Leadership

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...

Leadership

“How much do you value customer feedback?”

Rockefeller Habits #6 6. Reporting and analysis of customer feedback data is as frequent and accurate as financial data. Last time we looked at Rockefeller Habit 5 which was that employee input is regularly collected, analysed and acted upon. Rockefeller...

People

“Do you have a healthy culture within your business?”

The Seven Attributes of The CEO #6 It is difficult to think of anyone rising to the position of CEO without attribute 6, because attribute 6 relates to accountability: the ability and willingness to take responsibility and get things done....

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

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...

Strategy

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...

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

“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...

Strategy

“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...