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The 5 Stages of Business Growth & Challenges

The 5 Stages of Business Growth & Challenges

During the early years the main issues relate to consolidating the business by improving controls, developing lead generation and building teams. As the business faces the challenges of expansion this tends to focus on securing funding, moving into new markets and new...

PG Tip #5 – Avoiding GroupThink!

PG Tip #5 – Avoiding GroupThink!

Generate New and Innovative Ideas All too often problems are addressed by the same management team, and although the team may be close knit, they are not always the best members of the business to generate new and innovative ideas. Here are 5 tips to address these...

PG Tips #4 – Feedback

PG Tips #4 – Feedback

Are You Prepared To Accept Good and Bad Feedback How open are you to negative feedback or failure? Do you see negative feedback as an excuse to give up or do embrace it as an opportunity to learn and improve? I think it's important to have a positive attitude towards...

PG Tips #3 – Humble Leadership

PG Tips #3 – Humble Leadership

Linking Mindset With Innovation I've been trying to share the link between mindset and innovation as it’s very important. According to research by Deloitte, 84% of leaders see innovation at the core of their growth strategy, however, understanding innovation and...

PG Tips #2 – Crucial Collaboration

PG Tips #2 – Crucial Collaboration

Collaboration Collaboration is a crucial area to embrace for your business to build a successful innovative company. It is important within your business and the best results I've seen are when I have had the same approach with customers, suppliers and other key...

PG Tips #1 – Be Curious

PG Tips #1 – Be Curious

Curiosity - Thinking outside the box Some of the greatest innovations of our time are the result of someone being curious enough to keep asking questions and to go beyond their current knowledge or area of expertise to address a problem. Do you encourage your team to...

Managing Change in Stormy Conditions

Managing Change in Stormy Conditions

Getting team commitment when managing change Change is something that is not top of the list of enjoyable tasks for many people and there are many reasons that people give for putting off change. Current reasons I have heard have been "the team are working remotely...

Making innovation a repeatable business practice

Making innovation a repeatable business practice

We have had many interesting conversations with numerous business leaders, with very differing opinions.  Our belief is that successful companies practice innovation as an ongoing, repeatable business practice.   You have to consciously and repeatably...