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5 Ways To Get Your Business To Run Without You 

July 15, 2018

Through my many years of working with business owners, I find that some focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. But have you ever considered making it your primary goal to set up your business so that it can thrive and grow without you? A business not depen...

Introducing The 5th Discipline

July 11, 2018

  For the last few years I have been writing and talking about a 4 Disciplines approach to making a business outstanding. Those four disciplines are: Clarity: the business and the people in it being really clear on what the business is about and where it is going; Focus: again the business and ...

How Does Your Business Score On The 5 P’s Of Clarity?

May 21, 2018

The 4 disciplines check I have been using for the last few years originated from Karen Martin. She is the author of The Outstanding Organisation and is one of the US’s leading business improvement experts. Karen and I share the same viewpoints.  She has recently released a new book that focusses ...

Staff Motivation v Staff Engagement

April 18, 2018

  Whilst I was thinking about preparing for this blog I googled “staff engagement” and got just over 5 million searches. That’s a lot. But then I googled “staff motivation” and got over 46 million searches. Now that’s a lot more.  Why would engagement get so much less attention tha...

The Art Of Deliberate Practice – Part 2

March 29, 2018

In my last blog, The Art of Deliberate Practice, I talked about discipline in business. I made several comparisons between sports people improving their performance through deliberate practice and how that would translate into a business environment. I feel this comparison is so powerful that I have...