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The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business

The Most Important Numbers You Need to Understand to Grow Your Business | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it

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Some  financial management health checks to help you keep your business profitable.

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:27 AM

Of all the numbers mentioned in here, I find the pipeline one the most challenging to manage as you grow. It's that aged-old problem of not enough time to work on and in the business and not enough cash to hire additional resources. So what do you do when you reach that point? How do you free up time and/or resources to help you continue to market as you grow?

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:45 PM

Very Basic, but essential.  The key from my point of view ? Make sure  that the "checking the number" becomes a monthly routine that you stick to stubbornly. Block the time, no compromise!

Marie Clement's curator insight, January 30, 2014 12:28 PM

This is an excellent article that helps you to get a grip really quickly on the information that needs to be reviewed constantly and encourages setting up schedules to do this.

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Are You Fuelling Conflict?

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What are the signs of conflict and what causes conflict to escalate? Tricia Cunningham addresses the issue of conflict management in the workplace.
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"People generally dislike or avoid conflict. It makes them uncomfortable so ignoring escalating issues is an approach adopted by many. However, when addressed early and effectively it can help clear tensions, address underlying issues and lead to innovation. So what are the signs of conflict and what causes conflict to escalate?"

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18 Key Leadership Tips

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Download the free quick reference guide 18 Key Leadership Tips for business owners and managers. Leadership development for high performance work teams.
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In this ebook we present 18 Key Leadership Tips for business owners and managers in a quick guide format. Keep this document for easy reference when you need to remind yourself of the critical elements of leadership in business. Share it with other team leaders to improve the overall performance of your company.

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Places Available Emerging Leaders Programme

Places Available Emerging Leaders Programme | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
The Emerging Leaders programme will provide managers with practical tools and approaches to managing people which can be easily applied to their workplace.
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This programme is designed to support a combination of team leaders, supervisors and managers. It is of benefit to managers looking to enhance their skills further, and looking for practical application of best management practices.

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How To Create A Successful Company Culture

How To Create A Successful Company Culture | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
How To Create a Successful Company Culture. It’s often the lack of recognition of underlying bad habits that cause stagnation in the business.
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Mike Gaffney's new blog explains why business owners have got to get their company culture right if they want the right business results.


"If you’re going to make serious changes in your business and maximize new opportunities, you need to recognise the subconscious habits and often limiting behaviours that are holding the organisation back."

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Emerging Managers Programme

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The Emerging Managers Programme will provide managers with practical tools and approaches to managing people which can be easily applied to their workplace.


Facillitated by skilled professionals with an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the workplace, this programme will provoke thought and action with immediate results

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3 Management Mistakes That Can Fan the Flames of Workplace Discontent

3 Management Mistakes That Can Fan the Flames of Workplace Discontent | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Do you see conflict rearing its ugly head at work and don’t know how it happened or how to get a handle on it? There are three things that managers do – or don’t do – that may be at the heart of your workplace conflict.

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How To Measure Customer Satisfaction More Effectively

How To Measure Customer Satisfaction More Effectively | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
The Net Promoter Score is a way to measure customer satisfaction more effectively that is both cost effective, and powerful in its impact on the business.
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John Raftery's new blog explains why knowing the Net Promoter Score (NPS) can have a powerful impact on your business. The NPS can do more to increase customer satisfaction than other survey data, or customer complaint data which may not always be reliable.

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How Managers Keep People Motivated

How Managers Keep People Motivated | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
LEAP business advisor Tricia Cunningham explains how to create a high performance culture where managers & employees are motivated by more than just money.
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1. Do you know the individual? Do you know what they like to do?
2. Do you know what their strengths are, what they’re good at, what they’re capable of doing?
3. Have you aligned their strengths to the results they need to achieve, or the requirements of the business?

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Don’t Forget to Set Team Process Goals - Management Tip of the Day - August 19, 2014

Don’t Forget to Set Team Process Goals - Management Tip of the Day - August 19, 2014 | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.

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How to improve your business dramatically with a Core Score

How to improve your business dramatically with a Core Score | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
The core score captures the essence of the business, it becomes like a flywheel within the business and can improve your business dramatically.
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There are many types of metrics companies use to measure success, but how do you know what the most effective Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is for your particularly business? John Raftery, executive coach at LEAP, explains how keeping a Core Score  can dramatically improve your business performance and drive behavioural change.

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Management - what do successful companies do differently?

Management - what do successful companies do differently? | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
With the right leadership and management, the SME sector can adopt the best practices of the multinationals and successfully apply them to small businesses.
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LEAP executive coach John Raftery discusses how large corporate best practices in management can be successfully applied to small and medium businesses.

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Management Team Programme

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The Management Team Programme focuses on developing a visual strategy for businesses and developing a company-wide shared vision of success.
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The programme utilises the futureSME business model which was developed as part of a major cross-European project funded by the EU Framework 7 project and is accredited by the University of Stratclyde. The business model provides a strategic and operational framework, specifically developed for SMEs, to optimise organisational competitiveness and establish sustainable growth. LEAP is the licensed provider of futureSME in Ireland.

