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Employee Engagement – Tell a Story

Why you need to tell a story in order to engage your employees To engage your employees, you must be able to tell a story. Storytelling is one of the most ancient forms of communication for a key reason; it creates powerful emotional connections that link the...

Employee Engagement – Great Leadership

Why leadership will make and break employee engagement In the bid to create a highly engaged workforce, it is all too easy to focus on the expectations of the employees themselves and the supporting organisational processes, tools and culture. Often, however, the most...

Employee Engagement – Why Does it Matter?

Are your employees engaged and why does it even matter? Over the next five weeks, we're going to take a 'deep dive' look at employee engagement and consider its value to your business, examining the theory across a series of factors - from leadership and communication...

What is a KPI Report?

KPI Report What is a KPI report? - How do I know if my business is succeeding? Depending on the sector you’re in, the numbers that tell your company’s story might be its profit margin, or how much it has to spend on advertising to gain one new customer, or how many...

What is a KPI?

What is a KPI? A KPI, or a Key Performance Indicator, is a measurable, quantifiable value which can be used to demonstrate how a company achieves its key business objectives. KPIs can span across departments, divisions or even industries, and are typically evaluated...

Strategic Facilitator – Why do you need one?

Why do you need a strategic facilitator? Every business leadership team needs to periodically extract themselves from the everyday running of the operation and engage in some serious strategising. For most businesses, this will come in the shape of a strategic...

How to Avoid Change Fatigue

How to avoid change fatigue - All businesses know that 'change is a constant' - but where it presents an endless series of seemingly-disparate projects, fatigue can set in. Any manager who has experienced a carousel of internal change initiatives will know about the...

What is a Strategic Plan?

Without a clear strategic plan, your every action simply becomes a tactic. Multiplied across your growing business and those actions - although well-intentioned - become increasingly random and lack cohesion, structure or direction. As a business leader it is your...

Creating a High Performance Culture

Creating a High Performance Culture - Peter Drucker, the legendary management guru says that 'business culture eats strategy'. By this, he means that the most successful companies are those which build positive, powerful high performance culture. But doing this -...

Realistic Business Objectives

Every company needs a clearly defined set of business objectives as part of its business strategy. These objectives should follow the SMART model - being specific in nature, measurable in output with key performance indicators, achievable with stretch and effort,...

Strategy for Beginners

Strategy for Beginners - Strategy is a process just like any other process.  Unfortunately this simple fact is often forgotten. All too often organisations think about strategy once or twice a year and forget about it until prompted by a senior manager.  Unless...

Creating Useful KPIs

  Creating Useful KPIs - Some Useful Checks Take a look at QuickScore the worldwide acclaimed KPI Manager. If you are reading this blog it is because you are interested in measuring your business' progress.  But you are probably measuring too much.  You may...

43% UK Employees Feel Undervalued

43% UK Workforce Undervalued - More than 43% of employees recently surveyed by Intrafocus in the United Kingdom feel undervalued and unrecognised at work. In a survey conducted through the mobile phone application Citizenme, 120 people were asked 5 simple questions...

The Next Big Idea

Having run 100's of strategy workshops over the years we find a set of 'core' business strategies tend to come up frequently.  For example; "Improve Customer  Satisfaction" is a core business strategy.  How do we go about improving customer satisfaction?  Strategic...

Thinking Strategically

It’s coming up to the start of new fiscal year in the United Kingdom (and many other parts of the world). It’s the time of the year when most companies start thinking strategically. Typically, medium to large sized companies will book away-days for the executive team...