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Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick

Business Transformation: Making Change Management Stick | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners seeking to introduce major changes to their business operations, need to be conscious of the high failure rate of major change initiatives, and take steps to prevent the common causes of such failures.


Vast volumes of literature can be read to determine why change initiatives have such high failure rates, yet for small business owners it is more important to accept that this is the case, and look for easy to understand advice on the key steps to take, to reduce the chances of failure and prevent the associated high costs.


This excellent article, suggests that the final step in making any important business transformation is to make the changes a permanent part of the business operations, and it recommends five key tasks that need to be effectively completed to ensure that the changes required become the normal way of doing business.

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Business Improvement - Intro

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The Business Improvement topic, is an ever growing collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, curated specifically for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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How To Fix the 7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day

How To Fix the 7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you aware that your brain is not perfect and it makes mistakes everyday that hold you back from achieving all you want out of life?


Do you know that you can train your brain not to make these kind of mistakes?


What differences do you think will be made to your life and what you are capable of achieving if you could change the way your brain thinks at crucial times?


Would you entertain adopting the great suggestions contained in this excellent article that help overcome the seven common mistakes that your brain makes everyday?

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Audrey's curator insight, October 15, 2:52 PM

Basically you need to calm down, close your eyes, take deep breaths and practice mind control by meditating.  Just  see some beautiful ,mountains, skies or any natural part of the environment and just enjoy.........

Yaser Hammad's curator insight, October 16, 1:50 PM

Wie: Ieder mens

Wat: Mistaking from the brain

Waar: Overal op elke plek ter wereld

Waarom: Het menselijk brein laten nadenken

Wanneer: Elk tijdstip van de dag

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How To Build A Business Where Everyone Thrives

How To Build A Business Where Everyone Thrives | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Would you regard your business as a thriving enterprise?


Is being involved in a business where everyone concerned thrives one of your goals?


Do you know how to build a thriving business where all involved thrive and grow?


If your business is yet to reach these lofty heights, this excellent article from Forbes which outlines a set of principles and values to follow, will point you in the right direction.

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, October 12, 1:45 PM

I couldn't agree more. In my book The Prosperous Leader I quote many with the same philosophy...

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How to Grow a Successful Facebook Business Page

How to Grow a Successful Facebook Business Page | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Have you been thinking about creating a Facebook Page for your business or do you currently have have a poorly performing page you would like to improve?


Are you a business owner who sees the benefits of having a well performing Facebook Page but are not sure how to make this happen?


Can you schedule 10-15 minutes each day to do the work needed to maintain a presence for your Facebook Business Page?


If you have answered yes to all of the above, then this good article which offers 10 tips to help your business to reap the benefits of a successful Facebook Business Page, is one you should read.

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anastasia solovyeva's curator insight, October 2, 2:48 AM

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The game is constantly changing but one thing remain, a FB page is one powerful tool for B2C after sales services and experience1

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The Four Roots of Engagement

The Four Roots of Engagement | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you winning the battle to engage all of your employees in the pursuit of your business objectives?


What do you think four of the most critical elements that lead to high levels of employee engagement might be?


Do you have a road map to assist you on the path to improved level of employee engagement?


Do you practice each of the four suggested methods of engagement outlined in this excellent article?


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How to Compete with Larger Businesses

How to Compete with Larger Businesses | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business competing head on with larger businesses?


Do you feel like you are continually beating your head against a brick wall in your efforts to best your larger competitors?


Do you know the four ways that you can effectively compete with and even beat a larger competitor?


Do you think that the four good suggestions in this article will load the odds more in your favour when you compete against a larger business in future?

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Eric Frykman's curator insight, September 23, 4:36 PM

This article has a four point list:

1) Credibility

2) Product

3) Service

4) Price

 

This was not written by anyone in sales, as #4 should be off the table completely. Product is "do you have more bells" and Service is "can you be better than your competition."

 

None of this is useful to a small company competing against a giant.

 

What you really need is to build 

5) VALUE

 

I.e. Why are you here - what pain are you solving? How are YOU my savior? How do you fix all my problems and help me get to sleep at night? 

 

That's how you compete and become a giant-killer. Focus your story around Value, and you'll win every time.

Angela Heath's curator insight, September 24, 5:44 AM
Competing against large businesses can be a challenge. Don't be intimidated. This article has some good suggestions.
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How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Did you realise that different members of any audience or target group process information differently?


Are you conscious that individuals have differing requirements for the type and level of information they need to have communicated to them to effectively action the information communicated?


Did you know that there is a specific order in which elements of a message must be communicated to a group to ensure you don't loose sections of the group along the way?


Armed with this information do you believe you can become a better business communicator?

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Mike Allen's curator insight, October 2, 8:25 AM

Clever graphics to explain why most people may ignore your marketing..... Which means you waste less!,,

Terri Rice's curator insight, October 5, 3:14 PM

This is a good review on knowing your audience BEFORE you begin preparing your presentation. Always an important piece of information if you want people to stay awake and learn.

