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Why Humility should be Trending! | Humility

A successful business has at its core a successful and energetic team and by team I mean Management & Workforce – all levels. The development of such a team involves good recruitment, strong personnel development and succession planning. Above all however a team will not function in such a way if top management do not show some humility.
Being humble.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

–        Ernest Hemingway

Success in business requires exceptional drive and persistence in the face of many obstacles on a daily basis.  This tends to mean that those that rise to the top have certain characteristics in common, not least determination.  All too often however, that determination becomes arrogance and if allowed to develop, this trait can begin to have negative effects on the business at all levels.  In this piece I want to extoll the virtues and real benefits of displaying some humility at the top. Continue reading Why Humility should be Trending! | Humility

Good Communication is a Key to Success! | Communication

The ability to communicate through speech is one of the defining human characteristics and has helped to drive our development through millennia. In business clear communication is of course vitally important but for a myriad of reasons we seem to have lost (and are still losing) the required skills.
Is poor communication letting your business down?

“The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation.”

— C. Northcote Parkinson, British naval historian.

The ability to communicate through speech is one of the defining human characteristics and has helped to drive our development through millennia.  In business clear communication is of course vitally important but for a myriad of reasons we seem to have lost (and are still losing) the required skills. Of course a proper conversation should involve an equal amount of listening to speaking and many people are actually not good listeners.  This can be coached and most managers should consider attending such a course at some time to improve that part of their skill set.  If you think of relationships between colleagues a manager must establish himself/herself as available to listen and especially to bad news – your direct reports should not be afraid to relay bad news or indeed critique your advice if the team is to flourish and develop.   Continue reading Good Communication is a Key to Success! | Communication

5 Best Ways to Increase Your Online Sales! | Online sales

Interesting review of the best techniques to use to boost your online sales' success. There are some sobering facts in there that make it abundantly clear how low difficult it is to get the online window-shopper to commit:
Boost your online sales.

Interesting review of the best techniques to use to boost your online sales’ success.  There are some sobering facts in there that make it abundantly clear how low difficult it is to get the online window-shopper to commit:

“Sixty-three percent of people requesting information about your company today won’t purchase from you for at least three months.

Continue reading 5 Best Ways to Increase Your Online Sales! | Online sales

Is your company the Best in the World? | Is your company the Best in the World?

Among most read articles on leading business site realbusiness.co.uk!

 

1. What can you be best in the world at? 2. What are you deeply passionate about? 3. What drives your economic engine?
Is your company the Best in the World?

The above question is both as stunning in its simplicity as it is difficult to answer.  It is the central concept of the compelling business analysis book ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins first published in 2001.  In it Jim and his team summarise the results of years of work studying and comparing the activities of good companies (those that match general stock market performance) from great companies (those that performed on average 6.9 times better than the market over a 15-year period).  He draws conclusions on many aspects of business from leadership to recruitment but a central idea is called the hedgehog concept – for reasons that you can discover in the book. Continue reading Is your company the Best in the World? | Is your company the Best in the World?