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Seven ways to stop ‘productivity paranoia’ causing stagnation in your business growthSeven ways to stop ‘productivity paranoia’ causing stagnation in your business growthHeard the phrase ‘productivity paranoia’? It’s been in the news this week. Microsoft released the results of a major new …
What is the best meeting rhythm to optimise growth in your business?What is the best meeting rhythm to optimise growth in your business?Here’s a question. Do you spend all your time in meetings? Hour after hour and day after day? And despite …
How an agile culture will help your business adapt and growHow an agile culture will help your business adapt and grow‘Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.’ These were Dwight Eisenhower’s words in a speech in 1957. It’s worth remembering …
Seven reasons why you’re not recruiting the best people for your growing businessSeven reasons why you’re not recruiting the best people for your growing businessRecruiting talented people is the single most significant difference you can make to your business. It’s way more important than …
Why size matters when it comes to your Executive TeamWhy size matters when it comes to your Executive TeamSimple question.  How big is your Executive team? Five people? Eight? Twelve? This is important because the more extensive your …
8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goals8 reasons why executive teams fail to set productive goalsYou’re CEO of a company that’s scaling fast. You’ve assembled a leadership team where everyone’s on top of their game. …
How To Make Your Startup More Successful With Lean Start-UpHow To Make Your Startup More Successful With Lean Start-UpCreating a startup comes with many risks; inherently, it is a hit-or-miss proposition. A study by Harvard Business School’s Shikhar …
Why Redesigning your Business Structure will Help you Scale with Lex SisneyWhy Redesigning your Business Structure will Help you Scale with Lex SisneyAre you a mid to late ‘nail it’ stage business, trying to scale your company? Then you don’t want to …
Chief of Staff vs Executive Assistant – are you clear on the difference?Chief of Staff vs Executive Assistant – are you clear on the difference?You’re CEO of a fast-growing business. You’ve assembled a high performing leadership team with energy, ideas and vision. But you’re finding it hard …
9 tried and tested ways to improve meetings in your business9 tried and tested ways to improve meetings in your businessWhat makes a shit meeting?  I bet you can give me loads of things. Endless waffling. Unfocused agendas.  No tangible …
agileHow adopting agile techniques across your business will power growthAre you familiar with agile? If you’re working in tech, project management or software development, you’ve probably used this methodology. In …
How to Deliver Outstanding Customer Service with Jeff ToisterHow to Deliver Outstanding Customer Service with Jeff ToisterWhat do your customers say about you? What sort of customer experience do you deliver? Today’s guest, Jeff Toister, has …
1:1 meetings10 proven tips for better 1:1 meetings with your teamSo you’ve decided to ditch annual appraisals after reading last week’s blog.  Congratulations!  You won’t regret it.  Instead, you want …
annual appraisalWhy annual appraisals are a waste of time (and what to do instead)12 months have rolled past.  It’s appraisal time.  You’re sitting opposite your manager to talk through the objectives you set …
Want to grow your business in 2022? Then ditch annual planningWant to grow your business in 2022? Then ditch annual planningAre your thoughts turning to next year?  Thinking you need a new plan to grow your business in 2022?  Maybe …
The Importance Of Employee Experience with Ben WhitterThe Importance Of Employee Experience with Ben WhitterWhat is your employee experience like? Would your employees write rave reviews about their experience working at your organisation? Today’s …
How Using Metronome Growth Systems (MGS) Will Power Your Business GrowthHow Using Metronome Growth Systems (MGS) Will Power Your Business GrowthTick… tick… tick… the sound of a metronome is very familiar to musicians.  They use them to improve their timing, …
Nic Marks at the Monkhouse & Company Summit2020 Summit Special: Happiness is a serious business, with Nic MarksIn this episode  Happiness vs work? Feelings are data Friday Pulse Positive and negative emotions Success = happiness? Happiness vs …
Chief of Staff4 reasons why successful CEOs need a Chief of Staff (and not a COO)Why do some CEOs win and others don’t?  What is it that enables founders like Steve Jobs or Jeff Bezos …
