Tag Archives: Management

Bored with your Board? Then fix it!

Which of the following adjectives would you use to describe Board meetings at your company? Dull? Dreary? Disappointing? Dire? Dysfunctional? Entrepreneurial? Enlightening? Enthusiastic? Exciting? Effective? My suspicion is that many owner managers, managing directors or CEOs of small and medium-sized … Continue reading

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BusDev and the SME. Part 1. Where are you going in 2013?

The younger of my two sons has been persuaded to participate in a charity boxing match next month. Consequently he has embraced a serious training and nutrition regime to get in shape and is already showing the benefits of multiple gym … Continue reading

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“Do or do not. There is no try.” What CEOs can learn from Apple’s core. Part 2.

Adam Lashinsky, in his excellent book, “Inside Apple” reveals a number of success factors that have created the “ultimate” Tech Company. Part 1 of this blog reflected on how Microsoft’s 1997 investment saved a troubled, niche computer manufacturer from oblivion and … Continue reading

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Lead people, manage things……count cash.

When I think about the challenges a CEO, MD or GM faces running a company, division or business unit it is perhaps surprising that any are successful. After all, so much needs to go right. There are many “things” to … Continue reading

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Supersize me please! Going from Micro to MSB.

10 years ago Jim Collins and a research team looked at almost 1,500 Fortune 500 companies to try and determine the characteristics that distinguished great companies from good ones. In the opinion of the research team less than 1% of the … Continue reading

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