If we were going to build a house, a bridge or a boat; if we were going to bake a cake, knit a jumper or plant a flowerbed we would follow a fairly obvious and well-understood methodology.
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The second big danger associated with emerging from this deep dark recession is that we don’t learn the lessons it has been teaching us.
An article in Criticaleye said “The rules for creating a successful business haven’t changed since the crash of 2008, it’s just become a lot harder to get away with running a company badly.”
Read more … Danger There Is A Recovery Ahead Part 2 by Ian Kinnery
When we talk about property and real estate the accepted mantra of the three most important requirements are location, location, location. I believe that in business the mantra is differentiation, differentiation, differentiation.
Read more … On Being Bold by Ian Kinnery
The quickest way to make yourself redundant is to stop learning and to stop growing. In the fast paced world of change in which we are now living having the same level of skills knowledge and behaviour this year that we had last year means that we are less valuable this year, less marketable than last year.
Read more … Invest in Yourself by Ian Kinnery
Every change, every improvement, every opportunity to grow also includes a moment of letting go; a letting go of the old, a letting go of what was. Before we start a new day we have to say farewell to the old day. Before we can start a new chapter we have to have finished the old chapter. Before we can take a new breath we have to exhale the old lung full of air. As we become a better person we have to be prepared to let go of the lesser person, in whatever way we care to define that.
Read more … Good Grief! by Ian Kinnery
I am suggesting that every single aspect of your business will have someone who is accountable for it. Every line on your accounts, every process, every KPI and every behaviour. If that accountability is not formally assigned to someone, and we often call this delegated, it will default to you the business owner, or business leader
Read more … Have you got my number? by Ian Kinnery
We have spoken about the need for every aspect of a business, every line on the accounts and every process to have an owner, to have a single person who is designated to be accountable for that line, that process, that result. If it is not designated to someone, we know that the accountability will naturally default to the business owner / business leader, whose first and most important accountability is leading the business.
Read more … Who Gives A Damn? by Ian Kinnery