|The Company: Living Entity or Machine?
How you treat it determines its performance
. Tom FitzGerald explains that people
have always known instinctively that a human enterprise is a living,
breathing entity that grows and ages, sickens and heals, flourishes and
Gentle Art of Provoking Change - Creating
a Virtual Crisis
what to do is easy. Making your people WANT to do it is the real
challenge. Tom FitzGerald explains how the art of
'creating a Virtual Crisis' can invest you with the power to effect
continuous change, without engendering unwelcome side-effects.
|Basel II - What it means to Credit Managers
the Basel II new bank capital adequacy rules are only due to be introduced
from 2006, the implications are already driving up the cost of borrowing
for weaker companies.
Future of Credit by Abe WalkingBear Sanchez
Against the background of huge advances in technology, support
software, and real-time communication of information, credit guru Abe
WalkingBear Sanchez looks into his crystal ball to see what the future
holds for Credit Managers.
by Dean Robb Ph.D.
Continuous value creation
is an ethic of continuously seeking creative new ways to add value to
the world – i.e. to make a genuine
contribution. The mindset is profoundly visionary, creative, and
contributory. The only thing that can create
real, sustainable growth is returning to a core ethic of continuous
value creation. Continuous value creation must become the primal fuel that
drives the economic engine of renewable corporate
Entrepreneurial Enterprises by Dean Robb Ph.D.
'Sustaining success in today’s marketplace demands that every
company build capability for sustainable
entrepreneurship. Yet this capability seems to be extremely
elusive.' Dean Robb explores the concept of sustainable
entrepreneurship in this insightful and easy to read article. He
provides illustrations that bring the concepts to life.
The Industrial Age, the age of progress, is dead!
Long live the age of imagination, the Age of
In his book Leading the Revolution
Gary Hamel convinces the reader that; "The age of revolution is presenting us with an opportunity never before
available to humankind. For the first time in history we can work
backward from our imagination rather than forward from our past."
you read 'Who moved MY cheese?' by
Dr Spencer Johnson? If not, buy or borrow a copy today, it's less
than 100 pages, and a thought-provoking read about managing change.
and Winning the Never-Ending Search for Talent.
this challenging article, Peter Henschel explained some of the principles
that should influence managers and leaders as they explore their new roles and
responsibilities in the New Economy. These principles can help us breed the
innovation, loyalty, trust and unbridled creativity that will make all the
difference in our competitive world.
V--d--. "New-world rebels
representing the networked economy are besieging the old world with the most
sophisticated weaponry ever seen." (René
Carayol & David Firth)
Note: The "V" word offends some site access blocking
bad debt is good business
it or not, more bad debt can mean an improvement to the bottom line. Abe
WalkingBear Sanchez, explains how in this evocative article ... http://www.davekahle.com/article/happen.html
Businesses Fail. Cathy Hayward analyses the secrets of business failure.
a Credit Manager’s Performance. "Measurement
is usually linked to rewards and rewards (explicit or implicit) drive behaviour." (Ron Wells)
is life beyond the figures of hate .... Beyond Budgeting ! (Robin Fraser and Jeremy Hope)
"command and compliance" culture is giving way to the "trust and
commitment" one... (David Allen)
have to change the whole culture and role of management. It has to go from
compliance to creativity. (Prof. R Scase)
Strategies for Improved Employee Performance. "… intangible assets are
the knowledge, expertise, effort and innovation of the people who do the work
and the thinking." (Dr R Varey)
"Inefficiency in mature firms can be pervasive and institutionalised. Its
elimination then requires shock treatment …" (Robert M Grant)
on Strategy - C K Prahalad (Prof. of Business, University of Michigan) -
"exploiting the opportunity horizon is what leads to profitable growth …"
Trade Credit to Sustain Competitive Advantage. "Any firm committing around
one fifth of its assets to accounts receivable needs to give serious attention
to why it is doing so and whether it is adding value to the business."
(R Pike, N Cheng and L Chadwick)
Advantage in World Class Organisations. "Organisations will need to …
cherish impermanence and thrive on chaos." (Kym Thorne & Malcolm Smith)
Future for Business. "Companies
are being forced to reinvent their management
cultures ..." (Prof. R Scase)
visiting has been argued as possibly one of the main functions of the credit