Anyone who has read my blog will know that I’m sceptical about mission statements, and I’m not alone in that. Far from alone. In the search for something snappy and inspiring, the result is often a mission statement that is trite and which doesn’t characterise and differentiate the organisation. And those mission statements certainly don’t […]
All of the great leaders I’ve known have five habits which I believe are vital to their success. In this article I want to describe those indispensable habits, and ask you to consider how many of them you have. Can you easily tell who is a great leader? The unassuming gentleman in the photo is […]
This a beautifully concise explanation of what’s needed in a business plan. It’s from Harvard Business Review. Business Plans Made Really Simple Some time ago, I published a booklet that has a similar theme, aiming to inspire people in writing their first successful business plan. You might like to check it out. ?
We’ve all heard the advice “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, and there’s a good deal of truth in that. In this article, I want to get you to think about what you can do when it isn’t possible to measure something. It’s why I’ve always advocated using metrics to monitor the […]
What do you think is the principal method of problem solving in business? Get everyone together to look at the numbers and figure out the answer! Lots of people, gathered in a room, with numbers spinning in their heads, trying to focus really, really hard on finding a solution. There’ll be people in the room […]
How do you get to be a good leader, and see what someone is truly capable of, once you’ve provided initial guidance, tuition, coaching, and monitoring?