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Gill Bray
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SME's are helping to plug 'The Deficit'..
..and what our accountants are doing (or maybe not) to help   The undead are amongst us I was idly wondering if a small hotel in Taunton might run to the luxury of a defibrillator should the occasion arise, because it looked as though a 'serious medical eve...
SME's are helping to plug 'The Deficit'..
SME's are helping to plug 'The Deficit'..
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Comet failure - 'not moving with the times'
'Change management' isn't
rocket science Comet was successful, but failed to
move with the times and market requirements. The
first time that Santa Claus's logistics operation was revealed to the world was
in 1821 in New York's   Troy
Sentinel.   Until then...
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What have they done to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn? Phase#1
Let me tell you a story about how a manager was barricaded into her office and was threatened with being burned alive in it.  'Bad is stronger than good in the workplace' H.Rao  My heroine  reminds me of Miss Joan Hunter Dunn from John Betjemen's 'A Subalte...
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How to grow your own control freak..
It's sometimes useful to understand the theory behind personality profiling even if you think it's all a complete load of old cobblers. One of those occasions is when you are finding it difficult to cope with 'interesting' behaviour in the workplace.  First...
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HOW WAS I TO KNOW?
It is remarkably easy for employees to disappoint or irritate their managers - particularly if neither is telepathic! Many of the harrowing problems which can beset employees and their employers can be traced back to differences in expectations. How often d...
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I really wanted to be a lumberjack..
In
the ‘Vocational Guidance Counsellor’ sketch from Monty Python Michael Palin wanted
to be lion tamer or perhaps a lumberjack or pretty much anything but a ‘manager’. After all "What
did managers ever do for us?" So
when I was told that I was to become a m...
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'I bent over backwards' - Moving into management mode - who carries the can?
One of the most painful nettles business owners will have to grasp (unless they have created a clear management structure from the outset, or there is only one manager in the business) is to retrospectively determine and agree who is 'The Big Boss'?  There ...
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What have they done to Miss Joan Hunter Dunn? Phase#2
Let me tell you a story about how a manager was barricaded into her office and was threatened with being burned alive in it.  'Bad is stronger than good in the workplace' H.Rao  My heroine  reminds me of Miss Joan Hunter Dunn from John Betjemen's 'A Subalte...
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Who manages the business? Why does it matter? It just does.
Many successful small businesses have been set up by two or more people, some are couples, some friends and some just happy business collisions that take place at the right time. Sometimes the person who manages 'the business' is settled from the outset.  I...
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