How effective are you?

One of the first areas I explore with a new client is their “effectiveness”. What do we mean by this? As a business owner or senior leader, you don’t always have a boss, there’s no one to remind you of your priorities and no one who sets the parameters for the performance of the business.... Read more »

Your business’ secret weapon – the ‘s’ word

In recent emails we have focussed on achieving growth and how your people strategy can support that. But it is worth remembering that successful selling is the fundamental part of business success. Without selling you have no business. Yet for many in your business ‘sales’ may be something to avoid at all costs, seen as... Read more »

Making meetings matter

We all spend a significant proportion of our time in meetings, and probably often wonder if they actually deliver anything, or if they do, if it’s really worth the amount of time invested? Indeed, meetings regularly feature high up the list in terms of productivity killers in business surveys, so the question is – should... Read more »

Effective Delegation – Rocket fuel for your company’s growth

Delegation – it’s probably one of the most useful tools for a business owner – and potentially the least well executed. Delegating effectively is critical to making sure you have time to focus on those things that only you can do. However, a common theme from business leaders we work with is that often delegation... Read more »

Not enough hours in the day?

We’ve looked at how to focus your sales activity and how your e-commerce and digital marketing strategy are integral to your success in this area. However, as always, if you want to effectively implement your strategy, the impetus must come from you. If you’re a business owner or senior manager quite often you can find... Read more »

Maximise your management team

Often when you start a business there’s only you. You and of course your big idea – the product or service your business will deliver and your passion and drive to make it a reality. If things go well, soon you will be joined by others. This small team needs focusing, looking after and injecting... Read more »

Growth starts with you: Personal and business goals

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, you may sometimes find that it is a lonely experience. After all, you don’t have a boss to tell you what to do next, and you don’t have an established business culture which dictates how you should behave – or the performance targets you are aiming to meet.

The power of thinking: Are you working IN or ON your business?

Every successful business starts with a great idea which is developed with careful consideration and planning. But when was the last time you thought about where you want your business to be in the longer term and what you need to do in the future to achieve this?