Critical Thinking For Owners & Managers As an owner or manager, you absolutely need critical thinking skills; you will need […]
Your mindset and your circle of control Are you battered by the news on a daily basis – does it […]
There is a very simple truth which, I believe, we all intuitively and subliminally know:  Business (and personal) growth is […]
Guest blog – Elaina Horsfall | Flourish Virtual Business Solutions Neurodivergence is a widely used term but what does it […]
Probably, the number one thinker in the area of mindset is a lady called Carol Dweck an American psychologist and […]
Is trust really the curse of our modern times? It’s all around us; philandering presidents and politicians, predatory broadcasters & […]
Anyone that knows me well knows I’m not a sporty bloke, I regularly joke my wife knows more about any […]
Being an engineer, my natural focus is biased towards facts and figures … hard data.  But being a manager isn’t […]
There is a great journalist called Lucy Kellaway, once the irreverent management columnist at the Financial Times, now full time […]
Management education and development is a lucrative business.  Training provides us with new skills and concepts (head stuff), but do […]
As you know one of my favourite management thinkers is a guy called Deming, in his book The New Economics […]
The vast majority of business owners and managers we encounter have “come off the tools”, usually from the grassroots of […]
The intention with our blogs, and the associated webinars, is to provide you with the thinking, the tools and the […]
Tools for tempting (and treasuring) talent  Interviews are the tried and trusted tool for assessing new talent.  But how effective […]
Time to set next years goals – 5 steps to business planning  Well, it’s that time of year again, the […]
Getting noticed At the turn of this century, 20 odd years ago, a guy called Derrick White published a book […]
Developing yourself, and the business, takes time and tenacity.  And one of the best ways of ensuring you get the […]
The critical difference between a high-maintenance and high-performance team is the culture of accountability, measurement and ownership…but 1)      How do […]
As a species we are categorised as human “beings”.  … but, I think, in this day and age most of […]
The pit of doom You can’t be everything to everybody and you can’t do everything for everyone.  There are some […]
Increasing the lifetime value of customers  There are a couple of sneaky little concepts that I’d like to introduce you […]
Connecting vision, strategy and performance indicators  The balanced scorecard is a great little tool that seeks to link the company […]
Recruiting good people is one of the perennial problems for any ambitious owner managed businesses, it’s also critical to get […]
We’ve said on many occasions “happy staff lead to happy customers and happy customers come back …”  so, is the oft repeated chant of “the customer is King” correct?  For most business leaders […]
The intention with our blogs, and the associated webinars, is to provide you with the thinking, the tools and the […]
Tools to make you THINK differently about your business You wouldn’t measure your weight with a ruler would you? So, […]
Tools to make you THINK differently about your business You’ve spent big money, time, effort, blood, sweat and tears in […]
Tools to make you THINK differently about your business Why is training, and even lifelong learning, important? Well, what our […]
Tools to make you THINK differently about your business Whilst the Blake Mouton Management Grid, also known as the Leadership […]
Tools to make you THINK differently about your business In the last blog, we looked at some of the research […]