Every leader should be asking the management team to ponder the future. Not about the next quarter or next year. You need to look far out and ask: What would you do, if you knew you couldn’t fail? The pressure of doing business today, of beating the last quarter and making the next, is too often an stagnation to deeper strategic conversations that your organization ought to be having. You need to see the big picture, and in too many organizations the big picture isn't big enough. To develop a … [Read more...] about What is your BFHAG?
MTN ~ Our year in NUMBERS! As we look to close down the office over the festive period, its a great time to reflect on all we have been party to over the past 12 months, and what we have already planned ahead for 2019. For the past 2 years, we've created an easy to follow infographic to depict the main highlights of the year and to show the versatile nature of all we are involved in. I've heard many exclaim 2018 has been a 'tough' year; and I can certainly acknowledge there has been many … [Read more...] about 2018 in NUMBERS
FAILURE is the new SUCCESS Whilst there is an abundance of information available on SUPER SUCCESSFUL businesses, with articles, news feeds, books, magazines, podcasts all brimming with news of the next 'over night success', I've spent the last 3.5 years studying businesses that fail! I'm not referring to the local corner shop or yet another car valeting company that is no more, I'm talking about brands which used to dominate the British High street, but are no more! (Companies like, Toys r … [Read more...] about FAILURE is the new SUCCESS
THE BIGGEST HURDLE business owners are facing across the world right now Your first reaction to this statement might be one of frustration, or non-acceptance. You might believe there is no way that a lack of vision is the root cause of so many businesses failing to achieve all they are capable, and that money, investment, staff, competition are all far greater problems, and I’ll agree and acknowledge ALL of these can be significant (sometimes critical) hurdles within a business. However, … [Read more...] about The BIGGEST hurdle
Business Owner / Entrepreneur. What’s the difference? Often the words “entrepreneur” and “business owner” are used interchangeably. In a time where social media and PR has deemed it so ‘fashionable’ these days, everyone from the next fintech through to the kid on the corner washing cars has taken to calling themselves an Entrepreneur. The fact is that the meaning they signify is as different from each other as it can possibly be, and through a combination of social pressure, social status and … [Read more...] about Business owner Vs Entrepreneur!
Within business as in life, we are continually communicating with others, some we have one-off short interactions with, whereas others become lifelong friends! In this blog, we'll look at whether your first interaction with anyone is likely to create the former or the later! If your 60-Second pitch doesn’t clearly answer a prospect’s “What’s in it for me?” question, there will be nothing in it for you! The objective of a 60-second elevator pitch is to capture a prospect’s attention for the … [Read more...] about What is an elevator pitch?