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How to Resuscitate a Flagging Business

There are several reasons for a business to stagnate or even go backwards. One of the main reasons is a lack of enthusiasm and motivation. How can you infuse enthusiasm into a business that has been around for several years, has seen a measure of success, and is now flagging? […]

Applying EQ and Empathy in Organisations Does Pay Off

Organisations have many managers and supervisors but only a few leaders. The difference between managing and leading is that a manager is someone who tries to get things done through other people while a leader is someone who gets people doing things on their own, to meet corporate objectives. The […]


Managing Staff and Their Performance

Every individual has a different combination of personality traits, strengths, weaknesses, attitudes and behaviours. No two people in the world are exactly the same. Motivation for each individual is also different depending on where they are in the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs triangle.  Whilst we all acknowledge this, we sometimes tend to […]

Do you know why employees perform poorly? Part III – Unappreciated and Unloved

In the previous two parts we dealt with two reasons why staff perform poorly and what and how we can do something about it. The two reasons we discussed were Loss of Autonomy and Vales Conflict. In this article we will discuss why feeling ‘loved’ is important. We use the word […]


Do you know why employees perform poorly? Part II – Values Conflict

In Part I of this series we covered one of the reasons for poor performance or a drop in performance as being due to a lack of autonomy. When employees feel controlled, feel they ‘have to’ and not ‘want to’ and feel as if they have no say, motivation drops […]


Do you know why employees perform poorly? Part I – Loss of Autonomy

We take great care in hiring and the training and patiently endure their learning time. Once they are fully trained and accustomed to the job, over time we may see a decline in performance. It is quite obvious that this decline in performance is not due to lack of knowledge […]



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How to overcome procrastination

The impact of procrastinating is enormous; lost productivity, lost opportunities, affects others adversely and can even bankrupt businesses. The polite dictionary definition of procrastination is – ‘the action of delaying or postponing something’. The crude definition is ‘stuffing around doing everything else except the one project or task that needs […]


How to Make Your Business a Money Making Machine

Business owners work hard, sometimes for little gain. The investment they made in time, effort and money in setting up the business could run into tens of thousands of dollars. They deserve a good return on their investment (ROI) and be rewarded for being entrepreneurs.  But, some make it and […]


Why Business Coaching?

Let me start by asking you why you got into business in the first place. Was it to have a job for life? To make more money than what a job would pay? To work and still remain independent?  or is it the result of an accidental sequence of events […]