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How to Start Up a New Business
01-08-2018

Have your idea ready; Know your competition, the market needs and trends and have a vision and mission Assess your strengths and capabilities – your limitations and weaknesses repare yourself for hard work and a lot of failures and disappointments along the way Think of a business model and draft a business plan Calculate carefully […]

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10 Reasons Why Most Projects Fail
01-08-2018

Vague project scope (scope creep) Poor planning and design Problematic communication – unrealistic expectations Stakeholders’ interests and involvement not aligned and controlled Incompetent project manager and poor leadership Not engaged project team, lack of team work and problematic collaboration Shortage of skills and resources Lack of monitoring and controlling along the entire project timeline Inadequate […]

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Silos, Politics & Rivalry at the Workplace
01-08-2018

Power struggles, thirst for post and promotion Misuse of authority for the pursuit of agendas and self-interest A no-sharing of information mentality; lack of transparency Conflicting interests and priorities Unethical competition, bulling and backstabbing Misalignment of personal (departmental) with organization goals Resistance, rumors and poignant repercussions in protection for hurt self-images Lack of emotional intelligence […]

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Winning the Selling “War”
01-08-2018

Regardless of the Industry, the nature and orientation of the prospect – business to business or business to customer, whether selling a product or a service, there are core skills, strategies and techniques, successful professionals embrace. Nowadays the customer is king and rules! In the sense that:   It is a global world and a […]

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The Necessity for Central Coordination during Large Scale Disasters & Emergencies – The Devastating Impact of Athens Wildfires
27-07-2018

Large scale disasters – physical or humanly caused – require tremendous effort and a consolidated response from all the emergency agencies of the society; whether civilian or military units, private or state bodies, statutory or voluntary organizations. Indeed true, since fighting against serious emergencies is a multi-agency responsibility – only the collective efforts of the […]

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Leading for Success in the Matrix Structure
03-07-2018

A shared vison and a cooperative culture instead of vertical and horizontal structure   Introduced in the 1970’s in the context of competition, and contrary to the core management principle which underlines that every employee must report to only one boss, matrix management is the practice of managing individuals with more than one reporting line […]

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Work Place Diversity and the Impact of Culture
01-06-2018

Diversity at the workplace is certainly a bonus for the organization! In order to value the importance of diversity it is necessary to establish what the term refers to; essentially it is about the many differences which exist among people in an organization. Such differences extent beyond color and age, to sexual orientation, religion, status, […]

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Team Building & Group Dynamics
03-05-2018

What makes a team differ from a group is the fact that team members work together towards a common goal and share responsibility for the team’s success while group members form together because they share similar traits, norms and characteristics – not necessarily aligning their efforts towards a common target. This clarification necessitates the building […]

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Effective Management of Scope in Project Management
02-04-2018

Defining Project Management (PM) as the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques during a temporary endeavor aiming the production of a specific product or service or a result, it is imperative to appreciate the importance of the proper management of scope; project scope being defined as what needs to be achieved – specific goals, […]

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Quality in Everything we Do
01-03-2018

The importance of quality has been recognized as of the early 20th century, and since then people and organizations are constantly being striving to find ways to improve quality in everything they do. But what is the actual meaning of quality and why quality is so important? Although multiple definitions exist, quality in simple worlds […]

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