Relationships

Community leadership needs improvement

Community leadership takes on many forms.

Putting a focus on regional community leadership You will often hear people talking about how regional, rural and remote communities are in desperate need of good leaders. While there have been many changes in how community development should be approached, one thing has become abundantly clear, community leadership is critical. Accountability is becoming the big…

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Expert knowledge builds communities

Expert knowledge builds communities.

If you have expert knowledge of an exciting community subject, use it Do not leave people wondering what you were trying to achieve when you visited their town? People want and expect expert knowledge. The knowledge they can discuss, and the more this is true, the more your ideas and expert knowledge will get shared.…

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Working effectively among community stakeholders

Working effectively reduces stress

Ways of working effectively with community stakeholders Skills development along with the use of productivity tools and processes is an essential aspect of creating a productive working relationship, and working effectively with community stakeholders. Just because you possess the skills does not guarantee you will get the results you are seeking. Community members need to…

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Improving teams capacity building

Improving teams productivity enhances capacity.

Improving your capacity High productivity does not have to be complicated when looking at improving teams capacity. You do not need to start by attending elaborate courses, implementing fancy systems or spend months reading time management books. Adjusting old work habits could be the best place to start. In my many years of experience, I…

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Community ecosystem engagement

Community ecosystem needs fertiliser.

Becoming involved with the community ecosystem Who will help you to improve your community ecosystem and who will not? Understanding the mindset of the people when it comes to improving their community ecosystem is critical. Like any ecosystem your community ecosystem needs fertiliser and to be treated with respect. Just because you are dealing with…

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Revitalise marketing become effective

Revitalise marketing with the right metrics.

A place to start to revitalise marketing You can do all the figuring in the world, but successful marketing involves both numbers and words. The important thing is to get the words right. If you want to deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences, guess what, so are your competitors. The real challenge is turning your vision…

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Leadership shapes better tomorrows

Leadership is required to solve problems.

Is your leadership supporting your organisation? Leadership action is not unlike love, it’s what’s inside you. It’s not what your surroundings are, or what you look like.¬†Leadership is about guiding opinions and actions to support an organisation or situation in a chosen direction. And the best leaders will ensure that everyone involved will enjoy the…

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Service levels need better managing

Measurements help you manage customer service levels.

Measure what you manage to improve service levels There is nothing like wearing a well-fitting suit, which has been carefully measured to fit your shape and personality. There is also nothing like a well-fitting customer, which is why you should manage customer service levels as an important aspect of your marketing mix. Measuring helps to…

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Education helps strengthen communities

Prosperity comes with practical education and knowledge.

Education helps you to keep promises Do what you said you would do before you get too tired, too old, or too busy doing something else. Education sessions help the community to keep up with the leaders and better understand what needs to be done to make things happen. It does not matter the style…

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Service excellence really counts

Service excellence keeps employee morale high.

How do you build trust into service excellence? Customers need to be comfortable and certain of the decisions they make about service excellence. No one makes a buying decision when they are uncertain. A buyer who lacks trust will usually stall the buying process until they come to grips with what they see. Trust to…

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