Leadership

Stack the Deck

Every Monday morning the incidence of heart attacks spikes across the western world. A high proportion of the population admit to poor sleep on a Sunday night. The reason? The anxiety caused by returning to the workplace. So right now...

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A Win; Win On Steroids.

I have always loved the concept of win; win and I teach it a lot. I learned Jim Rohn’s definition which is that a win; win is never a compromise. For a win; win to be possible, party A has...

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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

People

Are you good at employing Great People?

Recruiting the Best Recruitment problems are at epidemic proportions. It has always been a challenge for ambitious and expanding businesses but without a doubt this is the complaint that I am hearing most frequently at the moment. It shouldn’t be...

Leadership

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...

Leadership

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...

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“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...

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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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