Feeling Positive: The UK's Current Economic Outlook (at a Glance)

Economy, Getting ahead - 5/29/2014

I am pleased to share in my latest Economic Update that the UK economy is now growing across all sectors, with the exception of agriculture which shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2014, but this ...

2 Proven Methods to Help MDs Avoid Price Traps

Getting ahead, Sales - 3/19/2014

After a recent keynote address, I asked one of the attendees her secret to growing their business. She replied “We just make sure that we are at least 5% below our competition.” Her response made me w...

Forget Business as Usual, MDs Need to Rediscover Their 'Why'

Working with CEOs and managing directors of fast-growing businesses, I am asked (in one form or another), “How can you help us to grow?” I am not sure if this is the right question, for a whole series...

Is Wearable Technology the Key to Improving Staff Performance?

Over the last few weeks, the papers have run a number of stories about the role of wearable technology in the workplace.Most of the stories have been hooked to the release of the Business Microscope. ...

10 Ways a CEO can Impact their Business in 2014

As the end of the year rolls closer, many business leaders begin to feel the pressures of the holiday season hit them with full force. Retailers are ramping up their efforts to deal with the seasonal ...

The UK Job Market is up 43% - is your business ready?

I have recently run Masterclasses with around 100 MDs, CEOs, business owners and managers of successful recruitment companies from all around the UK  and there is no doubt that the boom is here. So, w...

CEOs worried about future employees

Getting ahead - 4/26/2013

New research has shown that CEOs are worried about their future employees. A survey conducted by e-learning software company Skillsoft has discovered the education system could be to blame.   CEOs cla...

Male domination biggest barrier for women

Getting ahead - 4/25/2013

Male domination is the biggest barrier for women trying to make it to the top, according to realbusiness.co.uk. Corporate culture is heavily influenced by men, causing issues for women. Research from ...

New study shows number of women in the boardroom isn't meeting target

Getting ahead - 4/10/2013

The number of women being appointed roles on the boards of companies isn't up to standard, according to the latest results from the Cranfield Female FTSE board study. A government-commissioned target ...

CEOs could benefit from more outsourcing

Getting ahead - 4/8/2013

Outsourcing can help the CEOs of small businesses refocus on what is important, says a writer for businessnewsdaily.com. David Mielack says that while the word outsourcing may conjure up images of sen...