On a Retreat to Advance retreat you guide the agenda. Once you book you’ll be sent a questionnaire to tell us about you, your business and your requirements. Upon receipt of the completed questionnaire your requirements are evaluated alongside those of your fellow participants and then mapped out across a series of one-to-one and group […]
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Our retreats give every business owner the one thing they need to make their business a success: themselves. Turn off the noise and distraction and give the future of your business your full attention. Surrounded by inspiring, like-minded people and the support of experienced mentors to guide you through and keep you on track, you […]
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In an article on LinkedIn Pulse I explored the concept of what I call a ‘rainmaker’. The article received lots of views and some really interesting comments. Here you can find a summarised version with the key points or you can head over to LinkedIn to read the article and comments in full. Recently two […]
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In this article I explore what we can learn from the youth in our businesses. When the full-length version was published on LinkedIn Pulse it received more than 2000 views and some wonderful comments. Here you can find a summarised version with the key points or you might like to head over to LinkedIn to […]
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In this article I explore how creating a culture of dedication could have significant benefits for your business. I am sure that any business owner/leader counts a great culture as one of the key factors in the success of their business. But what does a ‘great culture’ look like. While that may well be different […]
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I’ve alluded before to the rather interesting, though dubious, types of employment I had before I got a ‘proper’ job. So as a slight aside today I thought I’d share with you a funny story about the power of persuasion from when I was 16 years old and working for a guy who had a […]
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#Lesson 7: In this lesson, the day one entry-level employee was better than a whole team of senior execs. I clearly remember Lionel once saying: “If you don’t listen to youth, then you are going deaf.” But it actually wasn’t until a few years later that his message about listening to young employees truly sank […]
Lesson #6: If you don’t know the key KPIs that drive your business – you don’t know your business! In this lesson, why you need to know your accounts better than the accountants. Even though I didn’t have much of a schooling I was always good at maths, I’m sure in no small part thanks […]
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Lesson #5: Don’t be afraid to change course, even when you are in front. In this article I discuss the dangers of complacency. Over the years, there have been amazing success stories of companies who knew they needed to make changes in order to prosper. Not many of us know it but Twitter, Pinterest and […]
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Lesson #4: Don’t be frightened to employ people that may be smarter than you. In today’s lesson, why you need to get over your own ego when it comes to hiring. Things were going well at Newbourne Publications. The company was growing and we were making good profits. With a few stern words and being […]
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Lesson #3: Let the revenue dictate the costs (not the costs dictate the revenue). Here I look at the danger of letting vanity drive your decisions rather than business sense. After short period with Lionel as my mentor I started to become more confident (many in the office probably felt over confident), so I had […]
Lesson #2: Always treat people the way you want to be treated. Or why you must treat people with respect to earn their respect. I arrived at Lionel’s office for my daily round of mentoring. Just a normal day at the office, so I thought. As I walked into his office I could tell he was […]
Lesson #1: Getting the best from your staff comes from teaching them how to swim. In the first lesson in this series I explore how you can mentor staff to enable them to contribute more to your business. The day after Lionel had surprised me with his offer, I had my first mentor session with […]
Lesson #0: Behind every successful businessperson is the person/people to whom they owe their success. Meet mine. After being in media for some 40 plus years, you wouldn’t think deciding upon the theme for an article series would be that hard. But with the proliferation of digital content it seems everything has been said 100 […]
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