18 Feb

Business moves at the speed of thought

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Business moves at the speed of thought. In order to stay relevant you need to be able to respond quickly to challenges - which are merely hidden opportunities. It is therefore vital that you approach business with a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve and how you plan to do it. When you have a clear understanding of what you are doing it is easier to adjust your product to accommodate the market and sudden political and economic change.

 

When we interact with clients and business associates we need to remain aware that we are not dealing with a finite object that is only relevant to the project / contract that we are involved with. By recognising that they too are individuals with goals and ambition you can tap into both their thought process and their network. This relationship affords you the opportunity to call on influential persons - even at the last minute - and be assured of a positive answer.

 

To be a leader in the modern world you need to recognise that ubuntu is not just a South African term for a global philosophy “I am what I am, because of who we all are”, or a successful manner of approaching life - but it is also a highly successful Linux-based operating system started by Mark Shuttleworth. The reason I mention this, is that technology allows the modern leader to not only be more efficient but also manage their team more effectively.

 

As a facilitator it has become clear to me that any successful organisation works on a triple bottom line approach - no matter the size of the organisation. Invest in your people and they will invest in your organisation. Invest in the planet and you will have a planet of people to sell to!

 

 

I firmly believe in making the most out of any situation - in both my public (work) and private life and in being true to oneself. In order to lead you must provide the example.

 

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