9 Habits of Highly Motivational Business Leaders

3/17/2014 posted in Leading, Not Managing, Work/Life Balance Issues, Being a new CEO

Motivation is the key to effective leadership within your organisation. As a business leader it is your capacity to lead or drive change that really makes all the difference to what is possible. You must remember that motivation is a catalyst for action, marked with enthusiasm and interest.

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Is Wearable Technology the Key to Improving Staff Performance?

2/20/2014 posted in Leading, Not Managing, Getting Ahead, Technology

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.  This is a new product from Hitachi. It looks like a name badge but allows organisations to monitor the movements of their employees; track who they talk to and can even measure how enthusiastic or active they are during meetings. If the wearer makes little or no contribution to, say, a sales meeting then their lack of input can be measured and noted.

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10 Brilliantly Effective Time Management Tips for Busy MDs

1/29/2014 posted in Business, Speakers, Leading, Not Managing, Life At The Top, Time Management

The most successful business leaders seem to be able to achieve so much in the same amount of time as the rest of us. They are taking their company from strength to strength, somehow prepared for any twist of the unexpected. Year on year they deliver excellent strategic plans with the foresight (and courage!) to adjust their course of action in order to avert potential disasters. They always seem to be ahead of the game.

But, how do they do this?

– Simply put they have enough time to focus on the bigger picture.

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Refresh Your Business Thinking with our 5 Most Watched Videos of 2013

1/20/2014 posted in Vistage Open Days, Business, Speakers, Leading, Not Managing, Being a new CEO

At Vistage we have an incredible opportunity to learn from a selection of the world's leading expert business speakers at our regional events accross the UK & Ireland.

Luckily for you we've created this comprehensive list of our most popular, practical and inspirational videos for MDs, CEOs, executives and business leaders. And, they are perfectly formed (less than 15 minutes so you can slot them into your coffee break).

Absorb some great practical tips that you can use in your business.

Get answers and take action now.

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10 Ways a CEO can Impact their Business in 2014

12/20/2013 posted in Leading, Not Managing, Getting Ahead, Work/Life Balance Issues

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 surge of customers and many are hoping that they have made the right strategic decisions when it comes to post-Christmas sales, pricing, staff, etc.

Many other businesses are facing a shortened working month with closed offices and planned staff holidays. There is a lot to think about, a lot to ponder and a lot to plan.

But the reality is that the best thing you can do for the business now is to step away, relax and reflect and start 2014 by putting your best foot forward.

Here are some tips to make that first week back in the office have real impact and get the year off to a great start. 

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Should your workforce have 'time to adapt' or should they 'adapt in time'?

12/2/2013 posted in Business, Leading, Not Managing

Some business leaders are struggling due to the impact of less money available in the supply chain, but others experience periodic growth including acquiring another business in some way.

More and more organisations are looking at the best ways to Lead & Manage change- as this directly affects the day to day running of their businesses.

Often the subject of time and how much to allow for people to adapt to change comes up.

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3 Key People Mistakes Even Smart Leaders Make

9/20/2013 posted in Leading, Not Managing

Even smart leaders can make simple mistakes that slow down the development of their people and hurt the performance of their team.

Here are three key mistakes as questions- so that you can reflect on your own leadership style.

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Expert outlines leadership tactics during 'tough times'

5/2/2013 posted in Leading, Not Managing

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Guide employees instead of telling them what to do, advises expert

4/29/2013 posted in Leading, Not Managing

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Ongoing leadership development crucial, coach says

4/25/2013 posted in Leading, Not Managing

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