Recently I was approached by a friend of a client (let’s call him Jeff!) who was “interested in maybe getting a bit of coaching” and he wanted to chat to me first before he made any decision, which was fine by me. Jeff’s opening question to me was: “will you tell me lots of things... Read more »
I spent the last few days visiting some vineyards and chateaux in the Bourdeaux region with a friend of mine who is a wine distributor in Ireland. Truthfully, I was along just for the pure fun and enjoyment, while my friend was working – tough I know! However, I was reminded of some valuable lessons... Read more »
Ace Chapman has built his business by buying established small businesses, and the key is in the word “established” as the foundation of his philosophy.
A challenge for so many managers, entrepreneurs and leaders who I come in contact with is the following - what should I be spending my time on?
If you want to make the connection between your blog and sales then listen to Cody Lister. Cody is an expert at content promotion, but content that leads directly to sales. The content is also the platform to be seen as an expert in your field.
Joshua started out his career as a banker with JP Morgan in Michigan but soon realised he did not fit into the role of an employee, and so decided to take a completely different route.
At the end of the day if, as a coach, I can help them untangle some of their issues and help them create their own solutions then that is great.
Continuing the theme I started a couple of weeks ago when talking about Richard Hackman’s book “Leading Teams” where he highlights the 5 conditions required for a high performing team. I want to talk about his fourth condition - enabling structure.
Rick did not start out in life with a silver spoon in his mouth - far from it! He grew up in poverty but he decided, at an early age, that this was not going to define his life, and he chose to work hard to be better at everything he tried - and he succeeded!