How many of your sales managers really manage and develop their subordinates in an organized and structured manner? Unfortunately, most sales managers share the following common characteristics:
- Superb selling ability, but are lacking fundamental management and training skills, because they have never been taught how to manage
- Promoted because they were the best sales rep or because “it was about time for them to become managers”
- They received little or no management training pre or post promotion
It is perhaps fitting that the final official posting of Ambassador Kensaku Hogen’s distinguished diplomatic career was as Japan’s Ambassador to Canada from 2001 to 2005, a country for which he had developed great affection and admiration. It was his second tour of duty posted in Ottawa during a stellar diplomatic and governmental career that took him around the world and back including being assigned as; the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information under Kofi Annan, head of the Press and Information Department at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.
You are invited to a special joint chamber event tailored to help companies respond effectively to Japan’s worst natural disaster in modern history. It will give you a better perspective as to what partnerships bring the greatest benefits.
There will be presentations from a range of organisations engaged in relief efforts and reconstruction. A networking buffet will follow with an opportunity to communicate directly with the presenters and fellow participants.
Paul Thoppil invited CCCJ Members & their spouses to an evening presentation on Thursday, April 14 at the Embassy of Canada in Japan by a Nuclear and Radiation Specialist from the Canadian Government Department of National Defence.
Please note this event has been postponed. The details will be announced.
After almost a quarter of a century in post, Ian de Stains is retiring as Executive Director of the BCCJ. Join us for a luncheon designed to celebrate his tenure and to wish him well in his future endeavours.
As a BBC producer-presenter Ian was seconded to NHK in 1976. For four years he worked on radio and television programmes designed to introduce Japan and all things Japanese to the outside world. A number of these programmes were nominated for—and some won—international awards.
Over the last six years the McCann PULSE program of continuous investigation into people’s lives has focused on understanding the younger generations of mothers in Japan. Volume 7 of the “Real Mothers” study has just been launched and looks in-depth at the social media usage, recession buying habits and views of the future of Japan’s mothers of children fifteen years old and under. The event will look in detail at how today’s generation of mothers got where they are, what they think of their lives, their families and their purchase decisions.