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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.