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Small Business - 10 Golden Rules to Ensure That You Meet Staff .

1. Be Consistent Stick to your message. Saying one thing today and the opposite tomorrow disturbs staff. They find it hard to “get the message" if, as they see it, it changes all the time. 2. ..
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7 Tips That Will Gain You More Time to Run Your Small Business

1. Have Clear Priorities Know precisely what you're trying to achieve in your business. Decide your business focus and your customer focus. Make a list of the most important objectives to be achieved .
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Small Business - 7 Ground Rules to Follow Before You Choose a ..

1. Insist On Experience Only use a consultant who's a small business specialist. Ideally, they should have experience in your industry or in an associated area. But they must have small business ..
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Small Business Staff Need Special Qualities - What to Look For .

Employees Must Be Generalists In a small business, all employees, tradespersons, administrators, operators have to do other than what they specialize in. If an accounts clerk has to placate a ..
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Back to Front Training - A Technique to Make Small Business ..

Treat Training Seriously "Sit with Nelly" or “You'll get the hang of it" training usually fails and is very costly. No one learns properly by watching and hoping. Trial and error may work ..
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Managing People - 7 Proven Methods to Ensure Your Staff Meet ..

1. Tell Them Exactly What You Expect I'll never cease to be surprised at managers who don't take the time to tell staff exactly what they want. Sit down with your staff, tell them exactly what you ..
(August 26, 2008)
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10 Things That Clear Performance Standards Tell Your Staff ..

1. Performance Matters When you have clear performance standards you are telling your staff “performance matters". Without those standards, you invite your staff to decide what matters for ..
(August 26, 2008)
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Is Your Business Growth Based on Myth Or Fact - You Might Be ..

General Myths These abound in business. “People hate change" is typical. If it were true, we'd still be hunter gatherers living in caves. We aren't. But you'll still hear the mantra ..
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Managing People's Performance - 5 Ways to Make Consequences ..

1. Consequences For Whom? Like beauty, consequences are in the eye of the beholder. A project engineer sees the conclusion of a big civil project as a major achievement and the opportunity for a ..
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Matching Performance Standards and Customer Feedback - 5 Ways ..

1. Feedback and Performance: Not Form Filling No one likes filling out forms. Your customers are no exception. So don't ask them. If you must use a form for customer feedback find an inducement so ..
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Managing People in Small Business 7 Issues the Books and ..

A small business manager has limited resources, major time pressures and a vast number of “balls to keep in the air". It's far more difficult managing a small business with 20 employees than ..
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Focus 7 Ways to Use This Secret Weapon to Benefit Your Small ..

You can't be all things to all people. But you can be one thing to lots of people. As businesses grow and expand they tend to lose focus. This creates opportunities for the smart small business ..
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7 Ways to Get Staff Committed to the Success of Your Small ..

Expectation Tell them precisely what you expect of them, individually and collectively. Tell them the key results you want: specific, measurable results . . . . . . . . . the day to day, month to ..
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How Making Incentives and Business Aims Interdependent Will ..

Sales Incentives Do your sales incentives offer the greatest rewards to salespersons who sell the product or service that leads to the most profit? Paying flat rate commissions on most or all ..
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Small Business Maths How Counting Can Improve Your Business ..

Why Bother? Counting reveals what really happens in your business. As a small business manager, you're under constant pressure to respond and adapt to business pressures. If you lack accurate ..
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Practical Performance Appraisal Measuring Staff Performance ..

Performance not Politeness Formal performance appraisal systems often ask managers to comment or rate all sorts of things that are not only difficult to judge, but have little or nothing to do with ..
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5 Proven Methods For Making Your Incentive Schemes Work in ..

Measurable Performance Standard Have crystal clear performance standards. Eliminate ambiguity. Use incentives only where measurable performance standards exist. The link between actual performance ..
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Recruiting Managers and Professionals Use Your Corporate ..

A Corporate Event Question Technique This approach uses actual events that have occurred in your company as a basis for interview questions for the vacant job. It's quite simple. Consider the key ..
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From Technician to Manager Overcoming the Problems and ..

Measuring Your Performance You've almost certainly been promoted because you're good at what you do. As a manager, your performance will be measured by what your staff do. Your technical competence ..
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Small Business 10 Golden Rules For Managing People For Best ..

Compatibility Is Vital You don't want clones of you. But you do want people you can get on with both personally and professionally. You can't escape from them or they from you. People You Trust ..
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Are You A Performance Stopper? Check Yourself On These 5 ..

The Slack Timekeeper You schedule your weekly staff meeting for 8.45am. All but 2 of your team are on time. You don't start the meeting until they arrive at 9.10 am. The same occurs for three ..
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How To Manage The Peaks and Troughs That Can Make Day to Day ..

The Social Skill Management is a social skill. It is exercised only with people. And you can learn management only on the job. You can undertake as much study as you like. But nothing can replace the .
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How To Practice A Weird Skill Called Management Until You're A .

The Weird Skill Management is the effective application of a body of appropriate skills. That's my definition. It exhibits all the earmarks of most skills. Some are naturally good at it. Others will .
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Improving People and Performance - 5 Simple Engineering ..

If they can do it with a gun at their head, they don't need training Harsh? Inhumane? Brutal? Maybe all of these things. If you see it that way consider this: do you test your people before ..
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Performance Punishing - 7 Ways To Avoid Demotivating Your Most .

What's Performance Punishing? Performance Punishing occurs when the employee who performs very well is rewarded with more demanding work. Because they do such a good job, you load them with more and .
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