Cash and Funding; the oil in your growth engine

Whatever your business, whether it’s commercial or a charity or not-for-profit, if you grow significantly there will be major implications on how you fund the growth and manage the cash. VIstage Speak...

How to Overcome the 5 Key Challenges of Scaling Your Business

The Scale-Up Institute figures quoted in a recent Vistage whitepaper report show that fewer than 4% of all UK start-ups have 10 or more employees 10 years into their lives, this demonstrates that the ...

Finding Your Purpose

As a business professor, students often ask me where they should take their careers in order to have the most impact. They are expecting a straightforward answer: that they should work in finance in a...

Help Your Employees Behave Like Owners and Generate Bottom Line ...

People are the only asset that walk out the door every night and consciously decide whether to return or not the next day. They decide each day whether to return in body only, or whether to show up fu...

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 ...

Why Great CEOs Often Work Less to Achieve More

We are endlessly told that hard work creates more profit. Work harder to create more profit in your new business. Does more work really mean more profit? Do we have to put in ludicrously long hours to...

Ask Yourself this Question: Is Your Board Fit for Purpose?

Boards of directors have always had bad press. As far back as the 18th century Adam Smith commented “…Being the managers rather of other people’s money than their own…should watch over it with the sam...

Are You Ready to Ditch Your 5 Year Plan?

Where are you in your 5 plan? Almost there? Halfway through? Not even started? It’s both natural and practical to look ahead and plan for what is going to happen in the future. After all, how are you ...

Turn the Ship Around: A Book For Frustrated Leaders

Our annual global spend on leadership development is estimated to be around £30bn. With this size of investment you would expect to see a demonstrable improvement in leadership capability. However, on...

Technically an Expert but You Can't Run Your Own Business!

  I meet plenty of so-called experts. Right now, I keep encountering SEO and SEM experts, digital consultants, social media experts, marketing agencies. They really do know their stuff but often they ...