Archive for May, 2013

Family Business – The Value of Outside Help

May 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By its very nature, a family business will often be very self-sufficient and able to look inwards for solutions to challenges. And, there is a strong argument to bring in other skills and expertise from outside to give a broader perspective… Many family businesses pride themselves on being effective with family members alone. They capture the […]

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Family Business – Preparing to Step Back

May 20, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

For anyone who has created their family business, deciding on the time to do less and leave it to others can be a daunting prospect. Yet there are some simple ways to ensure that stepping back is less painful than at first it might appear. After the years of eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping the […]

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7 Tips For Improving Communication in the Workplace

May 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Good managers understand the benefits of effective communication with their employees. They appreciate that it is not simply the benefits of passing on information that adds value, but the rapport that is built when people feel fully involved. To ensure that communication is effective, there are some simple actions a manager can take, the benefits […]

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Family Business – New Blood for the Future

May 13, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When starting a family business, the last thing on the mind of the owner will probably be what will enable them to retire and sit back. Yet by taking action early on, enjoying the fruits of the labours that built the family business will be all the easier. Planning for the future is so often […]

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4 Positive Ways to Develop Your Performance Management

May 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Managing performance is one of the necessary evils of management. To get the best from your team is vital and when you lead a team, ensuring each and every one of them delivers their best work must be your primary goal. Whilst the very thought of performance management can strike fear and dread into the […]

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Family Business – Credibility Tactics for New Family Employees

May 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

For entrepreneurs who start up a business, there will be little to doubt about their credibility. They started, progressed and built success. For those who they bring along to create a family business, there may be work to do so that other employees respect them too. It can be tough to be a family member […]

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5 Change Management Challenges In Turbulent Times

May 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

More than ever before, change is becoming a normal part of the business landscape. In fact perhaps the one element of business that isn’t changing, is the amount of change that is happening. And that presents some special change management challenges for most business leaders. Over the last few years, with the dramatic changes in […]

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