You might be surprised to find out that some time management methods actually require an initial time investment. It sounds like a paradox to spend time in order to save time. However, this principle is very clear. Ignoring it might become a real block in your business.
There are numerous methods to ensure that your time is properly used. While some methods only require a few seconds, many others ask for plenty of time. Besides, some managers may also require some extra time in order to work in a different manner. Delegating tasks is usually a good starting point. You have probably thought about it already. In your opinion, some things require less time if you do them yourself. In 80% of the cases, the feeling is correct. But be very careful because all these things lose their availability if something intervenes. What if the phone rings? What if someone asks for some information? What if you require an hour or two to find the information? There are cases when such an interruption simply does not take more than 5 minutes. Continue reading →
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Born in 1928 and deceased in 2012, Vidal Sassoon was a businessman, philanthropist and talented hairdresser. He is credited with developing the popular wedge bob hairstyle. He relocated in the United States of America in 1965, then he came up with a prolific chain of hairstyling salons that simply conquered the world. His new line of products became world renowned in no time. He used to say that if you do not look good, his company does not look good. It was one of the most inspiring commercials in this domain. A film about his life was released in 2010 too.
Getting to know your competition is one thing, while learning how to perceive it in the perception of your audience is completely different. Most public relations (PR) actions have the primary purpose to define the organization in your customers’ perception. However, this idea can only solve half the situation, especially when you have to deal with a tenacious competitor.
Such problems become even more severe because a lot of people associate themselves with the oppressed part. In other words, your direct attacks over your competition might reflect on you. In my opinion, you have to be very subtle. From this point of view, most organizations choose to formulate their words in order to provide themselves with a solid positive image. Indirectly, the competition ends up with a negative image. Continue reading →