Promoting your Business via Pinterest

Pinterest is a rapidly expanding online social network. It now connects over 70 million users. As a result, Pinterest provides an excellent interactive platform through which you can promote your business. Research shows that users who were notified of products on Pinterest spent 70% more money on those products than users who were referred from… More Promoting your Business via Pinterest

Corporate Social Responsibility – an Overview

Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, and responsible business) is a concept whereby organizations consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, as well as the environment. This obligation is seen to extend beyond the statutory… More Corporate Social Responsibility – an Overview

Recommendations for Conflict Resolution – a Framework

Conflict is an inevitable part of organizational life, and the right degree and kind of conflict can be beneficial. If the pocesses that can make conflicts destructive are attended to, conflicts can either be minimized, resolved, or avoided. Self awareness and social awareness can make the difference between constructive and destructive conflict. I myself negotiated… More Recommendations for Conflict Resolution – a Framework

Basics of Compliance Management

Effective compliance is driven by two elements: A clear and simple set of rules and guidelines Employees and leaders who live a value based corporate culture Several compliance problems don’t arise because of missing compliance rules, but because employees are not fully convinced or motivated and don’t really live the existing rules actively. Thus, internal… More Basics of Compliance Management

Book of the Week: The McKinsey Mind

“The McKinsey Mind” Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consulting Firm, by Ethan M. Rasiel and Paul N. Friga, 2001 McGraw-Hill. 218 pages Take-Aways McKinsey & Co. relies on a fact-based method of problem solving and management McKinsey’s model for problem solving includes identifi cation of a business need, problem analysis… More Book of the Week: The McKinsey Mind

Book of the Week: Peter Drucker – Shaping the Managerial Mind

“Peter Drucker – Shaping the Managerial Mind”, by John E. Flaherty. Jossey-Bass © 1999. 445 pages Take-Aways Peter Drucker is the father of modern management. Drucker coined the terms “knowledge society” and “knowledge worker.” Drucker developed his insights into “the marketing concept.” Drucker explains that every business exists in three different time zones — traditional, transitional, and transformational.… More Book of the Week: Peter Drucker – Shaping the Managerial Mind

Book of the Week: Shakedown – How the New Economy is Changing Our Lives

“Shakedown – How the New Economy is Changing Our Lives”, by Angus Reid. Doubleday Canada Limited, Toronto, 1996. About the book “The 1990s have witnessed a great stirring of the Canadian soul. Issues of national unity, anxiety over jobs, the emerging of the global economy, new technologies and fundamentally different demographic forces are rapidly changing our social… More Book of the Week: Shakedown – How the New Economy is Changing Our Lives

Free Association

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More Free Association

Force-Fit Game

More than any other situation Change is about cooperation and collaboration. No matter if your company is in serious trouble or just wants to find a new way to line itself up – it always needs people to initiate, moderate, steer, coordinate and live that Change. So what? The problem is that often people simply don´t know how to cooperate. Of course people cooperate on a daily… More Force-Fit Game