November 2017

30
Nov

Precise Thinking, Business Discipline

Two of the most important requirements for business success are precise thinking and business discipline and yet these are two of the most elusive commodities and ironically probably the two areas which we are least capable of judging and managing ourselves.

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23
Nov

It’s that time of year, again.

We are about to enter the final month of the year and before we do perhaps you would benefit from taking a little time to reflect on the year about to draw to a close. Have you done the things that you wanted to do? Have you accomplished the things that you set out to accomplish? Have you ended the year in a better place than you started the year? Only you can make that judgement, nobody else. And when you are thinking about it perhaps you can consider the same questions in respect of your family, your business and your general well-being.

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16
Nov

Make It Easy

It is the 21st Century. The one thing that unites all customers is that they want it easy. It has probably always been this way but the arrival of the internet and the development of disruptive technologies has exaggerated the trend and made the gulf between those who make it easier for the customer and those that don’t ever more annoying and even more noticeable.

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09
Nov

Safety in Numbers

I met up with a very well known and successful entrepreneur a while ago. I was surprised that his opening words were, “the trouble with most businesses Ian is that they don’t know their numbers”. After I had gotten over the initial surprise that those should have been his opening words and when I had time to reflect on them I realised how true his comment was.

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02
Nov

Strictly

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ yields some useful lessons for all business leaders and indeed for anyone wanting to develop a higher level of performance. Every year the band of celebrities come together and start to learn how to dance. They all start from a different place. They all have different levels of natural talent and ability.

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