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 ...

How do you actually plan to achieve your goals?

Goals, benchmarks and targets. We’re all familiar with them and almost certainly use them in our professional and personal life to make improvements and to achieve more. There will be many things that...

How to be Better at Conflict Resolution in 4 Simple Steps

  As a leader, you’re going to face conflict. It comes with the territory. But before you try to deal with a conflict, you first need to stop and ask yourself the following question: what is your perf...

How to Achieve More Without Spending Even Longer in the Office

How many hours have you worked this week? 40 hours? 60 hours? Rather not think about just how many hours? Nearly a third of UK professionals are now working 50 or more hours each week, up from 19% in ...

The Reason Why I’m Not Retiring- Ever

I have no intention of retiring. None whatsoever. Even though I have spotted a few grey hairs now (how come you never spot them unit they are fully grown – at full length?) I’m not saying that because...

Why Business Leaders Need More Than a "Quick Fix"

‘Directors’ of growing businesses are not the same as ‘owner-managers’. They have different profiles, different leadership styles, different needs, different experiences, different resources and very ...

10 Brilliantly Effective Time Management Tips for Busy MDs

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 ...

Self Awareness for the Cynic

Around half the content of senior management development appears to revolve around the “soft-stuff” of self-awareness. The MBA and the many in-house training courses for more junior people tend to be ...

Study reveals bosses' most hated admin tasks - and what they delegate

Life at the top - 3/4/2013

Submitting expenses, chasing payments and making travel arrangements are among the most hated administrative tasks that business owners are faced with, smallbusiness.co.uk reports. Being the CEO of a ...