Business Blitz: Be A Meaner Boss And Make Your Employees Happier

by Extreme John on April 16, 2012

Happy Monday to all you early risers out there, here at Extreme John I’m up and ready to rock and roll with some early morning business headlines!  Today I’ll cover a number of small business tips which include: Why Being A Meaner Boss Will Help Your Company–And Make Your Employees Happy, 5 Socially Conscious Startups Innovating for Good, Let Your Critics Be Your Best Friends and Optimize Your Health for Better Blogging.

Hot Business News For April 16, 2012

Healthy Life

First up this morning: Why Being A Meaner Boss Will Help Your Company–And Make Your Employees Happy. Everyone wants to be the nice guy, but when it comes to running a business and actually being a boss there is no making the “nice guy” routine work to your advantage. This article covers why it pays more to be the not so friendly boss and is definitely worth a read.

Also in news this morning: 5 Socially Conscious Startups Innovating for Good. I included this article because I found it interesting, I am always looking at socially conscious ideas and this article is certainly packed full of them. Some of the startups mentioned in this article include: MassChallenge, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Wetopia.

Next up this morning: Let Your Critics Be Your Best Friends. Most bloggers, at least the new comers to the scene, have a problem or two when it comes to critics. No one is ever really sure how to handle critics and this article covers how you can turn those naysayers in to your best friends who an help your business. Tips included in this piece: seek out tough critics, practice and separate the wise from the wacky.

Finally this morning: Optimize Your Health for Better Blogging. You guys know that lately I’ve fallen in to the runners culture, I never knew I would enjoy running so much! Seeing this article this morning I just knew that I had to share because…well, I really think it’s applicable to every small business owner out there – better health DOES mean better blogging AND better business! Give this piece a read and see what you think!

Parting Shots

My favorite article this morning is the article on optimizing your health for better blogging. I truly believe that improving ourselves leads to improved business.

Your Turn

What do you do to improve your health? Can you really see a difference in your work ethic and the outcome of your blogging as a result? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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Sara

To improve my mental health I, you guessed it, take breaks. This seems too obvious, but it really is hard to do. When you pressure yourself to write post after post, you actually start to feel guilty to stop working; after all you could be making progress! Disregard that feeling. Just stop, smell the flowers, eat a piece of carrot cake. Work will be easier if you are less stressed.
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Great additions to this post Sara, thank you for taking the time to read and comment I appreciate it.

The brain needs to be refueled. It can’t be peddle to the metal all the time.

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Elaine Saltlake

Nice round up! the first article is very interesting. Sometimes you have to play the mean boss to make sure that your organization achieve its maximum potential.

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