When many think of ‘managing up,’ mostly negative connotations spring to mind. Many perceive it as a blatant attempt by ‘brown nosers’ to make themselves look important or a better performer in front of their boss, often at the expense of others. This isn’t managing up. This is performance dishonesty. Managing up, when done well,…Posted on .
Social Media is overrated. There, I said it. In fact, Social Media is well on it’s way to becoming the next economic bubble. And what’s remarkable is that we’re only just a decade on from the dot com burst, which saw Internet stocks wiped of close to three quarters of their total value in a…Posted on .
Well, we were right…kind of. Around 15 months ago we made the prediction via Twitter that the Australian Dollar would hit US $1.10 by Christmas. At the time the Aussie dollar was buying around 90 US cents and opinion was split over how high it would go. Sadly, it didn’t quite reach the $1.10 mark…Posted on .
Time and time again we hear business owners say “we’ve had a business plan in the past, but it didn’t work” as justification for not writing a business plan. Whilst there’s no doubt that business plans can sometimes fail, the reasons for this are usually linked to the development or execution of the plan, rather…Posted on .
Businesses go through good times and bad times. The economy goes up and down. Market sentiment rises and falls. Throughout all this, the companies that survive are those that constantly innovate. Stagnant companies get found out, particularly during economic slowdowns, when competition for consumers’ dollars becomes more intense. During these times, innovative companies are able…Posted on .