Archive for the ‘motivation’ Category

When I mentioned this at a workshop recently one of the business owners said: “You mean there are only 3 keys to success? Where have I been going wrong all these years?” I may tend to oversimplify – simply for the sake of directness.The top 3 keys to successful business growth include an actionable business plan, becoming more authentic and self-aware, and becoming a knowledge-based manager

As someone reared in South East Asia in a Eurasian household, the controversy over Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the recent BBC documentary Meet Britain’s Tiger Mums, made me reflect on the cultural values I took for granted on both sides of my heritage

I spoke with a client recently about his efforts to develop productive work environments. He pointed out to me that he uses several practices that, if implemented effectively, form a sound basis for improving productivity.

So why do we spend all that time and resource doing a job that a convenient tool can do for us using a fraction of the time and resources? Well I will let you answer that one for yourself and meanwhile let’s look at a few simple approaches we can take to our business that provide a bit of TLC, DIY style!

When you realize you are having that bad day does your enthusiasm for continuing your work day wane a bit? Do you question whether it is worth it to continue on? Do you realize that your attitude is affecting your commitment? Is it worth adjusting that attitude?

The old expression, ‘the customer is always right!’ is BS and if you truly believe in your offering, then you have to make a simple decision – stand strong in certain situations and turn that individual away, or perhaps make too many ‘exceptions’ and sacrifice what you and the company stands for.

When you decide to hire a new employee you can either decide to go it alone and hope you make the right series of decisions or you can review hiring practices that have proven effective over time. Let’s face it, in this new, emerging economy it is becoming more important to make sure that we are hiring smarter.

Frank began his career 25 years ago in the media world. He has worked for Newspapers, Radio, Magazines and when the Internet took off, he moved into the online space. In recent years, Frank has become a founder and investor in some of the most exciting start-ups

Workforce alignment requires that you have the right types of people, in the right places at the right times, doing the right things right. We will discuss how to get your employees in the right places at the right times by managing them effectively.

The world of business is rife with clichés – we’ve all used them. As a marketer, I am almost expected to use them. I feel that they are used as a buffer to cover up a lack of knowledge in a certain area or to try and ‘impress’ people