5 STEPS TO ESTABLISH TRUST WITH YOUR TEAM

Establishing trust with your team is the first step to creating a high performing, positive team that thrives on success. Trust is inadvertently linked to credibility, and leaders absolutely must build credibility with their team in order to lead and manage well.

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STRATEGIC EXECUTION WITH SIMON MUNDELL

Simon Mundell, CEO and founding director of Advisory.Works shares his insights on business growth, strategic planning and execution, and how to thrive in challenging times.

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SUCCESS IS WHO YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

Basic business advice 101 is to surround yourself with good people. This makes sense. Growing a business is hard and it’s not for the faint-hearted; many people fail. You need the right people in your corner, fighting with and for you.

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OVER-COMPLICATED ROLES ARE KILLING YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Here’s a question: what are you growing your business around? We’re not talking about KPIs or long-term revenue goals here—we’re talking about the difference between growing a business around your current employees versus growing it around defined roles.

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HOW SMART STRATEGY CAN RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

Say the word “recession” around a business leader, and watch their expression fall. The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 left its stain on many companies, and the ripples of a long-term recession environment continue to be felt in many industries.

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY?

How often are you updating your strategy? How often should you be updating it? Every month? Every year? It can be difficult to know what is the ideal timeframe to work with—after all, every business is unique and has a unique strategy.

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HOW TO RUN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS WITH FEWER SALES

Only a startling 15 per cent of employees know the company’s priorities and only 6% of employees know their own individual priorities, let alone have seen the companies plan. This is a shocking lack of understanding but it can be fixed with only one piece of paper.

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HOW YOU SET PROFITABLE BUSINESS GOALS

Ever heard a business state something like this? “Our company goal is to reach $100 million in revenue”. Perhaps that’s your business goal. Ever wondered why no one cares?

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CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN YOUR BUSINESS

When we create a contingency plan, we’re trying to plan against an unexpected event impacting the market share, financial health or image of a company. It’s vital to be prepared should something happen, so that your company can quickly pivot and recover.

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STOP MAKING THESE 8 COMMON MANAGEMENT MISTAKES

Being able to manage your people to success is key to making your business more profitable and a place where employees want to stay on. Easier said than done, as a great manager is made up of so many factors. Being able to negotiate difficult meetings and one-on-one conversations are certainly two of these.

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