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10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity

10 Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Don't have a creative bone in your body?


Need to get a bit of creativity happening in your business?


Able to comprehend and process a good infographic?


Can you make this one work for you?

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, September 24, 5:29 PM

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How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop

How to Break The Procrastination Doom Loop | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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One of the worst enemies of productivity is procrastination, and any self-employed business owner with tendencies towards procrastination, needs to be particularly mindful of the price that can be paid for procrastination.


Recent studies have found that procrastination happens because people delay action because they feel like they are in the wrong mood to complete a task, and then they assume that their mood will change in the near future and that the work that needs to be done will then get done.


This excellent article, suggest that time is not the issue and emotions are what leads to procrastination, and it offers good suggestions to avoid getting into a never ending procrastination loop.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 3:44 PM

A loop I am very aware of ! :)

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How to Build a Successful Business Blog

How to Build a Successful Business Blog | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Building a successful business requires a business owner to practice a range of lead generation activities, and one of the least costly and very effective lead generators if done right, is a business blog.


However, like all marketing activities there are proven methods of achieving desired outcomes, and business owners contemplating a blog for their businesses need guidance if they are to be successful.


This excellent article, outlines the benefits of having a successful business blog, and it provides eight good suggestions that if followed will significantly increase the odds of blogging success.

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Blazenko Drmic's curator insight, August 25, 12:34 PM

“Done well, your blog can become an essential component in your marketing arsenal,” says Satterfield, of Gentle Rain Marketing, Inc.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 26, 2:24 AM

Find out 8 Key Essentials here for effective business blogs.

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9 Things Successful People Won't Do

9 Things Successful People Won't Do | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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All business owners desire to achieve a certain level of success, yet many strive for years, without ever seeing a reasonable level of success comensurate with their investment of time, energy and capital.


Often, success may elude many business owners due to self-sabotage, caused by them doing things that successful business owners don't do.


This excellent article, suggests that there are many things that successful people don't do ever, and it outlines nine things that business owners not seeing success in their businesses need to stop doing in order to be more successful.



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Ulrike Bergmann's curator insight, August 23, 8:40 AM

Der Autor zeigt neun Faktoren, die erfolgreiche Menschen vermeiden, während andere sich immer wieder damit beschäftigen.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, August 28, 5:59 AM

I like this: things successful people don't do ever

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Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills

Assess and Improve Your Business Leadership Skills | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Business owners all have a dominant leadership style and knowing which style  is being applied in any business, can depending on the nature of the business, indicate how successful that business will be over time.


Business owners need to be aware of their preferred leadership style, and be able to vary this style as necessary, to meet the needs of their business.


This excellent article, identifies the different styles of leadership that can be deployed, and it suggests five ways that business owners can improve their own leadership skills so that they can apply the appropriate leadership style to any given situation.

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Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 16, 4:35 PM

Leadership skills is necessary for any any business owners and personnel in management positions. Great leaders are effective because they continue to grow and develop. The learning never stops no matter what position you are in!

Michael John Freestone's curator insight, August 18, 12:55 AM

We offer some of the best, DiSC leadership assessment tools, obtained from our provider, Epic, for the CEO, used by more than 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication tools.

What do the letters DiSC mean?

http://www.mjfgroup.biz/leadership-assessment-tools/

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5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

5 Leadership Biases to Avoid | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Every leader has their personal biases, and business owners need to be aware that certain biases can impact negatively on their businesses, and strive to avoid letting these biases affect their decision making.


Whilst there is a natural conflict between the aims of a business seeking to maximise profit and it's customers who seek to acquire products or services at the least cost possible, businesses who review their biases as they affect customers stand to do better than those whose don't.


This excellent article, identifies five leadership biases to be avoided by  business owners, and it suggests two things to do to ensure these biases do not effect their decision making.



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John Leith's curator insight, August 11, 9:33 PM

Leadership

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5 Leadership Biases to Avoid

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Try These 10 Productivity Life-Savers

Try These 10 Productivity Life-Savers | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Do you operate as productively as you need to in order to effectively complete your daily workload?


Are you fully aware of the wide range of activities that can either improve or reduce your productivity?


How would becoming even a little more productive impact on your busines and your life?


If you can benefit from even a small increase in your personal productivity, then this excellent article which identifies 10 ways to improve your productivity in a work environment, is for you (suggestion number 1 is one I am going to look at straight away).

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BSN's curator insight, October 15, 7:46 AM

10 Productivity Life-Savers for Small Business. #smallbiz #smb 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, October 15, 1:49 PM

It's interesting that many of the ways to become more productive include reducing the time spend digitally and getting more sleep. I was surprised that chewing gum and some noise helps productivity. Neither works for me. 

Catherine PB's curator insight, October 15, 9:18 PM

Every little bit helps! 

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