The growth of a business is never linear, it is never smooth. There are many step changes that growing businesses experience.
It is inevitable if you think about it. Just look at the mathematics of it all.
If there are 2 people there are 2 relationships, A with B and B with A. if there are 3 people there are 6 relationships. Increasing the number of people by 50% adds an increase in complexity of 300%.
Read more … Step Changes Part 1 by Ian Kinnery
Well have you? Decided yet, I mean.
Have you decided what your number is for 2014?
Have you got a key number for 2014 yet?
There is always one key number which can drive lots of our activity and I wonder what yours is and whether you have chosen it yet.
Read more … Have You Decided Yet? by Ian Kinnery
The second most important decision we make when we go into business is who are we going to work with, either as colleagues, employees, partners or associates. (The most important decision is the decision to go into business in the first place!).
Read more … It Starts With Who - Part 2 by Ian Kinnery
Which do you employ and what is the difference?
Simply adding numbers does not make a team. The difference between a team and a crowd is that a team is more than the sum of its parts whereas a crowd is less than the sum of its parts.
Read more … A Team or a Crowd? by Ian Kinnery
There is a Chinese proverb which says “A man without a smiling face must not open a shop”. Which is incredibly sage advice and worthy of far more comment than I am going to give it now.
Read more … The Human Element by Ian Kinnery
We are at that time of year when my Saturday nights are about being forced to watch Strictly Come Dancing. It is important to keep the domestic peace every so often!
Whilst I do not particularly enjoy the programme there are some very important lessons for all of us business people which are being played out every week.
Read more … Strictly by Ian Kinnery
No I don’t mean Cara Delevingne or Elle Macpherson although it might make for a more visual blog. I mean a business model that is beautiful in its simplicity and power. I use models a lot in the field of business coaching to make things simple and easily understood. The simple model I am referring to is this:
Read more … A Beautiful Model by Ian Kinnery
Your life will be a reflection of you and so will be your business.
If you are untidy, pay little attention to detail and are self centred your business will also be untidy, full of mistakes and fail to develop trust among your potential clientele.
Read more … Life Is Like A Mirror by Ian Kinnery