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Leadership and Management

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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Why your KPI’s are not serving your business objectives!

Posted on 19/09/2016, 10:38

Just in case you are new to the acronym, let me dive straight in and start by explaining that the term KPI stands for ‘key performance indicators’.

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Marketing series #3: Don’t settle for Fluffy!

It’s not only Hagrid’s three headed beast of Harry Potter fame that goes by the name Fluffy. Marketing has been “accused” of being ‘fluffy’ by which it is meant that it is not measurable, not accountable and it is unclear how it impacts the business.

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Marketing series #2: ‘Is your marketing fit for the digital age?’

So you have your marketing plan sorted out (if not, see our previous blog in this series for some useful pointers).  Now you just need to make it happen.

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Marketing series #1: ‘Those that plan … win!’

Those that plan … win! A good marketing plan dovetails with your business plan. Together they act as a navigation system for your business: assessing the conditions and setting the strategic direction.

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