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“How to build an ‘A’ Team”

The Seven Attributes of The CEO #5 The fifth of the seven attributes of the CEO is an obvious one. So obvious in fact that you may call it a statement of the obvious, but the fact that it is...

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“Have you yet to create a near perfect work/life balance”?

The Seven Attributes of The CEO #4 Talk of work life balance is often, at best, naïve and almost always unhelpful. The individuals who are so smitten by the entrepreneurial bug that they forgo the safety of a normal job...

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“Can you differentiate between fact and fiction?'”

The Seven Attributes of The CEO #3 Like any master of any craft the great CEO will have access to and complete mastery of a great set of tools. A CEO is a craftsman, although the craft she is master...

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The Seven Attributes of The CEO Part 2

The Seven Attributes of The CEO #2 I have been very lucky in my working life. I have had the pleasure of working with some truly excellent leaders and also of working with some pretty poor leaders. I would literally...

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The Seven Attributes of The CEO

The Seven Attributes of The CEO People aren’t logical, they are psychological. It is important that we understand the full import of this simple meme. Human beings are not logical beings who are capable of doing emotions. We are emotional...

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“Do you have a self-development plan?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason # 10 Very few are blessed (or cursed) with the courage and determination that is going to make it work. So count yourself in that very...

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“Do you spend time working on your Business?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason # 9 Without a doubt time is our most precious, and our most perishable asset. How we use time is, I believe the greatest differentiator between...

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“Does your Leadership team have confidence and swagger?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason # 8 In the same way that a team that is not aligned will get in its own way and start working against itself. The same...

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“Are you a Team or a bunch of disconnected individuals?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason #7 If you have ever watched kids playing football you will be familiar with the sight of every player on the pitch chasing the ball around...

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“How to make hard work more seamless”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason # 6 Leverage is a frequently used but often misunderstood word in business. Archimedes is reputed to have said “Give me a place to stand, and...

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“Is your business constantly under a price pressure?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason #5 If you and I sell exactly the same thing in exactly the same way, the only way we can compete for our customers’ business is...

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“Do you know the numbers in your Business?”

Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined? Reason #4 Some time ago I had a coffee with a much respected founder and owner of an enterprise I had once worked in. He is very...

- Jon Coupland - Pali Teesside

"I recently attended Ian's 90 day planning workshop, this has to be one of the finest courses I have attended in years, excellent value for money. The day was brimming with tips and ideas to help plan for the future.."

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