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How to train your employees: a simple guide for small businesses

In this video, I offer a simple 3-step guideline on what small business owners should keep in mind when planning to train and develop their team—and to get them to work for you so that you can grow your business. For a business to grow, we need to work with the resources that we have …

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What Shark Tank Judges Can Teach Business Owners: Part 1 of 2

What can the judges of Shark Tank teach small business owners? It turns out, a lot. In this two-part video, I share some of their best pointers, explore the wisdom behind their advice and offer tips on how we can apply their advice to our daily lives. Shark Tank is a reality TV show that …

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Do Team Building Activities Actually Work?

How do these team-building activities improve collaboration in the workplace? Are they really as effective as they purport to be? In this video, I explore why team-building activities may not necessarily improve collaboration in teams or within the workplace—and what you can do instead. Team-building activities can be fun: scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, cooking or …

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How an employee reward system can curtail productivity

The common belief is that employees are motivated when they are rewarded for their good behaviour. However, this may do more harm than good. In this video, I explore how reward systems and policies can be discouraging the behaviour you want from your team. Can rewards motivate behavior? In a recent study on organisational behavior, …

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Rapidly Growing Business – How to hire the right people in your team

Hiring people to expand your team is something that you will need to look for consistently as your business grows in revenues and turnover. However, if you are to hire the wrong person into your team, the cost of doing that can quickly escalate.   Tony Hsieh, the CEO of the online company Zappos which …

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The Challenges and Rewards of Diversifying Your Team

As business owners and managers of teams, we sometimes stereotype the behaviour of people from certain cultures when it comes down to working with them. At times, managing a culturally diverse team can be demanding. But can the business benefit from it? Managing a business team with members coming from different cultural backgrounds has its …

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