#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife It’s great to have you on here this morning! Right! The question ” Are we committed to to giving to THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s work and to charity from the business? If Yes, how much, structure and to whom? ” As a TIMELESS committed business owner giving to THE CHIEF STRATEGIST includes Business… More Its a Key…Pay It!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife You are a TIMELESS committed business owner; Young entrepreneur; young professional. Yes? Right! I see that I still have my audience all in order. We’d be having a conversation on this series. You see: There’s a dimension to business and career life that if you go too much on the route of… More Conversation Begins Here!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife This morning we bring closure to our focus on Partnership. We did say that: It is important to check your motive when incorporating a business: E.g is it to serve as a shield to avoid personal liability for business losses or to defraud people? #CheckYourMotive Following your consideration to go into a… More Finally
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife Partnership decision should be carefully considered. Importantly, the absolute honesty of partners from the start and mutual commitment to TIMELESS PRINCIPLES is a key to its success. So having discussed values and convictions and have reached a generally satisfactory agreement on a partnership, documentation becomes a critical exercise to be done. You… More Proper Documentation to Successful Partnership!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife Right! Remember that you are committed to running your businesses in a TIMELESS way based on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES. Yes? Alright! So here are values and convictions you need to discuss with any potential partner(s). •Are we committed to to giving to THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s work and to charity from the business? If… More TVQ- The Values Question II
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife Another important question to ask is that of VALUES. What are the Values you CANNOT do without? The principles by which you operate and will not compromise for anyone. To truly discover what these are, you have got to spend time with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in prayer. Yes in Prayer! – It… More TVQ- The VALUES Question
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife Still on important questions you have got to ask as TIMELESS business owner/player prior to entering into a partnership. It is important to ask and answer TICQ- The In-Charge Question. Asking and determining who is In-Charge from the formative stage of a partnership is crucial in avoiding confusion and unnecessarily bickering down… More The In-Charge Question!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife On the thought and question of how to handle an existing business partnership that was form without considering the compatibility and what to do. I do not know the dimension of the existing business partnership you are in. But be it an existing partnership with a non – TIMELESS committed partners or… More Existing Partnership
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #BusinessAndLife You will always always be faced with “the Who to Serve Question ” whether as a business owner or professional. At every point of decision making, this question will always pop up and your answer and the long-term quality of outcome you get is dependent on your consideration of THE CHIEF STRATEGIST… More TCS Factor in Decision Making
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #LendingDecisions The question was: “If you or your company is being sued what will you do? ” If you are being sued either as an individual or and company and you know that you are not guilty, to keep mute or be passive without challenging the suit is “Stupidity” in my opinion. Listen:… More When You being Sued?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #WhatILearnt #Feedbacks #WhatILearnt: Acknowledgement. Today, we finally round off for Year 2014. Its been an amazing and impacting year for our Team and I and want to first acknowledge: THE CHIEF STRATEGIST who is My FATHER, for HIS Inspiration and gift of Consistency to my Team and I. THANK YOU! The OpeOsiyemi Team.… More #WhatILearnt V
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #WhatILearnt #Feedbacks #WhatILearnt IV : Knowledge Sharing #ILearnt hoarding of anything- Knowledge; Information; Opportunities; Expertise; Access; Money; whatever is a deeper dimension of poverty mindset. You see: Significance is showing and teaching people to know THE TRUE SOURCE and How to Connect to IT. So this morning of what I KNOW and have… More #WhatILearnt IV
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #WhatILearnt #Feedbacks #WhatILearnt 3: MBA TIMELESS Way #Ilearnt many of the truly winning strategies and methodology are ALL rooted in TIMELESS PRINCIPLES. Shocking again is that, many of the acclaimed management and business gurus discovered these Principles in THE BOOK but few duly acknowledge it source. Plagiarism you’d say. YES it is! I… More #WhatILearnt III
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #WhatILearnt #Feedbacks #WhatILearnt 2: THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in the Boardroom: Contrary to popular opinion, I leant the THE CHIEF STRATEGIST CANNOT be taken out of the Boardroom. HE is the CORE of all TIMELESS Strategies and the earlier I Partner with HIM irrevocably, the seamless my navigation in the marketplace and beyond. Truth… More #WhatILearnt II
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #WhatILearnt #Feedbacks This week, we round up for the Year 2014 with #WhatILearnt Series. Its been a year of learning for my Team & I. Thank you for the gift of access to your social space ( this might sound to you as a cliché buy seriously it isn’t) Thank You! #WhatILearnt throughout… More #WhatILearnt I
