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Why investing in team building makes sense

Investing in team building

Investing in team building

Any business or organisation that employs two or more staff members effectively has created a team. A team can be seen as a group of individuals that work together towards a common goal or vision and who share in its rewards. The collective sum of the strengths and weaknesses determine the successes or failures of any team. In order to succeed as a team, putting in effort in developing the very core strengths and skills of each team member is indispensable as is identifying and resolving the weaknesses and shortcomings of each member.

Building a ‘winning’ team is the primary purpose and focus of team building and thus investing in it makes sense as it will define the level of success, in practically every area, of a business or organisation.

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 1

#RWC2015 Lesson 1

#RWC2015 Lesson 1

Sport provides us with many opportunities to analyse human behaviour and group dynamics. Often this happens under an intense amount of stress that is not easily replicated in other situations.

In sport the stressful situations last for 90 or 100 minutes before passing again. In business the stressful situations are most commonly felt over longer periods of time and may lead to chronic stress and even burnout. With this said we can learn many valuable lessons from sport that we can apply to our organisational environments to improve effectiveness.

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Be a leader and stay ahead of your customers

Stay ahead of your customers

Stay ahead of your customers

Does your business play “follow the leader” or is your business the leader?  How you answer the question says a lot about your business and your target market.

If your business caters to a “niche” market, then your business should be on the leading edge of trends that pertain to that business.  Why?  Because a niche market is usually a small market, and there is not a lot of “wiggle” room; hence, your business must target and capture a good percentage of that market.  Research your market niche and understand your customer well, as this knowledge will motivate all of your business’s marketing strategies.

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What it means to be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

On of the primary reasons leadership and for leaders to exist, is to get things done. There are political leaders and business leaders, but leadership is needed in many other areas of life. Families need leadership. Schools and universities need leadership. Non-profit and charitable organizations need leadership. In fact, whenever there is an opportunity for two or more people to collaborate in order to get something done, leadership is a key ingredient.

In light of this need for leadership, the first question many will ask is, “What makes someone a great leader?” and this should make you question why one person is better at leading and to work for than another and in turn, what it means to be a great leader?

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How to recognise a future manager in your organisation

Manager

Manager

Any organisation is only as strong (and successful) as it’s people. From top management all the way down the ranks to even those with temporary potions, all employees reflect on the health and vitality of an organisation.

One sign of a strong and healthy organisation is when employees are advancing up the corporate ladder and when managers are being sourced from within the organisation as opposed to recruiting management externally.

In any organisation there are employees that may be more suited to advancing to a managerial role than others. So how do you decide which employee has the right qualities for such a role? What are the qualities that point to a future manager?

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