Ready, Fire, Aim!

When I start to reflect on discussions, interactions and business dealings with entrepreneurs over the past years they all seem to have some things in common.  Typically, they have a good appetite for risk, but more importantly is that they are able to think quickly and make changes in their business that allow for adaptation as they realise what it is the market wants.

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.

Unlock your Innovation Barriers by Implementing these 2 Techniques

We often are faced with problems to solve in business but struggle to generate multiple solutions.  Often, we miss the solutions that are in plain sight as we can’t get past the traditional uses of products or ways of doing things – this is termed “functional fixedness”

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.