5 Common Business Problems Every Business Owner Faces
Published 11/18/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,453 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   In my role as a business coach, I sometimes meet with well-educated and intelligent people who run businesses but are not very adept at solving problems. Many people start businesses only to find out that it’s quite challenging to solve business problems. As a business owner, you probably believe you should be able to solve all your business problems, but that is not often the case. That’s why it is important to know when you need the expertise and support of others and where and how to get it. This is where business coaching comes in. Business coaches provide the help needed to solve some common problems in business, giving you the opportunity to focus on other important aspect of the business. Most times the underlying problem is that you are too close to the situation,... read more ❯
The Leaders Challenge: Fear of Failure
Published 11/7/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,365 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” - Abraham Lincoln   Sometime ago I came across a portrait taken on the morning of the D-day landings. It pictures an army Regimental Sergeant Major standing courageously while those around him cowered in fear as they try to find cover from the bullets raining down on them. Undoubtedly, he was fearful, but his body language portrays something else entirely. He is seen calling his troops to come with him into battle; without knowing what the eventual outcome will be, and with the odds clearly against them. The aura of confidence around this leader, bravely leading his troops on showed that for him failure is not an option. He made a decision to keep moving forward, regardless of the uncertainty of... read more ❯
LEADERS: Stop Obsessing Over Loyalty, focus on Team Envy and Cohesion Instead
Published 11/6/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Each year organizations lose billions of dollars due to employee turnover. Quite surprisingly, most of it is actually voluntary, and one starts to wonder, what has happened to employee loyalty. In a workforce survey conducted recently, more than 91% of the respondents agreed that they can’t stay with their current organization for more than three years. The definition of employee loyalty has changed in recent years. More and more employees now define loyalty as it relates to the job at hand. The workplace has become transactional for the employee. Once hired to perform specific tasks, they give their very best. And after mastering it they seek out new roles and opportunities in order to earn more and/or have more responsibility. Whether this opportunity comes from within their current organization or they have to make a move, they have loyally fulfilled their obligation. Employees generally expect to get much more than just... read more ❯
Why Leaders Should Focus on Job Performance Instead of Cannabis Usage
Published 11/2/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 988 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   The Canadian government recently announced the legalization of cannabis for non-medical use. This significant and rapid change to the legal status of cannabis raises new challenges and questions for Canadian employers. It is expected that there will be a major increase in the consumption of cannabis for non-medical purposes post-legalization. A survey conducted by Deloitte revealed that an estimated 22% of the Canadian adult population consumes recreational cannabis on an occasional basis while about 17% will be willing to try it out if it were legal. This brings the figure to about 40% of the adult population. Furthermore, a significant increase in the number of cannabis users in some states in the United States where recreational use is legal indicates that there’s a possibility that the number of Canadians using cannabis will increase after full legalization. There... read more ❯
The Failure of “Good-Enough” Cultures in the Workplace
Published 10/11/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1067 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 4 minutes.   Leaders are bombarded daily with choices; a choice to do right or wrong; a choice to do nothing; a choice to do the right thing or to do the barest minimum required to get the job done. Unfortunately, people have become comfortable with working in cultures where mediocrity and low expectations are the norm. Some leaders have learned to tolerate bad things happening in the workplace because to them "it's has always been that way." They have adopted a hopeless and disinterested attitude and operate with mediocrity as the standard. Sometimes the leader takes the path of least resistance, with the hopes of holding on to their position and employment longer. In time of mistakes, there’s no thorough investigation on the part of leaders to find out how to change processes to prevent further recurrences.  The concept... read more ❯
Change My Business Coaching’s Kyle Kalloo Appointed BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region
Published 9/21/2018 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Kyle Kalloo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Phone: 844-910-7111 Email: info@changemylifecoaching.ca   CALGARY, AB – September 21, 2018 –Change My Business Coaching and Change My Life Coaching proudly congratulates Kyle Kalloo, CEO and Business and Leadership Coach, on his appointment to BNI Ambassador – BNI South Alberta Region.  The BNI South Alberta Region offers support and guidance to the Leadership Teams and members in the region, which are made up of business professionals. With two decades of experience in senior management positions, Kyle has established a robust record in leadership, people skills, communication, innovative problem-solving abilities and capacity to develop high performance habits. “I love systems that work. And BNI is all about proven systems, procedures and protocols. Every week our members pass referrals to other members that end up turning into closed business. Who doesn’t want to grow their business from referrals? In fact, 83% of my business is from referrals”, says Kyle Kalloo. BNI South Alberta Region encompasses 18 chapters in... read more ❯
Debunking Common Employee Engagement Myths
Published 9/18/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,656 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes.   Employee engagement is much more than a buzzword for modern business. In today’s competitive marketplace, employee engagement has emerged as an important component of business success; fostering customer loyalty, promoting retention and improving organizational performance. Engaged employees are fully involved, enthusiastic and committed to their work. Engaged employees are willing to do their best for the success of their organization. Recent studies have shown that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. The United States alone loses an estimated $11 billion on employee turnover, with Canada ranking the 4th globally for highest employee turnover rate at 16% (United States rate at 13%, 5th place, and France being 21% in first place). Employees are more likely to leave the company they work with if they do not feel engaged by or committed to the... read more ❯
Are You Managing with Coaching Skills?
Published 9/5/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,284 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes. In the 21st century managers are just not managers. As a manager, you may be innovative, analytical and an excellent problem solver, still it is recommended that you should develop and acquire coaching skills that will help you manage and empower your team effectively. Developing coaching skills allows you to be more impactful as a leader and help you get the most out of your team. Another benefit of coaching others is that it allows you to polish your management skills. And it has been proven that when given the opportunity to learn and grow people thrive. Adopting a coaching mentality will help with employee onboarding and retention, skill improvement, performance improvement, and knowledge transfer. A study conducted by Bersin & Associates revealed that organizations that coach their teams consistently experience a 21% improvement in their business... read more ❯
7 Things Smart Business Owners Should STOP Doing Every Day
Published 8/22/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,628 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes. I have always talked about things entrepreneurs should do to achieve success in business. However, it is equally important to note that there are actually things they must STOP doing. Most business owners may not even be aware that they are doing some of these things.  Contrary to what some people may believe, being productive is a lot more about managing your energy and a lot less about time management. It is basically about spending the least amount of energy to get the most benefits. It’s about working smart, not hard. You cannot focus on something you are not clear about. Shifting your perspective on these choices will help your business to operate at a much higher level. These are the things that smart entrepreneurs never do: Flying by the seat of your pants Never start your day without a plan.... read more ❯
Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®
Published 7/17/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,796 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7minutes. Real estate is an extremely demanding career path. There is a whole lot that needs to be done consistently on a daily basis. There is an expectation to respond to phone calls, text, email and manage your social media account. However, only few of these things are actually revenue generating activities that you must focus on as a Realtor®. This post will discuss the Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®.   DEVELOP A PLAN Developing a plan is crucial to your success as a Realtor®. It is very easy to become reactive instead of planning out your schedule. When this becomes the norm, you lose control of your carefully thought out schedule, rather than being in charge of the situation. This often results in missed opportunities, a lack of eagerness to complete the task at hand and... read more ❯