How good is the team in your business? Is it the best team you could have? If not, invest time at the start of the year to improve the team.

Either replace people, including yourself, or train them to ensure your team is the best it can be to position your business for the best result.

What is the point of going into the year with anything but the best team? Especially when this year you will face more competition directly and indirectly than ever before.

My management tip today is to work on your team, make it better trained and more competitive than last year.

If you are not sure where to start with your training, consider sharing more information about the business. I have seen excellent engagement follow greater disclosure about the challenges of the business. This has come about because your challenges become their challenges.

If the key weakness is you, however, consider working elsewhere. If that’s not an option, you have to change, you have to lift your game to make your business more competitive.