August 15th, 2013
One of the areas that require extra attention during the tough economic conditions – as we’re experiencing now – is the collection of outstanding debts.
It’s an aspect of business that no one really enjoys – and even the people employed to do the job, very often, find it hard to do. It’s a bit like [...]
June 25th, 2013
Before you say “what’s he still banging on about this thing called ‘vision’ for?” take a few minutes to consider this:
We live in a very uncertain world of business right now. I guess it’s always been that way, but I suspect never to the extent it is now. I get Business Day and Mail & [...]
June 24th, 2013
Louise Madgwick has just completed a Sectional Title Scheme management certification course, under the auspices of UCT (Law & Work) and Paddocks, a specialist sectional title and home owners association (HOA) firm that provides a range of products and services throughout South Africa. Paddocks is headed by Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock, who is an authority [...]
June 10th, 2013
So, for the past week, you’ve been giving a lot of thought to that picture of what your business or organisation should eventually look like – the end in mind.
And – you should have been able to write something down. If you have, then go through it a few times and sharpen it up; try [...]
June 3rd, 2013
Here are a few short steps to creating that enduring vision for your business
In this day and age, many people are so busy they rarely have time to think. Well, they ‘think’ they have no time to think! This is not actually true. They simply have to make a decision to go off somewhere [...]
May 27th, 2013
HOW DO I GO ABOUT CREATING ONE?
The thing that stuns me the most when I raise the subject of ‘vision’ is how many businesses have been started without one! Now, let’s be clear on this – all businesses are started with the aim of making money; of making a living for the business owner. I [...]
May 22nd, 2013
There was a little book published in 2004 by Mark Sanborn called ‘The Fred Factor’.
Based on a true story and an actual person called Fred Shea, it made a significant impact on me – and in many ways helped to shape my view of work – and more particularly, the way in which I do [...]
May 22nd, 2013
The old Proverb states that “ Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint”, (or ‘the people are discouraged’.)
In essence, this means that any person and any organisation, big or small, needs to have a sense of purpose; a raison detre; a goal – or they will simply stumble through life. Many won’t [...]
April 30th, 2013
The new book by Hlumelo Biko entitled “The Great African Society” is a must read for every business owner in South Africa. In fact, let me enlarge on that – I think it’s a must read for every South African, whether you’re in business or not; regardless of class, culture or race.
It’s been released onto [...]
February 28th, 2013
Today is the last day of our “tax” year, so I hope everyone has been able to meet their commitments in this regard. Even though it may be a little late, if you haven’t met the deadline, and you need some help (and we haven’t been managing your tax affairs for you up to now!), [...]