Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit
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!
Gone are the days you can expect government to do the basic research to keep you in business.
The degree of trust your stakeholders have in you and your business will determine whether you succeed or fail.
Building a safe working environment is not a job for amateurs. Do it properly and watch your profits rise.
In the early, dark days of HIV/AIDS, we used to talk about it in whispers, and pretend it didn't exist. That’s all in the past. Today, you can fight it...
This inspiring annual event teaches lessons about life in general, and management in particular.
True entrepreneurs may be born, not made. But anyone can learn to practise entrepreneurship.
You can’t do everything. And you shouldn’t try. Well-managed delegation saves you time and motivates your subordinates.
As business gets more complex, managers have responded by making business processes more and more complicated. This approach is wrong-headed.
Pointing out shortfalls in an employee’s work requires sensitivity for the process to be effective.
Don’t assume that everyone on your farm knows his or her job. Try this exercise, and you will be surprised.
No great organisation was ever built without clear lines of command.

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