Guy Kawasaki’s top 10 tips for entrepreneurs

At the recent Pioneer Summit in Silicon Valley, the legendary Guy Kawasaki – chief evangelist of Canva , an online, graphics-design service, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation , and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business  at U.C. Berkeley and former advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple – shared his top tips for entrepreneurs. Guy is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and ten other books. ...

Workshifting: Work at anytime from anywhere

Photo: Yayimages The way we work is changing and becoming more flexible, and thanks to technology many people can work anytime from anywhere. Workshifting allows employees to work anytime from anywhere, giving them the option to choose their work schedule and location. Workshifting is changing the way organizations conduct business as it offers substantial benefits for both company and employees, including: Company growth. A significant competitive advantage over other companies is to open new o...

Top tips for working smarter, not harder

  Photo: Yayimages Most entrepreneurs are hard workers. We think nothing of working through the night, during weekends and during public holidays, but the time spent working so hard is not necessarily productive. Working smarter, not harder is the way forward. Here are some top tips to help you work smarter: Routine: Many successful entrepreneurs swear by to-do lists, which they write at the end of a working day for the next day. A good method to adopt is to start with something quick and e...

Improve productivity with the multi-generational workforce

  The top concern of global CEOs today? Workforce productivity ie gaining more revenue (profitably) through the same or fewer employees*. The best way to achieve this is through leveraging the skills and capabilities of each generation of employees in the workforce. This requires engaging the latest generation of ‘Millennials’ — often perceived to demand different management approaches including recognition, challenge and coaching. As  Next Step clients  have experienced, this doe...

Employer Branding

Photo: Yayimages   Every good company needs a great team. But how can you attract and retain the best talent? Fundamentally, you need to offer compelling reasons why people should join your business by building a solid company with strong values and a strong personality to differentiate you from the competition. Committed and content employees are less likely to think your competitors’ grass is greener and they’ll be loyal and want to stay with you, which in the long term, saves money and t...

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