A matter of time Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? If you run your own business that feeling can be constant. With that in mind, have you ever wondered what it might be like to run a massive global corporation? The CEOs of these huge companies are running far more complex businesses, yet they still have to sleep every day, see their families, try to keep fit and healthy, and get some alone time to stay sane. How do they do it? Right on time Michael … [Read more...] about How Do You Find Enough Hours in the Day?
Go from strength to strength We all know how important it is to work to your strengths. Yet how many of us work deliberately at doing just that? If you want to have fun and lead a high-performing organisation, then this is something you need to really focus on and make happen. It was my friend and colleague, Operations Director Tracey Underwood, who showed me a simple way to identify the jobs that you should be doing and the jobs you should be delegating. Complete the following table … [Read more...] about Why are You Still Doing Everything? Mastering delegation.
Get in shape for the summer With thoughts of summer breaks on the horizon and plenty to do before you start packing, here are some of May’s must-reads to get your business in shape. There have been some excellent articles this May that I don’t want you to miss. The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause Lori Goler, Janelle Gale, Brynn Harrington, Adam Grant Here's a really interesting piece from Harvard Business Review highlighting the 3 things people want from … [Read more...] about The 3 Things Employees Really Want and 4 more must-reads for your business
I’ve written before about the concept of ‘fake busy’; doing jobs that keep you in motion, but don’t really help you move your business forward. Taking on inappropriate clients, or failing to delegate jobs that you don’t really have to hang onto are good examples. The bit that no one talks about is that when you try to give up being fake busy it can all get a bit uncomfortable; emotionally speaking that is. I went for years priding myself on my work ethic. “Giving it some” was my badge of … [Read more...] about Why Your Work Ethic Might be Holding You Back
Are you getting the results you want from your business? If you’re not, ask yourself what flow-on effects this is having on your life. That might provide you with the motivation you need to re-visit some core skills. They say that the definition of insanity is doing what you’ve always done and expecting a different outcome, so you need to be honest with yourself. Is it time to change a few habits to try and generate a different and better outcome for yourself? If it is, then read on. I … [Read more...] about Getting On Top Of Business Management