Top Tip Videos

A series of short videos with useful bitesize advice and tips that you can implement in your business and life straight away

Video Series

Every leader has weaknesses. As much as we’d like to be great at everything, nobody is perfect. Yet there are some leadership weak points that can’t be overlooked. Left unchecked they can undermine a leader’s effectiveness.

The good news is that weaknesses aren’t set in stone. If we choose to face them head-on, they can be overcome. Working with numerous leaders over the past 30 years, I’ve seen first-hand the most common leadership weaknesses. Building a strong leadership team is the essential element of scaling and ultimately exiting your business. Highly effective leadership teams don’t just happen, they are the result of hard work and focus. Here are a few videos to get you started.

Great businesses always have a great culture, and responsibility for formulating and developing a great culture sits firmly at the door of the business leader.

Extensive research has confirmed that engaged employees perform better, generate higher sales and are more innovative in the marketplace. They provide better customer service, endeavour to understand customers’ needs and are more proactive in taking opportunities for the benefit of your business. One of the biggest factors in creating engaged employees is ensuring there is a strong, positive company culture at the heart of the business. I am passionate about helping my clients with this, and I work closely with them to achieve it. My clients have won national recognition for their achievements.

It’s fair to say that we’ve all been through turbulent times over the past two years. Yet, even in times of business-as-usual, it can feel lonely at the top as you navigate the choppy waters of owning and running a successful business. But remember you are in charge of your mindset. Find out my useful tip for helping you focus on the positives and control your inner voice in these videos.

Your numbers tell you the story of your business. Your cash forecast provides the roadmap for the next few months. Your finances are the fuel for your business growth. Your financial knowledge empowers you to make good decisions.

Getting the right finance at the right time can be critical to the success of the business. Success in business is a numbers game. If you have profitable sales, you can get yourself out of most issues. The only caveat is that this is only true as long as you get paid. A business can be strong and good but you must get paid to fuel your resources. After all, profits are theoretical until they’re in your bank account.

It amazes me how many businesses operate without a plan. It’s very rare that I speak to the owner of a business with less than 25 staff and find that they do have a plan. Interestingly most will tell me that they want to have a plan, but list all the excuses as to why they currently haven’t – as if they were just about to do it.

Well, here’s one very good reason to have a business plan: Owners with business plans enjoy 30% faster growth than those without a business plan. That’s why the majority of larger businesses – and 71% of the fastest-growing companies – always have a plan. Whether it’s a good plan and whether it’s followed are different matters, but they always have a plan.

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