6 Steps to Successfully PIVOT your business I’m not sure many businesses had a significant, well thought through, tested contingency plan for a global pandemic? I’m reminded of the quote often attributed to Darwin (although actually originated ten years earlier from Megginson) “It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which … [Read more...] about 6 Steps to pivot your business
Ever since I updated my business card and LinkedIn profile to identify myself as a SCALE mentor, the question “Isn’t that just another word for business coach?” is asked with more and more frequency. So in this article, I’d like to demystify what is a SCALE mentor and how that differs from that of a business coach, leadership coach or executive coach etc Two of entrepreneurs’ favourite topics are growth and scaling in business. The words are thrown around a lot, but perhaps with little real … [Read more...] about What is a SCALE mentor?
What is the difference between a good and bad contingency plan? I've just come off a coaching call with one of my US based clients, where we had a really interesting discussion about contingency planning! Now don't get me wrong there is much to be said in favour of contingency planning, as those who have continued to do well throughout this pandemic year can testify. But not, if you get contingency planning all wrong! You see, many business owners have REALLY struggled over this COVID … [Read more...] about Contingency plan
I was on a call yesterday with a management accountant, who was seeking further information on our accountant’s partnership programme, enabling their clients to access our #ADDAZERO SCALE methodology. We had gone through the pleasantries, background and what our SCALE programmes consist of before he ‘popped the question’. So, I gave him a Step-by-Step Guide on exactly how we are currently working with a client to #ADDAZERO… GOALS We identified his SUCCESS plan was more of a SURVIVE plan, … [Read more...] about How to ADDAZERO
What a Sunday walk taught me about Communication, Leadership, Team Dynamics, Training, Equipment, Risk, Reward and #Missioncreep! On Sunday, I joined up with around 15 other people for a walk across the moors. It was advertised on Facebook, with ‘Kit’, the organiser (someone known to me through walking) as a 16K walk, taking in 7 different reservoirs, and offered both a start point, start time, route and intended completion time. It was ‘open to all’ and encouraged people to come as a … [Read more...] about Team Versus Mission
Are you a Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? Whats the difference and why does it matter? Today we discover all, and ask you to have a little blind faith. Across social media on every platform, I frequently see some use the title Business Owner, and others Entrepreneur! So, what is the difference? Entrepreneurship is one of the most popular words in the English language today. People are buzzing about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies. In addition, today’s media information makes … [Read more...] about Business Owner or Entrepreneur