January 2018

31
Jan

Structure

When businesses are small structure doesn’t matter much, but if you want to scale structure is one of the first things that you need to get right.

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25
Jan

Imperative

I have spoken to many business leaders over the years who perhaps ran a business for someone else, a group, a plc for example before they were bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and launched their own business. There often seems to be a pattern which forms in these circumstances. The business starts and grows quite well and quite quickly and after maybe two or three years they hit a plateau and seem to get stuck. Why does this happen?

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18
Jan

Get Good at People

At its heart the real difference between poor, mediocre, good and great businesses are the people. Their talents, skills and abilities at an individual level and how they organise themselves to effectively work together at a combined level.

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11
Jan

The Entrepreneur’s Dream

“I am going to find a business where I don’t really have to deal with customers or employees. And it will be a business where I really don’t have to work a lot, but it makes me a lot of money”. So runs the daydream of the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur who is caught in the trap.

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04
Jan

Discipline

The final chapter of a book that I have just finished was called ‘Discipline equals Freedom’ and subtitled The Dichotomy of Leadership. The concept resonated with me. As a Gazelles International Coach, we have a mantra that says ‘Routine will set you free’. You can see the link.

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