CEOs can cling to the myth that they can continue to focus on specialist work and a client load. You need to manage your team and organisation instead.
Most companies fall in the middle between a start-up and a fully mature organisation; they need different management and leadership from the other two.
As a business leader, you have many competing demands on your budget. Although you can easily justify spending money on training and developing people, and connect this with beneficial effects on your company’s performance and culture (can’t you?), you do of course have to keep costs as tightly managed as possible and get the best possible value for money. The quick and dirty solution to getting training needs met would… read more →
A recent client we worked with is a premium property brand that helps their clients buy, sell, let and rent all over the world. The directors had identified that there were some Heads of Office who, although effective in producing results, tended to do this by their own sales efforts, without necessarily harnessing the skills and efforts of their team members as effectively as they might. The directors were convinced… read more →
For your organisation to be a success you need good managers, and too often this is left to chance. Teams and individuals who are badly managed are at best disengaged and at worst can actually sabotage your business. Your rising stars leave to go to work for your competitors and there is a nasty underlying atmosphere in the office. So what do your managers need to know? Apart from being… read more →
If you’re like many of the people we speak to every day, probably not! But you’ve managed to read this far, so stick with it – we have something to say about how you manage your time. These days people seem to have less and less time: the more work you do, the more work comes your way. With email, the internet, smartphones and tablets, you’re never out of touch… read more →