Giving More Feedback

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On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, Dave continues his conversation about accountability, particularly about clarity. Once you have clarity as a manager, you need to communicate it well. You've got to give more feedback. You've got to eliminate the gray areas. VIDEO...

Hard Truths: The Power of Leading By the Right Example

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On this week's episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson we talk about the power of the right example. Everybody is already leading by example, but the question is what example are you leading by? People will listen to what you say but they...
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Bolstering Economic Growth by Closing Gender Gaps between Entrepreneurs

Women can play a pivotal role in a nation’s economy. However, they face many gender bias constraints when they try to create new businesses....

How These Two ATL Small Business Owners Made It Onto Oprah’s List of Favorite...

Two small businesses right here in Atlanta are getting a little bit of help from Oprah and Amazon this holiday season. StepStitches and The...

How to Negotiate the Lease For Your Franchise Storefront or Office Space

Welcome to another episode of Atlanta Franchise Today with host Leslie Kuban, expert franchise consultant and owner of FranNet Atlanta. Atlanta Franchise Today is...
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Why Your Small Business Should Hire a Virtual Assistant

No matter how organized and efficient you are as a small business owner, the mountains of paperwork and constant customer demands can really overwhelm...
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Helping Your Employees Cope with a High-Pressure Work Environment

A high-pressure work environment can be a sign that your company is ambitious and productive. A high-pressure work environment can drive your employees to...