Bring yourself to work day: Why you shouldn't separate personal life ...

Work is work and home is home. Or so we’re told. From school onwards, we’re taught it’s ‘business, nothing personal.’ To keep things professional and never take your personal life to the office. These...

5 ways to avoid a toxic work culture

Employee Motivation - 4/2/2019

If there’s one thing you definitely don’t want your business to be known for, it’s a toxic work culture. Apart from being unpleasant, a hostile, negative work environment comes with serious repercussi...

Mistakes, must-dos and making the boat go faster: Marketing tips for ...

Marketing - 3/20/2019

Businesses that aren’t growing don’t stay still; they shrink. And every business leader focused on growth must therefore, necessarily, be focused on marketing. Someone who knows the power of marketing...

Going global: Lessons in internationalisation

Strategy - 3/12/2019

The thought of expanding your business into new territories can feel like standing on the edge of a cliff; terra firma beneath your feet and beyond, the vast unknown. You’ve established a business in ...

Vistage Confidence Index: The top 5 priorities for business leaders ...

Vistage - 3/6/2019

The results of the first Vistage UK-IRL Confidence Index of 2019 are in. Every quarter we survey our members to find out which issues pose the biggest concern for their businesses – our way of ‘taking...

Building a sales engine for business growth

Scaleup Business - 2/19/2019

When it comes to accelerating growth and scaling up businesses, there are few people who know more than Nicola Cook. The writer of two international bestsellers and a recent addition to the Smith and ...

Are you a Ma or a Musk? Macro vs. Micromanagement in modern business

Life at the top - 2/5/2019

Elon Musk and Jack Ma are two very successful business magnates who have changed the game when it comes to putting a public face to their respective companies and utilising modern tactics and ideas to...

Our survey says... The biggest challenges for scaleup business leaders

Getting ahead - 1/30/2019

Defined as a business with an average annualised return of at least 20% in the last three years - and with a minimum of 10 employees at the start of the period - scaleup businesses are those that demo...

When to tackle problems in-house vs. bringing in external expertise

Strategy - 1/29/2019

In his essential entrepreneurial tome, “The Business of Expertise”, David C Baker explains that it’s often difficult to read the label on the jar when you're inside the jar yourself. This, in a nutshe...

10 podcast channels to help you become a better business leader in ...

Getting ahead - 1/22/2019

Every day, people upload 4 million hours of content to YouTube, bloggers, businesses and brands publish 2 million blog posts, and the chattering masses fire out over six hundred fifty-six million twee...