Leadership

One Huge Experiment

A Huge Experiment I am fortunate in that I speak with lots of business owners and leaders every week and I have been blown away by their resilience and adaptability in these times. This week I held session for the...

Leadership

Are You Ready?

So as the clock keeps on ticking and day passes lockdown day and week passes lockdown week, and the initial panic starts to fade I wonder what you are going to do now? For many the time might be just...

Execution

The Importance of Getting to Action

The psychological journey that we refer to as the grief cycle is particularly relevant to us all right now. Often referred to as the five stages of grief or the Kübler-Ross model it tracks our psychological state from denial, through...

Leadership

Which W are you?

A friend, fellow Scaling Up Coach and red wine drinker from the USA has noticed that businesses are falling into four categories in the current climate. An interesting observation. Which one most closely represents your position? There are challenges and...

Leadership

Leading in a crisis

A Framework for Leading in a Crisis To call these unprecedented times is a euphemism. Nobody has ever experienced what we are experiencing now in businesses across the world. I am continuing to do what I have been doing for...

Leadership

Do you put your learning into practice?

The Top 5 Business Words Over the last few weeks I have proposed what I think are the top five business words; accountability, alignment, momentum leverage and love. I could have, as I am sure you will appreciate, gone on...

Leadership

“Life, work, play and love”

The Top 5 Business Words I have a bit of a problem with the fifth suggestion to be part of my list of the top five business words. When I was drafting the list I actually wrote down the word...

Leadership

Is everyone accountable in your Business?

The Top 5 Business Words Accountability is the next suggestion for the top 5 business words hall of fame. Within the Scaling Up methodology we help teams to create ‘a healthy culture of accountability’, but what do we mean by...

Leadership

What Are Your Top Five Business Words?

The Top 5 Business Words So I wondered what are your top five business words? I have had a go myself and I have a starting list. I wonder which you will agree with and which you will disagree with;...

Leadership

In 2020, are we really that different?

People are People I have been talking a lot recently about how leadership in 2020 needs to be fundamentally different than what it was a decade or two ago. And I genuinely believe that to be the case. I believe...

Leadership

Are you becoming the leader you need to be?

Three Steps to Becoming To become the leader that your business, your team and your people need you to be involves three fundamental steps. It is the same with any area of self-development. The first step is knowing. We have...

Leadership

Becoming a leader – it doesn’t happen by accident

A New Start In last week’s blog I wrote about the start of the new year, the new decade and perhaps a new era. I also said that success starts with gaining the specific knowledge that you need, so that...

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