Category: Management

I told you it was viable

One of the funniest things I’ve witnessed in an owner managed business (OMB) is the Managing Director being presented an idea that had been worked up into a plan. All the hard work that went into it proved the plan

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How to stop your CEO (or boss) from screwing up!

Your Friday Reading. I like it when senior people share experiences, over a period of time, in a really genuine and helpful way. Mitesh Sheth has done this here in a great post on LinkedIn: This is one of many

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Dilbert’s Words of Wisdom

I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow’s not looking good either. I love deadlines. I especially love the swooshing sound they make as they go flying by. Tell me what you need, and

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The brains of a four-year-old

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and establishes whether you are qualified to be a “professional”. Scroll down for the answer. The questions are not that difficult. 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? .

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Peter Drucker on Leadership

I quite like Peter Drucker’s definition of a leader: “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.” Some more on this can be seen here:, along with the thoughts about, “Leadership has nothing to do with

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Why the living wage makes sense

I’ve just spotted this video from my good friend Neal Gandhi @nealgandhi Pay more, sell more, get happier customers…hear the opinions in this short film that advocates the living wage. It’s a short film showing that paying a living wage improves

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How many goals do you have?

I’m busy writing a speech entitled, “3 Ways To Kill a Good Idea.” It’s a humorous speech for a Warrington Toastmasters meeting next week. In my research I discovered data from some Covey Group work. They had completed a study that showed an inverse

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