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Caring & Ethical?

September 27th, 2011 // 5:03 pm @

It has become trendy to portray your company as “caring & ethical”, and many companies are pursuing this persona. Sadly this is often pursued more through the use of public relations than actually being either caring or ethical. Companies have paid agencies to come up with trendy sounding names for this new theory of how […]

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Category : Blog &Companies

Carrot or Stick Management

September 27th, 2011 // 4:42 pm @

Recent extensive research commissioned by LRN (www.LRN.com) looked at the style of management within companies from the board room to the shop floor. They broke down management style into three categories: Command and Control – 43% of respondents viewed their organization in this way. Top down / Skilled Management – 54% thought their company had […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

Is Style Back

September 25th, 2011 // 3:42 pm @

I want to buy two things, a Fiat 500, and an iPad. I need neither, in fact there is in my life little rationale for either. So why do I want them? The Frankfurt motor show has been on recently, and I watched with interest to hear what people were talking about as the key […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

Will the Euro Zone Contract?

August 24th, 2011 // 10:13 am @

Countries pulling out of the Euro has been described as “Unthinkable” by politicians. When politicians make such statements it is time to consider that possibility as being very real. The economic reality is, a shrinking of the number of countries in the Euro zone is now a very real possibility. The major Euro zone countries […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Why Political Will Matters

August 10th, 2011 // 5:41 pm @

We live in dangerous economic times; many of the world’s major economies are in recession, and have associated financial problems. The two major world currencies, the Dollar and the Euro are under immense pressure. In these difficult times we need good, and preferably great governments. What most countries need now are governments who can achieve […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Other Thoughts

Effective Decision-Making

August 2nd, 2011 // 5:38 pm @

Managers are ultimately paid to make decisions, but interestingly they rarely get training on how to make good decisions, and the process for good decision-making is too rarely even discussed. Several key things negatively influence negatively on effective decision- making. Acting Quickly to Calm our Stress When faced with a difficult issue, we suffer with […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

Debt Crisis – What is Really Going on?

July 28th, 2011 // 9:25 am @

The media is covered in news of the “Debt Crisis” but little explanation of what that means. I would like to look at what the debt crisis’s is, why it exists, what we need to do to deal with it. The debt crisis is simply too many governments owing too much money, and concern over […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

Fury in Athens – The Economic Reason

June 29th, 2011 // 11:29 am @

The debt crisis is keeping many journalists fully employed, especially the more lurid parts of the crisis, such as the riots in Athens. But they have done little to really explain the underlying issue, or where that issue came from. It may seem ludicrous to us that people are on the streets rioting to get […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

What is at the core of your company – product or idea?

June 29th, 2011 // 9:42 am @

What is at the core of companies that survive and prosper for decades, and those that are great for a while and then die? What makes a company successful in the long term? It is often at the core of how they see themselves in relation to their market. Do they understand their relationship with […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Managing Outcome V’s Activity

May 31st, 2011 // 8:17 am @

Does this sound like a business you know? Frantically busy managers, complaining they are over worked. Managers complaining that they have to do everything themselves Staff who look disinterested in the company and their jobs. Key things not getting done, with a sense of disorganization. Well, if this reminds you of a company you know […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

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