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Lessons from Football management! (or not?)

I'm more of a rugby fan, but do take an interest in the national game too.

Are there any lessons we can draw from the Premier League and compare them to the management of teams in our industry?

Let's look at Chelsea - currently a team collapsing on seemingly all levels; and currently losing to teams (West Brom) that were an automatic three points only a season or so ago. Well done Baggies though - fair play!

Sure the players are a bit older (although there are some new young ones too).

Digital selling - fancy a £2 million order?

I met a specification sales person this week - as I do many times in a month - nothing new there.

However not many of them can report that they have nailed a £2 million order running through this and next year!

And, to make it even more interesting, they had found the initial prospects name & details online - on LinkedIn.

Turn 'em on, or turn 'em off? - sales incentives.

First of all a belated Happy New Year to one and all!

Hopefully 2012 will be better than our friends in the media persist in telling us.

By the way did anyone else notice that hidden in the "Bad news about Tesco" story this week there was actually some darn good new for the British construction industry?

Here is how the BBC reported it:

"Tesco shares tumbled 16% after it said it was "disappointed" by its seasonal trading in the UK.

Problems with Managers........!

The recent resignation of Martin Johnson as the England Rugby coach has a message for all who recruit managers.

Work / life balance - are you getting it right?

Work / life balance - something most of us (including your author!) are struggling with!

Achieving a good work / life balance is a problem we all face in this mad modern world we live in.

This can apply to you and, of course, any of your colleagues or staff. If you are stressed out beyond belief don't expect the best performance.

Here are some statistics on this problem :


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