#Immediacy on speech making

I had also spent too much time dealing with routine paperwork which ...

I had also spent too much time dealing with routine paperwork which could have been done by a clerk and was out of touch with events on the shop floor. Because I had not developed my employees to enable them to make decisions things came to a grinding halt until I was available to sort out any problem. Getting myself right was the first thing I had to do, and I started with a five-day management course at the London School of Management followed, a few months later, by a course at the Production Engineering Research Association (see www.pera.com) at Melton Mowbray.

Although I could barely afford the time these training opened my eyes to the techniques available and since then I have never looked back. My senior employees have also attended suitable training and this has not only made them technically more able but more motivated too.' You may have had management training before you started your business and it is not a bad idea to drag out any old notes you had from training in the past or refresh your memory. The process never ends . .

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In the real world, the successful businessperson makes many hunch decisions, but ...

In the real world, the successful businessperson makes many hunch decisions, but only when facts are not available. Nor is he afraid to conduct a post-mortem on th

Do competitors 'poach' staff after you have trained them? Equipment is any ...

Do competitors 'poach' staff after you have trained them? Equipment is any of your equipment worn out or obsolete? Is your volume of business limited by the capacity