In business there is usually never a “good time” for anything

Yesterday I thought I’d been stood up by a potential new, large client.   I was sitting in a hotel reception, waiting to meet him … and he finally showed up … wait for it … 58 minutes late!   As it turns out his car had broken down, but not because of something unpredictable, … Continue reading

Motivation is a daily doing, not just a slot at the annual conference

Motivation isn’t about getting people “fired up” by a “motivational speaker” at a one-off seminar or annual conference. Nor is it about selling the same ideal of success to everyone promising the world but really just trotting out the same old trite ideas like:-   Surround yourself with successful people! Get negativity out of your … Continue reading

How Great Leaders Are Constantly Improving

You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to improve. Self-improvement is part of the human experience; we all have things we’d like to change about ourselves. And every leader knows you have to constantly adapt and improve if you want to achieve greatness. Whatever you’re working toward, it’s important … Continue reading

This is What Happens When You Build an “Unstoppable” Culture

Workplace culture and engagement seem to be at a definite ebb at the moment, if the findings of a recent engagement survey are anything to go by.  This survey suggested that nearly two thirds of employees felt their company didn’t have a strong or positive work culture, and nearly half said they weren’t satisfied with … Continue reading

Four Toxic Words to Avoid

There’s a dangerous 4-word phrase that crops up when we have meetings with prospects to discuss how to dramatically improve their business performance and results.   It’s a toxic little statement that can cause a whole lot of problems.   I’ve heard senior managers, in all sorts of businesses, say these words and literally risk … Continue reading

The Signs That It’s Time for an Upgrade to your Culture

Every organisation with more than 3 people in it has a culture…and studies show that the culture is the most important factor in its success – or otherwise. All companies need to go through change. All great leaders have to learn how to lead and deliver change in order to remain competitive and relevant in … Continue reading

The Worst Managerial Traits displayed by Leaders – Part Three

We’ve reached week three in our follow up to the article on our blog when we talked about the reasons people leave companies. The response we got to the post was massive – so much so that we knew it was something we should return to.  So for the month of September this is what we’ve … Continue reading

The Worst Managerial Traits displayed by Leaders – Part Two

A few months ago we posted an article on our blog talking about the reasons people leave companies. The response we got to this post was massive – so much so that we knew it was something we should return to.  So for the month of September this is what we’ll be discussing: The Worst Managerial Traits Displayed … Continue reading

The Worst Managerial Traits displayed by Leaders – Part One

A few months ago we posted an article on our blog talking about the reasons people leave companies. According to the findings of a Gallup poll released about the same time by far and away the main reason people leave is because of their boss – not the role, not the pay, but because of their manager, … Continue reading

Here’s to making 2019 your best year ever!

“What?!” I hear you say!! “It’s still only August and you’re talking about 2019. You must be mad!” Well, we’re not mad, we’re prepared – and we want you to be, too. We’re nearly two thirds the way through 2018, so you’ll have a pretty good idea how the year will turn out, results-wise, for your team, … Continue reading