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...


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;...


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...


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...


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...


Happy New Year – Did you achieve all of the things you set out to?

Happy New Year I always find the end of the calendar year is a great time for personal reflection. Did I achieve all of the things I set out to? Did I get as far as I intended? Did I...


Do you have a process for your own and your teams development?

On being a Top Boss 4 “Systems run your business. People run your systems. You lead your people”. Is a good three line reminder for any business owner or leader. If you want a world class business you will need...


Cream of the crop or scraping the barrel?

On being a Top Boss 2 Being a boss has never been easy. Having responsibility for others is not easy. Achieving business objectives through people is not easy and I would argue that it isn’t getting any easier either. It...


In your world, what is a top boss?

On being a Top Boss What does that mean, ‘being a top boss’? Well whatever it means to you, it is a very important concept. The literature of the day is strewn with research that shows that the quality of...


Are your company’s plans and performance visible to everyone?

Rockefeller Habits # 10 The company’s plans and performance are visible to everyone. Habit 10 often tests some beliefs and prejudices because it is quite clear in its demands. Everyone in the business, yes, everyone from the cleaner to the...


“Does your business have a scoreboard”?

Rockefeller Habits # 9 9. All employees can answer quantitatively whether they had a good day or week Scale up or not, this is one of those golden questions that every boss should ask and know the answer to. I...


Are your Core Values alive in your business?

Rockefeller Habits #7 7. Core Values and Purpose are “alive” in the organisation. Every constituency of people will have their own, unique Core Values. Those core values are usually implicit, rather than explicit but they will exist. Values are the...

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