What sort of meetings work best for your business?

There is nothing worse than the meeting that drags on aimlessly without apparent purpose, and without any outcome. Having our time hijacked by inefficient meetings should never happen. The only reasons we should have structured meetings as opposed to ad hoc discussions and catch ups on the fly are: We need to work through something […]

5 Vital Ingredients for Good Strategy

Lots of business owners don’t have a strategy or even a plan. They tend to react more than think ahead and many are so bogged down in day to day operations that strategy is an afterthought. I do think it’s fair to say that most business owners have an idea of the direction they’re heading, […]

7 steps to a productive ‘day out’

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There are many ways that CEOs can take time out to strategically work on reviewing, improving and growing their business. You can look outward to other companies in your industry, other industries, emerging trends and new technology – all as input to your thinking about your own business You can look inward at specific areas […]

Are you emotional enough about your goals?

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Year after year many of us set goals that we fail to achieve. I believe there are a few reasons for that: We don’t believe we can really achieve them, We have no idea – really – how to make them happen, We’re not really motivated to do the work to make them happen. Goal […]

Power Up Your Productivity Using This System

Managing your time is all about managing, and focusing on, your priorities. I personally have never found time management courses very useful, as they are a little too prescriptive. As with everything, if it isn’t easy to do, we won’t do it! The system I use for managing my priorities and getting more done is […]

Self-Managing is Job One!

Self managing is Job One.  If you can’t manage yourself, don’t expect to manage a business, or other people, or clients, well. We use a really effective technique to help our clients self-manage.  “Big Rocks” is a management concept of sorts which has been used in various ways for some time.  It’s a concept which […]

5 Steps to Focusing On Your Business Priorities

Whether you are trying to get clear on your business direction, or your daily tasks, you have to chunk up from the detail swimming around in your head to a higher level focus. Step 1: Get everything out of your head and onto a page Do a ‘brain dump’ of everything – your to-do items, […]