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Leadership – Beyond the Charisma

April 17th, 2017 // 7:23 am @

Leadership in a CEO is critical; it can literally make or break a company, yet everyone has a slightly different view of what leadership is. Today in our modern world of instant communications, some Business Leaders have become “Personalities”. Their actual commercial abilities in the businesses they have lead does not support this near cult […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

Why do Most Acquisitions Fail to Deliver

August 23rd, 2016 // 6:36 pm @

Acquisitions can be an excellent way to increase shareholder value, however the majority of acquisitions fail to meet the financial goals set for them. Acquisitions by large tech companies have become a trend in recent years where companies use acquisitions to stay at he forefront of technology in their industry, by identifying possible trends or […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &CEO

Businesses Don’t Fail Leaders Do

September 28th, 2015 // 6:53 pm @

Failures in leadership are the primary cause of companies not delivering the returns shareholders expect, or even ceasing to trade completely. Research undertaken by Dr Robert Hogan estimates that somewhere in excess of half of people in Leadership roles actually do not have the skills required to lead effectively. So why do companies struggle to […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Leadership

Every question is a cry to understand the world

September 8th, 2014 // 6:23 pm @

The ability to effectively communicate is not a boon to a CEO, it is a necessity. The importance of effective communication is something that is not only critical in business but in life, and the reality is we are all much worse at it than we choose to believe. To effectively communicate is not to […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

CEO – Fiscal Competence

September 6th, 2014 // 3:30 pm @

No really good CEO can operate without understanding “The Numbers”. Much of business is about money and other key numbers, having a strong grasp of what the numbers mean is business critical. That is not to say one needs to be an accountant, in many ways that is a very different skill. A CEO must […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

CEO’s and Business Models

September 6th, 2014 // 3:21 pm @

As CEO you are the keeper of the business model, its development, its communication, and the key decisions that it drives. A Business Model is to me the rational of how a company works, and from that it is simple to understand what are the critical inputs to drive success and what are the critical […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

Visionary CEO

September 6th, 2014 // 2:58 pm @

Successful CEOs need ‘a number of key skills including, vision, Business model understanding, fiscal competence, leadership and the ability to communicate. Vision is a prerequisite of any competent CEO. This requires a clear view of how you want the company to be in the future. This is not something that merely adorns the walls as […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

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