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From Boss to Mentor!

As the saying goes: 'Give a person a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and he can feed himself for life.' 

Experience shows that people remember who taught them to fish. Do you remember the people who taught you ideas and skills for career or life? Who supported you when you first started your career?
 

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Corporate Philosophy – a Guiding Light and Source of Energy

According to a BEITRAINING study only 44 percent of SMEs have a written corporate philosophy or vision. Is a corporate philosophy really dispensable for small companies? What is its exact meaning and what are the advantages?

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Well-trained Employees mean Success at Trade Fairs

For many medium-sized companies presenting themselves at trade fairs is an inherent part of their marketing mix. Participating in a trade fair is cost-intensive and for this reason demands intensive preparations. The organisation of the stand, of the fixtures, the equipment and the necessary material is a self-evident part of the preparations. What is just as important and is often neglected is the training and motivation of the company's own fair personnel.

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Impression New Year’s Resolutions and Old Habits

The turn of the year is a good time for personal and professional resolutions. However, according to many surveys, very few resolutions are ever permenantly implemented due to the force of our old habits.

Read more about the four steps that help you to change your habits.

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‘People Skills’ – Hereditary or Learned?

This question is always hotly debated. Some people think ‘people skills’, often called ‘soft skills’, cannot be learned or acquired or, if so, only to a certain basic extent; whereas, absolute agreement can be found in the fact that these skills significantly affect people’s jobs, security and personal success. Without a doubt each of us is blessed with certain personality strengths and talents. Moreover, the imprint we get in our childhood is of great importance.

BEITRAINING is convinced that all humans have the ability to develop, grow and change themselves. By defining ‘people skills’ as the sum of one’s abilities and capabilities, we can apparently see where our own boundaries and possibilities are.

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“It's a funny thing about life – if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.“ (W. Somerset Maugham)

Testing tools form a useful addition to job interviews and help to reduce the risk of making wrong – and often expensive – decisions. Medium-sized businesses need tools which fit to their special needs.

Read more about a testing tools that effectively support you when selecting employees.

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We are looking forward to our next Management Meeting

From October 20 to 21, 2017, the International Management Meeting will take place in the BEI Headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. All BEITRAINING Master Franchisees and all Regional Franchisees are invited to participate in this event which offers a great opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas within the network.

Delegating tasks – a must for Managers

Do you have the idea that ‘in the time it takes you to explain a task to an employee, you can handle it faster yourself’ or ‘that nobody is able to handle the task as well as you?’

As a manager you need to let go of this idea! It is not your responsibility to do the work but to get the work done by your employees through effective planning, delegation and control.

 

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Interviews - How to Find the Best Employees

The key to a successful and profitable company is responsible and loyal employees. Therefore, interviews are a core task of the entrepreneur. Do not delegate this task because you think it takes too much time or somebody else can do it better.

No one knows better than you, the entrepreneur, who will best fit into your company. The personal impression is vital and the ‘chemistry’ must be right. The use of tests and references are common methods to assess the aptitude of an applicant. The most important method, however, is the personal interview.

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“Lift up your gaze and you will see no boundaries.” (Japanese Proverb)

Many entrepreneurs fail to distinguish between working in their business from working on the business! Thus, it is worthwhile to turn your eyes away from everyday business and to see the big picture. Take advantage of the summer time and plan your business again.

 

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