Managing people


How to lead, inspire and get the most out of your startup team

7:53PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 |  Your team is your most valuable asset and an essential element of great execution. After all, great ideas do not matter if they can’t be executed.

Four tips to help startup founders develop a high performance remote team

7:55PM | Monday, 20 July 2015 |  Flexible work options have become an important tool for startups wishing to attract high quality candidates, and retain them over the long term.

Four ways to motivate the unmotivated

7:10PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 |  How do you get the unmotivated to do what you want them to do?

How can I encourage my staff not to bring their cars to work?

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Actively encouraging environmentally friendly practices among employees is an extremely commendable act for any small business owner.

I’ve got a staff member who is consistently late. Help!

9:50PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  It is time to have a critical conversation to address her behaviour.

How do I set sales targets for my team?

5:08PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Personal experience is a good place to start when you're thinking about setting sales targets.

How can I poach an employee from a competitor?

6:53PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Do your homework beforehand – trying to poach staff can become very costly if it doesn't work out.

How can I work out how much office space I’ll need in the future?

8:07PM | Friday, 26 August 2011 |  There are some alternatives to the traditional three- to five-year office lease that you should consider.

When you’re assembling a sales team, should you look for complementary skills?

10:20PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  It's generally better to hire salespeople who bring individual and complete personal qualities to the table.

How can I motivate my staff?

7:58PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  There are plenty of easy ways to acknowledge the contribution from your staff and boost morale – imperative for keeping a team ticking along happily.