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Part Ⅱ☞ Tactics Vs. Strategy ☚

Part Ⅱ☞ Tactics Vs. Strategy ☚ | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it

 

 

Strategy is deciding what you need to do; tactics are the specific steps you take to do it.


 

Good strategy requires tactical execution. New tactics open new strategic possibilities.



Strategic leadership basically means using strategy in the management of workers. The main strategy usually employed is to motivate workers to take the initiative to improve their productive input into the company. Strategy involves thinking and planning, while leadership inspires others to take the appropriate action.


This management model trains and encourages employees to best prepare the company for the future. Strategic leaders use leadership techniques that empower and motivate rather than bully employees.


Another goal is to create an environment in which employees anticipate the company's needs in relation to their own jobs. Employees in a workplace environment led by a strategic leader are encouraged to follow their own initiative.


Leaders reward quality workers by promoting them and offering incentives to do well for the company.Barking out orders to staff is certainly not a style that's conducive to a strategic type of leadership, and a coaching style of leading others is generally used instead.


Strategic management realizes that employees have a potential that should be encouraged in a respectful, yet motivating way. Leaders look to retain good employees while also forecasting how the company can run even more efficiently in the future...

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When a senior leader gets involved at a tactical level, it better be intentional. It sends a message.  If you’re managing in the weeds,  you can’t see the big picture.

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The 5 Critical Things That a Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

The 5 Critical Things That a Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — President Ronald …

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Common Mistakes That Demotivate Teams

Common Mistakes That Demotivate Teams | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Here are 3 mistakes often made by managers that results in teams being demotivated and unproductive. Tricia Cunningham's management training blog.
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Whether you’re a newly appointed manager or one with extensive experience, managing a demotivated team is challenging, frustrating and time consuming. - Tricia Cunningham's new management training blog.

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The Holistic Approach To Good Leadership - Fast Company

The Holistic Approach To Good Leadership - Fast Company | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Thinking outside the box is greatbut turning one's gaze inward can produce surprising results.
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What Have Core Values Got To Do With Business?

What Have Core Values Got To Do With Business? | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Mike Gaffney explains why establishing a set of positive core values is vital for developing the right kind of company culture.
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Mike Gaffney discusses the critical link between your company's set of core values, company culture and business performance.

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How A Successful Manager Motivates The Individual

How A Successful Manager Motivates The Individual | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
A successful manager takes the time to work out the strengths, skills and interests of team members, then aligns them with business goals.
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How well do you know the individuals in your team? A successful manager takes the time to identify the strengths, skills and interests of team members, and then align them with long-term business goals. Business advisor Tricia Cunningham explains why knowing the individual yields positive results for managers, team members and the company.

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11 Startup Lessons From A Successful Female CEO

11 Startup Lessons From A Successful Female CEO | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
For those with a great idea and some investor cash, a down economy and a troubled job market mark the right time for a small business to tak

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Excellent advice.

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Great tips - for men and women.

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The Time Management Tool That Puts You in Control

The Time Management Tool That Puts You in Control | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
For busy managers, the key to reducing stress levels lies in their ability to manage their time better. Time Management blog by Tricia Cunningham.
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Hans Selye, the Austrian endocrinologist is credited with introducing the word stress into our modern lexicon. Selye once said ‘it’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.’ For busy managers, the key to reducing stress levels lies in their ability to manage their time better, or as Tricia Cunningham puts it, ‘to think differently about their workloads.’ Here Tricia discusses the link between time management and stress management, and the time management tool that puts you in control.  

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The Changing Face of Leadership

The new leadership competencies and behaviors that all leaders need in the new economy.

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Kilian Duignan discusses futureSME on South East Radio

Kilian Duignan discusses futureSME on South East Radio | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
LEAP associate Kilian Duignan discusses the Management Team Programme, and how the futureSME business methodology is transforming companies.
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South East Radio podcast with Kilian Duignan in conversation with Karl Fitzpatrick. Topics under discussion are  the Management Team Programme structure, the futureSME business methodology used on the programme,  strategic change, visual management tools, management capabilities, improving business performance and creating jobs.

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3 Steps for Stress Management for the Workplace

3 Steps for Stress Management for the Workplace | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a new recruit or a seasoned manager, Tricia Cunningham recommends these 3 steps for stress management for the workplace.
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Tricia Cunningham explains why prioritizing tasks, and remaining aware of the demands of others, is crucial for managing stress in the workplace.

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The Ability To Inspire People Towards a Common Goal

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A successful and productive team works together to achieve the same goal; this is also often the reason as to why the team is successful – because each ...

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How can businesses benefit from an Executive Coaching programme?

How can businesses benefit from an Executive Coaching programme? | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
John Raftery of LEAP, explains the role of an Executive Coach and the impact that an Executive Coaching programme can have on a business.
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In this video John Raftery, executive coach at LEAP, addresses 4 main questions regarding leadership development for business owners.

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