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Measuring to manage

Posted on March 23, 2015 by jezza

“The most important performance information that enables organisations or their stakeholders to understand whether the organisation is on track or not.” – Bernard Marr Are you measuring your performance?  If you aren’t, you can’t manage it! But how do we do this? Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a type of performance measurement.  They are also … Continue Reading →

Building your business relationships

Posted on June 18, 2014 by jezza

‘Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’  Never forget this message when working with people.’ – Mary Kay Ash Business relationships are just the same as any other relationships, as in they require effort to maintain and need to be mutually beneficial. As with any relationship, you must … Continue Reading →

Developing your strategy

Posted on May 27, 2014 by jezza

‘However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.’ – Winston Churchill You want your business to succeed, but how can you achieve this? You need to develop a strategy. To succeed at anything that’s worth winning, you need a plan. This applies to sports and also to personal lives and careers. It … Continue Reading →

No i in team – get your team working as a team

Posted on May 15, 2014 by jezza

‘The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison’ – James Cash Penney It’s often said there’s no I in team, but exactly how do you get manage your staff so that they do work as a team? Careful attention is needed. An effective and efficiently coordinated team can … Continue Reading →

Being a GREAT leader

Posted on May 8, 2014 by jezza

‘A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.’ – Lao Tzu It’s natural for employees to feel a bit negative during tough times but this is when your leadership style matters most. Have a look at our tips … Continue Reading →

Good habits to get into – every day

Posted on April 4, 2014 by jezza

Ever wondered why some people just seem to get ahead? Is the secret to their success that they are smarter? More hardworking? More creative? Not necessarily. Take a look at the list of things that go getters do every day. Review your long term goals How will you ever get there if you don’t know … Continue Reading →

Spring clean your business

Posted on March 12, 2014 by jezza

‘My goal is to do the most with the least—get the maximum output with the minimum input.’ – Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title To keep pace in an increasingly competitive world, it is vital that your business runs as efficiently as it possibly can. It seems clear that any company which is not … Continue Reading →

Prioritising your time

Posted on March 4, 2014 by jezza

It’s no secret, just a way of prioritizing that’s so simple, so logical, so useful, it makes me wonder why everybody hasn’t already thought of i This system does a sterling job of keeping you focused on getting results, and keeps you away from frivolous, time-wasting or unnecessary pursuits that keep you away from the … Continue Reading →

Clean up your writing and make it stronger

Posted on February 18, 2014 by jezza

If you want to improve your writing, reduce sentences to the essentials. Get rid of, or substitute, some ineffective or unnecessary words. Good advice from: William Strunk, Jr. from the 1918 work, The Elements of Style: Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same … Continue Reading →

How to stop feeling overwhelmed

Posted on January 31, 2014 by jezza

Not enough hours in the day? Feeling overworked and overwhelmed? Staying up all night to try and keep on top of things? STOP! IT WON’T WORK! Try these tips from guest blogger Jacqui Dean of Key Virtual Assistance Don’t get caught in the trap of “Keep going for now – things will be better after … Continue Reading →

You’ve set your own and your business goals – now for your staff

Posted on January 16, 2014 by jezza

‘Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.’ – Tony Robbins To be a successful business leader you will have a dream, an ambition, an ability to think ahead. But most importantly, you will have a plan, and goals to reach in order to achieve that dream. And it’s not … Continue Reading →

Better Networking in 2014

Posted on December 27, 2013 by jezza

We know that networking is essential to our business success, the idea being that you meet other business people who then (if you’re a good networker!) spread the word and ultimately bring you more business.  I don’t like it! You don’t need to be an extreme introvert to dislike networking.  Even for an extrovert it … Continue Reading →