A good strategy for your business is nothing without the people to put it into action. From yourself as a leader through your direct reports and onto the rest of an organisation, everyone contributes to the execution of strategy. Often, recruitment and human resources demands will inform an integral part of a company’s strategy, so […]
Strategic planning objectives have to be about much more than the financial impacts and considerations. Often they depend as much on an organisation’s culture and leader as the amount of money they can put forward, an issue that becomes clear when we look at success rates for strategic initiatives. According to The Katzenbach Center, just […]
Bringing people, strategy and finances together creates maximum value and momentum for any enterprise. However, it’s easy to get caught up in ‘business as usual’- fighting todays battles and focusing too much on the now, and not enough on the future. So what to do different and make that difference in trajectory? Business as usual- […]
Strategic planning is planning to succeed. If you want to make success a reality for your business, it’s all down to how you implement the strategic initiatives. The true measure of a strategic plan’s strength is in how people engage with it and put it into practice. Herein lies the biggest challenge of all and […]
This is a great time of year for you to either come up with or review you professional objectives or personal goals and how they fit with some of the grander strategic goals for the business. It’s a chance for you work out which of your priorities are really critical for yourself and for the […]
We recently interviewed some of our business mentors and coaches for their best approach to goal setting, staying motivated and striking the right balance between your personal and business life. If you are ready to step straight into action, then these top tips will give you a head start on goal setting. 1. Clarify your […]
Each time a new year begins it seems to trigger a wave of realisation for many business leaders. It sparks a need for people to both look back at what they achieved over the past year while also encouraging them to focus on their goals for the impending 12 months. When you’re leading a medium […]
Goals are priceless if you have tools in place to keep you motivated and ensure you are accountable throughout the year. The more you can return to them, measure your progress and see how you’re tracking, the more likely you are to achieve them. The key is to find out what motivates you. It’s a […]
Now is the ideal time for leaders to sit down to think about what they want their business to look like in a year’s time. Effective goal setting is not as simple as writing down large-scale objectives and hoping you achieve them. Many people consequently make mistakes in this process, forgetting that goal setting is […]
Find the right tools to help you stay accountable and achieve your goals You can now boost your business and personal life by matching goal setting guidelines with the best online productivity tools and apps. By selecting the most effective goal setting tips along with collaborative apps you can keep track of your progress. In […]
When it comes to goal setting, people are more likely to have business goals rather than personal ones. My approach is to ensure leaders are able to recognise and manage the inevitable imbalance between achieving both work and life goals. People use popular frameworks such as SMART or Objective Key Results (OKR), often missing an […]
Looking back over the year allows us the chance to put the year in perspective. This year in particular perspective seems to be the operative word, with local decisions in the United Kingdom and United States having a ripple effect across the globe. These events have reminded me of the value of personal and business […]
Leadership is no longer granted in a job title or organisational structure. Effective leadership echoes in every interaction from your words, actions and even mannerisms. Infact, the opinions of customers, shareholders and suppliers all hinge on how a leader presents themselves. As such, the difference between an effective leader and one who’s struggling can shape […]
People can face a crisis of confidence in the workplace often in spite of their actual ability. Thoughts such as “I’m not good enough to take on these responsibilities” or “I won’t draw attention by celebrating my achievements” or “I don’t deserve this – I’ll be found out soon” can plague people. Those thoughts indicate […]
There you were – engaged, challenged and fulfilled in your work that made the most of your innate talents and spoke to your passions and beliefs. You might have spent years developing a fully committed relationship with one of your closest friends – your job!
As news continues to break that Snapchat defied the odds and raised over $1.8 billion in funding, many people have been reminded of the money to be made in technology and other entrepreneurial start-ups.