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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thought For The Week

WHEN starting in business, find the right bank. Shop around. Look at which offers the best services and rates for you. Stay with a bank where you might have held a long-standing personal relationship. The better the bank knows you, the more they can help.Continue Reading

Make Your Business Unique

INSPIRATIONAL people are all around us. If you are one, and you are thinking of starting your own business, do your research. Is there a customer problem you want to solve? Are you able to solve it better than somebody else? Make sure you determine whether or not there is a market for what you…Continue Reading

Link In – In Moderation!

WHEN it comes to spending valuable business time on social networking sites, don’t be a Twit. Of course, the Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn revolution is here to stay and is a fantastic way to interact and spread the word about the services you can offer. Like everything, though, they should be used in moderation. Some experts reckon 15…Continue Reading

Ten Years Ago, This Week…

Time to Read – Sixty Seconds The Naked Leader was published. So, I hope you don’t mind this week being about me, and my books – these are my four favourite extracts, one from each: The Naked Leader (Business Leadership). “Go into any new company, one that is just starting out. Witness the enthusiasm, energy…Continue Reading

Action For The Week

WORK on ownership, accountability and strengths. Hold a meeting and, as a team, agree that no one will ever say anything behind each other’s backs which they would not say to their faces. This is a given, and must be accepted on an emotional level. If everyone simply nods, they will not do it. If…Continue Reading

Thought For The Week

REMEMBER that your customers are people too and they deserve to be treated in the same way you treat colleagues and staff. Listen to them and pay attention to what they tell you. Feedback from people who use your product, or whatever service it is you give them, is the best way of knowing your…Continue Reading

Lead By Example

WHAT makes a good manager? That is the question posed by the Happiness at Work Index and it was revealed that those who lead by example are vital in keeping staff satisfied in difficult trading times. More than half of those surveyed said that they thought this was the most important quality in a manager…Continue Reading

The CEO Top Ten – Part Two

Time to Read – 5 Minutes Time to Do – Slightly longer The CEO Top Ten – Part Two (Part One) Here’s the number one, thank you to all the contributors to last week’s comments – It was nearly a record number! 1    ”Show me The Money!” *    Many of you got it – it’s…Continue Reading

Action For The Week

MAKE your big idea a killer proposition. Write it out, in language a 10-year-old would understand. Explain the pain (problems overcome) and pleasure (benefits) which will come from your big idea. Combine the two, ie, it needs to appeal to a problem being solved and an opportunity being achieved. Then, the killer part, add the…Continue Reading

Your Company – Make It Real

IS your company the real deal? Is there an authenticity within its structure which nurtures trust, openness and integrity? Or are there barriers prohibiting the company’s participation in the areas that really matter – really matter – such as Corporate, Social and World responsibility? Naked Leader founder and Honorary Professor of Leadership at Warwick University…Continue Reading