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
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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?
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
Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the emergency COBRA meeting by reiterating his confidence in the ability to ‘turn the tide’ of the COVID19 outbreak within three months, using “medicine, technology and - above all - we’re going to defeat this disease with a huge national effort.” He went on to say that the government would be “supporting you directly in a way a government has never done before.” I am not the only one who has already stated that COVID19 will shape our generation. Not only … [Read more...] about Coping with COVID-19
Nobody wants to be a looser, to be on the losing side, to be attributed as the cause of defeat. And yet for as long as we can recall in history, we have always remained competitive. I’ve not been feeling that well over the weekend, and as a result not really wanted to face the gusty winds and driving rain. Instead favouring a well-known flu remedy and to watch all three six nations games. I particularly like the commentary these days, talking at length regarding the different strategies each … [Read more...] about What I learnt from 153 failures
Earlier, I posted quite a controversial blog (bearing in mind Mastermind is the CORE of what we do) entitled "7 Reasons you should NOT join a Mastermind group”. As part of our series of blogs regarding Mastermind, it is only then fair to offer the other side to the argument and offer reasons as to why you might want to consider joining a mastermind group. I’ve been involved (one way or another) initially as a guest, then quickly as a participant for at least the past 14 years. And since 2014 … [Read more...] about 14 reasons you SHOULD join a Mastermind group