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Thoughts on topics to help you make more of your business…

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Churchill, probably best-known for his wartime leadership, was somebody who would never give up. Apart from his early years in the military, he was one of the longest-serving politicians in British history, serving from 1900 until 2 months short of his 90th birthday...

The Magic of Small Changes for Big Profit Increases

Often, when we look at a business, it seems that big changes are needed if the business is to achieve decent levels of profitability. However, the reality is that small changes to the critical levers in a business can lead to huge increases overall, due to the...

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Although there is some doubt as to whether Abraham Lincoln actually said this, the principle is absolutely correct and in keeping with his character – he was known for planning and being a very effective leader. Anyone attempting to chop down a tree with a blunt axe...
Great News For Your Business – Growth Ahead

Great News For Your Business – Growth Ahead

No less than 61% of South African SMMEs surveyed by Mastercard* in Q2 this year are actively planning for growth. This despite a massive 84% saying their revenue has been negatively affected by the pandemic, with the...

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1 Thing That Great Leaders Do

1 Thing That Great Leaders Do

Having your company’s Vision, Mission and Value statements published and well-understood are an important facet of leadership, but they can be just too big and long-term for everyone to buy into. Many leaders now talk...

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Leaders Who Coach Get Great Results

Leaders Who Coach Get Great Results

Some interesting data on successful leadership came out of a fairly recent Gallup poll, which suggests a change in approach could more than double work engagement and, therefore, productivity. The worldwide poll of...

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Pointers to a Successful Future for Your Business

Pointers to a Successful Future for Your Business

I’ve been writing recently about the need to strategise and plan for a post-pandemic successful future in your business – something your board should be actively pursuing. Stifel, the US-based investment banking and...

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