How Do You Herd the Proverbial Cats?

October 28, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The project starts off great. Everything is going just as you have planned. There are no problems and no issues to report. Every task is on track and every Deliverable has been delivered. But, a little more time passes and the project begins to stray a bit. There may be some dates that are missed (read on...)



Implementing a Strategic Plan

July 31, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In order to successfully implement a strategic plan, certain steps must be taken to ensure a smooth flow of the process. Implementation is usually done over a period of time, and requires good management skills. CoordinationThe implementation program of any strategic plan must be well (read on...)

How to Launch Your Business Like a Rocket

January 7, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

You’re a solopreneur, experienced entrepreneur or an owner/manager of a small business. You want your business to take off like a rocket and not fizzle like a sparkler. There are a couple of key considerations to keep in mind if you want to meet your expectations. Nothing is worse than (read on...)

Kaizen Real Life Implementation

October 23, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Before we discuss kaizen real life implementation case studies let’s first understand what kaizen is exactly and how it helps companies in beating up competition in the market and coming on top like they never imagined before. According to experts kaizen means the process of bringing non- (read on...)

Problem Solving – Find the Right Solution For Success

April 13, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

You’re almost to the finish line if you’ve made it to the solution-finding phase of the problem-solving process. Many people focus their problem-solving efforts on getting rid of just the symptoms, not the source of their difficulty – the problem’s root cause. Once the (read on...)

The Pitfalls of ERP

April 1, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

We have spoken regards the benefits of ERP and why you should consider it but let us for a moment focus on the pitfalls of ERP and why you should treat it with respect. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an organisational wide computer software system deployed to manage and coordinate all the (read on...)

The Process of Implementation – Part 2

October 3, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In Part one we discussed the process of implementation and that problem solving is a key activity. Change management is the other key activity in implementation and, like problem solving, is a big topic on its own.  There have been plenty of books written that deal with this topic extensively, (read on...)

Are You a Supervisor Or a Manager?

October 3, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

No, I am not asking about your job description, I am asking about your leadership style. You see I am a firm believer in the expression: Management’s role is to change the way a business is managed, not manage it day to day. What does this mean? Well, this is really a reflection of the (read on...)

The Process of Implementation – Part 1

October 3, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Now the real work begins. Up until now you may have been involved in an interesting intellectual and analytical exercise. The development of an action plan has enabled you to crystallize your thoughts and put some substance around your ideas. However, all of that will count for little if you do (read on...)

What is Your Sphere of Influence?

October 3, 2009 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Have you ever attended a sporting event or theatrical performance? Most of us have. At some time have you been sitting there when someone else starts applauding or gets up to give a standing ovation? Ever noticed what happens when people do this? The people around them start to join in. Often (read on...)

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