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Talent Transmutation

Talent Transmutation

One thing that will serve you well in your career is what I call, talent transmutation. The ability to re-purpose your natural gifts for commercial application. Let me explain. In my youth, I was a gifted musician. I wrote music and won awards for it. I led two bands....
Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Are you transitioning from a one-man-company to a full-fledged institution? Are you serious about training & development and succession planning? Then you must develop two documents urgently: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Departmental Training Plan. The...
Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Here’s why you should have a learning time frame when you train staff for critical skills. First, understand that each person learns at a different pace. Second, provide the necessary tools or resources for training. Third, allow for eventualities in personal...
Leader, Learn to Listen!

Leader, Learn to Listen!

If you have a strong personality, you may miss life’s warnings because you expect them to be forceful in nature. The thing is, everyone isn’t like you. People don’t always present counsel in a pushful way. Some use body language or a look. Some are...
How to Develop Managers

How to Develop Managers

I once wrote that as an entrepreneur or manager, you have 10 years to replicate yourself and to build internal capacity. You need to do so before a generational skills gap creeps up on you. In this post, I’ll teach you how to do it. There’s a sacred triad...
Know Your Business Strengths

Know Your Business Strengths

You must come to terms with your business strengths and then, collaborate to solve your weaknesses. For instance, my specialisation is services not products, quality not quantity. I love to develop ideas & products and to prototype them. I see them to the point of...