Vistage UK Blog

Why is sleep like Popeye’s spinach for CEOs?

Posted by Lee Bradshaw

17-Jul-2014 15:23:00

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The average person in the UK gets 6.5 hours sleep each night [source: BBC]. This stat probably doesn’t surprise you. When a deadline is looming and the pressure is on, it can be tempting to cut an hour or two from your sleep to carry on working.

On top of this is the impression that many top executives survive on a bare minimum amount of sleep. In a typical workweek Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is reported to sleep 4-6 hours a night, while Donald Trump gets by on just 3-4 hours [source: Business Insider].

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Topics: Work/life balance issues, Being a new CEO, time management

Why It's Easier to Succed with Sales 2.0 Than You Might Think

Posted by Dawn Park

15-Jul-2014 09:00:00

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It's no denying that technology has transformed the way that people buy – both for businesses and for consumers. 

At the point of need, buyers now search the internet for solutions and information before making a decision on where to buy a product or service. Infact research by Forrester shows that up to 70% of buying decisions are made in this way.

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Topics: Sales

What CEOs Need to Know About SEO

Posted by Lee Bradshaw

10-Jul-2014 16:00:00

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Before we go too far down the rabbit hole, this article isn’t intended to make you an expert in online marketing techniques. It is hoped to give you an overview and an idea of what you should, and shouldn’t be looking for in terms of your digital channels and communications strategies.

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Topics: Business, Marketing

10 Tips That Will Make You Better at Conflict Resolution

Posted by Fia Gosling

09-Jul-2014 16:57:34

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When conflict arises in the workplace, the worst thing that you can do is to ignore it. It may start with two capable people in disagreement over little issues, but it can soon build and disturb the entire workforce.

Many business leaders who have left these issues to stew or resolve on their own have found that they end up watching some of their best talent walk out of the door in search of a healthier and safer work environment.

Developing an effective conflict resolution skill set is essential to building a successful business model. Good conflict resolution will ensure that your workforce can continue to be productive and will diminish the likely barriers to cooperation and collaboration.

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Topics: Family business , HR

How to Avoid Recruiting the Wrong People

Posted by Fia Gosling

07-Jul-2014 18:21:46

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Your most important asset is your people, no matter the size of your business. Finding and recruiting the right people will determine your success, but it can be a tedious and difficult task to find A players that fit. It can be tempting to take short-cuts to build your team in a bid to ease current pressures, but when you get it wrong it can cause painful, longterm side effects.

The key is to understand that hiring the right candidate does takes time, so you must be patient. Sit back, relax and develop a comprehensive recruitment plan that you can execute flawlessly.

- Remember, no hire is better than a bad one.

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Topics: Business, Recruitment

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