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Spring Survey Results: the biggest challenges facing businesses right now. With practical tips on how to overcome them.

Spring Survey Results: the biggest challenges facing businesses right now. With practical tips on how to overcome them.

We’ve been trying to make sense of things (in much the way you have), so we sent a mini-survey to a group of our clients and contacts to get a pulse check on how they’re feeling right now and what challenges they think might be coming over the horizon.

One thing we often forget to do…

One thing we often forget to do…

Have you been climbing the walls dealing with all of the fallout from this crisis? Furlough, remote working etc; etc; …..? And finding how hard work it is? Me too. Relentless.

The Number One Secret to Successful Leadership

The Number One Secret to Successful Leadership

We’re facing some of the biggest challenges in business and leadership for a very long time. The Covid 19 crisis is putting pressure on leaders across the spectrum, and no doubt you’re feeling that pressure too. Deciding what to do, and how to think things through effectively to make those decisions, has never been more important.

Planning for the Unplannable

Planning for the Unplannable

There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen

Making Forward Planning Easier to Think About

Making Forward Planning Easier to Think About

As we continue coping with the COVID crisis and all it entails, on both a personal level and a business one, it may sometimes feel that this thing is too vast to get one’s head around.

15 Top tips for working ‘on’ your business (not ‘in’ it)

15 Top tips for working ‘on’ your business (not ‘in’ it)

It’s not uncommon these days for leaders to realise they need to be working ‘on’ the business more – which means less rolling up your sleeves and getting lost in the operational noise and more bigger picture thinking.

Are You Still Relying On Your Willpower Alone?

Are You Still Relying On Your Willpower Alone?

How often have you set yourself a goal that requires a consistent change in your behaviour, and then floundered once the initial willpower has worn off? This could be something you’re trying to do personally: ‘I want to run a marathon by December’, or professionally: ‘I want to stop problem-solving and be a coach to my team.

What Makes a Great Leader? The Importance of Humility

What Makes a Great Leader? The Importance of Humility

I’ve always been a little obsessed with Leadership. If you’ve been there and had to lead people it can become an obsession, working out that magic formula that will guarantee results (to get it done), and improve your ability to lead those people effectively time after time.

Why Planning Should Be Flexible if You Want to Achieve Your Goals

Why Planning Should Be Flexible if You Want to Achieve Your Goals

I find that being flexible with business plans is essential, designing in the opportunity to adjust and recalibrate. Too many times businesses put together a detailed plan with a lot of interrelated actions, which, once one or two have gone pear shaped, all others seem to follow.