Change your routine: Leaders often get stuck in their routines and work habits. Routines have a strange way of restricting your peripherals to the point where you develop tunnel vision. Have you ever said, "How did I not see this happening right under my nose?" Of course you did and it's because you were stuck in your routine. In 2014, change your work schedule. Delegate some of those tasks, that you're clinging to, amongst your team members. Include more time interacting with employees and customers. Organize your new routine in the calendar - and stick to it. No compromise.
Success is a shared experience: You may be the leader or owner of the company, but it takes a team to create wins. It takes a team to create the best performance and growth year ever. No-Compromise Leaders share success with those that worked hard to achieve it. They celebrate small wins as well as the big wins. It's not just about bonuses and money - it's about acknowledgment and appreciation. The people you lead believe in your dream. Share it with them. No compromise.
Neil Ducoff is the Founder and CEO of Strategies, a leading salon/spa/medspa business coaching, consulting and training firm. He is also is the author of "Fast Forward - Second Edition: The Definitive Guide to Salon/Spa Management," as well as the award-winning "No-Compromise Leadership" and "Wake Up!" books. Learn more at http://www.strategies.com.