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How To Make Big Decisions In Less Than 60 Seconds

May 16, 2016

The business world is ever changing, and thus, one important quality a leader in today’s professional world must possess is the ability to be a quick decision maker.

Taking weeks to pick a perfect candidate for an open position will probably result in that person accepting another offer. Learn More

How To Ensure Your Candidate Has Soft Skills Before Hiring Them

April 29, 2016

It is important to find out as much as possible about a new employee prior to hiring them.

This individual will be joining your team, working day in and day out with you and the rest of your staff. Learn More

How to Make Quick Decisions Without Second-Guessing

August 19, 2015

Do you have a hard time making decisions?

When you need to figure out a plan of action, do you take days to consider all the options, and can’t ever decide on the spot? Learn More

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Data Provides The Foundation But People Make The Business

September 3, 2014

people dataMost decision makers love this statement or various versions of it!

And data is the basis for a majority of transactions in business. And of course there isn’t a dearth of data, is there? “Big Data”, “Real World Outcomes”, small (limited) data, real-time data, structured data, unstructured data and the list is endless. Learn More

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Managing Supplier Relationships

February 5, 2014

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Most leaders and managers will procure goods and services for their businesses or organisations. This article is aimed at those relationships where you are responsible for the selection and ongoing management of the supplier.
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Are You Prepared To Make The Decisions?

June 12, 2013

Some managers hesitate and procrastinate over decision making. This is generally because they are anxious about making the wrong decision and the possible consequences this might have. The best managers are prepared to make decisions quickly even if they are only 80% sure they are right. This is because delaying a decision can cause more problems than it solves. By acting quicker and anticipating the risks you may be able to still put the situation right. Procrastinating may leave this option unavailable. Learn More

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Dealing With Theft At Work

December 5, 2012

It is probably one of the most stressful situations you would ever have to face at work…someone had been suspected, or accused, of theft. If you haven’t dealt with anything like this before, it can be daunting and frustrating to have to get to grips with it. Anna Bunting of Davis Blank Furniss has some ideas that might help in this situation: Learn More

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Decision-Making Made Easy

October 8, 2012

We make decisions every day. That’s part of our job. And, most of he time, things go right with those decisions. Rarely do we make massive howlers that send the FTSE 100 index crashing through the floor, or find the building around us burn to the ground.

If you need to make large, long-lasting decisions that will have an impact on what you do in the future, it would be good to have some kind of model that assists us and provides a firm foundation for the decision that has to be made. Learn More