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”

Learning from Eskom and others

Learn the critical lessons of corporate (mis)governance and don't take your organisation down the same road of failure.
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Be a ‘realistic optimist’

If you have a tendency towards pessimism, you are heading for a career as a mediocre manager.
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Why do we fear technology?

Effective hi-tech (and sometimes low-tech) solutions abound, yet many farmers are slow to adopt them.
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Wage woes

Money itself is not a sustainable motivator. In fact, if badly managed, it has the potential to demotivate.
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Five ‘qualities of greatness’

Dr David Kirk, entrepreneur and former All Blacks captain, identifies five ‘qualities of greatness’ in world-class teams. How many does your team have?
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First ‘who’, then ‘what’

If this system works for the great companies of the world, it may work for you.
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Test for the best employees

So, the job applicant has the right skills. But does he have initiative and common sense? Is he honest and reliable? Only a psychometric test can tell you.
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The right way to interview

With the job advertisement and reference checks behind you, don’t make a mess of the next step.
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The right person for the job

There is no magic formula for recruiting and selecting staff for your business. But by following a few simple rules you can make the best appointments.
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To get good staff, write good advertisements

Your people are your most precious asset, right? Then why do we often do such a bad job of advertising for new staff?
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