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The art of effective delegation

The art of effective delegation

If you want to become a great manager, one of the skills you have to learn is how to delegate. What I’ve noticed is that often when people don’t have a solid delegation process, that’s when things tend to break down. Have you ever asked a team member...
A lesson from Team Sky

A lesson from Team Sky

Leadership Development In 2009 Dave Brailsford was appointed Performance Director for the newly created Team Sky. Team Sky was put together for one key reason – to win the Tour de France within 5 years. Before then, no British cyclist had ever won the Tour. Over the 5...
To recruit or not to recruit?

To recruit or not to recruit?

To recruit or not to recruit? When is it the right time to recruit? Working out when to recruit a team member can be a little tricky. The decision is made a lot easier if you know exactly how much more turnover is needed to cover the cost of that person. Here’s a...
Long and boring meetings…..

Long and boring meetings…..

Month: November 2015 I recently ran a training session with one of my clients on how to run effective meetings. This particular business had dozens of internal meetings each month and found that they often over ran, weren’t focused and effective and involved a number...
The Question?

The Question?

Month: October 2015 I am regularly asked, ‘what is the secret ingredient to building a sustainable growth business?’ My answer is always the same…all things being equal, it is about having the right people doing the right thing. The reality is that there are so many...