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“Instantaneous expectations”

Instant Everything A friend recently asked me what really got me wound up these days so you can imagine it didn’t take long for me to start ranting. I guess it is one of the privileges of getting older. One...

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“Things to look for in a Business Coach”

Things to look for in a business coach: Experience Growing your business, scaling it to the next level isn’t either simple or easy. It can be extremely rewarding but it isn’t just a case of getting bigger. Growing your business...

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“Do you have adequate support to develop your inner game”?

The Three Domains of Leadership Excellence To be effective as a leader we need to develop proficiency and effectiveness in three domains of leadership. The Game of Leadership Two of those domains relate to the outer game of leadership. These...

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“Do you have a workable roadmap for your business”?

The Prime Decision 2 We read a book from start to finish. We live our lives and build successful businesses the other way around. Once we have made that prime decision. Once we know what we are trying to create,...

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“What are you trying to achieve”?

The Prime Decision For all of us whether in business or in life there is one major question. It goes something like this. ‘What am I trying to achieve?’ it may take several different forms; ‘Where do I want to...

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“Do you have a pulse?”

Do you have a pulse? Do you have a pulse? “Do you have a schedule of regular meetings?” is the question that is most predictive of a business’s ability to perform and grow at a high and consistent level.  You...

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“Do your people know whether they have had a good day or a bad day”?

I Still Don’t Like Cricket Last time I wrote about how it is almost impossible to understand a game like cricket without an adequate scoreboard and yet in the great game of business, which is often far more complex, we...

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“With every pair of hands comes a free brain”

I don’t like cricket It isn’t quite true. I like all sports, its just that cricket isn’t quite at the top of the list. Frankly I was never very good at it and I always found it very complicated and...

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“A Simple Discipline Hack”

A Simple Discipline Hack One of the major factors in stopping an individual getting closer to their potential, as I wrote about in an earlier blog, is discipline. They say business success is a result of doing the right things...

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The need for great leaders

The Demise of the Heroic Leader Winston Churchill, Martin Johnson, Steve Jobs, Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa, Bill Gates; whoever we think of when we think of great leaders we will tend to think of individuals. We think of individual,...

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A Simple Discipline Hack

A Simple Discipline Hack  One of the major factors in stopping an individual getting closer to their potential, as I wrote about in an earlier blog, is discipline. They say business success is a result of doing the right things...

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Do you have a growth mindset?

A Growth Mindset Is it just me that finds something that is self evident very difficult to explain? Is it just me that is astonished when others don’t see something that I consider to be obvious?  One of the reasons...