Growing a Business to Sell

How to Prevent Yourself Being Tied in for Years As the founder, director, CEO or senior leader you are one of the driving forces behind your company. You are, at least in part, responsible for its successes and failures. If you are the founder, you probably mucked in with all areas when you first started

Growing a Business to Sell

The Business Leader’s Role in Cyber-Security

When it comes to cyber-attacks, it’s not a question of if, rather of when. The combination of more sophisticated cyber-crime techniques, greater connectivity between companies and the fact that almost all businesses are now digital, means that without proper protection, companies are left exposed and vulnerable to hacking. While we’re all familiar with the attacks on big

The Business Leader’s Role in Cyber-Security

Business Leaders: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Life at the top can be lonely. It’s definitely stressful. While business leaders may feel the need to put on a brave face, the high level of responsibility they take on day-to-day can be a risk to their mental health. One study from the University of California San Francisco found 30% of entrepreneurs admitted to

Business Leaders: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Practical Ways to Prioritise Mental Wellbeing in Your Teams

Building a workplace with high levels of mental wellbeing (of staff and leadership alike) is a key priority for raising morale, productivity and creativity all round. But how can a time-pressed business leader make this happen? It’s all about creating a culture of openness and putting a support framework in place for staff to use

Practical Ways to Prioritise Mental Wellbeing in Your Teams

Don’t be a Hero: How the ‘Superleader’ Hinders Rather than Helps Business Growth

We live in a hero-worshipping culture; one in which individual strength, success and achievement are held up as ideals to emulate and deify. From film stars and singers to sporting champions and politicians, we’re naturally drawn to those who seem superhuman. The idea of the lone hero – one who is deemed more capable, more

Don’t be a Hero: How the ‘Superleader’ Hinders Rather than Helps Business Growth

The 5 Foundations for ScaleUp Growth

The bigger something is, the stronger the foundations need to be. Let’s take a look at the tallest building in the world today – Dubai’s 828-metre (2,717 ft) Burj Khalifa. It sits on 192 piles buried more than 50m (164ft) into concrete-supported ground. Whereas a little portacabin doesn’t need anything quite so deep. Ultimately, gargantuan

The 5 Foundations for ScaleUp Growth

Creating a Culture of Success

Any first year MBA student can write a business plan, and it’ll probably be a good one – in theory. But a business is much more than strategy, numbers and the bottom line. Your business is a collection of people; and while some may be motivated by the basic numbers, many more want to feel

Creating a Culture of Success

Who Holidays Better, US or UK Business Leaders?

When it comes to the subject of leadership, you’ll find a spectrum of opinions on pretty much every aspect. Apart from one: taking a break. It’s an unequivocal fact – like the effects of doing exercise or eating kale – that taking a break as a leader is good for you, something which is crucial

Who Holidays Better, US or UK Business Leaders?

How to Create a Company where High Achievers Stick Around

Do you struggle to attract and retain great employees? You’re not alone. It’s reported that up to 20% of staff turnover happens within a new recruit’s first 45 days at the company – and with the organisational cost of this turnover stated to be between 100% and 300% of the lost employee’s salary, putting together

How to Create a Company where High Achievers Stick Around

International Friendlies – Why Culture is All When Trading Abroad

With recent English football success in Europe still fresh in our minds, what better time to explore the nuanced world of international business? For many business leaders, international business relationships have never been so vital to growth. With Brexit on the horizon, large and small companies alike are expanding across borders, trade deals are brokered

International Friendlies – Why Culture is All When Trading Abroad

The Top 5 Priorities for Business Leaders in 2019

Which issues pose the biggest concern for business leaders in this unsettled, uncertain Brexit economy. With a deal just weeks away, what are leaders most worried about in their businesses? 1.Talent Management Key concern: The major concern within talent management is – perhaps unsurprisingly – talent retention and engagement. Why it’s a concern: Since the UK’s decision

The Top 5 Priorities for Business Leaders in 2019

Are You a MA or a MUSK? Macro vs. Micromanagement in Modern Business

Elon Musk and Jack Ma are two very successful business magnates who have changed the game when it comes to putting a public face to their respective companies and utilising modern tactics and ideas to build a globally recognised brand. However, whilst they both operate on a similar level and have worked tirelessly to achieve

Are You a MA or a MUSK? Macro vs. Micromanagement in Modern Business