This Week in Business Strategies

Jan. 10, 2019

This week, FenderBender highlights how to get the most out of a mentorship program, how to manage for an uncertain future and how to get in touch with employees.

Jan. 12, 2019— To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, FenderBender has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

Managing When the Future is Unclear – Harvard Business Review 

We frequently find ourselves managing in situations of strategic ambiguity—when it isn’t clear where you’re going or how you’ll get there. Market conditions shift rapidly. Customers have more choices than ever. Resources are constrained.  The best managers find ways to provide steady, realistic direction and to lead with excellence, even when the strategy isn’t clear. 

New Research Reveals 6 Ways Leaders May Be Out of Touch With Their Employees – Inc

These are 6 numbers that won't add up if you want to have a high-performing, happy organization. So let's be aware and take action.

9 Things Productive People Do Before Noon – Business Insider

Researchers studied over 430,000 people, aged 38 to 73, for six and a half years to see how their "early bird" or "night owl" lifestyles affected their health and wellbeing. The results proved that health-wise, night owls may be at a disadvantage. Becoming a morning person can increase daily productivity and career growth.

Ten Tips For a Successful Mentorship Forbes

January is National Mentorship Month. Mentor relationships are very helpful to your professional development, which is why many companies and outside organizations invest heavily in offering these programs.

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