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Business_Tip: Change Management

Running any business is a constant game of trial and error, and this is worse for SMEs and therefore they must be quick to adapt to change if they want to survive and thrive. This confirms the old adage that the only constant thing in the world is change. So, businesses must not protect the …

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6 Tips to building a successful business

As you planned to start your first business, you probably did a lot of research, sought help from advisors, useful mentors, and got information from books, Google and other readily available sources. You could have invested a lot-in terms of money, time and sweat equity-to get your business off the ground to the stage at …

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BUSINESS TIP – Adapting Digital Marketing

In this changing world, hardly anything has stayed the same. As Peter Drucker put it, the role of business is to create a customer. Today, we are putting forward a business tip in this regard. Marketing like other spheres of business is also changing as it responds to the business environment. The biggest change is …

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BUSINESS TIP – Financial Management for SMEs

World over, just like it the case here in Uganda, many business are started every year, and only a small fraction of them survive till the second birthday, in case they made it to their very first birthday. Many reasons may be advanced, but it all boils down to one thing; there is little or …

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Interpersonal skills: The attribute many organisations are missing out on creating team synergy

In our previous article, we defined interpersonal skills and explained how they can be practiced the right way. In today’s article we share with you how we can use the same interpersonal skills in creating and instilling team synergy. So many organisations today have faced challenges due to a lack of teamwork. Numerous workers have …

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Practicing interpersonal skills the right way

Anyone can master interpersonal skills and communication; however there are some people you and I know who are naturally good at it. For most people, it takes conscious effort and practice to master this skill, while for those who appear naturally good at it never seem to struggle. In today’s world, we are much more …

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What you are not told about being an internal customer!

In a very candid and open discussion with one of my cousins, we broached the subject of how certain restaurants in our country always look lovely on the outside, but somehow always fall short on key things like warm welcomes, mixed up orders and delayed service. In our deeper analysis, we wondered whether having excellent …

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Success Tips to Time Management: Work smarter

Over the course of your career and personal life, you could have taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “While, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like I …

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5 Strategies to managing multiple bosses in a Matrix Reporting structure

The dynamics of the workplace today are rapidly changing. Companies today are adopting more collaborative approaches to handling their day to day operations and these new approaches are breaking down barriers both between generations and between the traditional hierarchal approaches dictated previously by the tall organisational structures. Today, more than ever before, the rate of …

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Why the private sector should join the climatic change conversation

A few weeks backs, as I moved around some different parts of the central region conducting a research about the performance of various agricultural sectors, I discovered that one of the factors that hindered their production was changing climatic patterns, and like most of the other people always do, they were also calling for “government …

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