All posts by: Dionna Appling

  • What Type of Leader Are You | BA PRO, Inc.
Have you ever wondered what your leadership style is? How and why you handle things a particular way with your team? In this episode, we’ll discuss the strengths and struggles of 4 different leadership styles and how each style impacts your team. A Leadership Style Questionnaire is also available for you to find out your......
Continue Reading →
  • 8 Common Mistakes New Leaders Make & How to Avoid Them | BA PRO, Inc.
Congrats on landing your new leadership role! Get ready to implement your awesome ideas, lead a flawless team, and ultimately fix every problem in your workplace. Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s because it is. In the real world of leadership, nothing and no one is flawless, your ideas may not be the......
Continue Reading →
In today’s episode, we’re talking about why employees stop caring about their work. Don’t automatically rule poor performance to laziness. There can very well be things happening in the workplace that cause employees to stop caring about doing their best work. Here are 5 reasons why: They’re overworked. They aren’t challenged. They don’t feel like......
Continue Reading →
  • PRO Talk Tuesday: What To Do When You Feel Like Quitting Your Role | BA PRO, Inc.
We all have moments when we feel like quitting. As professionals, leaders, and even business owners, we experience moments when it seems like quitting is the best option. But how can we make sure that we aren’t quitting based on impulse? In this episode, we’ll discuss 4 questions that you must ask yourself when you......
Continue Reading →
  • 5 Myths About Being a Good Leader | BA PRO, Inc.
As leaders, we tend to shape our leadership philosophies and habits based on our professional and personal experiences throughout life. This can be positive or negative, and will ultimately affect how you lead your team. In this episode, we’re debunking 5 leadership myths about being a good leader. Myth 1: You must have all the......
Continue Reading →
  • 5 People Driven Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover | BA PRO, Inc.
It’s the start of a new work day and you’re ready to tackle your to-do list. Just as you grab your morning coffee and open your laptop to check your email inbox, you see that dreaded subject line from one of your most hardworking employees, “Letter of Resignation”. Your heart instantly drops and countless thoughts......
Continue Reading →
  • PRO Talk Tuesday: Having the I Deserve a Raise Talk with Managers | BA PRO, Inc.
Today’s #PROtalkTuesday question was submitted by “Professional seeking career advancement”: “With employee reviews right around the corner what recommendations or tips would you give to professionals on having the, I need/deserve a raise conversation with their manager?” Tune in for the recommended tips!   Questions about this episode? Topic suggestions for future episodes? Please send......
Continue Reading →
  • How to Make Employee Engagement Second Nature | BA PRO, Inc.
As a leader, you have a lot on your plate. Meetings, deadlines, reports; there are tons of things on your to-do list and that can make it easy to forget about employee engagement. In this episode, we’ll go over 6 steps to help employee engagement feel more like second nature instead of a chore. Remove......
Continue Reading →
  • 7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make with Company Culture | BA PRO, Inc.
Starting and maintaining a small business is a huge accomplishment. As a small business owner, you’re able to help your customers, create job opportunities, live your dreams and build a legacy. You’re told to focus on profits, growth & expansion, lead generation, and marketing. There are several articles and resources that help startups and small......
Continue Reading →
  • Maintaining Strong Culture the Starbucks Way with Marcus Harris | BA PRO, Inc.
This episode features guest Marcus Harris; Starbucks store manager for multiple locations in the Cleveland, Ohio area. With over 10 years of experience in management, Marcus shares his insight and best practices on what it takes to be consistent with maintaining a great company culture. He gives great examples of how leaders can make culture......
Continue Reading →