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What Makes A Good Manager

It’s a common misconception that having the technical knowledge of the business is the top priority when choosing managers. I’ve previously highlighted the problem of high performing employees being chosen for promotion into management roles,…

6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the National Living Wage Increase

Like it or not, the Living Wage is heading our way. Now the genie is out of the bottle, it is pretty unlikely any of the major political parties will reverse the trend for a…

Is Your Reporting Driving Your Business Forward?

Do you rely on informal communication, ad-hoc email updates and piece meal reports to track your firm’s progress? It’s not uncommon. Over time, firms stop comparing like with like and lose the ability to refer…

Hidden Impact of the National Living Wage

With George Osborne’s recent announcement to introduce a National Living Wage in April 2016, with increases of over 10% above the existing minimum wage from £6.50 to £7.20, rising progressively to £9 by 2020, companies…

Get Comfortable With Delegation

Do you find yourself running around all day, but getting nothing crossed off your to-do list?   Are you tempted to change your LinkedIn profile to ‘fire-fighter’ because you seem to spend your entire time…

What Is a Management Control System?

  One of the mantra’s I often quote to my clients is “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”.     It’s true isn’t it? But how many business owners can put their hands…

Transform Your Business Plans With Team Buy-In

  How to Achieve your Goals Through Planning & Team Commitment My husband has a saying from his Navy sea faring days that “no plan survives contact with the enemy”.  And what’s true for the…

The Stress Free Approach To Problem Solving

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes” so said the famous industrialist Henry Kaiser. A quote I think, sums up perfectly a great attitude to problem solving.  In my 20+ years advising senior business people,…