Business - Managing for profit
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes

“Management is the spark that brings business profit. Peter Hughes shares his 40 years of Lowveld farming experience with you”

Be a better boss - six resolutions to follow

Here are the ‘Big Six’ resolutions that you need to make and follow in 2016.
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Lessons learnt from rugby

The game we all love mirrors many of the challenges facing any organisation.
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Stop worrying! Build your business

Forget about government’s land reform mess. Build your business and help small-scale farmers yourself.
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Motivating people

The transfer of ownership is seen as the miracle initiator of entrepreneurship and motivation. It’s not. There are better ways.
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Top 10 examples of the worst ‘bad boss’ behaviour

Here is my list of the worst boss behaviour I have experienced. Let these people loose in your business and they will quickly kill motivation.
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Mentoring – be prepared

Being a mentor is a much more challenging job than teaching or coaching.
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Mentorship – you can’t wing it

To help new farmers succeed, mentorship is crucial. But mentoring itself is a skill that must be learned.
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Mentorship – it’s not so easy!

We all have mentors and are mentors to others, but formal mentorship is a different matter altogether. If not managed professionally, it is sure to fail.
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Trust changes everything

Total and unquestioning trust between people empowers them to move mountains.
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Are we ready for our own miracle?

Peru has abandoned its self-destructive policies and the results speak for themselves. Could we be next?
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This week's competition
This week's poll
What are you hoping to hear from President Jacob Zuma in the #SONA2016?
The drought will be declared a national disaster.
Tougher measures to be put in place for the alleviation of crime, especially rural crime.
An action plan for creating a million jobs in the agriculture sector.
I don’t waste my time watching. Every year it’s the same.
Last week's poll
How are you coping with the current drought?
I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32%)
Culling cattle (25.07%)
I am not planting this year (24.23%)
Praying for rain (39.14%)
I need help (7.24%)
Culling cattle (25.07 %) I am not planting this year (24.23 %) I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32 %) I need help (7.24 %) Praying for rain (39.14 %) Culling cattle (25.07 %) I am not planting this year (24.23 %) I have planned ahead and stored feed (4.32 %) I need help (7.24 %) Praying for rain (39.14 %)
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