Social Enterprise & Why Your Business Should Embrace It

I am a massive fan of Social Enterprise and I am sure you are all aware of what it means but just in case. A Social Enterprise (SE) is either a Limited Company (LTD) or Community Investment Company (CIC) and both will generate income, the difference to a normal company however is that the profits[…..]

Probably The Best Business Idea In The World!

That is a pretty wild claim, so I’ll get straight to the point. This article explains a simple but amazingly effective business idea that could revolutionise your organisation and give you a clear competitive advantage.

Moving From ‘Player’ To ‘Manager’

This blog was inspired by an article I read this week by Ann Francke the chief executive of the CMI. The article finished with these words, “Avoid the temptation to wander on to the field.” What preceded this was a piece about the importance of leaders remembering that they are paid to think, not to[…..]

Whether You Are An Early Bird Or A Night Owl Is Genetic!

Now I am an early bird, I prefer to get up and get things done. I hate lateness and lazy attitudes from others first thing in the morning. I consider night owls to be somewhat lazy people and non-conformist but according to latest scientific research by neurogeneticist Dr Louis Ptacek of University of California “Whether[…..]

Vive La Difference!

As leaders and managers we have responsibility for upholding The Equality Act 2010 which legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

Are You Addicted To ‘Building Teams’?

I have recently read the story of Judy Estrin from the US who has been involved in the founding of eight businesses. She also has extensive experience and held senior board management positions at some huge enterprises including Walt Disney, FedEx and Sun Microsystems. Her motive for work is that she is “Addicted to the[…..]

Chicken & Egg – Productivity & Pay

I was intrigued last week by New Year’s messages put out by the respective heads of the CIPD and the CBI. Mark Beatson, chief economist at the CIPD, said: “Employment growth looks set to continue at an impressive rate over the year to come. However, the downside is that UK productivity has yet to improve[…..]

Out Of The Ashes Grow The Roses Of Success

No apologies for non-cricket fans as there are some really great messages in this piece for us all to learn from. Yes this blog is a bit of a post mortem on the thrashing of the England cricket team by Australia in the recent “Ashes Series” and a pretty conclusive score of five tests to[…..]