People join companies. They leave managers.Vern Harnish, founder of Young Entrepreneurs' Organisation, author of Scaling Up: How Few Companies Make it… and Most Don’t Recently I listened to a former work colleague lament the steady stream of experienced long-term employees leaving. The managing … [Read more...]
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To motivate your staff and have an engaged workforce, you need to provide the right environment. But what is the 'right' environment? Is it different from what used to be the 'right' environment? And if so, how? How do you create it? And how do you support and encourage it to flourish? Why Do We … [Read more...]
Industrial manslaughter legislation, officially known as The Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and other matters) Bill 2019, passed Parliament on 26 November 2019. It should come into effect no later than 1 July 2020. As an employer, I'm sure we'd all agree, you have … [Read more...]
As a leader in business, you have probably, on more than one occasion, said "People are my best asset". If that’s true, what are you doing about them? Are you intending to do "something" to lift your team's game in 2020? Along with the plans for purchasing new equipment, reducing energy costs, a … [Read more...]
The final steps in preparing your business for sale are of course critical. This post is part 3 of the series "How To Sell Your Business - Frank Advice From A Broker". First, in part 1, we looked at getting the right mindset and expectations by looking at your business from the perspective of a … [Read more...]
Change happens, even the seemingly impossible like the fall of the Berlin wall can suddenly become reality. We can draw a number of management lessons from that momentous event and from its consequences. The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 yearsGDR head of state Erich Honecker, East … [Read more...]
Is it time to drive change? You understand your business well – and so you should, after all this time. Of course you know intimately the products and services you provide. You understand the inputs, throughputs and outputs. You’ve hired a good team, give or take some mishaps along the way. … [Read more...]
Preparing your business for sale is phase 2 of the process that Ziggy Frankenfeld outlines in this 3-parts series "How to Sell Your Business - Frank Advice From A Broker". This phase includes 4 steps focused on managing some real risks. To read Part 1 of the series, click here "Thinking About … [Read more...]
How to sell your business? But you are not planning to sell yet? Here is why you should read this! There will come a time, one way or another, when you and your business are no longer together. It may be hard for you to face that fact, but it’s the cold hard truth. So the question is not whether, … [Read more...]
Good governance is good business, poor governance is risky business as we have seen again and again. When boards fail, it makes the headlines. ‘Sandpapergate' plunged Cricket Australia into crisis and resulted in the resignation of its CEO, James Sutherland; AMP's admissions of failure at the … [Read more...]