Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit
Where there's common vision and shared labour between members of a family business, there's no greater meeting of minds and no greater family union.
Owners want good financial returns and dividends. Managers want good salaries and the freedom to manage and grow the business. Families want peace, harmony and love. It could be a...
Unless the private sector gets involved in education, we'll never make it as a winning nation. But farmers, having special relationships with their employees, have a unique opportunity and role...
Recruiting and selecting staff members isn't rocket science, but thorough planning is needed to make the right decision.
We all know it's the people who make the difference between a good and bad business. So why do so many employers make such a mess of their recruitment process?
A job advert may be aimed at the job seeker, but it also provides an insight into the competence, attitude and ways of a business and its management. And the...
Behaviour changes attitude, and the powerful tool of sport, with its magic of creating common vision and purpose, brings this about.
‘Inborn talents do predispose certain people to becoming more successful than others, but each of the five indispensable talents of a great manager can be honed and developed.’
'How much time and disruption is there in your life due to your own poor service delivery, and how much is it costing you?
'A crucial part of any manager's job is to recognise risk and manage it. Here's how it's done.'
'If you're an exporter, [foreign exchange] is one of your top risks, and yet again and again I come across farmers who pay scant attention to it.'
“Dudley's prices are ridiculous,” said Joe, “I can buy better quality animals at a lot less, including transport, from Solly in Middelberg.” “Rubbish,” responded Dudley, “Our animals are younger and...

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