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Happy or Content – Asked The President

At the time I was paying more attention to the grilled plaice just placed in front of me to have heard the start of the conversation, but I then clearly heard the voice of my client’s President “Let’s ask the

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Posted in Engagement, leadership, People performance, Principles, Purpose, Values

What’s the purpose of a mind if you can’t change it?

Effective change starts with the individual’s decision to change

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Posted in change management, leadership, Mentoring, Principles, Purpose

It’s time to reset your Leadership compass.

The vaccine and the roadmap signal the time for a business leader to reset their leadership compass, as we look to the hope of tomorrow.

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Posted in business strategy, leadership, Planning

Key questions every Boardroom needs to answer ASAP

Even high performing, strategically sound businesses, that have been run extremely well over the pre-covid years, are having to reassess their futures. Some will become stronger, some will recover, and some will cease, but there is one thing for certain,

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Posted in Annual Plan, business strategy, leadership, Strategic Planning, The Boardroom

Key skills required for effective communication during Covid-19

The 3 key components to good communication are the message, the method and the messenger; most organisations focus on the first two and give little thought to the third by automatically defaulting to the person at the top of the

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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, Skill Sets

Advice & Attitude – a STERLING case for Business Managers & Employees

In July 2015 Raheem Sterling was signed by Manchester City for £49 million. In June 2019 he was valued by the CIES Football Observatory at £185million. If you invested a significant sum in your people, product or process you’d expect

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The Ideal Employee and the C word

Not all Boards function efficiently, effectively and professionally; and it usually comes down to people followed closely by process. In difficult trading times the cracks of underperformance are harder to paper over, passengers easier to spot and tensions more obvious –

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Posted in Appraisals, Company Culture, Engagement, leadership, The Boardroom

Strategy doesn’t have to be complicated – Lessons from a car maker

The recent May press headline of JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) British luxury car brand (potentially) being purchased by French PSA Group (Peugeot Citroen Vauxhall) just shows how quickly their respective fortunes have changed. In 2014 JLR posted profits of £2.5B, whilst

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Posted in Annual Plan, business strategy, leadership, Reviewing your Business Plan, Strategic Planning

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

For some it’s the alarm, a cup of tea, a seat on the train, or the mortgage and for some it’s simply the thought of going to work that day. Have I missed anyone? One morning I got out of

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Posted in Company Culture, Customer Experience, Engagement, leadership, Principles, Purpose, Values

Do YOU run your business or does IT run you?

  Aside from the few occasions that can best be described as: it’s got to be done now, the I’ll be home late tonight call or the Saturday morning in the office just to catch up – are you the

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Posted in Business Growth, Company Culture, leadership, Values