Wednesday, 09 January 2013
What can you simplify about your business?
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Consumers are proving to be staunchly spendthrift, so you might be tempted to drop your prices. Think before you drop, though.
Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Five tips on how you can deal with your big fish client.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
We start the year with a list of things to do and achieve. Now's the time to review and act on that list.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
How do you trim a to-do list that could last you a lifetime or two?
Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Does your business measure up (and are you measuring what needs to be measured)?
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Here's a little experiment to work out just how much Work that Matters you and your staff get done.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Pick one piece of management information to review at each monthly meeting and ask: Do we need this?
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Are some of your team members not getting their special projects done on time? Here are some tips to help spur them on to completion.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Is your business comfortably middle-aged? It might be time to rediscover your inner upstart.
Wednesday, 04 July 2012
It might seem crazy, but your obsession might be the thing that defines and sets you aside from your competition.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Here are eight tips to invigorate your business in the new financial year.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Lies, damned lies, and statistics: Your KPI measures don't always paint the full picture.
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
The future is coming and it could well be big, hairy and audacious.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Everyone wants to impress with the big, revolutionary idea, but getting employees to think about the little ideas might be more fruitful.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Profit and revenue figures may ring bells for you, but your staff might not share the enthusiasm.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
The truth is that most employees think strategy is a management thing, so the challenge for you is to change your employees from bystanders into activists.
Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Save on waste and profits will surely follow.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Are you the Keeper of the Flame in your business?
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
In business, time is money. So it's surprising more businesses don't make time for a daily prioritisation.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
The small and seemingly insignificant ideas in the shop floor suggestion box might be the difference between efficient operations and financial losses.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I’ve been reading about the evolution of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) this week and, in particular, it’s brush with the bad times.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012
There is one thing worse than a business with no new initiatives: one with too many. Thankfully, there is another way.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
It's crucial to ask your senior team for help and be prepared to give them the authority to actually make decisions.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
If different parts of your business are clashing, it's time to try something radical.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Once your business gets to a decent size and employs people that don't remember the start-up days, you have a team who don't know your story. Fix this by holding a storytelling session.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
A great way to identify sloppiness is to get a group of your oldest employees together and ask, What don't we do as well as we used to?
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Here’s a clever way to help all your employees feel important and respect each other’s roles.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Leaders must ask the question: “Do these numbers make sense to me in the light of what I know about my business?”
Wednesday, 04 January 2012
For businesses that carry inventory it is often a millstone around their neck. Here's why you should trim back your stock to make a profit.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Has your usual star employee made a grievous mistake? Think before you act.
Wednesday, 07 December 2011
If you've ever shared your strategic or annual plan with a large group of employees you may well have wondered whether you were wasting your time.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
In business terms our 2011 goals are all but done and we now have the opportunity to formulate some inspiring goals for 2012.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Being short on money and time is not a curse for the brain, it's a blessing.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
If your business is feeling a little middle aged, kick start innovation.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011
A good place to start is to articulate why you want an advisory board.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
It's no surprise business building projects often get put on the back-burner in favour of more pressing day-to-day tasks. Here's how to make the time to tackle them.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
In a nutshell – strategic planning days are guilty of having eyes bigger than their stomach.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
While it doesn't sounds revolutionary, holding a weekly meeting is one of the simplest and most effective ways of getting projects completed speedily.
Wednesday, 05 October 2011
We all want new deals, but doing proposal after proposal for the sake of it is expensive and a potential drain on your business.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Most business problems can be addressed in one of three ways. What is your natural style?
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Out of the blue-type acquisitions appear to be on the rise.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
When you're the CEO it's hard to get an insight into your leadership style. You are (hopefully) giving regular useful feedback to your employees, but who is giving it to you?
Wednesday, 07 September 2011
How can you be sure that what you are delivering is ahead of the game?
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
If you only had 40 hours available to spend on your business next week, what would you do? Why don't you try capping your time?
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Selling inventory at rock bottom prices hurts, but it's not as painful as sitting on a pile of old stock when you could be playing with a mound of cash.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
If a key employee up and leaves you, how can you mitigate the fallout?
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Dropping your prices in the hope of generating more sales isn't always the answer.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Swimming in ideas you can't prioritise? Think about having a team member play Devil's Advocate.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Leaders must ask the question: “Do these numbers make sense to me in the light of what I know about the business?”