Many skills, over time, have been superseded. Remember those driving lessons where we learned to do a reverse parallel park? All that time spent learning how to set up the car, knowing when to start turning and when to stop is now moving to the long-term memory bank as these days, we can buy cars that will park for us!
Would you like more new customers? Did you know that forty one percent of small business owners rate their number one issue with their business is that they “want more new customers.” Read more.
Small business owners are required to wear many hats – marketing, legal, operational, procurement and finance just to name a few. It’s impossible to be an expert in all of these fields so the challenge is to be able to grasp the key elements of each one. Read more.
Ask any business owner about managing staff and most will roll their eyes then start on a rant about their team not doing what they are asked. Read more.
I’m a strong believer in the need for any manager or business owner to be prepared to let their team fail. This concept might sound counterintuitive, or even mean, but in most instances, the lessons learnt from failure are actually far more meaningful than a lesson learnt any other way. So by letting your team fail, you can actually go a long way to building a really cohesive group. Read more.