Monthly Archives: July 2009

Top 21 Attributes Of A Great Business

1. What makes a great business? Great people.

2. What makes a great business? Great vision

3. What makes a great business? Great passion

4. What makes a great business? Great customer service and great customers

5. What makes a great business? Great commitment

6. What makes a great business? Great values

7. What makes a great business? Great skill

8. What makes a great business? Great work ethic

9. What makes a great business? Great Advice form great advisers

10. What makes a great business? Great focus

11. What makes a great business? Great life balance

12. What makes a great business? Great attitude

13. What makes a great business? Great respect for others

14. What makes a great business? Great insight

15. What makes a great business? Great problem solving ability

16. What makes a great business? Great leadership

17. What makes a great business? Great resources

18. What makes a great business? Great team

19. What makes a great business? Great branding

20. What makes a great business? Great communication

21. What makes a great business? Great product/services/solutions

Paul Allen

10 Things Business Schools Won’t Teach You

10 Things Business Schools Won’t Teach You

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Sustainable business is over emphasized.

I think the term “Sustainable Business” is over used, what it should be is “Best Business Practice.

“Sustainable Business” is often seen as another thing that businesses need to add to an already busy programme.”

Best business practice should be by nature “sustainable”, it needs to be a normal part of good business planning.

Listen Generously

Listen Generously

The most important part of communicating is listening. Learn to listen, and listen generously.

How to Listen Step 1: Stop talking
How to Listen Step 2: Avoid distractions (this includes the TV)
How to Listen Step 3: Turn off your own preconceptions
How to Listen Step 4: Don’t Judge
How to Listen Step 5: Don’t assume
How to Listen Step 6: Don’t jump in with an answer
How to Listen Step 7: Reflect on what has been said
How to Listen Step 8: Summarise what has been said
How to Listen Step 9: Seek clarification
How to Listen Step 10: Take time to think about what has been said.

Try to follow the following pattern for listening.

Listen – Reflect – Respond – Repeat

We have two ears and one mouth so listen twice as much as you speak.

Paul Allen

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