Entrepreneurship Tips — Human Resourses

Do you know any platform where people can study the skills to run their own companies?

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Do you know any platform where people can study the skills to run their own companies?

Yes, I personally have created two platforms with about 40 courses total for this purpose, and a third set of courses for executive teams preparing to scale a company. There are at least 30 skills an Entrepreneur/CEO should learn before founding a company, not that they can be expert at all or even most, but all these skills will be needed on a team. We have trained thousands of CEOs from over 40 countries at The CEO Boot Camp since the first one in 2004. This program is for aspiring and active entrepreneurs to learn what they need to become...

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Has the age of a manager affected your opinion of them?

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Has the age of a manager affected your opinion of them?

And what to really look for when hiring Age should never be a factor. Experience, or years doing that exact job, is a big  factor. Of course, there is often a correlation between experience and age. Some people continue to learn for life, while others stop learning all together at a young age.  So, you are asking the wrong question, really.  When hiring there are 100+ variables, and you should always hire for these, with age not really mattering, except maybe for exotic dancers. Here are some factors I think are far more important: Raw intelligence and curiosity that drives...

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Advice From A Nobel Prize Winner On Human Capital Management

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Advice From A Nobel Prize Winner On Human Capital Management

Advice From A Nobel Prize Winner On Human Capital Management An Interview From The Line Zine e-Newsletter Gary S. Becker, the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science in 1992, is a Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and University. He is recognized for his expertise in human capital, the economics of the family, and economic analysis of crime, discrimination, and population. Becker: I would start out with some obvious things that are still sometimes forgotten: the basic resource in any company is the people. Remember Bill...

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The Disney Approach To Human Cap. An Interview Article From Line Zine

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The Disney Approach To Human Cap. An Interview Article From Line Zine

I have always been an admirer of Disney's customer service and their systems to ensure "customer delight", as opposed to just customer service. This means going far beyond the customer's expectations to deliver something extra, or above and beyond the call of duty every time. It means training, understanding by employees, and empowerment that goes straight through the organization to back all this up with consistent management rewards and signals. This means praise and reward for employees who actually execute these principles and values, setting examples, and sending a consistent message to employees and customers about your brand and values....

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A Powerful Yet Simple Framework for Employee Development Part-3

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A Powerful Yet Simple Framework for Employee Development Part-3

Expectations of Managers It is the goal of all quality organizations to provide its employees with a superior opportunity to grow, both individually and as professionals. Nothing has a greater impact than hiring the right people and having them develop simultaneously with the company’s own growth. It has been frequently shown that appreciation and growth can be stronger motivators for an employee than money and can result in reduced turnover, improved customer service and ultimately generates superior profits for the company. With this in mind, it is best to lay out clear expectations for performance so that employees can achieve both...

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