Four Quick (Do & Don’t) Tips for Getting Staff Reviews Right

Conducting staff reviews is an essential part of being a manager, and it can be a great opportunity to: Reconnect with your employees; Workshop any issues; and Set fresh goals for the months ahead. To ensure reviews are positive and constructive, follow these four quick do’s and don’ts. 1. Do Not Space Reviews Too Far… Read More

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What is Initiative Fatigue?

Initiative fatigue occurs when leaders jump too quickly from one improvement fad to another. This is because embarking on a new project is often more exciting than staying the course. However, this does not necessarily deliver the best long-term results. It is, generally, easier to start something, whether it is weight loss, going to the… Read More

How to Avoid 5 Common Money Traps

Not all businesses will survive the first few challenging years – with one of the reasons for this being financial mismanagement. To give your business the best shot at thriving, below are five common money traps and mistakes a new business owner can easily fall into, and ideas on how to avoid them. 1. Forgetting… Read More

Linking Business Value & the 7 P’s of Pricing

There are plenty of ways to boost the bottom line of a (fitness) business. To varying degrees, every business can be made more profitable, but it is not always easy for the business owner, especially when they are buried in the daily kaleidoscope of many hats (i.e. operations, advertising, sales, webmaster, customer service, social media… Read More

Is Undercharging Killing Your Fitness Business?

There is one mistake that a number of businesses (especially fitness businesses) make that can be painful to watch. The business is going under or is broke because they are undercharging for their products and services – which can take many forms such as charging too little, poor packaging, and incorrectly structured margins to name a… Read More

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: Great collaboration; Increased employee engagement; and (Lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

Management gurus have chewed over the topic endlessly: is a flair for entrepreneurship something that you are born with, or something that can be taught? In a break with those gurus’ traditions, a group of economists and researchers from the World Bank, the National University of Singapore and Leuphana University in Germany decided that rather than simply cook-up a… Read More