Scaleup Pain Points

Growth is ultimately the goal for every business, but some grow faster than others. A scaleup business is defined as one with an average annualised return of at least 20% in the past three years, with at least ten employees at the beginning of the period. 20% growth every year for at least three years

Scaleup Pain Points

10 Podcast Channels to Help You Become a Better Business Leader

Every day, people upload 4 million hours of content to YouTube, bloggers, businesses and brands publish 2 million blog posts, and the chattering masses fire out over six hundred fifty-six million tweets. The internet is a busy place. Every platform, every channel, and every notification demands your attention, but let’s be honest, very little content

10 Podcast Channels to Help You Become a Better Business Leader

10 YouTube Channels for Better Business Leaders

When it comes to honing or learning new business skills, there’s no shortage of content out there. Whatever it is you’re specifically looking for, in this age of information, you’re guaranteed to find a flood of knowledge and insight at the click of a button. But just like a kid in a sweet shop, the

10 YouTube Channels for Better Business Leaders

What does 2019’s Business Leader Look Like?

There’s a constant challenge involved in creating, leading and growing a business. Success takes time, money and energy away from one’s own self, one’s personal wellbeing. It’s the classic work-life balance equation, but with higher risks and rewards involved. So what does a business leader need to think about? What qualities and interests will carry

What does 2019’s Business Leader Look Like?

Charity Begins at Home, Community Begins at Work

When it comes to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities, business has a vital role to play. If the people are the lifeblood, SMEs are the beating heart.

Charity Begins at Home, Community Begins at Work

8 Books on Business Leadership Everyone Should Read

With Christmas approaching it's time to give some thought to your wish list or risk unwrapping yet another copy of Superfreakonomics. But where do you begin?

8 Books on Business Leadership Everyone Should Read

Why Do People Use the Term ‘Closing the Sale’?

It’s the worst possible term you could ever use. Sales are never closed.

Why Do People Use the Term ‘Closing the Sale’?

Investment Decisions Leaders Face

Making investment decisions for your firm is one of the great privileges of leadership. It's also, however, a responsibility that many business leaders still struggle with.

Investment Decisions Leaders Face

Dealing with Mental Health in the Workplace

Sadly, mental health problems are on the increase in society and this inevitably impacts on the workplace. Mental health is now the leading cause of sickness absence. It has been suggested that a staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.

Dealing with Mental Health in the Workplace

Resilience, Pressure Management and Wellbeing

Because of the misplaced belief that loss of resilience is a sign of weakness, many people tend to avoid a deeper understanding of what it is and, as a consequence, fail to make changes in their behaviour that would make them more able to manage its negative effects. The result can be patterns of behaviour and illness ranging from the relatively minor, such as individuals working below their capacity, to major physical and psychological injuries.

Resilience, Pressure Management and Wellbeing

Towards a Digital Detox

Treat September as the start of a new year, and press pause If everybody is addicted to their smartphone, nobody individually feels like an addict

Towards a Digital Detox

Is Technology the Answer to your Productivity Problems?

The fact is, Britain has a productivity problem. The average German worker could clock off early on Thursday afternoon and have matched - in terms of meaningful work completed - their British counterparts’ entire forty hour week. French and American workers would have to put in a full day on Thursday, but they could still take Friday off and get just as much done as we do. Our productivity has risen and fallen over the last decade, but the troughs are generally lower than the peaks are high. Why does it happen? What do we do differently with our work time that means we take so much longer

Is Technology the Answer to your Productivity Problems?