Are You Running Your Business or Leading It?

Are You Running Your Business or Leading It?

We often use the terms running your business and leading your business interchangeably, but they’re actually very different. Typically, an entrepreneur will start out running the business as it grows from a 1-person operation, but if they’re still trying to run it...
How a Board Enables Faster and More Sustainable Growth For Businesses of All Sizes – Small to Large

How a Board Enables Faster and More Sustainable Growth For Businesses of All Sizes – Small to Large

Speaking last week with a couple of business owners, it became clear that in both these cases they were missing a great resource that could really work with them to be more profitable, and have faster and more sustainable growth, while reducing their stress levels,...
Essential Skills of a Top Team as Your Business Grows

Essential Skills of a Top Team as Your Business Grows

As a business grows, so do the complexities of leadership and the essential skills requirements of the top team – a team comprising both the executive leadership (C-Suite) and the board. Too often, the founders continue as they started – trying to do it all themselves...
7 Biggest CEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Biggest CEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Being a CEO can be tough – as the old adage goes, “It’s lonely at the top.” Yet some CEOs lead really successful businesses and do so wherever they are. How do they achieve this? Simply, by learning about best practices, and following these, while avoiding the CEO...
How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

Last week I wrote about how an Unretirement policy – enabling older workers who would previously have been expected to retire – can be a significant driver in overcoming the skills shortage. This clearly struck a chord with many people, judging by the number of ‘hits’...
Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

There is no question that there’s a global skills shortage – not just among the developed countries, but the developing ones, too, like South Africa – with no less than 87% of companies either already experiencing this, or expecting to do so within the next few years,...