Assuming now all good domestic staff citizens have squeezed in some time to complete well-wishes to loved ones over the past few weeks of their 16-hour holiday service shifts while making sure all is well and merry with all remaining guests of and for the Mister and Misses, it's now time to move on and focus on creating for 2018 - and thus being a part of household management and/or front line service team success - where ever one should find themselves on that hopefully inclusive spectrum.
As many dedicated DSC readership already know, Citizen Editor holds close to his bosom a tortured love/hate relationship with numbered lists; mostly hate. But as we round the corner and blast into the last two remaining days of this year, what better thing to do than exactly what the authors of all those lists promise: something in your life will get better if you'll just read the easy list of (fill in the number) things to follow on the road to success, of whatever success the list is referencing.
But now that's out of the way, we say if you're going to read just one list this year on how to go forth into domestic staff team bliss and stellarship, and if you truly hold the strong and well-deserved recognition that household staff of any size, even just one or two, are best run as a honest-to-goodness small business, read this one list please - as it's really quite good.
From Inc. Magazine then... I merrily present this article by author Serhat Pala, with my own domestic service team relevant commentary below each point, noted for you in green....
4 Leadership Mistakes to Avoid When Running a Small Business by Serhat Pala, Inc. Magazine