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“Has your business flat-lined in recent months?”

Reason #2 Another reason why business seem to stall or flatline is that the business leader isn’t clear enough about the value that she brings the client. Businesses only exist because they bring value. They can charge more for the...

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Does your business feel like it has stalled? Has it plateaued? Or flatlined?

Reason #1 People all the time come to me with stories about their business. After a period of consistent and often rapid growth, they feel that suddenly it has stopped growing. They use expressions like, ‘it seems to have stalled’,...

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“Get Better of Get Beaten”

Get Better or Get Beaten I came across a fantastic TED talk this week by the American  surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande. He was looking at reducing the death rate of both mothers and children in an...

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“How to dramatically help your business”

Things to look for in a business coach, Certifications A business coach can dramatically help you to develop your business; to scale it to a different level with different results and achieve greater financial outcomes with less stress and less...

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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...