New year’s resolutions can be a bit of a cliche, but this is actually not a bad time of year to take a step back and think about what you want to do next year to make your business more successful. Here are my suggestions:.
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When planning any important activities, projects or the future of our organisations, the historic approach has always been to set long term goals. We determine where we want to be in say, 3 or 5 years’ time, and set our plans accordingly. The problem with this approach is that the pace of change is increasing, […]
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” John F Kennedy. 1961 It is hard to imagine the impact of this bold statement, looking back from our vantage point of the next […]
In the same way that you wouldn’t start out on journey without knowing where you are going (London, Australia, Legoland) or having an idea (strategic direction) of how you are going to get there (car, train, cycle or walk), you need to know why you are running your business. Perhaps you think that your business […]
by Jacqui Hogan Why set goals? Goal setting is used by Olympic athletes, successful business managers and almost all high achievers to give them a clear long-term vision of what they want to achieve. Goals create motivation and help build your confidence. Goals should be clear As far as possible, define the goals in […]
Managers are responsible for the achievements of other people – their team. You are not there to DO, but to produce results via your team. This also means you need to involve your team in agreeing the goals at the detailed level, but it is your job to create the mission and ensure that you […]
As we all know, the business environment is constantly changing, but it can be hard to find time to consider what the impact might be. A SWOT is a well tested method that does not take too much time, but still produces the information needed to make good business decisions.