Measuring Employee Happiness In 2020 And Beyond with Nic MarksMeasuring Employee Happiness In 2020 And Beyond with Nic MarksIf you’re wondering how your team’s happiness is, or how you can support employee wellbeing and sustain team morale, then …
Level 10 MeetingWhat is a Level 10 Meeting (and why is it powerful)?Be honest.  Are your weekly Executive Team meetings a waste of time? Do you sit there, bored as hell, as your …
What is a daily huddle (and why is it important?)What is a daily huddle (and why is it important?)Do your team members have a daily rhythm of daily team huddles? Or are they so lost in the busy-ness …
How regular rhythms unlock powerful growthHow regular rhythms unlock powerful growthThe seasons, the tides, sunrise and sunset. The rhythms that surround us give reassurance to our lives. When they’re interrupted, …
Why you need to be open and honest with your staffWhy you need to be open and honest with your staffTell me. Do you shy away from difficult conversations?  If someone in your team says something stupid, do you roll …
How to get complete clarity over executionHow to get complete clarity over executionEver feel like things aren’t running well in your business?  Can’t put your finger on why?  Maybe there’s no easy …
Are you measuring the right things in your business?Are you measuring the right things in your business?Concerned about the future?  You’re most certainly not alone. It seems inconceivable that a few short weeks could turn the …
Jack-Stack-HeadshotSurviving A Black Swan with Jack StackIf you’re struggling to see how your business is going to survive the current Black Swan, then you should listen …
Julian Birkinshaw HeadshotResponding To Disruptive Change with Julian BirkinshawHow should you as a business leader, respond to disruptive change in a decisive way?  As the current global crisis …
How to make communication with remote teams really slickHow to make communication with remote teams really slickWell – what a difference a week makes. It feels like the world has shifted on its axis.  The outbreak …
How to perfect your agendas and meetingsHow to perfect your agendas and meetingsNever mind the coronavirus. One of the biggest epidemics in the business world is badly run meetings.  You know the …
How brand promises can guarantee unparalleled growthHow brand promises can guarantee unparalleled growthIn a frantic world where trust is hard to come by, brand promises matter.  They’re how people learn whether they …
[Rebroadcast] Nic Marks: Measuring the Population’s Happiness[Rebroadcast] Nic Marks: Measuring the Population’s HappinessToday’s guest is Nic Marks, CEO and Founder of Friday, the company Nic set up to track employee happiness, in …
The Ten Point Plan for Scaling Any Business with Dom MonkhouseThe Ten Point Plan for Scaling Any Business with Dom MonkhouseThis episode was originally broadcast by Startup Grind Bournemouth (UK) as an interactive and intimate fireside chat with experienced technology …
Steering your ship through uncertain times with Brendan HallSteering your ship through uncertain times with Brendan HallWhat’s the difference between skippering a yacht around the world and leading a multinational organisation? Well, according to Brendan Hall, …
It All Began With Coining the Phrase ‘Conversion Rate Optimisation’It All Began With Coining the Phrase ‘Conversion Rate Optimisation’What’s your biggest claim to fame? Is it that you coined one of the most prolific phrases in modern web …
Rethinking The Sales Process with Justin Roff-MarshRethinking The Sales Process with Justin Roff-MarshIf you’re wondering why your sales team isn’t converting, maybe it isn’t time to double the size of the team; …
Getting a Grip on Your Business with EOS Implementer Mike PatonGetting a Grip on Your Business with EOS Implementer Mike PatonIf you’re looking for a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that will help the leadership team of …
Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Why nailing accountability is essential to growing your business (Rockefeller Habit #4)Simple question.  Does your business have the right people, doing the right things in the right way?  It’s common for …
5 ways to get staff on board with your quarterly theme (Rockefeller Habit #2)5 ways to get staff on board with your quarterly theme (Rockefeller Habit #2)Be honest. Is your business stuck in an endless cycle of unfinished projects?  Is energy being wasted by people going …
Using 3HAG Can Turbocharge Your BusinessUsing 3HAG Can Turbocharge Your BusinessHow using the 3HAG Way can turbocharge your business growth Tell me. Is your business strategy crystal clear? Do you …
‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?‘Nine Lies About Work’ – are they really lies?I love to read. To my mind, if you’re a business leader, you can’t afford not to.  I often hear excuses. …
Matt Johnson: Bringing Electronics and Our Environment TogetherMatt Johnson: Bringing Electronics and Our Environment TogetherToday’s guest is CEO and co-founder of Bare Conductive, Matt Johnson. Bare Conductive is a company inventing radical new ways …
How to bring focus and clarity to your businessHow to bring focus and clarity to your businessIs your company in overwhelm? Doing too much but never seem to move forward? Time and again, I see this …
How to ensure good communication as your business growsHow to ensure good communication as your business growsChange. Do your staff struggle with it? Humans are creatures of habit and we prefer to stick with what we know. This …
Nic Marks: Measuring the Population’s HappinessNic Marks: Measuring the Population’s HappinessToday’s guest is Nic Marks, CEO and Founder of Friday, the company Nic set up to track employee happiness, in …
Why you need NPS® to grow your businessWhy you need NPS® to grow your businessIt’s always puzzled me.  Why do so many businesses focus on finding new customers rather than keeping the ones they’ve …
What are the Rockefeller Habits (and why use them)?What are the Rockefeller Habits (and why use them)?Mastering the Rockefeller Habits to Scale Up your business There’s a reason why I rate Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. I’ve seen …
How to supercharge your executive teamHow to supercharge your executive teamBe honest. Is your exec team as good as it could be?  Are they tight-knit, collaborative and honest? Do they …
How to structure your company for growthHow to structure your company for growthAgility.  Customer Focus.  Passion.  These are the hallmarks of many smaller companies.  They are fostered by the drive, commitment and …
[Rebroadcast] Henry Stewart – Be Happy[Rebroadcast] Henry Stewart – Be HappyHenry Stewart believes people should find joy at work. And it’s not just a nice idea, it’s good business. And …
The 5 core principles of successful scale-upsThe 5 core principles of successful scale-upsYou’re CEO on a mission.  You’ve amassed a talented team of people with energy and determination. Your business model has …
10 ways to turbocharge your meetings10 ways to turbocharge your meetingsAre most of the meetings in your company a waste of time? When I’m working with a group of people …
[Rebroadcast] Alexandra Eavis – Harnessing Tech To Improve Lives[Rebroadcast] Alexandra Eavis – Harnessing Tech To Improve LivesAlexandra (Alex) Eavis is the co-founder of three distinct businesses that are tied by a common theme: harnessing technology to …
A Marxist-Capitalist Approach To Business: Meet Simon BiltcliffeA Marxist-Capitalist Approach To Business: Meet Simon BiltcliffeToday’s guest is Simon Biltcliffe, CEO of Webmart, a print management business in Bicester. Simon’s on a mission to make …
Let’s Meet Better: Elise KeithLet’s Meet Better: Elise KeithFor the last 10 years, Elise Keith has been on a mission to fix the thing that most people spend …
rhythms for scaling up business Dominic MonkhouseHow To Find The Right Rhythm For Scaling UpHow to find the right rhythm for scaling up Every business has its own rhythm.  Whether it’s meetings, goals, budgetary …
How rituals and celebrations build great culturesHow rituals and celebrations build great culturesBuying the tree. Wrapping the presents. Singing carols. Cooking a turkey. It’s pretty obvious what I’m talking about.  Sorry if …
How to know if your business is evolvingHow to know if your business is evolvingBusinesses are changing. Fact. Gone are the days of predictability, forecasting and long-term planning.  In an increasingly uncertain world, businesses …
The Melting Pot Podcast with Alexandra EavisThe Melting Pot Podcast with Alexandra EavisHow to mix social impact with profit — and whether that is actually possible How you should always employ people who are …
Boring, Pointless Meetings? They Don’t Need To Be That WayBoring, Pointless Meetings? They Don’t Need To Be That WayHave you ever felt like you’ve wasted your time by being in a meeting? I bet there isn’t anyone who …
The Melting Pot Podcast with Henry StewartThe Melting Pot Podcast with Henry StewartHow happy are you at work? How happy is your workforce? Maybe it’s not something you actively think about, or …

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