5 Things to Do When Times Are Tough

5 Things to Do When Times Are Tough When the business environment is becoming harder, here are 5 strategies to help you focus your effort, time, resources and investment. by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Every few years the business cycle turns down and things get tough. For good business people this is a… 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

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

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