Business Growth Articles · swot

So why are most employees disengaged?

Most business owners and senior managers struggle to admit it but the majority of your employees feel disengaged from the company they work for. Don’t believe me? Remember when you hired Mary in Finance because of her can do attitude? Or Mark in design who was brimming with ideas and innovation? How about Linda in… Continue reading So why are most employees disengaged?

Business Growth Articles · strategic vision

Just how healthy is your business? Are you sure?

As a business improvement specialist I help business owners to get a life again, plug the gaps, restore their work/life balance and help them build an asset which is investor ready. Even if they decide not to sell, they will become free to enjoy the wealth created. Below, you will find a list of questions… Continue reading Just how healthy is your business? Are you sure?

Business Growth Articles · strategic vision · systems

And now to rate your business…

In reply to my post about “good leaders” yesterday I received this modified version by Roy Chambers: Roy Chambers • “Exactly John, and I think that we can also apply this to businesses. If a business is a leader it meets many criteria on your checklist, especially trust. We buy brands that we trust and… Continue reading And now to rate your business…

Business Growth Articles · strategic vision

How good would you rate your leaders? Actually, what is a “good” leader?

As a follow up to my earlier blog on the “culture of trust versus the culture of mis-trust” the checklists below (also from the same lean thinking course by the way, think it may have been “Lean Manufacturing“?) are well worth doing to gauge whether your leaders are actually leading or getting in the way!… Continue reading How good would you rate your leaders? Actually, what is a “good” leader?

Business Growth Articles · strategic vision · swot

A culture built on trust… what does it look like?

  Below is a checklist from a lean manufacturing course I had a clients team attend a couple of years back; score your business (honestly) to see where you are currently. A Culture Built On Trust:        Challenges to the status quo are welcomed and considered      People enjoy coming… Continue reading A culture built on trust… what does it look like?