The Effective Decision Maker Asks: 'Is a decision really necessary?
One alternative is always the alternative of doing nothing.
Every decision is like surgery. It is an intervention into a system and therefore carries with it the risks of shock. One does not make unnecessary decisions any more than a good surgeon does unnecessary surgery. One has to make a decision when a condition is likely to degenerate if nothing is done. This is also applies with respect to opportunity. If the opportunity is important and is likely to vanish unless one acts with dispatch, one acts, and one makes a radical change.
Drucker-the effective executive
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People Leaves Managers But Not Companies
According to authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Hoffman, 'So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good people- in the form of better pay, better perks, and better training- when, in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue." If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers. Are they driving people away?
Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and value he feels. Much of this depends directly on the immediate manager.
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Macho Managers are Not Working
Research by Howard Khan has shown how there needs to be a change of culture in many businesses in Scotland. The culture needs to change from a macho culture epitomized by the 'blame' and 'just do as you are told' culture, as this is leading to high levels of labour turnover, stress, and poor organizational performance. The biggest problems is getting macho managers to admit they have faults. Women make better bosses than men because they are less inclined to be confrontational. (The Scotsman, 24 November 1997, p.24).
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Jobs that women do?
Building Deep Supplier Relationships
Two Japanese automakers have had stunning success building relationships with North American suppliers - often the same companies that have had contentious dealing with Detroit's Big Tree. What are Toyota and Honda doing right?
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Know Thy Time
Time is the scarcest resource; and unless it is managed, nothing is else can be managed. Drucker-the effective executive
Grave digging is normally a job that men do. A woman won the job of grave-digger at a cemetery in Italy after all ten men candidates failed the practical test-exhuming a body- by fainting (Guardian, 30 August 1997, p.5). Until recently women were not allowed to work on the front line in the army. While they are still barred from combat jobs they will now be allowed in the artillery. Currently only 47 percent of army jobs are open to women and only 7,000 of the 109,000 jobs are taken by women. Yet research from US has shown that women can make better fighters than men and women are twice as likely their male colleagues to fire at the enemy. Female terrorists are far more dangerous and deadly as they are more likely to kill bystanders without remorse. (The Scotsman, 14 November 1997, p.15).
Point of View:Why
You Should Concentrate On Your Own Business
the year 2012 with positive aptitude, attitude, with open state
of mind, with self made ideology, and the right kind of strategy
to keep up on the success pathway throughout the year.
been side tracked due to a variety of circumstances, with the
right kind of opportune and that moment in time. We got
sidetracked without even thinking at first preference to
concentrate on the business. We were sidetracked at something
new which was brought to us in the form of spontaneity. Hence,
we unconsciously and happy to accept another form of job brought
by or introduced by our friends.
What I am trying to point out
is that we can easily be sidetracked to acknowledge or do
something else. So, stop doing other things, just focus on
building your own business. Remember, if you donít expand your
business, who will?
Get Sidetracked by Others
business will set to fail if you also wanting to do MLM, part
time insurance agent, part time public mutual fund, part time
lecturing, online affiliates, online clicking, part time doing
business for others. Please remember, the organizations or
principles of those business highlighted above donít care about
your business. What they are interested are the results that you
are going to bring in upon joining the organization as agent or
broker. Learn to say ĎNoí. Instead you should be pressured to
deliverer results for your own business. Thatís what you should
Concentrate in Your Business Not Others
are running a small business or SMEs, you cannot be sidetracked
of doing other things than yours. You should pay attention to
details about your own business from A-Z. Even if your business
is small, all the more you need to grow your business. If you
divert your time and energy of doing something else, your
business will hurt gradually and set to fail. People who are
pulling you away or diverting you from your business to join
them will not even talk about your business or trying to promote
your business. Generally, people are more concerned to achieve
their set goals. So, why would you be so contented to help
others when others donít really care about your business? The
morale of the story is helping your business first before
helping others. Think of yourself first. Sound a bit
self-centered but this is the reality in business if you want to
Confident About Your Business
how big or small your business is, you should be confident about
your business. Build the self confident by believing in yourself
& your business is the key to survive and stay in business. If
you donít believe in your product or service, who will? So, stay
focus to only building your business. Speak with confident
about your business. Tell people about your business and how
good or effective or better services your are giving or
providing. Donít be easily intimidated by others doing the same
business like yours. Just keep doing your thing with passion. It
will grow. If Lack of concentration to building the business, it
sure to fail before you even get started.
Around With Positive People
care what other people say about you or your business. Donít be
influenced by bad ideas or poor suggestions to affect or
side-track your business. Always refer to someone who is highly
resourceful in the business or refer to the trade organizations.
Always mix with the right kind of people with success attitudes.
Never mix or waste time with people having negative perspectives
about business or about your business and having negative
reactions towards your business or you. Stay away from all the
negative factors and negative human beings.
Training the Right Kind of Training Skills
small business or businesses failed due to so many reasons such
as lack of marketing skills, lack communication skills, lack of
finance skill and others. You can avoid these failures by
upgrading some new skills to yourself. Some companies failed
because they can produce the products but they do not know how
and where to market their products. This is very common amongst
the SMEs or small business. Many small businesses have been
trained or went to get some training about the business
development. But some how, some where something is missing.
What is it? The answer is most of the trainers that are
training these SMEs or small businesses are not actually having
the business background or own a business. Most of the trainers
are purely giving tips by theory only. Not all the theories are
applicable in some businesses. Some works but other theories
wonít work. Surely there will be gaps or some essence in making
or creating that particular business is missing or unfounded. Or
simply never been explored or tested before. Finally at the end,
how much you as the business or small business owner have gone
for the training to develop yourself or your business seems not
You Encounter the Problem
give up your business just because you are lacking some vital
skills. Maintain doing your business as usual. Educating
yourself by joining some business associations, buy books that
are explaining in details about creating business and sustaining
it. Join the Internet business networks with business owners
actively talking or commented about business. Or check out for
the companies that provide on the job business trainers and
enroll for the training programmes. Always look forward to
expand personal skills.
Focus & Stay Resilient
Successful business owners are resilient in character. Despite
ups and downs, they can still manage to run their business.
Never give up so easily. Stay focus to only developing your
business. Believe in your products and services. Must be able to
see or grab windows of opportunities to advance or develop new
products or services. Or improve services or add new products.
beware about your competitors. Stay current about business
around you. Always take charge of your business.
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