Don Schwerzler is arguably the world’s leading expert on family business. In fact, he has been working and advising in this field since 1967, a track record of almost half a century. Don has been published in many leading business magazines, newspapers, and trade magazines. He is also the founder of the Family Business Institute and runs […]
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Note from the Editor: This article was originally published in the Reading Eagle’s Business Weekly and is re-posted with their permission. It was contributed by Dr. Santo D. Marabella, The Practical Prof(R). * * * * When companies talk about setting up “shop” overseas or outsourcing certain operational functions (i.e. accounting), they are typically trying to cut costs. […]
Ethical decision-making and leadership are the basis of ethical organisations, corporate social responsibility, ‘Fairtrade’, sustainability, the ‘triple bottom line’, and other similar concepts This article introduces the concept and reasoning behind ethical leadership and ethical organisations. Ethical principles provide the foundations for various modern concepts for work, business and organisations, which broaden individual and corporate […]
Have you ever notice that so many companies want to be visionary? Able to predict future products and services you need; but yet they also say they respond to market demand by being market-driven. Seems to me that’s an oxymoron. Can you be both market-driving and market-driven? To disruptively break free from reactive business strategy […]
Editor’s Note: The author is an expert and practitioner of the growth strategy framework, Delta Model. The Delta Model is based on the teachings of MIT professors Dean Wilde and Arnoldo Hax. It aims to change your strategic thinking, identify new sources of revenue, and transform your overall organization. This article is based on the business principles taught […]
Too many businesses, young or old, struggle or fail because they never understand that you have to practice, practice, practice, then get in the ring and fight as if your life depended on it! Business is a brutal contact sport for five main reasons, and it’s getting worse. You will not survive, grow and prosper: […]
Note from the Editor: This is the final piece in a series of 6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu. The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * A New Model for Achieving the Overall Performance and Labor […]
Note from the Editor: This is the fourth of series of 6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu. The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. You can read the other parts and find the author’s other articles here. * * * * What to do, now ? So, this does not seem to […]
Note from the Editor: This is the second of series of 6 articles written by the author, Vardar Çobanoğlu. The full series is a compelling piece on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. You can read part 1 here. You can find the author’s other articles here. * * * * “So much for the case. Let me start […]
In my teens and twenties I was an avid hill-walker (hiker) and occasional mountaineer (ice axe, rope and crampons). Nowadays time, dodgy knees and lack of fitness limit my adventures, but my fascination with mountains and mountaineering history is undiminished. 18 months ago I was lucky enough to make my first trip to Nepal to […]
I’ve been traveling a bit lately and on one of the trips I talked with the owner of a business about some problems he was having between management and staff. Here’s a general idea of the conversation. The story goes that two like educated and responsible people work together in a place of business. Both are […]
Crisis management is simply the process which deals with any even that threatens the organization, employees, stakeholders and the public. With onset of several industrial disasters in the 1980’s, crisis management studies came into existence and have been since applied to various types of industries. While one cannot truly define a company in crisis, it […]
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