International friendlies: Why culture is all when trading abroad

Getting ahead - 7/3/2018

With another dramatic World Cup still fresh in our minds, what better time to explore the nuanced world of international business? For many business leaders, international business relationships have ...

What is the Vistage issue processing framework and why does it work?

Vistage - 6/26/2018

Vistage helps business leaders resolve issues in their businesses. We’re a community of experienced Chairs and members who support each other in solving problems, making decisions and accelerating bus...

So, you're thinking of growing internationally?

- 6/22/2018

Back in the day, it was most commonly enough for your business to spread just enough within the borders of where it was created. Today, things have drastically changed. Businesses are going through ra...

Is technology the answer to your productivity problems?

Technology - 6/22/2018

The fact is, Britain has a productivity problem. The average German worker could clock off early on Thursday afternoon and have matched - in terms of meaningful work completed - their British counterp...

What’s the average cost of a cybersecurity data breach?

- 6/14/2018

This is a question that I’m often asked in my Vistage workshop on cybersecurity and GDPR, and the reality is that it’s a figure that most people underestimate. Accenture report that the cost for an En...

‘Going knowingly into the unknown’: The adventure of life and ...

Vistage - 6/12/2018

Memento mori  – Remember death The Ancients were acutely, inescapably aware of the temporary nature of life. It’s this sobering reality that has driven Vistage Chair and Speaker Paula Reid from the Gr...

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 Members, Vistage - 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...