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Websites associated with Contributing authors

The Belief Doctor (Steaphen Pirie)   Infoworks (Steven Lesser)

Disclaimer

Please be aware that the opinions, beliefs and materials of contributing authors need not reflect the beliefs or opinions of other contributing authors. As a general rule articles are posted on this website which infer or in some way point towards, or add weight to an "integral systems" or 'holodynamic systems" world-view.

Change Management

Courses and articles on the deeper nature of change, future possibilities, habits, belief-systems, and strategies to accommodate the human proclivity for change and growth.

Lasso your future

"It doesn't pay to stay the same in a changing world."

Good business folk know the value of having S.M.A.R.T business goals and objectives (Specific, Measurable etc.), strong Project Management skills, and effective business systems.

Lasso your future

But few are aware of the real drivers to business success and change being due to the S.M.A.R.T.E.S.TTM business strategies and drivers.

There’s no point in ‘visualising’ and achieving your business goals only to find you or your team aren’t that excited or engaged in the business.

Can you imagine hearing “the worst thing about Fridays is having to wait two whole days to come back to work” and that it is genuinely meant? It is possible! What quality of life, both at work and at home do you want?

Many companies develop good systems, habits and routines that help them succeed, but those habits and ‘ways of doing things’ can become like freight-trains – really difficult to stop or change. We can easily forget just how much of our thinking and choices are based on past experience, knowledge, systems, and culture.

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Why 'systemize your business'?

If you're seeking or wanting to

  • spend less time on the day-to-day running of your business,
  • sell your business,
  • improve employee morale, engagement and productivity,
  • have more fun at work, in a relaxed environment,
  • help employees "fire up" with creativity and enthusiasm,
  • sustainably increase efficiency, turnover and profit,
      or
  • simply take a holiday, free of worry about business performance and activity

then you will benefit greatly by 'systemising' your business so that it effectively runs itself.

The value of good business systems

Try this Quick Quiz, a quick litmus test  for any small business owner:

  1. The Barack Obama Time-out Test
    Are you able to take "big chunks of times during the day when all you're doing is thinking"1 about your business? Can we assume President Obama has good systems, and competent people able to take care of business while he's taking 'big chunks' of time to think about climate change, and the fate the human race?
  2. The Time-Away Test
    If you were unable to be contacted - no mobiles, emails, nothing! - for two to three weeks, would your business run as normal? Or would you need to be there, because you're "indispensable", micro-managing the business, having not yet systemised and delegated the day-to-day running of the business?

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Why managers need management training!

[ Copyright Steven Lesser 2008 ]

A presumptive title, for which I hope you will excuse me.

Most people in the role of Executive, Manager or Consultant, be it for a large company, own business, or other services, bring specific skills and qualities to their work. In many cases those same people are required to manage people, in an office, on a site, around the world. So, how do we keep our management skills up-to-date? When was the last time you attended management training?

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