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Leadership and Accountability, insights from Chris Mangan

Stay Hungry, Break Things, This Is the Bootstrappers Show.

In this episode, we talk about how to have an effective meeting, how to hold people accountable, and how to talk to people so they will listen. We also discuss the common error of trying to make an employee we love fit in a seat they are not suited for. It’s all on this episode of Bootstrappers!

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When Do You Transition a W-9 Contractor to an Employee?

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this episode of Bootstrappers, we cover stress management, getting out of a business partnership that no longer works, and when it is time to take a W-9 contractor and transition them to an employee. Also, hear about Jeremy's creative employee benefit he used to keep great workers when we were just getting started and couldn't afford health insurance. It's all on this 1-hour episode of Bootstrappers!

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Anequim is Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Managing and Monitoring Remote Workers Using Cutting Edge Technology

Recently Anequim rolled out a robust technology tool that helps remote assistant clients approve time off, manage teammates hours, and improve efficiency. This roll-out is an example of how Anequim strives for continuous improvement and is committed to increasing value for our clients. Anequim President, Gwenn Aspen is featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding best practices of managing a remote team with the most cutting edge software. 

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Quick Tip for Managing Remote Teams: The Daily Huddle

Many of us have closed our offices and are managing our entire staff from our homes for the first time. One thing that has helped our remote teams stay focused on the day’s tasks is having a daily huddle. Huddles are 5-minute meetings every day at the same time. In the bullet points below I put a few of the topics, and examples we discuss on our daily huddles at our property management company. These kinds of short meetings can help keep everyone on the same page when we are not working at the same office.

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How Great Teams Prioritize Goals

We were really bad ad prioritizing goals.

Years ago our property management company left a lot to be desired when it came to our ability to prioritize projects. We didn’t have an agenda for our strategic planning meetings. Embarrassingly sometimes our executive team would write our priorities down, and then lose the paper we wrote them on. We would talk about to-dos and not follow up. This lack of structure kept us amateur, and we struggled to move our business forward.

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The Cost of Ideas

There is no such thing as a bad idea.

You've heard the adage "there's no such thing as a bad idea." Well, and we all know this, it just isn't true. If there really is no such thing as a 'bad idea' how would be express a sentiment that an idea just didn't work out, that it wasn't good, or that it ended up being ruinous? We say it pretty much to get people who would otherwise not feel comfortable going out on a limb to, well, walk out on that limb. We know there is something about the phrase that works logically, but what is it?

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