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheDiscountingDecisions Having shared over the week on #discountingDecisions; Weight and Scales. It is necessary to gain traction in seamlessly making it a lifestyle to deal fairly with our customers and clients. And I’m aware that such traction is only achievable when we leverage on declaration of TIMELESS WORDS by THE CHIEF STRATEGIST to… More Gain Traction!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheDiscountingDecisions Selling at a fair price and buying at a fair price is a great experience for both businesses and its customers. That’s a philosophy a TIMELESS BUSINESS should always ensure to uphold. Its does not matter if you customers/ clients are average or wealthy individuals; budding companies, multinationals or governments. Fair price… More Pricing!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheDiscountingDecisions Putting a balance to the varying weights and scale. There are many ethical reasons why you might charge a person more or less than the other. Here is one reason: #EDR 1: Volume Discounts An honest and acceptable practice, particularly when everyone is given the same opportunity are discounts given based on… More True Discounts!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheDiscountingDecisions How honest and transparent are your pricing? What are the varying weight scales for the same product/service; knowledgeable and less knowledgeable clients about? Put that also within the context of a professional dealing with his or her colleagues/ Team: Different benchmark for different member within the same Team doing the same task/role… More It’s In The Scale and Matrix!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheDiscountingDecisions It is a time of the year where discounts- Products/ Service discount comes almost naturally to everyone and businesses as the case maybe. Giving discount(s) is such a fantastic idea and gesture. However, I’d have you and your Commercial /Sales Team pause for a moment this morning and ask yourselves this question:… More Discounts Truly?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheCounselAdvantage Right, this morning the focus is on the advisor(s)/consultant(s)/counsellor(s). You want to ask yourself if while you are offering counsel and advise to that colleague(s); business partner(s); client(s) are you trying to play THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s role in their lives/ decisions? It’s important that you check and balance that, so that you… More Offering Advice?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheCounselAdvantage We again need to ask ourselves if we truly want honest advice before making decision. When you seek counsel before making a decision; and a sound perspective is offered to you based on TIMELESS PRINICPLES will you accept and adhere to it? You see, there is no need wasting other people’s time… More Sound Counsel?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheCounselAdvantage Another question we need to ask ourselves: Looking for justification for our decisions? In decision making you cannot afford to violate TIMELESS PRINCIPLES and then justify or rationalise on the basis of majority support. Listen: That you did an opinion poll and had a majority support for your decision doesn’t make it… More Justifying Decision(s)?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheCounselAdvantage Why are you asking for counsel? It’s important to know the why because your reason will determine to a large extend the quality of counsel you’d receive. That said, you want to ask yourself important question when asking for advice. One of such questions is: #DecisionMakingTransferRoute? Are you trying to outsource your… More Decision Making OutSourcing?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #TheCounselAdvantage This week we begin #TheCounselAdvantage Series. Counsel in career and business? YES, we all will and continue to need counsel at one point or the other. However, it is important that we benchmark every counsel against TIMELESS PRINCIPLE. Any and every counsel not in sync with that of THE CHIEF STRATEGIST should… More The Counsel Advantage!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Thanksgiving and Rewards still! It’s the end of Q4 2014 in circa 4 weeks. Here is the Trade Secret: commit to doing business on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES going forward and you’d see and experience 2015 to be the Best Financial Year ever yet for your Team and You. Remember, to make thanksgiving a… More Thanksgiving STILL
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions It’s the Season of Reward! It’s a season where your employees/ Teams are rewarded and appreciated for supporting the vision and treating your clients and stakeholders right; clients are rewarded, appreciated and thanked for their support and patronage through the year. THE CHIEF STRATEGIST must not be left out of the appreciation… More The Winning Strategy!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions This morning I perceive strongly some deep issues and cancerous acts within the Corporate world and marketplace generally. It’s a reality check this morning. THE CHIEF STRATEGIC will have me ask You. Me? YES, YOU: Why do you play politics with another person’s career? Why are you holding-on to another person’s promotion?… More Reality Check…
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Loyalty and Sycophancy are two entirely different things. Loyalty is said to be ” a commitment to a person or company even in the face of adversity” Sycophancy is said to be “flattery that is very obedient, or an indication of deference to another, to an excessive or servile degree” Alright, now… More Reward Loyalty!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecision Encourage your workforce/ team to fully utilise their best talents and abilities. Don’t try to push or reward an employee by mere positional promotion: by that I mean, that an employee is a fantastic salesman with great top line performance doesn’t automatically translate to him being a great branch / regional manager.… More Reward According to Their Abilities!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Do you know paying fairly goes beyond salary. Yes? YES, its does go beyond salary. To pay fairly also include REWARD not necessarily in terms of money but also in Praise. Let’s do a quick check this morning! How do you reward employees e.g your PA who goes the extra mile to… More Paying Fairly: Treating Them Right!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Regardless of what happened or happening treat your employees/ Teams well. Treat them fair; Treat them fairly. You’d know the essence and its invaluable worth when the chips are down. You see, you cannot swipe Excellent, loyal committed employees just because you think you can access younger and aggressive employees at lower… More They Will Always Be There!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Talking about fairness in pay. How do we determine what the minimum need of a person? Knowing that people’s need varies from each other. It’s important to ask and determine what that is for each employee. What is key is that, as TIMELESS EMPLOYERS we put ourselves in the employees position and… More This is What It Means…
