Motivating, inspiring and truly world class is my summary of this year’s Be World Class Conference, which marked its second year in Newcastle and inaugural session in Leeds. Spearheaded by sports psychologist and performance coach Simon Hartley, the author of How to Shine, I captured a wealth of gold nuggets to pass on to the […]

By Steve Pipe What a great group WhatIf? is. It was a genuine privilege to spend the afternoon with you the other week. Given that we covered so much ground, I thought you might find it useful if I reiterated what I think is the single most important thing we covered. So here it is… […]

We’ve previously asked you as owner managers if you water your people in the same way you do your plants – which stressed the importance of boosting your company’s value through workforce engagement. We’ve also examined how leaders can create high performing business units to boost their company’s productivity – along with tips on how […]

Guest Post by Pennine Cycles The memories of the great cycling summer, with Bradley Wiggins’ win in the Tour De France and a wonderful surge of medals at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, may be fading as the dark mornings and nights draw in but that doesn’t mean it time to hang up your wheels! […]

Would you like to make your business more successful, more frequently? In the video below, I share my three steps to business success. Contact me below, e-mail me via, go to @RichardWhatIf on Twitter, Richard Bosworth on LinkedIn or post on

Guest post by Lauren Seward We all know how easy it is to become frustrated, anxious and stressed at work. We can feel out of our control, and however hard we try to do a good job we sometimes find that people, processes and problems just get in our way. Stress is a big deal […]

Are you working more than 60 hours a week? Would you like to reduce that by half? In the video below, I share three vital tips to achieving your business goals whilst working less than 30 hours a week. Contact me below, e-mail me via, go to @RichardWhatIf on Twitter, Richard Bosworth on LinkedIn […]

In our world of constant change, as a business owner do you have an insatiable appetite to keep learning by exploring new horizons and seeking out new sales pipelines to keep driving your company in the right direction? This blog was inspired by American social writer Eric Hoffer who, in one of his novels The […]

As we hurtle towards 2013 and wonder where 2012 disappeared to – and how our plans to grow our business, kick start our company, or invest for the recovery shaped up – it’s time for a review and reality check. As a business strategist and executive coach enhancing the business performance and profitability of owner […]