Business Etiquette

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Business Etiquette

A few incidents over the last few years have left me wondering whether expecting privacy to conduct business is a thing of the past. I once found myself sharing the counter with a gentleman who insisted that his business was going to be brief, so I should not have a problem with him waiting alongside.. read more

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IDA facilitates the Manufacturing Sector

Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) promotes and supports several sectors and the Manufacturing Sector is no exception. Since 2010, IDA worked closely with a few local manufacturers to reinstitute the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) which was inactive for several years. Furthermore, the IDA continues to operate as the secretariat for the DMA and provides several facilitation.. read more

Why Good Employees Quit

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Why Good Employees Quit

“People work for people – they do not work for businesses”          – Donn Carr This has been my mantra for as along as I can remember. The message is so simple, full of truth and direction, yet it is consistently ignored by human resource departments, managers and owners alike and they.. read more

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Stealing is stealing. And stealing is costly

“Many employees have said “A few pens here, a notepad or two there, a stapler, a ruler, a stamp – who would ever miss these little items should they disappear from the workplace? Pencils, paperclips, and paper – they seem abundant and ready for the taking, right?” Well the truth is, no matter how a.. read more

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Changing Habits at Work to be more Productive and Successful

This blog is not a sequel to the one on “Innovation” but it clearly is related in every way.  It shows how breaking away from habits can bring about change and innovation at work. Why is it so difficult to break our routines? It’s hard because our brain is programmed to recognize patterns and to.. read more

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Richard Branson’s “State of Entrepreneurship”

“You’ll never find me in suit or a tie while working. Why? Because, suits and ties have given business people a bad reputation for decades. They are a redundant legacy left over from big, monopolistic companies where creativity takes a back seat to tradition. Unfortunately, the suit and tie has defined the business world for.. read more

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Great advice to consider for 2015

Mellody Hobson is the president of the firm Ariel Investments, which oversees $9 billion in assets. She is African American business woman who from humble beginnings turned out to have a very successful career.  Hobson shared the advice from her mentors who helped her face adversity in her career.  Here are the top four pieces.. read more

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5 Interesting Ways to Work Efficiently

There should be more than 24 hours in a day. Too much to be done and not enough time. The obvious solution to this is planning down to the last minute. These five ways to stay efficient is something which can be practiced where a lot is going on. Let us know what you think.. read more

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Why “Innovation” is an Initiative & Work of a Team

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”   This wonderful quote of Leon C. Megginson is still so relevant. Every business organization that we know desires an improved structure, better work environment, outstanding staff and generally.. read more

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Creating A Better Work Environment

I recently read the following quote from an article on LinkedIn. Initially, I loved it and fell for what it said; then almost immediately, I thought of what the average business owner, CEO or manager would be thinking if they read it……. It was inspiring to be part of a group sharing innovative approaches to.. read more