Don’t Manage for Profit – Manage for Value!

Don’t Manage for Profit – Manage for Value! by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Managing for profit can be detrimental to your business in the longer-term.  Discover the 4 guidelines to help your business thrive, not just survive. We are in uncomfortable times.  Europe is facing a myriad of difficulties, China’s growth is looking… Read More

Making Better Decisions – Using the Decision Matrix

Making Better Decisions – Using the Decision Matrix by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Decisions are made in a subjective and varied way, creating poor decisions and contributing to poor outcomes.  See how a simple tool can help you make better decisions – whether at business or home. When making business decision we often… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 5

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 5 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff, Image (c) People Insight In the first blog in this series we looked at why employee engagement is so important and provided an overview of Gallup’s findings from its extensive… Read More

Business Lessons from Fishing

Business Lessons from Fishing by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions What do good anglers know which we can use in driving stronger business growth and results? Fishing is one of the most popular leisure time pursuits in the world.  There is something about going out there, rod in hand, to capture that ever elusive… Read More

Leadership and Decision-Making

Leadership & Decision-Making by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why are decisions and their outcomes separate?  What can you do to have decisions that drive results?  Read on here…. Leadership requires courage and initiative.  As such a leader needs to be willing to make a decision or take action.  Decision-making is an act of… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 3

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 3 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In the first blog in this series we looked at why employee engagement is so important and provided an overview of Gallup’s findings from its extensive research.  This was summarised in the 12 ways to engage employees.… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 2

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 2 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In our previous blog, we looked at why employee engagement is so important and provided an overview of Gallup’s findings from its extensive research.  This was summarised in the following 12 ways to engage employees.  In this… Read More

How to Optimize When Managing Costs

How to Optimize When Managing Costs by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions How to identify which costs need to be addressed, their importance and impact, and how to develop and prioritise your cost management program for the optimal effect. Many businesses are concerned with the changes that are occurring in their marketplaces.  Changes in… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 1

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 1 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Employee engagement is becoming increasingly important as businesses compete for a dwindling skilled labour force as experienced baby-boomers retire and a smaller, relatively inexperienced workforce enters the market and progresses through the ranks.  The need to attract,… Read More