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions Owners of TIMELESS Business are responsible for meeting the minimum needs of their workforce. Fairness is also required in paying them. That said, not everyone can be paid the same amount. A proposition of who does a better work should be paid more. Mathew 25:29 puts it aptly: “‘Take the thousand and… More Paying Them Fairly!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #EWDecisions How much are your Teams/ workforce worth? Are they fairly paid? How do you reward them? We are talking decisions on employees’ wages this season and I’d see you tomorrow. Follow on Twitter @OpeOsiyemi People… Insurance… Sustainable Value #SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #Business-WorkPlaceSurvival #EWD Have a Productive Week. Good morning!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions Today ends our #ManagementSelectionDecisionsSeries In your Management Selection Decisions: Talents/Competence is required and important but without CHARACTER, is a crisis waiting to Explode. It is easy to profile competence with lot of available HRM tools but to know the true character of a manager/ long-term suitability and strategic relevance of a manager(s)… More HDI- Higher Definition Intelligence!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– YES, sometimes we can be blank. It’s Okay: It shows that we are human and reaffirms that ONLY THE CHIEF STRATEGIST gives Direction and Inspiration inside-Out. What are you blank about: The figures are not adding up? In a dilemma on the manager(s) to hire or let go off? The decision… More How BLANK Are You?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions The question was, do you hire women as managers/ appoint them into management positions? Well, from TIMELESS perspective there is nothing limiting a woman/women to function in their respective areas of strength and capabilities, and that includes functioning at management level. Speaking with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST this morning at the Breakfast meeting,… More Women In Management?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions Now that you have made selections of your managers. It’s important that you clearly Communicate your policies in writing for clear and easy understanding. Next, evaluate each manager’s performance against these written standards. Should any of the manager not meet these standards, it’s important that you communicate your dissatisfaction clearly ( No… More Communicate Clearly The Policies!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions What is the advantage of a talented or competent manager with transactional based mindset? #LSC 4: Hospitality You need a manager who can build and maintain a long lasting professional relationship with stakeholders. Yes, mindful of short-term but with long-term thinking and approach. Truth is, that will impact positively on performance and… More #LSC Yet Again!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions What is the advantage of a talented or competent manager without dignity? You also want to consider this Lifestyle Code for a manager #LSC 3: Reputable Who enjoys working with managers who are not straightforward; drunkards; with vice- e.g promiscuous and the list are endless. Truth is, such managers are not respected… More #LSC 3: Reputable
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions What is the essence of a talented or competent manager without Wisdom? Another Lifestyle code to look for in a manager is: #LSC 2: Prudence Prudence is not a skill, it is a Virtue. Prudence is not a talent, it is a Resource. Prudence is Wisdom. You need a managers who possess… More #LSC 2: Prudence
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions Personal Lifestyle of anyone being considered for a management position should be taken seriously. It’s part of Due Diligence. Think about it: What value is a talented or competent manager without character? Here is one of the key lifestyle codes to look for in a manager: #LSC 1 : Emotional Balance Look… More #LSC 1: Emotional Balance
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions Aside managers having compatible set of core values with your Organisation. There are also criteria that will ensure that your managers will be of moral substance that is key to building a TIMELESS Business. The operating rule is that you have a CLEAR, WRITTEN Criteria for managers and apply them equally to… More The Making of Management Selection Decisions!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #ManagementSelectionDecisions In applying TIMELESS PRINCIPLES to your business, one of the most important decision you will make is in the selection of your managers. In any business the owner/ CEO establishes the basic policies, but the managers execute these policies. That is how pivotal these managers are. So, you see, good Managers will… More They Have The Execution Key
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #YourBusinessAndYourSpouse Today puts a closure to #YourBusinessAndYourSpouse Series. There is enormous advantage in being in sync with your spouse. Yes, we talking Business and Career but behind those professional walls and the seemingly strict formal demeanor to work. The truth is, we can truly succeed to the extend to which our Marriage and… More Synergy in Harmony!
