The Realities of Managing Company Culture Across Locations

- 6/5/2018

A strong company culture can provide you with a significant competitive edge, or at least that’s what the majority of business leaders think. It’s hard to really quantify this advantage, but we all kn...

The productivity problem and the role of middle management

Leading, not managing - 5/29/2018

With Brexit around the corner and economically uncertain times ahead, business productivity (measured as output over time) has never been more crucial. Yet, in the UK, many companies are struggling to...

Is Vistage right for you?

Vistage, Vistage Members - 5/22/2018

When you’re thinking of joining any group or organisation, the most obvious question is ‘why?’ In other words, what will you get and what are you expected to give? Simply liking the sound of something...

Small business thinking for big business growth

Strategy - 5/16/2018

Small things change direction much more easily than their larger counterparts. If you’re going around a sharp corner at top speed, you’d rather be in a nifty sports car than a cumbersome people carrie...

The introverted leader: Being a leader when it doesn't come naturally

Life at the top - 5/8/2018

What does the word ‘leader’ make you think of? A powerful army general? An eloquent politician? A confident, charismatic CEO? We tend to associate strong leadership with certain alpha-type characteris...

The Vistage Ethos: What is it and why does it matter?

Vistage - 5/2/2018

Click on any corporate website, and the chances are you’ll find a page devoted to their company ethos. Why? Having a defined corporate ethos sets a culture, tone and character, creating a framework fo...

5 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Marketing Talent

- 4/24/2018

In the 2017 confidence index, Vistage members cited Talent Management as the greatest challenge for UK SMEs. Finding and retaining the best is no longer as simple as ‘pay well’. Talent wants meaningfu...

Not me: are UK SMEs burying their heads in the sand on Brexit?

Brexit - 4/20/2018

Since the UK’s decision to leave the EU in June 2016, barely a day has gone by without debate and conflicting speculation on the economic ramifications. Reflecting the contradictory spirit of Brexit, ...

Know where you are with GDPR: 10 key steps to compliance

- 4/11/2018

GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – comes into force next month, on the 25th of May. Because it’s citizen-first legislation, it covers what we in the UK do with the personal data of people...

The Vistage Speaker Awards

- 4/4/2018

Nearly 100 Chairs, Speakers and staff celebrated at the 17th annual Vistage Speaker Awards Evening at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Wednesday 28th March. The awards honour the hard work, dedica...