We all know we should set goals, right? But you’d be surprised how many organisations just don’t set clear goals!
Goal setting isn't just a buzzword – it's at the core of success for organisations and businesses across the world! In the dynamic landscape of business, setting clear and achievable goals isn't just beneficial… It's essential for growth and sustainability.
For any business or organisation, trying to grow without defined goals is a bit like sailing without a compass! Goals offer direction, focus, and a framework for decision-making – essential components for steering you towards success...
What time do you go to bed? Do you have a set bed time? If you answered yes - great, well done! If you answered no, then you should! 😀
In the world of entrepreneurship and leadership, it's easy to fall into the hustle-and-grind mindset, often at the expense of our sleep. However, it's crucial to remember that sleep is not just for kids; it's a fundamental necessity for adults, especially for those at the helm of businesses or teams.
Here's why prioritising sleep matters (backed by brain science!):
Delegation is a fundamental skill in both personal and professional life, yet, for many, the act of delegating is accompanied by a nagging sense of guilt. Usually that you should be able to do it yourself or your team are too busy.
If you are a leader of a team or a business, here are a few good reasons why you SHOULD learn to delegate properly...
5 of the latest 'Game-Changing Strategies' that every organisation or business leader should be implementing now!
1.Customer-Centric Excellence: Remember, customers are like houseplants – neglect them, and they'll wither away. Water them with exceptional service, and they'll bloom like never before!
Shift your focus from product-centric to customer-centric: Understand your customers' needs deeply, personalise experiences, and build lasting relationships. Happy customers are loyal customers, and they'll be your best advocates.
2.Agile Adaptation: Adapting to change is like picking the fastest checkout line at the supermarket. It might not always work, but you'll learn to navigate unexpected twists!
Embrace change as a constant: Develop an agile mindset that allows you to pivot swiftly in response to market shifts, technology advancements, and customer demands. Flexibility and adaptability are your competitive advantages...
Often what you think you want is not what you want at all!
I'm lucky enough to have a really special team of leadership and management trainers who get to work with some pretty amazing organisations, businesses and NGOs.
Most clients are sure they know what they need from us when we first meet. They come to us to fix a particular problem with their team, business or organisation.
They often want a quick fix. They just see a problem that needs fixing. But often the problem they think needs fixing is just a symptom of a very different issue altogether.
It's always a real joy to witness the sometimes remarkably fast growth of a business. But fast growth can bring a ton of challenges - as one fo my clients Trevor, a passionate and driven business entrperenuer, found out!
When I first met him, he was exhilarated by the success his business was achieving. However, along with the growth came a myriad of challenges that threatened to derail his progress. The sheer volume of tasks, managing a growing team, and maintaining work-life balance were taking their toll..
As business owners and managers, it's really important to be aware of biases that can affect our decision-making.
Biases are unconscious mental shortcuts that can lead to flawed thinking and poor decision-making. Here are five biases that that I've come across in coaching sessions recently:
❓ Only asking for feedback from people you know will agree with you. Otherwise known as Confirmation Bias - the tendency to seek out info that confirms our pre-existing beliefs, while ignoring or discounting anything that contradicts them...
I have seen how a manager's communication skills can make or break a team so I thought I’d share recent story of a manager who learned the hard way how important communication is. 😫
We’ll call her Mary! (Not her name obviously!)
When Mary became a manager, she was excited to take on new challenges and lead her team to success. However, she quickly realized that communication was not her strong suit. She struggled to convey her expectations to her team members and often found herself frustrated when they did not meet her standards.
At first, Mary thought that her team members were simply not listening to her. She became increasingly distant and started to micromanage her team, which only made things worse. Her team members became disengaged and started to resent her, which led to a toxic work environment...
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