Watching this year’s Great North Run as 56,000 people made their way over the finish line after months of preparation for the demanding 13.1 mile marathon, reminded me of how frequently owner managers fail to plan and prepare their own business for the next period ahead. I know that preparation has been critical for those […]

As a business strategist and performance coach, boosting the effectiveness of family run businesses, I know that an outperforming team driving a High Performance Unit is critical to success. Seeking out and retaining the top talent remains a perennial challenge. As former corporate high-flyer Victor Lipman re-enforces in an insightful Forbes blog, the best managers […]

As CEOs and business owners battle with the on-going challenge to achieve a work/life balance, US business travellers have discovered the secret of how to work AND play while away. An American Express survey revealed that despite one third of business travellers surveyed making more day as opposed to over-night stays over the last year, […]

As the Credit Crunch continues to rage globally – most recently hitting Poland and China – whose credit crunch is spooking global investors – it’s important for business owners to remember how this turbulent landscape impacts on credit controls. With late payments continuing to be a major issue – as highlighted by a survey from […]

We’ve previously examined how you, as a business leader, can create high performing business units to boost your company’s productivity – along with how to hang onto your people by establishing goals and maintaining the communication momentum. We’ve also delved into the basic truths of how people are emotional – and how emotions affect everything […]