Ah, summer ... That wonderful time of year when everything slows down—including your business and your employees. The easiest thing to do, then, is just accept this state of affairs. After all, there is a gentlemen's agreement in the business world that operations are supposed to slow down a little in the summer, right?
Wrong. Business strategy expert Tom Hall, co-author of Ruthless Focus: How to Use Key Core Strategies to Grow Your Business, says that, in fact, summer is the best possible time for businesses to really focus on what makes their companies tick—in large part precisely because the competition is taking it easy during these lazy, hazy days.
"If everyone else is slowing down and losing their focus during the summer months and you do the opposite, then you will be way ahead of the competition when fall rolls around,” says Hall. “Plus, losing your collective grip on what you're supposed to be doing—and why—for thre...(register to read more)