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It seems like a pretty simple question, but I can guarantee you that if you ask your leadership team and your employees ‘What business are we in?’, you will get all sorts of different answers, including ‘I don’t know’. And most will think that’s okay because they believe it doesn’t…


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Success in business starts with the individual and who they are as a person. For businesses to grow, they need to grow the individuals within that business to be worthy leaders. But this is not achieved through education or training rather through the development of the person. Get this right…


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How decisions are made in your business will make a vital difference to its performance. But the decision-making process is typically left in the hands of the individual no matter what position they may hold in the organisation. …


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The ability of a Board to make an invaluable contribution in the development of strategy lies principally in the hands of the Chair and how they guide the conversations. …


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Some businesses and people seem to have an unlimited amount of energy and are always exploring and growing. Others struggle to get through a day. Energy is internally generated, and no matter how hard you push from the outside, internal energy must be stoked. …


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It’s a strange statement when you think about it, No Choice. What does it really mean, and as a leader, how would you respond if your team tabled a recommendation saying there was no choice? …


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If you find yourself a bit too comfortable, in business or in life, it’s likely that you won’t be advancing anywhere soon. There is an edge that causes you to want to move, change and improve. But the vast majority of businesses, and individuals, live in their comfort zone and…


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Creativity is an essential ingredient in the success of any business. It represents that willingness and ability to improve what already exists or to make something totally new. It’s really about delivering greater customer value, fulfilling emerging needs, improving processes or starting something totally new. …


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In your business, there will be a way in which customers are framed and thought about. It won’t be the same as what is written in the corporate brochures, it will be an attitude born somewhere/somehow in the business, and it probably goes accepted and unnoticed. …


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The simplest sales growth to achieve in a business is to expand what already exists. But it may also be the weakest form of sales growth with the least endurance and lowest capital value. Nothing worthwhile is achieved easily, and that certainly applies to sustainable business growth. …

Dr Richard Shrapnel PhD

Business Strategist, Writer, Speaker

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