Job Training Issue – Are You Hiring People or Do You Hire for Skills?

The other day I was reading through a brochure about a business seminar convention and symposium. One of the breakout sessions was about job training and why you should hire people for their ability to learn, adapt, and rather than the skills they have learned in the past. Actually this would be a debate session where folks from either side of that paradigm would give their opinions of how a human resource director ought to go about this process. I have some thoughts on this since I was formerly a…

With More Unemployment Is Price A Bigger Factor Than Convenience?

Over the years, being in the service business before retirement I realize that I made money by saving other people time and money. Mostly we saved them time as we were a very convenient service. We were in the mobile car wash business and we competed against the fixed site car washes. It takes a lot to go to a facility to get your car cleaned, and we were mobile and we came to the customer. This obviously gave us a superior advantage, not to mention our price points were…

Customer Service and Convenience, A Powerful Strategy

The day, I was talking to an entrepreneur in Florida who was interested in putting in an oil change business. He would be right by a freeway, and although there were other companies in the area doing the same thing, in fact there was one right down the street, he believed it was a great opportunity and the competition being there only emboldened his resolve because it meant there was lots of business to be had, the other company was extremely busy.

How Feminine Energy Will Make You a Better Negotiator

Many people automatically assume the terms feminine and women in business are synonymous terms. That is not so. The feminine energy I write of is drawn from diverse fields ranging from consciousness, holistic healing, metaphysics and Taoism. The key learning from Taoism is that all things have both a masculine and feminine energy. In the context of negotiating think of your feminine energy as passive, reflective, all encompassing, balanced, unrealised potential, collaborative and one with everything. Drawing from Taoist principles again there is no conflict, no struggle, no competing interests,…