I love to read. To my mind, if you’re a business leader, you can’t afford not to. I often hear excuses. Some people are too busy – life is
First impressions count, right? Everyone knows that. It’s almost a cliché. There are various stats out there saying that judgements are formed
Is your company in overwhelm? Doing too much but never seeming to move forward? Time and again, I see this in the clients I coach. When I speak
Cast your mind back. Have you ever worked for a bad manager? Can you remember how you felt? Frustrated? Despairing? Unmotivated? Chances are,
Change. Do your staff struggle with it? Humans are creatures of habit and we prefer to stick with what we know. This can cause
Saying thank you. Noticing a job well done. Spotting positive behaviour. These make a massive difference to staff engagement. And yet, in
It’s always puzzled me. Why do so many businesses focus on finding new customers rather than keeping the ones they’ve got? Research shows
There’s a reason why I rate the Rockefeller Habits. I’ve seen first-hand the difference they make to businesses. It’s no exaggeration to
Can I ask you one thing? Do all your staff feel able to speak their minds without any fear of judgement or ridicule? If the answer’s
Be honest. Is your exec team as good as it could be? Are they tight-knit, collaborative and honest? Do they understand and support each other?
Learning, developing, growing – there’s a reason these three words go together. You can’t have one without the other. They depend on each
You’re an ambitious CEO with your sights set on growth. You want to scale up and need a plan to get there. My advice? Start by looking at your
I love the Gallup Q12. It’s a fantastic metric. 12 questions in a pyramid that measure the most important elements of employee engagement.
There's always so much to know, discover and learn. That's why I love podcasts. They feed my brain with new information, perspectives and insights.
Is recruitment one of your biggest headaches? Many of the CEOs I coach say attracting the right people is a bottleneck that slows down revenue and
If you’re serious about growing your business, there are a few fundamentals you can’t afford to ignore. Number one on that list is the happiness
13 years and two months. That’s the amount of time the average person spends at work. A lot of their life. And yet many spend this
Every business has its own rhythm. Whether it’s meetings, goals, budgetary cycles or communication frequency - all can be influenced and
Telling it straight. Being open and honest. Giving constructive guidance and feedback. They all sound simple but are, in fact, really
Agility. Customer Focus. Passion. These are the hallmarks of many smaller companies. They are fostered by the drive,
You’re CEO on a mission. You’ve amassed a talented team of people with energy and determination. Your business model has achieved product market
Are most of the meetings in your company a waste of time? When I’m working with a group of people or speaking in public, I often ask that question and
I’ll say it until you’re bored of listening. Happy staff + happy customers = profitability. Simple! I think that’s all any successful business
“Company values”. Two words that are often loaded with corporate hot air and bullsh*t. They’re not easy to get right. Too many CEOs jump on the
Times are uncertain. We’re surrounded by turmoil and feel unsettled by events beyond our control. People have always searched for meaning in their
There’s a reason ‘Talent’ is first on my 10 Point Plan For Scaling Your Business. It’s critical. Nothing is more important than attracting the right
You’ve decided you want to scale-up. You think your business is ready for rapid, significant and sustainable growth. But where do you start?