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Crystal Clear Rights & Responsibilities

THE 7 POINT PLAN TO PERFECTING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE POINT 4 Crystal Clear Rights & Responsibilities   As your business evolves and your team of employees grows, you start to realize there is a minefield of responsibilities, possible issues and grey areas of their rights as employees, and your responsibilities as an employer.  If these are […]

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How to Bridge the Us & Them Gap
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How to Bridge the Us & Them Gap

THE 7 POINT PLAN TO PERFECTING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE POINT 3 How to Bridge the Us & Them Gap Do you sometimes feel the world is against you, and your team is constantly at loggerheads?  Are your Managers struggling to make themselves understood, and the work place is becoming a fractious place to work?  When you’re […]

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Preparing Managers to ….. Manage
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Preparing Managers to ….. Manage

THE 7 POINT PLAN TO PERFECTING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE POINT 2 Preparing Managers to ….. Manage   I’ve often extolled the virtues of succession planning from inside the business, but warned about promoting the employee who performs the best.  Having excellent technical knowledge of the business is not the most important criteria in choosing a Manager.  […]

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Business Performance
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My 7 Point Plan To Perfecting Your Business Performance

Has your business grown to the point where you need another level of management, to stay in control and still have time to work on developing your markets? Are you recruiting employees for the first time?  If you are in this position and nervous about moving through the next growth barrier, THE 7 Point Plan […]

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What Makes A Good Manager
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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 common problem of high performing employees being chosen for promotion into management roles, without necessarily having the right qualities to actually manage. Technical knowledge can be taught relatively quickly and easily compared […]

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Is Your Reporting Driving Your Business Forward?
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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 to comparative data. The most effective managers I work with see more opportunities and achieve greater performance through having data […]

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Hidden Impact of the National Living Wage
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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 need to be more productive than ever to safeguard profits.   Before the budget, KPMG calculated the impact of the […]

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Get Comfortable With Delegation
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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 attending emergencies?   And does your mobile phone have to be surgically removed from your hand at the end of […]

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