Category: Being in Business
Listening is a very important skill in business and is essential to every conversation we have. Good listening skills allow us to hear what is actually being said and open up the door for even more communication from the person we are conversing with.
Verbal communication involves both speaking and listening. listening is key to effective working relationships among employees and between management and staff. Listening skills also impact a company’s interaction with customers and other businesses.
So how do we make the most of our communications and listen to what is being said and not said, when having conversations in business.Read More
Just as every business will need an accountant, benefit from marketing advice and call in an IT pro, sometimes the big issues of business require the assistance that only an expert can give. Let’s explore 15 expert areas a business coach brings to the table.
Whether it’s identifying your customer, formulating your business plan or plotting your exit strategy, here are the top 15 areas where a business coach is the go-to pro to furnish you with a second set of eyes, provide a solid sounding board and proffer the best advice.Read More
Business ownership requires the wearing of many hats. There’s staff management, customer relations, administration, and forward planning, but not all roles come naturally to all people.
If your forte is the fine print but not the finer details of staff negotiation and leadership, here’s how a Business Strategist can help you build your personal and leadership skills.Read More
Engaging a coach to support, guide and bring their expertise to your business can be invaluable, saving you time, money and taking your business to the next level. But like any industry, business coaching has its fair share of myths. Here are 10 common misconceptions that stop business owners getting the help they deserve.Read More
When it comes to business strategy, we often talk about goal setting for growth. But what about the step after goal setting, which is taking action?
Transforming your goals from dreams to reality requires action that involves planning, measuring and accountability. So, let’s look at these three areas and how they form the bridge between a concept and a reality.Read More
Right about now, it’s easy to feel things are beyond your control as the owner of a business. After all. Covid-19 has brought us an extended period of uncertainty capped off by an announcement that Australia is entering a recession.Read More
As business gears up, the focus will return to productivity and time management, incorporating a wealth of new skills acquired during the Covid-19 period while still catering to the new normal of working from home.Read More
For many business operators the past few months have been exhausting. The economy has effectively been in hiatus and business has all but ground to a halt, but the mental workload has been extreme.
How bad will this be? When will it end? How will this impact
So ask yourself, what business do you want to be in? Is it trust, convenience, time saving, aspiration, or lifestyle – is it something else?
When you know what business you are in, it helps you better understand the business proposition you are marketing, and assists in determining the products or services that fit that bill.
As businesses across Australia prepare to reopen their doors, there’s never been a better time to get back to basics. So let’s take a quick refresher of the ever-essential business basicsRead More
At its heart, business is about people, but too often the human element of leadership is overlooked with the focus instead on KPIs.
In this podcast Dr Tim Baker and I discuss the power of authenticity and personal connection when it comes to effectively leading a team and empowering staff.
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