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The Economic Challenges: A Leadership Opportunity.

During economic challenges, leaders need to lead and lead effectively they must. As we work through another recession, many teams and companies will be looking towards their leaders for 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 [...]

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 [...]

2020-06-01T17:00:36+01:00February 27th, 2020|Disc, Leadership, Leading, 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

How Team Leaders and Members Can Maximise Team Performance From the Beginning

A Look At the Forming Phase of Tuckman’s Tool of Team Development We’ve all heard about the value of first impressions. They often set the stage for the life of a relationship. I think as we look at Tuckman’s Model for Team Development, in which Bruce Tuckman, an educational psychologist outlines the different phases groups go through to grow as a [...]

2019-11-05T23:24:05+00:00November 7th, 2019|Leadership, Leading, Team Management|0 Comments

The Phases of Team Development

Developing a productive and proficient team is important to every company and every project. It is an integral part of the business strategy and vision. [For more on Developing Your Business Strategy, get my White Paper: What To Consider When Developing a Business Strategy.] Understanding the stages of team development and how you can facilitate and even foster that development can [...]

Know Your Customer’s Buying Style

How To Sell Based On the Personality/Buying Style of Your Customer Your customers have a lot of choices. Whether they buy from you or buy from someone else is often based on who they trust the most — who they believe understands them and their needs and can meet them. So, how do you instill this trust? Does it surprise you [...]

4 Steps to Making Your Dream a Reality

Do you have a dream, a desire, something you want to achieve, something you long for, but are not sure how it could happen? As a business development coach and trainer, I often encounter people who have a dream, but do not have a blueprint for how to turn their dream into a reality, which often leads them to frustration and disappointment. [...]

2019-02-21T20:56:25+00:00February 21st, 2019|Dreams|0 Comments

A Leader’s Guide To Team Building

Team building and leadership are two hot topics in today's business world. Imagine I asked you and your team the following questions: ‘Would you like to reduce your stress’? ‘What would it feel like to look forward to coming to work every day’? ‘How would you like to lead a team that goes the extra mile -- and loves it’? Would you [...]

2019-08-08T04:43:28+01:00January 31st, 2019|Leadership, Leading, Team Management|0 Comments