Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 1 – Creativity and Opportunity Theory

Becoming an entrepreneur - week 1 Academic theory behind setting up a new venture business and applying entrepreneurial theory in practice. Creativity and Opportunity Theory, Porter's Four Forces of Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Courageous Conversations: Dealing with difficult employees

How do you deal with a difficult employee? How do you tell a difficult staff member that their behaviour or performance is unacceptable? How do you have a 'courageous conversation' with a difficult member of staff and get your point across successfully? Step-by-step guide for any manager to conduct a courageous conversations and deal with a difficult employee and avoid escalating the situation.

Understanding the industry environment

Assessing the strategic industrial environment through Porter's Five Forces. Assessing the attractiveness of markets, industries and the macro-environment Porter's 5 Forces: Competition, Consumers, Suppliers, New Entrants, Potential substitute products. PESTLE: Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental