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

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 3

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 3 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In the first blog in this series we looked at why employee engagement is so important and provided an overview of Gallup’s findings from its extensive research.  This was summarised in the 12 ways to engage employees.… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 2

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 2 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions In our previous blog, we looked at why employee engagement is so important and provided an overview of Gallup’s findings from its extensive research.  This was summarised in the following 12 ways to engage employees.  In this… Read More

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 1

The 12 Ways to Engage & Retain Staff – Part 1 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Employee engagement is becoming increasingly important as businesses compete for a dwindling skilled labour force as experienced baby-boomers retire and a smaller, relatively inexperienced workforce enters the market and progresses through the ranks.  The need to attract,… Read More

“Do You Think You Can Tell?” – Part 2 of 2

“Do You Think You Can Tell?” – Part 2 of 2 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions 9 tips on how to meet your goals and grow your capabilities In Part 1 of this article we identified why we are our own worst enemy when it comes to identifying how to improve ourselves.  Here… Read More

“Do You Think You Can Tell?” – Part 1 of 2

“Do You Think You Can Tell?” – Part 1 of 2 by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Can you tell how good your performance is or how you can improve?  Read on to find out, you might be surprised… Those of you who are Pink Floyd fans will immediately recognise the lyrics from the… Read More

Perceptions of Business Growth – What is REALLY happening?

Perceptions of Business Growth – What is REALLY happening? by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Is your business growing or not? Do you share the same view as your staff, your manager or your leaders?  How do you know if you do?  This article highlights the differences that exist, examines why they exist, and… Read More