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Category: Non-Exec and Board Mentoring

Under-Cover with Tristan Webb

Disaster and contingency planning is something all business owners know they should be doing to ensure when a business tsunami is forecasted, the business can batten down the hatches to […]

Into the WIND (Ch#5 Just one thing)

What the hell is work-life balance? It’s like ‘peeing’ into the wind, Such nonsense, so it should be binned, Instead, make the most of your talents, Robustly, building, valiance,   […]

Be In The Zoom – With Gavin Meikle

For most of us, keeping in touch with our clients, our bosses and team members has been a steep learning curve over the last few months.  Moreover, it is likely […]

To Whom It May Concern – (TM speech)

“Having mentored for years, Laura has studied Catherine Kram, David Clutterbuck, and Norman Cohen’s works on the very subject. She has been trained by The Princes Trust and delivers workshops […]

Mentoring (Discover Prompts #4 STREET)

“Having mentored for years, Laura has studied Catherine Kram, David Clutterbuck and Norman Cohen’s works on the very subject. She has been trained by The Princes Trust, and delivers workshops […]

Making an Impact with Sharon Davies

An audience with Sharon Davies, the new CEO of Young Enterprise UK, who explains how her “No Time Like the Future” strategy will focus on collaboration between all the stakeholders, […]

The Accountability Dichotomy with Debbie Cohen

An audience with Debbie Cohen from Streetwise HR … Debbie explores the accountability dichotomy, the need to delegate responsibilities without creating a blame and shame culture.  She explains how we […]

Making Tax Digital with Stephanie Pettitt

An audience with Stephanie Pettitt from Equation Accountancy … Stephanie explains the what, the why, the who, the when, and (more importantly) the how around the three-letter acronym MTD. Making […]

Four Crushing Complacencies

In this book Sur/petition, Edward de Bono asserts that complacency sets in when things seem normal to you because you are used to them.  In business there are four types. Comfortable […]

Yuletide – The Longest Night

The title strikes to the deepest fear of any insomniac.  Regardless of the varied reasons for sleep deprivation, the extra hour in bed that we get when the clocks go […]

The Chaos Crisis

Your entrepreneurial spirit is on  overdrive and you have that many ideas for business growth that you don’t know where to start?  Or perhaps your Mission is that big, that bold […]

The Tough Get Cash

When the going gets tough … the tough get cash!  This is a blog post I wrote in 2008. Thought it was worth resurrecting in the event of the last […]

Robert’s Rules of Order

In the last 9 months I have been involved in a number of political (small p) meetings where Robert’s Rules of Order have been applied.  Whilst I have been to […]

The Flip Side of Passion

Can you remember having to do your job with one hand tied behind your back?  I bet it was one of the reasons you chose to ‘go it alone’? Run […]

The Perfect Storm – Storytelling #2

Christmas 1997, I helicoptered into the best year of Excel Clothing’s 10 year history.  Full of excitement at taking on my new role as Managing Director of this successful ladies […]

Create Your Business Vision

The vision statement defines the longer term aspirations for your business.  The aspirations should inspire the people you work with, whether that is staff or supplier or investors.  It is […]

Be Prepared to Exit – Strategies

At some point you are going to leave your business.  Will you sell it and live on a yacht somewhere sunny? Will you retire graceful and leave it to your […]

Make Time for Passion – Management

You can’t make more time.  There are only 1440 minutes in every day.  Fact – no more, no less. It’s not what you’ve got … it’s what you do with […]

Outsourcing the Way Forward

As a business owners, incorporated or not, in the early growth years we wear many hats, in addition to the technical one that brings the money in and pays the […]

Flawed Boards or Sounding Boards

The credit crunch crisis … Should the directors of the banking institutions have seen it coming?  Of course they should!  Questioning and recording the question is the right and a […]

Generation WHY?

You can’t tell Generation Y to do something without explaining why. I had no idea how long this idea has been in the public domain but I had never come […]