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The speaker believes that
you need formal training to become a good manager.
you develop management skills mainly through experience.
different managers acquire skills in different ways.
The speaker believes that many managers may find it difficult to
manage the business side.
take time away from work for training.
The questioner wants to know
the number of small firms in the UK.
the number of partnerships that fail each year.
the proportion of small firms that do not succeed because they havepoor managers.
When the second questioner asks another question, the speaker
gives a satisfactory answer.
is unable to answer.
Complete the text below using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
(be) part of a team is much more interesting than ……….
(work) alone.For one thing, different team members can alternate job tasks. So if oneperson is tired of ……….
(repeat) the same task, he or she can stop ……….
(do) it and let someone else take over.By ……….
(develop) skills in a varietyof tasks, each team member is able ……….
(expand) their range of experience, which can be useful when ……….
(apply) for jobs.
Make complete sentences using the sentence halves and a linking word fromthe boxbelow. Remember to use correct punctuation.
You can’t predict when a crisismight happen
The company has not beensuccessful in increasing sales athome.
Peter Clark always asks his teamfor their opinion before making adecision
Many companies are moving jobsoffshore; this doesn’t mean
Beforeagreeing to a merger,companies need to be sure theyhave common strategies andgoals.
Mary Jones is a much moreautocratic manager.
that therewill be a shortage of jobs at home.
you can make sure you areprepared for it when it comes.
there are a number of practicalissues to consider.
spending huge amounts onadvertising.althoughdespitehoweverin additionwhereas