Posts Tagged ‘Development’

Are you de-motivating your team?

gantleynews | October 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

No one would de-motivate their team intentionally, right?  But we see it happen so often in owner managed businesses.  The latest research shows that entrepreneurs are currently so focussed on the bottom line; they don’t see what impact their personal actions are having on their team.  They are concentrating on getting their employees more motivated, rather than recognising and getting rid of their own de-motivating habits. As the business owner/manager, ask yourself the following questions (and give truthful answers!) to find out if you’re de-motivating your team. Does my team know what’s important to me? They won’t if you change your mind on an issue several times a day or give them directions which contradict previous ones.  Keeping your team guessing may keep them alert, but it is highly de-motivating. Do I explain my actions? Just because you are the boss, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to explain your

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Principles for Business Leaders

gantleynews | February 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

“Out of the Crisis” Those of you who attended our recent seminars will have heard John refer to Kaizen – a Japanese word meaning change for the better. This management philosophy is defined as making “continuous improvement in your business” – slow, incremental but constant. The Deming philosophy also focuses on continual improvements in product and service quality by reducing uncertainty and variability in design, manufacturing and service processes, driven by the leadership of owner managers/senior management. W. Edward Deming was a leader in the quality management revolution, widely recognised for his contributions to Japan’s industrial rebirth in the 1950’s.  He offered a number of key principles for management to transform business effectiveness. They were first presented in his book “Out of the Crisis” and are still used as a basis for those seeking to improve their business quality today.  We’ve taken the strongest and most relevant for today’s owner/managers

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The Power of Written Goals

gantleynews | February 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Does your business run you or do you run it? Are you frustrated with your business right now? Do you want to make more money? Do you want, and need more time? Do you want a winning team? So, what are YOU currently doing about it? It is proven “What doesn’t get written, doesn’t get done”. Some years ago, at Harvard, a study was carried out which found 70% of students had no written or verbal goals 27% of students had verbal goals 3% of students had written goals Very interestingly, 25 years later, the 3% who had written goals owned 98% of the total wealth of all the students. Do you want more success than you are currently getting? Then read on… 1. Decide what your 3-5 year goals are, both in life and in business and write them down. Your goals must be SMART. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic,

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Have you got The Edge?

gantleynews | October 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Gantley Business Development Specialists recently launched a brand new e-newsletter called The Edge. The Edge brings you the latest in business learning and experience, designed to give you the edge in business. If you would like to sign up to The Edge, click here to register your details with us. To read the Autumn 2011 edition of The Edge click here.

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John Gantley on The Sue Nunn Show KCLR96fm 16/01/12

gantleynews | January 30th, 2012 | No Comments »

John Gantley reviews whats in the news with Sue Nunn on KCLR 96FM.

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John Gantley on The Bottom Line KCLR96fm 20/12/2011

gantleynews | December 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

John Gantley on The Bottom Line KCLR 20/12/2011 by GantleyBusiness John Gantley talks about setting goals for the new year with John Purcell on The Bottom Line.

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