There is without a doubt one boss that I have had in my marketing career that I would call out as the very best boss I ever had. Partly as he was so exciting, inspiring and technically excellent, but also he taught me some key principles about what makes a great leader and boss.
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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.
In the recent Hay Group Leadership 2030 research, six megatrends emerged that will bring additional challenges to leaders. What do they mean to a small to mid-sized business?
A good boss, like anything other good experience we have in life, can leave a lasting impression on us. But unlike horror stories often recounted about ‘bad’ bosses we don’t hear that many great stories about the ‘good’ boss.
Lighthouses dot the New England coast and were essential guides to ships that brought so much cargo into the harbours. Maintenance was important to keep these lifesavers operating. Maintenance of YOU is as essential as polishing the mirrors and monitoring the brightness of the light in a lighthouse.
The tendering process is designed, in the main, to get the lowest price. But who actually benefits in the longer term for cutting the price back to the bone? Does anyone? Or does it just lead to frustration?
When a business is challenged to stay afloat, the temptation can be to exaggerate capability. Capability to deliver to our customers on what they have looked and paid for. The trick is to ensure…
One of the common denominators of companies that moved from Good to Great, was the need for each company to take a good, long hard look at themselves and, with a level of painful honesty, to clearly…
Consultants are often engaged to help a company when specific expertise is required. For that engagement to be a success, it is vital that the engaging company ensures that the scope of the work is defined and…
The skills associated with project management are directly relevant to services businesses. The management form is often seen as being associated with IT and Engineering, but every business can benefit from understanding how to deliver their projects more effectively.