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What Makes a Good interim Manager

August 11th, 2021 // 3:23 pm @

Some Interims are brought into replace a member of staff who is away from work for an extended period, and in that case one seeks the right proven skills to fill that role. The second type of Interim is one brought in to review the business without any day to day responsibilities, and this is […]

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The Myth of Experience

August 10th, 2021 // 6:43 pm @

Many job adverts contain the phrase “Industry Experience Required”. In my experience unless one is in a very specialized industry this requirement is a mistake. This simple phrase probably cuts down your pool of potential hires by 95% plus. Not only does it cut the pool of potential hires dramatically it may actually be the […]

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Why Offices Will Still Matter

March 29th, 2021 // 1:23 pm @

To many people working from home can seem like a utopian solution, no commuting, fewer interruptions, time flexibility and therefore greater productivity, and an improved quality of life. To companies it can seem a way to save cost on expensive offices and an aid to recruitment. Working from centrally based offices really started to become […]

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Category : Key Business Success Drivers &Leadership &Management Technique

Change – Why is it so difficult?

September 21st, 2018 // 11:29 am @

Almost every board I interact with talks enthusiastically about the need for change, yet few of them actually deliver change. Why do they find it so difficult? The steps to implementing change are essentially very simple, have a clear strategy, build a structure to deliver that strategy, and get the right people to implement the […]

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The Managerial Power of a Budget

May 23rd, 2018 // 2:53 pm @

The budget and the process that creates it can be one of the most powerful business tools a company has, but it is too often seen as an administrative process that holds no power to influence how a company develops, and is treated accordingly. The budget can turn a strategy into a working operational plan, […]

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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

What Makes a Great Finance Director?

October 25th, 2016 // 5:44 pm @

I have had the privileged to work with several first rate Financial Directors, in different countries, cultures and business’s. They all shared a wider understanding of their role within the company and how this varied from how traditionally finance teams were viewed. The conventional historical view of finance teams is that they record the business’s […]

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The Power of Business Structure

June 7th, 2016 // 6:39 pm @

How a business is structured has critical impact on how it reacts, what it focuses’ on, and how much of your staffs potential you unleash. Business Structure is rarely used effectively as a business tool, and the structure of the business is often a historical inheritance or a chart produced by the Human Resources department. […]

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Ego – The Trump Effect

September 22nd, 2015 // 10:58 am @

Donald Trump personifies the egotistical CEO, and is using this persona to some effect in his run for president; it is interesting to examine how egotistical CEO’s work, and their effect on the business’s they lead. Egotistical CEO’s are easy to identify, they are constantly telling the world how wonderful they are, and how the […]

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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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