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #YourBusiness&YourSpouse What is the major thing stopping you from walking/working in harmony with your spouse? What are your fears? What are those things that have limited you for so long. Is it mindset; someone who you respected so much or your boss have rejected you or communicated to you how of a failure… More It’s Q4, 2014…What’s The LIMIT?
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #YourBusinessAndYourSpouse When you and your spouse work together in the business, it is very important that you commence by honestly discussing the relationship. Quite a number of couples running business together are not able to maintain perfect professional balance between official and personal matters. Truth is, there can only be one leader steering… More Working Together
#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries #WorkplaceSurvival #YourBusinessAndYourSpouse Dear Strategic Partner- Wife, Thank you for the support, We Celebrate you! I see that you are there as a committed Strategic Partner but unconscious you usurp his authority in business decisions; causing dissension and frictions. I perceive the need for you to stay calm because your perfectionist nature seem to be… More Letter To Strategic Partners II
Dear Single Ladies, I’m burden tonight and need to have a wee word with you. You see it lot easier to get to speak and trash out these things before you crossover to Married Status ( At that point it get outrightily complicated, should you get it wrong) Frankly speaking… Why do you want/ keep… More Dear Single Ladies!
#InsuringYourBusiness #BusinessPlan Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! This will week we’d take a quick look at three more types of insurance a business should take on. Hopefully by next week I’d wrap up on this and continue with the other aspect of your business plan. So here they are: Professional Liability also known as Errors… More Insurance Element & Business Plan II
#InsuringYourBusiness Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! I apologise for the three weeks break. Schedules could be extremely demanding sometimes beyond control. Thank you for your understanding. Right! because of the importance of Insurance to your business, this week we’d focus on Insurance and ways you can leverage it for your business. In planning your business,… More Business Plan & Insurance Element
#FinancialPlan Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! Having mapped out your business dream, your financial plan will help you put numbers to it. In planning the financials of your business, it is important that you are realistic about it. By that I mean considering every aspect of your business from the major to minor possible opportunities… More BUSINESS PLAN II-Financial Plan
#MapWowFactor Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! Finally on creating your business vision, you have got to differentiate yourself from your competition. What is that “one thing” that differentiates you from your competition? Understand that everyone has competition, yours is to understand who and what these competitions are and determine where you can offer a better… More Map WoW Factor!
#MapTargetMarketSize Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! Having mapped out your target opportunity, you proceed to narrow down to that part of the market you believe you can penetrate or capture- potential market. And with that, you focus your energy and take the necessary actions to effectively serve them. These are some of such focus actions… More Map Potential Target Market
#MapMarketOpportunity Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! Now that you have mapped your delivery, proceed to map the market opportunity. In achieving this, you will need to identify and profile your expected customers. You have your products and services you want to offer which is a reflection of your vision and mission. Same applies, not everyone… More Map Market Opportunity
#BusinessModel Business- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST WAY! Now that you have your Business Vision clearly understood and adequately documented; Business Mission also clearly articulated. The next phase is to map out your business model- how you’d deliver your products or services. In mapping out this, consider the capacity you will need to achieve profitability. Be detailed about… More Map Delivery