Description: Do good cooks make good business people? That might be a big call, but perhaps there's some commonality in the learning curve of trying to master each of them.
Julia Bickerstaff from The Business Bakery says people often go into business without understanding the science that lies behind it. Baking, she says, is the same. It needs some mathematical respect. Too much of one ingredient can kill the taste just as it can destroy a business.
human resources, Recruitment & Selection, talent management
Description: What changes should your organization consider in order to get the most out of the recruitment process? New York Times bestselling author, George Anders, discusses this in his new book entitled, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. George emphasizes the importance of new technologies and social networking and how they play a critical role in finding all stars for your organization. In addition, George explains why testing and assessments are key elements of the recruiting process to build a strong team and corporate culture.
marketing, online, reputation management, social media
Description: Ever wonder if you can control what is said about you on the internet? Well, you can’t. But that doesn’t mean you can’t control most of it. Don’t be passive about your reputation online. Be pro-active and learn ways you can mitigate negative comments about your brand. Matt and Brandon lay out all the options on how take back your reputation online. Source: Automate My Small Business (www.automatemysmallbusiness.com)
Description: The role of Finance is more important, more complex, and more demanding than ever. In addition to the typical finance function requirements related to delivering reliable financial information at an optimal cost, CFOs for Consumer Products companies face a number of business issues, among them:
- Defining an optimized global operating model
- Measuring their key business drivers
- Attracting, developing, and retaining the talent for the Finance function
Description: Sometimes, the best questions you could ask your clients in interviews, sales meetings, or casual conversations don’t occur to you until after the encounter. That’s happened to me more than once while driving home from a meeting.
In this podcast, I ask Andrew to share his best power questions, especially those that can help you through a sales process. We also talk about the questions you shouldn’t ask.
7 Power Questions (out of 337 in the book)
- How did you get started?
- What in your life has given you the greatest fulfillment?
- What has surprised you?