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20th Jun 2014
At Business Coaching Ireland, we are big fans of 'Good To Great' by Jim Collins. This business read addresses a single question: "Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how?" It also shows that greatness is not primarily a function of circumstance, but largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.
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19th Jun 2014
During the course of my personal and management development training sessions, I often ask delegates the following question: “What one skill, if you learned it and applied it in an excellent fashion over and over again, would have the greatest, positive impact on your life and career?”
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18th Jun 2014

Many of us “know” things about our business.  We know what customers want – we know what role technology can play in our business or service – we know the best way to manage our business and to deliver our product or service.  How do we know all of this? Might we be mistaken?

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13th Jun 2014

When I ask people to tell me about a recent learning experience, I almost always hear something about a course they were on or a recent skill they have developed.  Skills development is a central part of learning and a critical element in the improvement of any business.

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21st May 2014

Jim Wolfe, the owner of a retail business in Kimmage (Wolfe Cycles) which has been in operation for 28 years and employs five staff, was looking for something which would help him with the practical aspects of delivering growth in his business.

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16th May 2014

The Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle once said ‘no pressure, no diamonds.’ When under pressure some business leaders may indeed perform better and get better results, but some leaders respond to pressure by isolating themselves. To understand how this isolation develops we spoke to LEAP’s Mike Gaffney. Here he explains how internal and external support systems are vital for helping the isolated leader to manage pressure and avoid isolation.

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16th May 2014
ManagementWorks is supporting the introduction and implementation of lean business tools and lean thinking in small and medium businesses throughout Ireland with our Lean Business programme. Steve Halpin, ETAC Solutions, offers his top ten lean tips for implementing lean
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15th May 2014

A trading online voucher scheme for small businesses that was piloted in Dublin is now being extended to Dublin (city and county), Cork (city and county), Waterford (city and county), Kerry and Louth ahead of a national rollout later in the summer, according to an update given on the website of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

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7th May 2014
There are many marketing initiatives available to small businesses that are free of cost or have a minimal cash outlay with a relatively high return. Here are nine such techniques that can help you survive and thrive.

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