Hot or not for 2019? The top trends every business leader needs to be ...

Life at the top - 11/6/2018

Business trends come and go. Just when you think you’ve got to grips with the latest one, five new ones pop up and make you re-evaluate everything. Some make good business sense and are built to last,...

Investment decisions scale-up leaders face

Strategy - 10/23/2018

Making investment decisions for your firm is one of the great privileges of leadership. It's also, however, a responsibility that many business leaders still struggle with. As US business magnate Warr...

6 ways to Effectively Focus on the Future in an Uncertain World

Leading, not managing - 10/12/2018

The first task of all leaders is to recognise that uncertainty is the primary characteristic of the 21st century. We live in a constantly changing and evolving world where no two weeks look the same! ...

What to do if one of your senior leaders suffers a mental health issue

With 26 years’ experience as a Royal Navy fighter pilot and surveillance pilot for the security services and UK Special Forces, Vistage speaker, Matthew Whitfield, is no stranger to elite leadership. ...

Charity begins at home, community begins at work

Business - 9/26/2018

When it comes to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities, business has a vital role to play. If the people are the lifeblood, SMEs are the beating heart. In 2017, 99.3% of all private b...

Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L): What you need to know

Business - 9/19/2018

How do you measure business success? While the most obvious metrics are profit or share prices, a societal shift towards sustainability and ethical values means there is another important factor to co...

Is decision fatigue holding back your business?

Getting ahead - 9/11/2018

Physical fatigue is easy to spot. You feel it in your bones, you see it in the mirror. Your body aches, you’re exhausted, and you just want to stop and lie down. Other types of fatigue are less easy t...

Don't be a hero: How the 'superleader' hinders rather than helps ...

Life at the top - 9/4/2018

We live in a hero-worshipping culture; one in which individual strength, success and achievement are held up as ideals to emulate and deify. From film stars and singers to sporting champions and polit...

5 common traits of the best business leaders (and how you can work on ...

Leading, not managing - 8/28/2018

What makes a leader truly great? Each year, thousands of books are written on leadership, seminars are attended all over the world and business leaders go in search of the holy grail: how to become th...

Is environmental thinking good for business?

Business - 8/23/2018

The phrase ‘negative externalities’ was coined to explain the unintended side effects of a business’ action in their pursuit of profit. This seemingly innocuous phrase covered everything from oil spil...