What Do You Need to be Successful?

And the answer is…… So you want to be successful? But is that enough to be so? We all know that just because you want something does not make it so. Success requires one thing and one thing only – action! To be successful needs a massive amount of effort on a consistent and ongoing… Read More

What is YOUR map?

Build your map and build value Have you ever been to Disneyland?  Millions of people, children and adults alike, have visited it and enjoyed its magic and experienced the wonder it has engendered. But did you know it nearly didn’t happen? When Walt Disney first tried to get financial backing for his project – the… Read More

5 Keys for Recovering from a Technology Failure

…how to accelerate your recovery and get results faster! Businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to do large amounts of business-critical work; and when it goes wrong it can have a disastrous impact in terms of cost, time, people and effort. Not only have you ‘sunk’ considerable investments into something that has not delivered, but… Read More

7 Secrets for Successful Business Growth

  If you want to grow your business, and I mean really grow your business, then here are a few simple but powerful secrets you can use. When you get to the end there is an eighth and even more powerful secret to share! 7 Secrets + 1 Know what you do and what you… Read More

Land Mines vs. Gold Mines

How to ask customers for feedback to build better relationships and drive sales Too often businesses adopt pessimistic mindsets when using customer surveys, with the surveys being focused on problems and what has gone wrong – your “land mines”. This is so the business can identify what has gone wrong, focus on what can be… Read More

Leveraging Your Weaknesses

“Bad companies are destroyed by the crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them”  – Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel I know the commonly accepted thinking is that to be more successful you need to address and leverage your strengths, not your weaknesses. I have even written an article on this previously.… Read More