“I’m experienced, competent, ethical and knowledgeable – so why don’t I have more paying clients?” Having all of the above traits doesn’t prevent a big fear – the fear of selling (oh, that horrible word) your services. There is no way you can avoid selling, so how can you make it less scary? Have the right attitude. I’ve heard consultants… Read more →
A very important meeting is held, and you’re not invited. At this meeting, a senior leader announces that since targets were not reached, 150 managers will be laid off, and the purpose of this meeting is to create a list identifying exactly who those people will be. The key question for you is, “How do you keep your name off… Read more →
Too many otherwise talented managers fail to manage their bosses. Here are some tips that may help you: Make sure you understand not only the goals, pressures, strengths and weaknesses of your boss, but also your own Test what you know about the challenges and pressures your boss faces, and stay alert to changes that take priority Communicate your expectations… Read more →
“Just because they build it, do we have to come?” Yes, technology know-how and social media savvy are essential for all of us who want to stay tuned with the times. But “No,” we don’t have to immerse ourselves in the bad habits modeled and created by others. We can communicate like the speaking pros we are. After all, we… Read more →
Q: People tell me I should have a strong elevator speech or a commercial. Why and what should it include? A: Knowing how to articulate your organisations values and expertise in a short and concise way is immensely valuable to your networking and business promotion success, but to be effective, it has to be genuine and it has to have… Read more →
Leaders differ greatly in their personalities and their approaches to management. But all effective leaders share one characteristic. They possess a positive self-image. They see themselves as capable individuals, worthy of self-respect and the respect of others. Inner strength and courage empower these individuals with self-confidence. They know that deep within them lies the potential for success! Self-image is the… Read more →
Muda is the traditional Japanese term for waste. It is also a key concept in the Toyota Production System. Waste is any activity that does not add value. Reducing or eliminating muda is one of the fundamental objectives of any quality-oriented person. Taichi Ohno of Toyota identified what are called the seven wastes or seven mudas, being the most common… Read more →
Organising and managing your time will enable you to work smarter rather than harder. Take responsibility for the way you use time and when you get the best value from each minute you can make time serve you, rather than you serve time.
The inspiration of leaders is multi-faceted. Leading other people means showing them the path to follow in a way that creates a desire for them to follow you. Being a leader means taking actions to influence others’ thinking or to guide their behaviour. Leading involves directing and inspiring performance, and often pioneering the way forward. Organisational leadership includes all this… Read more →
Leadership is an element of many of our training courses. We believe that the development of leadership skills is a requirement for success at any trade or position. True leadership is an Art and a Science. As with any skill, it takes training and instruction to develop.