They said we were crazy to launch a small business consultancy in Vancouver when we had: No relationships No local track record No start-up capital But, we weren’t worried. After all, it was autumn 2008: It was the middle of the greatest economic meltdown in 70 years The Olympics were coming and no one would… Read more »
Business Management Blog
If you consider your people one of your business’s greatest assets, then finding and retaining exceptional managers is a very high priority for you. Those who achieve success in this quest acknowledge that a great manager will pay dividends for many years, and finding a great manager is a time consuming process.
How many times have you thought: “If we just find the right people, everything else will fall into place.” A good hire can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your bottom line, and a great hire transforms that one-time bump into an annuity paying dividends year after year. But how will you find that great hire?
One-on-one meetings are held between a manager and direct report with the objectives of setting priorities, gaining clarity around progress, and improving performance. The value of the meeting should be, at a minimum, equal to the cost of the time spent in the meeting.
A sales team meeting is used to identify, develop, and train sales improvements. The meeting is a forum for promoting the professional development of all participants as they discuss sales related problems, share their unique expertise, and build the Sales Team’s camaraderie.
There are two major determinants of whether you will make money on a business acquisition:
a) The purchase price and financing.
b) The integration.
Everyone occasionally experiences the sinking feeling that comes from having too much to do. There is too much to do, after all. The proliferation of content in the webiverse and the 24/7 work access model have conspired to keep us all moving at a break-neck pace. It is the time of the Quicker and the Deader. So instead of adding even more to the day, why not take something away?
It’s ironic that when leaders become stressed and busy, they forget to use the one tool in their managerial toolbox that will unbury them the quickest: Leverage.
I was speaking to the a president of a family business recently who said: “When my dad retired, he just walked away. This one Monday, he didn’t show up. Again, on Tuesday, no dad. Then Wednesday, another no show. Totally unlike him. Finally, on Thursday, I called him and said, ‘So are you coming in… Read more »
It stuns me how many people mope their way into a conference. You’re out of the office! You’re in a room of like-minded people! You are surrounded by opportunity!