News

18
Apr

"Get Better of Get Beaten"

I came across a fantastic TED talk this week by the American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande. He was looking at reducing the death rate of both mothers and children in an Indian hospital.

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11
Apr

"How to dramatically help your business"

A business coach can dramatically help you to develop your business; to scale it to a different level with different results and achieve greater financial outcomes with less stress and less risk, but none of this happens by accident.

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04
Apr

"Instantaneous expectations"

A friend recently asked me what really got me wound up these days so you can imagine it didn’t take long for me to start ranting. I guess it is one of the privileges of getting older. One of the things I mentioned to him has really been occupying some mind space since that conversation and that is the fact that we live in a world where everything is expected to be instant.

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28
Mar

"Things to look for in a Business Coach"

Growing your business, scaling it to the next level isn’t either simple or easy. It can be extremely rewarding but it isn’t just a case of getting bigger.

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21
Mar

"Do you have adequate support to develop your inner game"?

To be effective as a leader we need to develop proficiency and effectiveness in three domains of leadership. The Game of Leadership Two of those domains relate to the outer game of leadership. These outer games concern the processes of leadership and the competencies of leadership. To put it simply that is about understanding the science and the theories of leadership; understanding business rhythms and leadership processes and then developing the competencies required to execute to a level of excellence repeatedly whenever required.

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14
Mar

"Do you have a workable roadmap for your business"?

We read a book from start to finish. We live our lives and build successful businesses the other way around. Once we have made that prime decision. Once we know what we are trying to create, what our definite major purpose is, then we can start to create it.

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07
Mar

"What are you trying to achieve"?

For all of us whether in business or in life there is one major question. It goes something like this. ‘What am I trying to achieve?’ it may take several different forms; ‘Where do I want to end up?’, ‘When this is completed and the job is done and done well, what will things look like, feel like, sound like?’.

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28
Feb

"Do you have a pulse?"

Do you have a pulse? Do you have a pulse? “Do you have a schedule of regular meetings?” is the question that is most predictive of a business’s ability to perform and grow at a high and consistent level.

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21
Feb

"Do your people know whether they have had a good day or a bad day"?

Last time I wrote about how it is almost impossible to understand a game like cricket without an adequate scoreboard and yet in the great game of business, which is often far more complex, we ask our people to play and never think to give them a sight or understanding of the scoreboard.

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14
Feb

"With every pair of hands comes a free brain"

It isn’t quite true. I like all sports, its just that cricket isn’t quite at the top of the list. Frankly I was never very good at it and I always found it very complicated and that was in the days before they had that Duckworth Lewis method, that I have never bothered to master.

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