What has COVID-19 taught us when it comes to strategic planning?

So what has COVID-19 taught us when it comes to strategic planning? COVID-19 has no doubt changed a lot of elements of our lives and our businesses. One of the big ones is strategic planning for businesses. As a business growth consultant working with many successful clients, I have seen how COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of being nimble, able to [...]

How Vision and Strategy Can Grow Your Business.

How Vision and Strategy Can Grow Your Business. Vision and strategy are a powerful combination when it comes to building a business. Are you a visionary or strategy type of person? It is important to know this so that you can build an effective team. You can’t be all things to all people, however when you recognise your strengths, you can [...]

What does it take to build a winning team?

Winning teams are in high demand. So what does it take to build a winning team? As a business growth consultant, I work with many international clients. I often observe a strong desire within business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, managers and team leaders, to build a winning team. Why is this? Firstly, winning teams make things happen. By their very nature are [...]

How can we close the gaps in business and in life?

How can we close the gaps in business and in life? Are we aware of where the gaps are? Where should we start? How many times have you boarded a train and heard or seen the words “mind the gap”? Those word remind us to take a slightly bigger step and be careful in the transition from the platform into the [...]

2021-02-23T13:52:11+00:00January 19th, 2021|Business, Business Planning, Gap, Gaps, Growth, Leadership|0 Comments

How leaders build confidence within their teams.

How do leaders build confidence within their teams? Confidence lifts the lid on what is possible. Confident teams look at challenges with a can-do attitude. It is as though they were made as a team to become problem solvers and therefore become very creative in what they think is possible. They make things happen as a team, where other teams give [...]

How to prepare ahead to stay ahead.

Reflecting and preparing is a healthy way to advance in life. We should not take our lives or life experiences for granted. Investing time in evaluating our experiences and learnings, can lead us to become more productive as we move towards our better future. We need to prepare ahead to stay ahead. Firstly, when we reflect well, I have often noted [...]

How reflecting can prepare you for a better future.

As we enter the Autumn, I often find that this period is a good time to reflect and to prepare. When we consider the huge challenges and changes we have all faced in 2020, we do need time out to reflect. We need to learn how reflecting can bring transformation. Effective reflection is not about just thinking of 'the good old [...]

Leadership Opportunity.

Leadership is essential during changing times. As we work through another recession, many teams and companies will be looking towards their leaders for leadership, hope and a plan. Teams and companies will need to be led well during these times. As John Maxwell says, ‘everything rises and falls upon leadership’. How has your leadership been developing at this time? Often decisions [...]

You are never too old to have a new adventure, dream or goal.

Did you know that - You are never too old to have a new adventure, dream or goal. As one gets older it could be easier just to follow life, rather than lead our lives to the next adventure. Life just happens. Maybe you have recognised that you are on autopilot, and that the adventurous spirit has left you. Life is [...]

How long will this recession last?

As a Business Growth Consultant, I am often asked the following question - How long will this recession last? Maybe you have been asking yourself the same question. No one knows exactly, how long this recession will last. However, as I researched the recessions we have experienced in the UK since 1980 I noticed that they all had one thing in common. [...]

How to build an award winning customer centric experience.

Building an award winning customer centric experience was at the very heart of the many companies I judged at the UK Business Awards in London and the International Business Awards in Amsterdam, I had the privilege and opportunity to learn from so many companies. My lane of responsibility as I chaired the judges was on customer centric organisations. Therefore, I want [...]

Leading effective change in challenging times.

In these challenging times we are all experiencing disruption at a level we've never experienced before. We are also experiencing this at a phenomenal speed, and it was certainly too quick for anyone to prepare for. Cast your memory back for a moment to the 1st January 2020. I expect you had some plans, dreams, strategies, and targets that you wanted [...]

The 9 C’s For Successful Recruiting

The 9 C’s For Successful Recruiting. Recruiting the right person to your team can be a challenging task. Successful recruiting is vital if you are to build a strong team and brand. Having recrited and interviewed many people for over 25 years, I fully understand the importance of getting this right. The hiring of people to join your team, can have [...]

2021-03-03T20:04:44+00:00February 27th, 2020|Disc, Leadership, Leading, Recruiting, Strategy, Team Management|0 Comments

3 Things Leaders Should Learn To Be Effective

Leaders are learners; learners are leaders. The more you learn, the more you grow. The more you grow, the more your influence can increase. Influence, as a leader is paramount, as you look to build your sustainable business. We know and acknowledge that learning is important. However,  the more important question to ask is: "What is it that leaders should learn [...]

2019-12-03T14:06:48+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Leadership, Leading|0 Comments

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