“If we always do, what we’ve always done; then we’ll always have, what we’ve already got!” The term might be familiar to us, but how often do we find ourselves doing the same thing time and time again still wanting different results? I was recently commissioned to support a small team to conduct a marketing audit for a complex set of businesses seeking to increase the return on investment from their marketing spend. It is an established business, with a complex set of independent … [Read more...] about An Alarming Revelation
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Sometimes it’s the simple insights that are the most powerful, and when it comes to managing a managing directors time, perhaps the most important. I therefore recommend we manage our time by looking at our activities through four key stages. Goal clarity The first phase is the importance of goal clarity; of being clear about your goals and priorities. This applies to you as a whole person; not just to your business world so consider your objectives in four key parts of your world: • … [Read more...] about Time Management for Entrepreneurs
It's that time of year again, where there is a lot of talk about Mastermind Groups. They appear to 'crop up' from nowhere, with more and more people offering the chance to join one its hard to know where to start! There was a recent post on one of the linkedin groups I follow about Masterminding, that got 1291 responses within the first 3 weeks and its still being responded to 4-5 times every hour! HOWEVER, Masterminding ISN'T to everyone! In fact, from my significant experience, both as … [Read more...] about Mastermind, What is it? and is it for me?
I write this with a certain degree of concern if not fear for British Business as we know it, as the amount of sabotage I am witnessing on a more and more frequent basis is become more alarming than concerning. I’m not referring to the dictionary definition of the word: “Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity or corporation through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally … [Read more...] about Sabotage is rife in UK Business
How much does Thank you cost? We often drop a quick "Thanks" at the end of a sentence, but When did you last say "Thank you?" When did you last say "Thank you" and mean it? When did you last go out of your way, to demonstrate your thanks? My nan always taught me "Manners costs you nothing" but having been in business now for a number of years although I know what she meant I actually beg to differ! (Sorry nan) Earlier this week, I had applied, been accepted and traveled around an … [Read more...] about Sorry Nan, but your wrong
In the cut throat world of commerce, it is far too easy to 'get your head down, and get on with it' keep doing the doing, working harder and harder in an attempt to be victorious. Many have set their eye on the goal, and ensured everything within them is geared towards achieving that, and theres a lot to be said for motivated, determined and focused thought and action. But....... What if your sights were misguided, your focus tainted - where then? In a world SO busy, where SO much is going … [Read more...] about Lemmings or Meerkats?