Entrepreneurs, business owners and executives often face the challenge of, the faster your company is growing, the harder it is to keep everyone aligned. The One-Page Strategic Plan is the perfect tool to get everyone in your organization on the same page.
A One-Page Personal Plan for Business Leaders
A One-Page Personal Plan is a must-have tool for all successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. It helps you keep focus, amidst daily challenges.
Project Backlog – a single view of all the projects in your business
A Project Backlog is a tool that gives a single view of all projects in the business. It is a prioritized list of tasks that teams need to work on. Learn more about the value of a Project Backlog in this short article.
8 Mistakes to avoid during job interviews
It’s easy to make mistakes during a job interview. However, if you’re aware of these common mistakes, you can ensure you don’t make them! Here are 8 common mistakes to avoid during job interviews.
Strategic Planning Simplified
Having a strategic plan in place is one of the most important building blocks in the foundation of a business. In this article and video I share a simplified framework for strategic planning that you can use to future-proof your business in the new business landscape.
6 Tips for a Successful Job Interview
A job interview is a stressful situation. Having a successful job interview is the common goal. Here are 6 tips for a successful job interview.
6 Tips on How to Adapt to Different Workplace Cultures
Each workplace has a unique culture that you’ll have to adapt to, especially if you’re a contract worker or start a new job. Here are 6 tips to help you adapt to different workplace cultures.
4 Truths about Recruiting for Character and Chemistry
Do the elements of character and chemistry ever feature when you recruit, or when you design a job profile? Read these 4 Truths about recruiting for character and chemistry.
How to reduce the cost of mis-hires
Mis-hires cost a company an astronomical amount of money. Money that could have been put to much better use! How can the unnecessary cost of a mis-hire be reduced?
Evaluate Performance and Decide on Actions
Part of your role as an executive or owner in driving business performance, is to evaluate past performance and decide on how to remedy the situation going forward. Here are 3 #bestpratical tips to effectively evaluate performance and determine actions.
How to Design a Performance Dashboard
Struggling to get a grip on the real-time performance of your business? The article talks about a real-life example (and tips!) of how to design a performance dashboard that gives you immediate visibility of the performance of your business.
#bestpractical Reporting Metrics
Business leaders need more than month-end reports showing history. They need to know what to do during the month to influence the future outcomes, i.e. what IS the dial that needs to move (what to measure), and what to DO to move the dial. These are called leading indicators. Watch this short video to learn more.
#bestpractical Setting Targets: Take Aim at your Overdraft
Poor cashflow is the biggest business killer. Cashflow is the oxygen of the business – without it you can’t breathe. Having said this, getting rid of your bank overdraft is possible if you set it as a target, as we’ll see in Kevin and Lucy’s story.
3 #bestpractical Tips for Prioritisation
Business leaders often feel challenged about the best practical way to prioritise projects and tasks. Read on for 3 #bestpractical tips for prioritisation.
Create better management reports – the #bestpractical way
Management reports are crucial inputs in support of a meeting, in order to achieve a productive outcome. There are many ways to improve your reporting. Here are 3 tips to get you going.
Improve the quality of meetings – the #bestpractical way
As the speed of change increases, the quality of complex decisions become compromised due to dysfunctional meetings. Read on for quick tips for more productive meetings, which will improve the quality of meetings and decisions.
Innovation and Transformation – Fix the pothole forever #bestpractical
The reality is that businesses are under pressure to change. We will have to get much better at managing our innovation and transformation journeys.
Leaders are responsible for the core values of the organisation
How can you as a business leader ensure that each employee is able to articulate the core values of the organisation in a conversation? Learn 10 practical ways to reinforce the core values of your business.
Increase Business Profits
Every business can improve its profits. Sometimes, changing only one thing in an organisation can significantly increase profits.
Get Traction in Profit Performance
Business leaders focus on growing profit performance. Yet they are constantly challenged with various moving parts in their business and teams. A common experience is “we are spinning our wheels”. The COVID pandemic adds an additional layer of complexity that will take some time for all to settle into the new normal. It has taken its’ toll on profit performance of many companies.