It’s easy to think that super successful business owners are born that way – the likes of Bill Gates, Alan Sugar, Richard Branson. But great leaders aren’t just born that way; they’ve learnt how to be successful, and the ONE thing they have in common that makes them so successful is that they have a goal… a vision… or a ‘WHY’ as Simon Sinek describes in his best-selling book, Start with Why.
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The ability to attract, retain and develop a successful team is absolutely vital if a business is to grow. In fact, for some smaller businesses, being unable to build a good team prevents any growth at all. I regularly hear comments like “I employed people once but it was a nightmare, what with all the regulations and tax implications and the need to supervise and train them, so I got rid of them and am happier on my own.” Read the rest of this entry »
When thinking about how to grow a business, most business owners will focus on increasing the number of customers, selling more products or services and making more profits. Unfortunately, if they do this they are destined to fail, because they are concentrating on the end result, and not on the factors that they can actually have an effect on. Read the rest of this entry »