Browsing Category Management Technique

Leadership – Beyond the Charisma

April 17th, 2017 // 7:23 am @

Leadership in a CEO is critical; it can literally make or break a company, yet everyone has a slightly different view of what leadership is. Today in our modern world of instant communications, some Business Leaders have become “Personalities”. Their actual commercial abilities in the businesses they have lead does not support this near cult […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

What Makes a Great Finance Director?

October 25th, 2016 // 5:44 pm @

I have had the privileged to work with several first rate Financial Directors, in different countries, cultures and business’s. They all shared a wider understanding of their role within the company and how this varied from how traditionally finance teams were viewed. The conventional historical view of finance teams is that they record the business’s […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

The Power of Business Structure

June 7th, 2016 // 6:39 pm @

How a business is structured has critical impact on how it reacts, what it focuses’ on, and how much of your staffs potential you unleash. Business Structure is rarely used effectively as a business tool, and the structure of the business is often a historical inheritance or a chart produced by the Human Resources department. […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Management Technique

Ego – The Trump Effect

September 22nd, 2015 // 10:58 am @

Donald Trump personifies the egotistical CEO, and is using this persona to some effect in his run for president; it is interesting to examine how egotistical CEO’s work, and their effect on the business’s they lead. Egotistical CEO’s are easy to identify, they are constantly telling the world how wonderful they are, and how the […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Management Technique

Every question is a cry to understand the world

September 8th, 2014 // 6:23 pm @

The ability to effectively communicate is not a boon to a CEO, it is a necessity. The importance of effective communication is something that is not only critical in business but in life, and the reality is we are all much worse at it than we choose to believe. To effectively communicate is not to […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

Managing your Manager

May 16th, 2013 // 5:47 pm @

There are occasions in business when your manager is not able to give you the level of managerial input you would want. And this proves difficult for many people, causing confusion and conflict. There are several reasons why your manager may not be able to give you the input you want and deserve, these include: […]

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Category : Management Technique

Understanding the Question Before Trying to Answer it

May 16th, 2013 // 2:42 pm @

Often in business conflict is caused when a problem is tackled before the question at hand is fully understood and agreed upon. The problem is often not finding the right answer it is agreeing the question. There are a number of reasons why we all do this: The first is simply we are keen to […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique &Other Thoughts

Why are you telling me?

May 15th, 2013 // 7:39 pm @

When communicating with a colleague in business make sure you know why you are communicating with them, and what response you desire? When you and them have different expectations, confusion will ensue! The core of communication is to take an idea in your brain and to communicate that idea to someone else’s brain. Sounds simple, […]

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