5 IT Security Questions Every MD Needs to be Asking Their Team

One business trend that is guaranteed to gain traction in 2016 is data security – with the recent spate of cyber attacks on high-profile targets such as TalkTalk, V-Tech and Ashley Madison forcing man...

Staff Motivation 101: Mastering Your Management Techniques

You will often find yourself juggling so many jobs that you have to become dependent on your team - and while their support is undoubtedly integral to the company’s success, they should remain your fo...

The Real Magic of Engaging Your People

Ask a business leader what managing people means to them and they’ll undoubtedly use words like payroll, employment legislation and record keeping. Some will tell you stories of how they couldn’t do w...

Marketing for CEOs and the 4 Not-so-Great Expectations!

It never ceases to surprise us when CEOs confide that they don’t have stellar expectations of what marketing can do for their business. “Sure it can make a difference”, they say, “A smart website and ...

Leadership Tips: Why the Brain Resists Change

Whether it’s going to the gym three times a week, eating more healthily, improving customer service or introducing a new IT system, change is hard. While there has been plenty written about change man...

How to Be a Great Leader with Lessons from David Marquet

Business, Being a new CEO - 11/14/2014

Being a smart leader is good, but the key to great leadership is empowering your people. Simon Sinek shares the powerful story of naval submarine Captain David Marquet and how he came to realise that ...

7 Smart Ways to Encourage Better Decision Making in Your Business

Business, Being a new CEO - 11/6/2014

  Making better decisions is not just the responsibility of the CEO it’s also a necessity for every member of your team. High performing teams work because they have enabled high levels of trust and d...

Nothing is as Enjoyable as Telling Someone Else How to Run Their ...

Some 23 years ago a simple request from my wife literally changed my life. She telephoned me at my office, where I ran my business consultancy and asked me to pick up the Manchester Evening News on th...

Why Business Leaders Need to Put on Their Oxygen Mask First!

How many of you have flown in the last couple of years on a plane? No doubt you’re familiar with the safety announcement. It always says, "If there's a drop in cabin pressure, the oxygen masks are goi...

The Challenge of Listening to Good Advice

  I think I have been really lucky in the advice I've received throughout my career – and perhaps you have too. Not all of it has been equally helpful, but apart from very specific business advice, I ...