Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
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
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
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
September 3, 2014
Most 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
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
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
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