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...

Corporate Responsibility for SMEs – What You Need to Know

Corporate Responsibility is no longer an optional extra for businesses or just relevant to large corporations. Regardless of size, a company’s moral and social standing adds just as much value to the ...

Why I'm saying NO to Retirement

There has been a great deal of comment of late about the need for people to go on working after the notional retirement age of 60 for women and 65 for men. Certain members of the trade unions have bee...

Why is sleep like Popeye’s spinach for CEOs?

The average person in the UK gets 6.5 hours sleep each night [source: BBC]. This stat probably doesn’t surprise you. When a deadline is looming and the pressure is on, it can be tempting to cut an hou...

9 Habits of Highly Motivational Business Leaders

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 m...

It's Time for Business Owners to Stop Feeling Guilty About Being a ...

A short while ago I was asked by the BBC to go on their World News Programme with Jon Sopel. Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany had announced that he was going to take half a day off a week to...

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 ...

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 ...

Feeling down? How to Create the Perfect Work/ Life Balance

As so much depends on you as a business leader it is worth looking after yourself and making sure your are properly 'selfish'.  If you are focused on success there will inevitably be times when you ha...

How to Offer Employee Benefits that Attract X and Y gen

Hiring young, motivated staff can be vital to keeping any organisation fresh and up to date. However, according to a new study commissioned by Barclays , many employers are failing to offer the benefi...