Take Responsibility to Gain Momentum

Take Responsibility to Gain Momentum Freeing yourself and others to gain traction and action. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions How often have you waited for work or input from someone else in order to get your work done, or to actually start the process.  It’s not your fault you are delayed, but what… Read More

Efficiency vs Effectiveness

Efficiency vs Effectiveness Which would you rather be – efficient or effective? by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions The focus for many businesses today is on the short-run, getting more for their dollar and squeezing more out of their resources.  Productivity is the name of the game.  Although this is laudable it has focused… Read More

Do You Have a Leadership Team or a Leadership Committee?

Do You Have a Leadership Team or a Leadership Committee? The differences and the impacts of leadership by team and by committees. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Many CEOs and senior leaders in companies with which I have worked with often believe, in all sincerity, that they have a leadership team or executive… Read More

The Art of Effective Delegation

The Art of Effective Delegation A 5-step process by which to effectively delegate and manage delegated work. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Delegating effectively allows managers and leaders to free up time; ensure the work is down by the right person at the right level and on-time; helps to develop people and their… Read More

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Any Meeting

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Any Meeting Preparing for any meeting these 4 questions will help you be more effective. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions We spend a lot of time meeting and talking with people.  Think how much of your time is spent on the phone, face-to-face, on webinars, video-conferencing, conference… Read More

The Management & Leadership Development Imperative

The Management & Leadership Development Imperative Why Management & Leadership Development is a priority and its benefits. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions One of the top issues for CEOs is business growth; however the ability of the business to achieve this growth is being stymied by the lack of suitably skilled staff –… Read More

Deciding How to Decide

Deciding How to Decide What you need to do before you start the decision-making process by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions We make decisions every day; small ones, big ones, unusual ones, specific or general and those which have become a force of habit.  We get so involved in the decision itself that we… Read More

The Art of Setting KPIs

The Art of Setting KPIs How to create KPIs that drive engagement and performance by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”.  Although this is true many companies don’t know what to measure or, if they do, they don’t know how to establish KPIs. Why is this… Read More

The Challenges of Middle Management

The Challenges of Middle Management by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why middle-management is essential for business survival and the risks you run of if you lose or alienate them. Middle management.  Often described as the ‘backbone’ of the company, they provide the continuity across the business and the key people for getting things… Read More

Dealing With Your Top Challenges

Dealing With Your Top Challenges The power of changing your challenges into questions by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Tell me:  “What challenges do you face currently?” This is not a rhetorical question, think about it and spend 5-10 minutes writing them down.  Do this with your colleagues.  As a group define what your… Read More