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 Challenges of Middle Management

The Challenges of Middle Management by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why middle-management is essential for business survival and the risks you run of if you lose or alienate them. Middle management.  Often described as the ‘backbone’ of the company, they provide the continuity across the business and the key people for getting things… Read More

The Motivation Trap

The Motivation Trap by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Why motivation alone is not enough, you need more… Imagine what would happen if your favorite football team took the field and the ONLY training they received in the last 8 months had been sitting in a room. Within the room, they’d be listening to legends… Read More

Three Ways to Improve How You Work

3 Ways to Improve How You Work by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions We are often so busy doing the work that we forget to take a step back and give ourselves the time to focus and re-energize ourselves.  Here are 3 tips for improving your personal effectiveness, no matter what you do. 1.… Read More

5 Ways to Build Your Leadership Brand

5 Ways to Build Your Leadership Brand by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Many companies have an ad hoc approach to developing their leaders, developing them as and when necessary to help them fulfill their roles.  The weakness here is that it is just about the company. Take a step back, and let’s review… Read More

The Only 2 Ways to Reach Your Customers

The Only 2 Ways to Reach Your Customers by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions There are two ways to market to and gain customers, and two ways only. Either you reach out to them, or they are attracted to you. One way you try to “push” them to come to you, the other way… Read More

Raise Productivity – Build on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

Raise Productivity – Build on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Too often in business we focus on our business’ and staff’s weaknesses.  The reasoning is that by addressing our weaknesses we can improve.  This is a fallacy.  The only way that you can improve and raise performance on… Read More

The 4 Building Blocks for High-Growth

The 4 Building Blocks for High-Growth by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions High-growth can be risky, but you can mitigate the risk by having focus, discipline and consistency in approach.  Yet even then, businesses can fail – even those who prior to embarking on a strategy of rapid-growth were operating successfully.  So what can… Read More

How to Keep Top Young Managers

How to Keep Top Young Managers by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Keeping top young managers – your future talent pipeline – is hard.  Find out what they are looking for so you can retain them for longer. You have spent a lot of time, effort, resources and money in getting the best young… Read More

Don’t Manage for Profit – Manage for Value!

Don’t Manage for Profit – Manage for Value! by  Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Managing for profit can be detrimental to your business in the longer-term.  Discover the 4 guidelines to help your business thrive, not just survive. We are in uncomfortable times.  Europe is facing a myriad of difficulties, China’s growth is looking… Read More