The Key to Achieving Work Life Balance

“Burnout”, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an … Continued

The ‘WHY’ of Lemonade Beach

We were recently at a networking and business start up event and one of the most resounding pieces of advice from the 3 very successful, local business owners being interviewed was to know your WHY, understand it and your passion and dreams.  So it got me thinking about our WHY. We have discussed it a lot, we discuss it weekly really but have we really shared it with others?

What Comes First Culture or Outcomes? Part 2

Quinn’s Competing Values Framework (CVF) describes four distinct types of organisational culture depending on the mechanistic vs organic and internal vs external focus of the organisation.

Do you need an Insider or an Outsider?

When it comes to succession planning we often look outside the business for the next CEO rather than internally.  In a recent HBR article Joseph Bower explores the trends in S&P 500 companies, finding that 80% promoted insiders in the past 12 months.  So, which strategy is more successful and why?

How Can You Delegate Effectively?

Branson has a great gift of training staff and managers and then giving them the authority to do their job without him constantly interfering.

Being able to delegate is crucial in business. There is no way you can grow a business trying to do everything yourself. However, it’s easier said than done.

5 Ways to Keep Your Team’s New Year Enthusiasm

In the new year everyone is excited, enthusiastic and fresh ready to begin the year and make it better than the last. So how do you engage your employees in your business (or team for those in management) and keep them enthusiastic as the year progresses?

Do These 2 Things to Reclaim Your Time Spent in Meetings

A lot of meetings seem to go nowhere, at the time it feels like everyone is on the same page, but the same agenda items keep reappearing time after time.  This can occur due to a number of factors.  Perhaps attendees are running from one meeting to another, quickly shifting their focus and loosing track of all the items they need to action.  Or, perhaps attendees are leaving a meeting with little clarity about what has been decided and what the next steps are.

What We Believe in and Why – Access Granted

Organisational Values are the heart of an enterprise. Everyone works best when we share common purpose and values, as they allow us to build a deeper understanding of each other. We searched our hearts to come up with our six values and this blog series delves deeper into what they mean to us.