Leading from the Inside Out

Leading from the Inside-Out What is the difference between an average leader and a great leader – the answer is WHY? by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In a TED presentation by Simon Sinek a key question was asked – “How can some companies achieve things that others do not, when they have access… Read More

Creating Peer Pressure

Creating Peer Pressure How to design and create peer pressure to align people and efforts. by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Peer pressure is a useful way to get people to work together.  A working definition of peer pressure for the purpose of this is: “Peer pressure is the influence exerted by a peer… Read More

Attitude vs. Aptitude

Attitude vs. Aptitude How attitude is the driver of success and how to help people succeed. by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In a previous article, “The Exactitude of Attitude”, we examined the importance of having people not only with the right skills, but the right attitude – and that 46% of new hires… Read More

Stop-Start-Continue for Individual and Team Growth

Stop-Start-Continue – 3 Steps for Individual & Team Growth by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions 3 Steps to Develop You and Your Team – Raise Performance, Achieve Outcomes. How often do you take the time to stop, look at what you are doing and carry out a “self-audit”?  To reach our potential, or to… Read More

The Trials of Leadership Styles

The Trials of Leadership Styles by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Adapting your leadership style for effective results – balancing task- and people-oriented leadership. When organizing a company meeting what do you, or the individual you have delegated to, do first?  Do you develop the timeline and associated task, or do you consider who… Read More

Managing the “Peter Principle” – Developing Key Leadership & Management Skills

Managing the “Peter Principle” – Developing Key Leadership & Management Skills by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions What are the risks of poor leaders, what are the key skills and capabilities a good leader needs to have, and how can you do this? Introduction Effective leadership requires a blend of skills – commercial, relational,… Read More

How To Manage Those Delegated To

How to Manage Those Delegated To by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions This looks at how to assess what are the best ways to manage those doing delegated work. This follows on from a previous article – The Art of Effective Delegation – which provides a 5-step process for effectively delegating work. Now you… Read More

Leadership – the Ticking Talent Time Bomb

Leadership – the Ticking Talent Time Bomb   by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Forecasts on where the future leaders will come from, and where they will not! Are you worried about the lack of management and leadership talent in your business?  You should be.  There is an underlying shift in demographics that is… Read More

The Exactitude of Attitude

The Exactitude of Attitude How attitude is a good predictor of prospective employee success, and how you can identify those with the right attitude for your business. by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions The top challenge for CEOs according to a survey from the Conference Board (January 2013) is Human Capital – the ability… Read More