Leaders: what do they really do?

What do leaders really do? It’s a big question; one which is asked and answered by Vistage speaker and author Jeff Grout. As Jeff puts it, we all understand the importance of leadership, the significa...

The subtle art of letting go: How to loosen your leadership grip

Leading, not managing - 4/23/2019

At inception, the business leader is everything to everyone. There are few successful enterprises that haven’t had a strong, visionary leader at their epicentre; setting the compass, charting the cour...

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! ...

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...

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...

3 Simple Steps For Creating a Culture of Success

Any first year MBA student can write a business plan, and it’ll probably be a good one - in theory. But a business is much more than strategy, numbers and the bottom line. Your business is a collectio...

[SlideShare] Detox Your Business Culture! 5 Ways That CEOs Can Lead ...

A healthy business culture operates as a workplace democracy of sorts, where each member has their own voice, but the final decision ultimately falls at the feet of the person in charge. In some newer...

[Quiz] How Strong is the Trust Culture in Your Business?

72% of CEOs indicated that the inability to attract and retain employees with key skills threatens their growth prospects, according to PwC's 2016 global survey of CEOs. In response, as many as 41% of...

[Quiz] What Type of Strategic Planner Are You?

Executives who have a bold strategic business plan perform better than their more timid counterparts, according to McKinsey.  When tackling strategy, it helps to aim for a continuous cycle of improvem...

3 Observations of Business Culture and Practical Tips to Overcome ...

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” according to a quote attributed to management guru Peter Drucker. Your organisation’s strategy is easy to define and can be changed with the stroke of a pen, but ...