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Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit
Being an effective boss involves more than issuing orders. It means behaving in an appreciative, unselfish way. Get it right, and you’ll get the best out of your employees.
Taking hard work for granted and never complimenting your staff will trip you up every time. Stick to these seven tenets and build the team of your dreams.
Societal change since the Second World War has been rapid, and is reflected in the values and attitudes of different generations. Do your homework if you’re managing a mixed-age team!
There is more to embracing ‘new technology’ than using GPS mapping, drones and robot tractors. Online shopping has become crucially important to building a viable business.
My parents’ relative lack of financial literacy was passed on to me, and had a negative effect on me. Make sure that you and your family don’t make the same...
There are only 80 words you need to know to be able to converse intelligently with your accountant. Learn them.
Accountants don’t need ‘agricultural literacy’ to be successful, but no farmer ever made it without being financially literate.
These two fundamental accounting concepts can be difficult to conceptualise. But if they are understood as ‘non-cash items’, they make far more sense.
Luca Paciola uncovered the secrets of double-entry bookkeeping in 1495. Four centuries later, the penny finally dropped for me!
In this article, our quest for financial literacy takes us to Venice in Italy and a very clever monk - Luca Pacioli.
Business performance is measured with accounting scorecards. If you don’t understand them, give up all hope of ever becoming a great manager.
Government spending on research is decreasing. It’s up to South Africa’s farmers to stay at the cutting edge. They’ve done it before and can do it again!

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