Using the SCAMPER model to aid creative thinking and problem solving

By |2020-04-29T11:44:05+01:00March 28th, 2019|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

When it comes to the 'Define Purpose' or 'Decide Strategy' or 'Continuous Improvement' or 'Creative Thinking' elements of my #WP2P approach to total workload management, we often need to think outside the box in order to come up with a solution to a situation. The challenge is that we [...]

A lesson from Elite sports for business owners who also have to sell

By |2017-06-12T15:34:59+01:00May 9th, 2017|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

An insight for accidental salespeople; those people building a business out of something they love and care deeply about who also have to sell their product or service to others. Seasoned Sales Professionals might find the reminder useful. I was connecting dots backwards, yesterday, on the ruthless reality of winning [...]

What is your Leadership Style?

By |2016-11-04T15:01:31+00:00November 4th, 2016|Strategy and Strategic Thinking, Uncategorized|

Leadership. It means many things to many people. What is seen as strength by some can be seen as weakness by others. I believe that effective leadership is all about Defining Purpose, Deciding Strategy, Defending Priorities and Delivering Results. There are many styles of leadership which people adopt to achieve their [...]

Reframing time and recalibrating importance

By |2018-04-26T12:35:23+01:00March 11th, 2016|Strategy and Strategic Thinking, Time Management and Prioritisation tips|

You are well aware that in the coming and going and the routines of our everyday lives, we rarely get to do everything we intend to do. This is true for all of us. Yet most of us would consider many of those undone things as important to us; which makes [...]

Manager good, Leader bad or is it the other way around?

By |2016-06-23T16:15:43+01:00November 19th, 2015|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

Where do you stand in the ‘Manager = Good / Leader = Bad’ debate? Or is it ‘Leader Good / Manager Bad?’ Is the stuff that gets pushed, especially in social media, a help or a hindrance? Especially to first time, first line managers? And, to what extent does this [...]

Stop. Reflect. Move on. Better.

By |2015-11-11T16:55:18+00:00November 11th, 2015|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

Remember friends, a moment of reflection informs, renews, re-equips and refreshes our core. That's why it is important, in wonderment, to Stop! Stop often; even when the day speeds by in a blur, even when the sound of deadlines are whooshing through your ears, even when the adrenalin of excitement or anxiety is coursing through your [...]

3 practical Leadership lessons from a Director of the Year award winner

By |2015-07-07T15:25:10+01:00July 7th, 2015|Strategy and Strategic Thinking|

One of the reasons I love my business is the wide range and large number of outstanding people I work with every day. John Gill is one such outstanding individual, he is the MD of Uvex UK and the very worthy winner of the IoD Surrey sponsored ‘Director of the [...]

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