Building autonomy…

Last week I talked about the need for good leadership and management and the importance of blending the three important styles. One of those key management styles was to give your employees autonomy. But how do you start to build the levels of autonomy in your team?...

Get out of your own way…

During a coaching call this morning I was reminded again of one of the common reasons people don’t achieve the success that they deserve. People far too often get in their own way. How? There are a number of reasons. The need to get things right: I see this a lot,...

Build your team …

As a business grows the owner, or entrepreneur, recruits people to help them meet the demands of the business. Sadly, all too often they fail to make the most of their people and build them into a team. But how do you do it? A common mistake that the business owner...

What company do you keep?

“Tell me what company you keep and I’ll tell you what you are” Miguel de Cevantes This might sound a bit unfair but it is my experience that this is actually true. Let me explain why…. If you think for example of someone who has children, this is an important aspect...

My communication lesson…

I guess I have known for a long time the importance of communication in business. Today though, I had a telephone conversation that reminded me again of the importance of making sure that your communication is effective. Why? Last year, I had a meeting with David to...

Work smarter…

Many of the business owners I work with have fallen into the trap of working too many hours and ending up where work has taken priority. As well as not seeing enough of our friends and family there are consequences for our wellbeing too. Often though this dedication...