April 17th, 2014
Time and friendship are among the most desired jewels of life.
To build true friendships, to sort out people who will prove
disappointing, you need time; but time is precisely what you are
short of. Take the short cut and avoid disappointment: make foes!
There are few desires (if any) stronger than the deep wish to be
liked. The first time you realized that not everybody liked you,
it was a shock. For most of us it was the first lesson we
learned at school, and we needed time to accept it. As ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 16th, 2014
Do you wish you could work less and play more? Are you so stuck
in the rut you can't see a way out? Have you ever said I wish I
had more time for me?
Well there is hope. First of all you have to be aware of your
situation, have a strong desire to change and then take action.
Jackie's Story Jackie is 31 yrs of age and the Business
Development Manager for an insurance company.
She always arrived at work at 8.00 a.m. and never left the
office before 6.30 p.m. most nights. She bemoaned the fact ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 15th, 2014
Sales Require You Get Your Foot in the Door By Kathleen Gage
If you are in sales and/or marketing you know one of the most
challenging aspects of what you do is getting in front of
prospects. Prospects and clients are bombarded constantly with
items that promote, market, or advertise what people do. So we
sell, buy, receive, file, or throw away items that we're just
not sure what to do with. Millions of dollars in advertising and
promotions end up in the trash, completely ineffective ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 14th, 2014
Every year I watch as advertisers begin to promote their
products for the Holiday Period. For retail this is their
busiest time and sales usually make or break a company's year.
I'm not here to play scrooge, I would however like people to
think a little about what the holidays are really about.
Perhaps it's me getting a year older and wiser, but as I look
around at the world it really makes me understand that our time
on this earth isn't a long one and that we should make the most
of our time. ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2014
Ever dreamt of escaping your desk job and having more freedom?
Of course you have! Trouble is you eventually wake up and
remember that you've got a job and bills to pay, right?
What you need is your own portable means of income that will
give you the flexibility and freedom to work anytime, anywhere.
Imagine working in your garden, from a beach, or your holiday
home in Brazil. Well, with the technology available today, the
dream can actually be a reality.
So what businesses are most ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 12th, 2014
This article is based on the following book: The Servant "A
Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership" By James C.
Hunter Published by Crown Business, 1998 ISBN 0-7615-1369-8 187
In order to lead, you must serve. This is the solid premise of
the book 'The Servant' by James C. Hunter. It is discussed
through the tale of John Daily, a business executive who starts
to lose his grip as boss, husband, father, and coach. He was
talked into going on a week-long retreat at a ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 11th, 2014
It's your first day in a new job.
This is the job that you really wanted. The one that you saw
advertised and immediately knew was for you. The one that you
spent hours crafting an application letter for. The one that
required you to beat all the other applicants at interview. The
one where you anxiously awaited the postman to see if you'd been
New suit. Clean shirt and your favourite tie. Shoes freshly
polished. Hair cut just the way your Mum would like it.
You're keen. You arrive ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 10th, 2014
Turn low-performance players around
Remember, your job as a coach is to enhance your players'
performance. To do so, you'll need to take a very close look at
the situation to find the clues you need to turn the problem
around-and it's not always easy. I use a coaching tool I call
"be-do-have" to bring tricky problems into focus. To put it into
action, just focus on the different elements of a team member's
performance issue by asking yourself the following questions:
-- Being. What's the ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 9th, 2014
Once I had bought a hotel in Scotland, my next concern was to
ensure my business was viable
. Releasing the energy of
faith, looking forward as I entered my first trading season, I
was able to activate two positive principles of enterprise. One
might think of these as being grouped under a 'one way' sign (to
borrow a symbol from the Highway Code
), because they are
positive, mandatory instructions:
1. Plan ahead
2. Think customer
Planning ahead is reaching out in advance. Thinking customer ...Read the rest of this entry »
April 8th, 2014
Ah, the joys of self employment...Good pay, flexible hours,
excellent benefits, a wise and business savvy boss...And
profitability, lots of profitability! If you're self employed,
chances are your own company is missing some of the features
that you might consider to be ideal. It's a good thing being a
business owner can have other benefits that are not as
quantifiable. Things like satisfaction, loving what you do, not
dancing to someone else's tune and charting your own course. But
no matter ...Read the rest of this entry »