The 7 Ps – Seven Questions for Growing Your Business

How you can improve employee commitment and engagement demonstrate respect. When you are looking to grow your business there are three steps involved: firstly, determining what your business will look at a given point in the future; secondly, what the business currently looks like; and finally, how you are going to bridge the gap between… Read More

Guidelines to Managing Conflict

Six key guidelines to manage conflict effectively When dealing with a conflict you want to manage it effectively.  Conflicts are difficult to resolve as resolutions are rarely reached which everyone is happy with.  A conflict that is well-managed provides the basis for an approach that everyone will accept, commit to and action. Remember, you want… Read More

Learning From Your Mistakes

How failure can make you more successful… We all make mistakes, but do we learn from them? As children we are often taught not to make mistakes, and that it is important to be right. This is reinforced as we become adults and so we learn to equate mistakes with failure.  And when we do… Read More

The Power of Framing

Frames are a powerful tool that allow you to define how a situation, event or occurrence can be viewed.  If you set the frame, you control the conversation; if you control the conversation, you can control the relationship; and if you control the relationship, you control the business opportunity. A frame works in the same… 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

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

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

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