Preparing a DISPLAY – Rolling On – Management Tip 72

Preparing a DISPLAY         An effective display and an exhibit should arouse interest, stimulate thought and cause action. Most fail to do this. Too many displays are cluttered and contain conflicting messages.  “To get attention your display must be different.” Displays and exhibits must get their messages across quickly. Displays should contain simple…

Preparing for the UNEXPECTED

Preparing for the UNEXPECTED           Every journalist wants a scoop. Scoops could threaten the business of a country or an organization.            I once asked an editor of a major newspaper:  “What makes a good story? “ He replied “A disaster!”  Disasters make good stories.”         Countries and organizations must be prepared for…

My BLOGGING REPORT – Rolling On – Management Tip 70

My BLOGGING REPORT –  – Rolling On – Management Tip 70 My BLOGGING REPORT          I have held many interesting jobs in my career from a Farm Advisor in New Zealand, a Director of a Government Ministry, a Senior University Lecturer, and a  Senior Planner-Programmer for the United Nations Development Programme for Asia and the…

How to SUCCEED _ Rolling On – Management Tip 68

How to SUCCEED   In my workshops, largely in Asia, I asked over 2,000 managers what makes a good employee and what makes a good manager. Here is a summary of their thoughts about the secrets to a successful and rewarding career.          Success is largely based on imagination, ambition and the will to work.         …

LOCKDOWN Tips -Rolling On – Management Tip 67

Lock-Down Tips   If you don’t look after your body no one else will.         This is a repeated blog to remind you of what you should be doing during this lockdown crisis.          Go back to the basic skills. Watch your diet, exercise regularly and keep mentally active.         “If it is to be, it’s…

PERSUASIVE -WAYS – Rolling On Management Tip 66

PERSUASIVE -WAYS  Watch out for the tricks used to make messages persuasive.           Be aware of the ways used by salespeople, politicians, religious leaders and others to influence your opinions and decisions.           Advertising is persuasion. And persuasion is an art. A handful of tips used to persuade people to take some form of action…

Handling COMPLAINTS – Rolling On – Managing Tip 65

Handling COMPLAINTS Complaints should be treated as indicators of potential trouble.    Welcome them. But don’t make excuses!         Businesses and organisations will thrive only if customers and clients are satisfied with the services they are receiving and with the products sold.           Staff should be trained to deal with complaints promptly. If complaints…

Seeking VOTES – Rolling On – Management Tip 64

Seeking VOTES It’s that time again when candidates are out seeking your vote. How should they go about it?           Many people vote for their favourite party often being influenced by tradition but that doesn’t necessarily get them the best person to represent their views.           These days mass media presentations have largely replaced the…

Be a Good CHAIRPERSON – Rolling On -Management Tip 63

Be a Good CHAIRPERSON   Meetings are not about ideas, they are about making things happen!             Your reputation can depend on how well you chair a meeting. The success of your meetings can only be judged by results. A handful of tips to help you preside over successful meetings * Plan well and prepare a…