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

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

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 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

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

3 Key Ideas to Help Business Leaders Succeed

3 Key Ideas to Help Business Leaders Succeed by Andrew Cooke, Growth & Profit Solutions Here are three tips to help you succeed. Understand what your customers REALLY want going ahead When planning for how you will evolve your products and services start by sitting down with your best customers and asking them these two… 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