Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit
When it comes to business, suppliers and customers don’t want ‘friendship’. They want good products at a fair price.
If your employees are not providing the creative input you expect from them, look in the mirror. It’s likely that you are the person at fault.
Stephen Covey selected seven essential ‘habits’ for great managers. Which of these are on your list?
Pessimists see no further than the next piece of bad news, and sow despair and unhappiness all around them. If you’re a pessimist, snap out of it!
Build your health in these three crucial areas and you will have a launch pad to success.
The four-room-house model provides for better family business governance.
The onrushing tidal wave of technology will affect us all. Don’t be taken by surprise.
Of the two types of bias, unconscious or hidden bias is the most pernicious and damaging. Recognise it, talk about it, and kill it. You can’t afford to have it...
South Africa’s many positive features have been ignored in the media noise around the undeserved word ‘junk’.
The Bathsheba Syndrome holds dangers for any successful organisation. Understand it and watch out for it.
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.

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