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Leadership and Management

Measuring what’s important

Posted on 27/11/2017, 09:28

Following on from our previous blog in this series, “The Most Important Thing”, the next step is to translate your goals into action.  For this, setting your targets and measuring your performance against them is vital to making them happen.

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People Series: Blog 4 – Performance Management

Posted on 22/05/2017, 15:22

Our last newsletter focused on the importance of setting objectives and expectations for each of the roles in your organisation. Having done that it is vital to review performance against the objectives set.

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People Series: Blog 3 “Objectives and Expectations”

Posted on 08/05/2017, 10:42

So, you’ve now decided on your organisational structure, the roles you are looking to fill and started to recruit your team (see our previous newsletters). Now it’s time to start to think about setting the objectives for these roles and, just as importantly, your expectations.

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People Series: Blog 2 “Recruitment”

Posted on 24/04/2017, 15:23

Good recruitment always starts with being clear about what you are trying to recruit for.  This sounds simple but is rarely easy…

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People Series: Blog 1 “Developing an Organisation to Enable Your Business to Grow”

Posted on 07/04/2017, 13:50

From humble beginnings:

Often the business starts with just the founder and perhaps an assistant. As the business grows, new people are brought in and they start to cover more and more roles.

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Board Meeting minutes, outcomes and follow up

Posted on 16/03/2017, 15:37

So, you have organised your board meeting, invites, the agenda and board papers have been circulated and everyone has arrived on time…. what happens now?

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Prepping a successful Board Meeting

Posted on 06/03/2017, 08:30

Organising a board meeting would seem to be a routine task; prepare an agenda, assemble minutes and reports from management, identify the decisions the Board must make, assemble all the pre-reading and get it to the Directors at least 5 days in advance.

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What should be on my Board Agenda?

Posted on 14/02/2017, 11:04

Why do I need an Agenda for my board meeting?

The agenda outlines the list of things to be discussed. It ensures the board stays focused on issues they should be discussing and provides a structure for both preparation and the meeting itself

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How often should I hold a board meeting?

Posted on 03/02/2017, 15:53

We often find that many SME owners don’t see the value of holding regular board meetings.  When we ask business owners how often they hold a board meeting, a large percentage answer “once a year” or “very infrequently”.

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What is the Role of the Board of Directors?

Posted on 20/01/2017, 11:12

The principle duties and objectives of a board of directors are to:

A. Ensure that the business is run in the best interests of the shareholders which essentially means running the business to maximise profit within the law and the ethical and operational policies set down by the board.

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5 Key Measures to Grow Sales and Improve your Profit

In or last article, “Measuring What’s Important” we discussed key performance indicators or KPIs. There are lagging KPIs such as financial measures that tell you what just happened and leading KPIs that indicate what your financials are likely to look like.

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Measuring what’s important

Following on from our previous blog in this series, “The Most Important Thing”, the next step is to translate your goals into action.  For this, setting your targets and measuring your performance against them is vital to making them happen.

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The Most Important Thing is the Most Important Thing

What do you want to achieve in your business? Every owner manager had their reasons for why they started out on that journey – what are yours? And more importantly, are they still valid, are you on track, or are your hopes and desires being frustrated?

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