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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, 6:27 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, 1:45 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, 9:28 AM

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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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

The Ability To Inspire People Towards a Common Goal | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
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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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.

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"We often think a deadline can help us shake off inertia and focus on getting a job done. But the brain research suggests precisely the opposite is true. A deadline, instead, more often limits our thinking and can lead to much worse decision making."

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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, April 29, 8:35 AM

Most of us assume that when we try to solve problems, we're drawing on the logical parts of our brains. But, in fact, great strategists seem to draw on the emotional and intuitive parts of their brain much more.

Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, April 29, 2:33 PM

This is an excellent summary of research on problem - solving and the brain.  Huge implications for all leaders.  And the role of attention control is undeniable. A good read. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 1:06 PM

Good WSJ article on leadership and decision-making: "Take much of what you know about how  executives make decisions. Now, forget it." New brain research shows most of what we thought we know about executive decision making is wrong

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5 Reasons Nice-Guy Leaders Actually Finish First

5 Reasons Nice-Guy Leaders Actually Finish First | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Barry Salzberg, the Global CEO of Deloitte, believes that strong leadership doesn't have to be synonymous with hard personalities and demanding...

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Barry Salzberg, the Global CEO of Deloitte, believes that strong leadership doesn't have to be synonymous with hard personalities and demanding expectations. Here's how to lead by example.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 17, 7:21 AM

Every CEO is different, and none of us are perfect, but the most effective and inspiring fall into one of these groupings.

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How does futureSME come alive in a business?

How does futureSME come alive in a business? | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
LEAP’s Tricia Cunningham explains how the futureSME methodology is helping to transform businesses and business leaders.
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Tricia Cunningham's new blog explains why the futureSME approach to business is different from other programmes.

"It's also different from other programmes because it comes with qualified mentors. They fully understand the futureSME process, they understand small and medium businesses, and they know what it's like for a leader trying to transform their business."

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The Mentor's Role and return on investment for your company

The Mentor's Role and return on investment for your company | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
futureSME. The mentor works with the owner to complete the company diagnostic at the start of the programme and again at the end of the programme.
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Mike Gaffney discusses the role of the mentor and their affect on overall business perfomance.

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Mike Gaffney discusses futureSME with John Cooke on ClareFM radio

Mike Gaffney discusses futureSME with John Cooke on ClareFM radio | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Mike Gaffney discusses futureSME with John Cooke on ClareFM radio. A business strategy, designed for managers and directors, is transforming the SME sector.
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LEAP MD Mike Gaffney in discussion with John Cooke on the Morning Focus radio show on ClareFM. Mike reveals how SMEs can transform their companies using the futureSME business methodology. Access the podcast here

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Free Seminar 'Grow Your Business Now' with futureSME - Jan 24 Shannon

Free Seminar 'Grow Your Business Now' with futureSME - Jan 24 Shannon | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
How futureSME practices and tools can be applied to your business regardless of size or sector.
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For business owners and senior managers in the Shannon and surrounding regions, there will be a free seminar focusing on growing your business in 2014. Oakwood Arms Hotel Jan 24.

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How to Stop Mismanaging Your Brands

A brand is the only corporate asset that, managed properly, will never depreciate. Never depreciate. Those are magic words.

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Jason Poblete's curator insight, January 7, 6:58 AM

A brand is what defines your company for the public. It is, in my opinion, the foundation of all things within a company's vision, strategy, and day-to-day operations.

 

Your brand should be what defines each move your company makes and can be crafted with a few questions:

 

1) Why do we exist? That is, what purpose do we serve?

2) What are we positioned to do better than our competitors and other companies that can become competitors?

3) What do we believe in? Does the strategy and commitments of our business units stay in line with our corporate beliefs and values?

4) What do we put first- loving our customers, or loving our bottom-line?

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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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Laissez-Faire...Autocratic...Participative...Transactional...Transformational...

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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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How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other

How to Run a Family Business Without Killing Each Other | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it

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Family businesses play a big part in the economies of most countries, but going into business with family members, comes with a high degree of risk to family cohesion.


Businesses that employ many family members, need to recognise that certain formalities need to be observed, if they want to avoid continual in-fighting and the creation of long term family animosities.


This excellent article, suggests that running a business with family requires discipline, planning and recognition that family relationships are fragile and come ahead of everything else, and it offers five tips to help prevent family businesses from imploding.

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Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment

Leadership Lesson: Keeping Strategic Focus In A Changing Environment | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
It is easy to say “we are customer focused” and overlook subtle changes in consumer demand, or to justify cost cutting as a rational business maneuver in a tough market environment. But if these measures don’t accomplish your strategic vision or sync with the reality of your customer, there is little hope for leading the market.

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Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 15, 6:46 AM

Stay tuned in to your customers when you start making changes, or they may decide you're no longer relevant.

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For Stronger Work Relationships, Use This Formula

For Stronger Work Relationships, Use This Formula | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
In the new book The EROS Equation, relationship expert Eve Eschner Hogan offers a set of strategies that can help strengthen good relationships and can help strained relationships (whether work-related or personal) to mend.

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Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, March 3, 2:44 PM

It seems the more educated we become the harder it is to hold good relationships and it should not be this way. A relationship should be simple, you talk to me and I talk to you, sincerely it is that simple, maybe too simple for some.

 

We have complicated our ways with endless formulas for every aspect of life. Stop trying to lord over and control people, no one owns anyone, simply appreciate people and respect their boundaries, people do not need to like the sport you engage into nor the places you attend, simply converse without ulterior motives, sarcasm, do not unleash an avalanche of advices if not requested.


Just tell me about you, what you do, your business, the groups you belong to, what you like and dislike, you can take a whole hour to tell me about you and more, but after telling me all of this about you there should NOT be any expectation that I will do what you do nor engage in your activities  and your beliefs, and this does not mean that we cannot be friends, we can meet once in a while to catch up. It is that simple, is this too hard for some to maintain?


This is the biggest key for good relationships >>> DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO BECOME LIKE YOU. Control is taboo in any and every relationship, don't people know this?


The reason why relationships fail is a lack of respect, many do not have a choice but to walk or breakaway from individuals and groups.


It is very sad that the most technologically savvy and most civilised and educated generation has so many relationship issues. I hope it changes.

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Good one

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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, 6:27 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, 1:45 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, 9:28 AM

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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Free Seminar 'Grow Your Business' with futureSME Jan 30 Carlow

Free Seminar 'Grow Your Business' with futureSME Jan 30 Carlow | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Learn all about the best practices and tools used by the most successful businesses using the futureSME method.
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Free business seminar for managing directors and senior managers in Carlow on Jan 30 at the Talbot Hotel. Focusing on ways to grow your business in 2014.

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Wendy Clark: All Marketing Strategies Should Start With 'Why'

Wendy Clark: All Marketing Strategies Should Start With 'Why' | Leadership and Management Development in Business | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola's Wendy Clark discusses the importance of framing your marketing strategy against a single mission -- your "why"

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Jason Poblete's curator insight, January 8, 12:00 PM

Simple, but great article from Wendy Clark, Sr VP at Coca-Cola. Wendy discusses the origin of all successful marketing strategies- Why?

 

Why do we exist? Why does our product exist? Or as Wendy says, "Why are they in business, not what they are selling."

 

Product is the reason a company is in business, but, "why we relentlessly innovate the what (product)" should be the focal point and origin of a marketing strategy.