The Maverick Principle

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 8:36pm -- Beth Flynn

“Our natural instinct when someone questions what we’re doing is to defend our position.  When someone appears to completely ignore rules we get even more irate.  But in doing so we miss the point: why is this person being challenging?

Definition of Maverick: One who refuses to abide by the dictates of his group: a dissenter!  So says the Readers Digest so it must be true.  But Mavericks should not be classed as trouble makers but rather as a valuable asset that can help your business become more robust and exciting. 

·         How do you handle mavericks?

Run a Social Club, Not a Sweatshop!

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:05pm -- Beth Flynn

Run a Social Club, Not a Sweatshop!

Smithson, D. (2014). What managers don’t know: how to be a better manager, leader, and entrepreneur?

“How many times do you hear people say: ‘There can’t be much work going on here with all the talking?’ Do you say it yourself? If you do, why do you?

The fact is that we spend almost half of our waking hours in a working environment!  If we’re not enjoying the time then we’re going to be miserable.  And if we’re miserable then we’re hardly likely to be very productive are we?


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