Sun Tzu

1:06AM | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 |  A leader leads by example, not by force.

Practise your employee interviewing technique

1:06AM | Monday, 24 January 2011 |  While most business owners have been on the receiving end of a job interview as a prospective employee, not all will have had the experience of asking the questions as the interviewer.


1:26AM | Friday, 21 January 2011 |  The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Give each staff member a rating

1:56PM | Friday, 14 January 2011 |  Consider this unique way of rating whether your staff need to shape up or can step up.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

1:32PM | Thursday, 13 January 2011 |  Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.

Mark Twain

1:28PM | Thursday, 13 January 2011 |  Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Conduct some snap performance chats

1:23PM | Friday, 7 January 2011 |  The start of the year is a great time to have an employee chat. Get them in for 10 minutes, ask them how their break was and then discuss what you want them to focus on in the first few months.

So you want to be an entrepreneur… Really?

1:20PM | Thursday, 6 January 2011 |  There’s a school of thought that starting your own business is the passport to independence from the rat race or the servitude of employment. Think again.

General George S. Patton Jr.

1:20AM | Tuesday, 4 January 2011 |  Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Pat yourself on the back

12:49AM | Wednesday, 22 December 2010 |  Every year you survive and thrive in small business is something that should be celebrated.