business development

All You Wanted to Know about Business Management

Business management entails managing resources, times and employees effectively. Although this sounds easy, implementing it is not. One has to learn new and better ways of managing different aspects of the business. You also have to learn how to come up and implement strategies that will make your business more productive. However, you need to learn how to balance between your business and your life. Some people concentrate too much on business management and they end up forgetting that they have other aspects of life to live.

Are You a Comfortable Frog?

We all know the story of the frog in the pot of water; you put the pot on the stove, turn the burner on, and the frog just comfortably swims around.  Since the temperature rises gradually, the frog doesn’t notice and it peacefully passes away.  No jumping out of the pot.

Blaming Others and Forming Committees…Tools for Wimps!

Rarely do you find a politician that will accept responsibility for anything that has any aspect of failure associated with it. In general, their primary concern is getting reelected, so they take credit for just about anything positive and run the other way when anything goes south! Unfortunately, since virtually all politicians do this, the voting public has become rather accepting of it. In business, people who exhibit such behavior are fairly easily spotted by not only the troops, but also by the bosses. Eventually it catches up with them.

When Social Responsibility Turns Bad!

A few years ago, when BP/Deepwater Horizon spilled millions of gallons of oil off the Gulf coast, Procter & Gamble contributed thousands of cases of Dawn Dishwashing Detergent to help workers clean oil off birds impacted by that tragic event.  Dawn, P&G, and P&G shareholders got a win since the news mentioned Dawn’s superior grease cleaning power, while being safe for the birds, and it was a relative modest expenditure by Dawn.   The birds and the workers sure got a win as well, as did the community’s budget and reputation.

Are You a Hard-To-Read Boss?

When it comes to bosses, over the decades, I have worked for/observed a whole bunch.   I think the hard-to-read bosses are the most troublesome.  They come in three varieties:

Only Positive – You know you aren’t perfect, so how come this boss won’t tell you how you can improve, or what didn’t go well in that last project.  Then, when performance appraisal time comes, this is the boss who constantly delays and eventually skips giving you one.  On one hand, it is nice to never be criticized, but you know you are missing some personal development insights.

Experience, opinions and advice

atms, business development, golf courses, payments, prepaid cards, saving energy - an eclectic range of subjects that should hopefully provide for serious discussion as well as some lighter entertainment.

Well here goes, never having blogged before, I suppose I am writing to introduce myself and outlining the experience that provides the foundation for providing a range of opinions and advice within this sector of the hub.

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