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MD2MD speaker Jeff Grout recently suggested to members that business leaders use a simple checklist of questions at the end of every meeting to…

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A guest blog by Gareth Chick, MD2MD expert speaker on business coaching, an experienced business leader and coach to many senior executives from a wide range of Blue Chip Corporates.  Gareth is the founder of Collaborative Equity, which he set up with the purpose of promoting corporate cultures and sustainable business models of shared ownership, shared responsibility and shared reward. We rightly

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Google CEO, Eric Schmidt talks about the benefits of coaching.

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Effective managementLeading behavioursStaff & teams

Lindsay McKenna delivered a fascinating session for MD2MD members on High Performance Teamwork based on ideas from observing successful teams in the wild of the African bush – where great teamwork can be the basis of Life … or Death. One of the frameworks she shared with the group was her 9 elements of a high performance team Which she clusters

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Business StrategyEntrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behavioursStaff & teams

Dr David Hall, Founder and Director of The Ideas Centre, spoke to the Managing Directors at a recent MD2MD meeting to explain the strategic (and cultural) benefit of adopting creative thinking within the culture of their business, to provide examples of how the blockages to creativity that operate within the mind of all individuals and to provide a practical and

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One of the biggest challenges a good Managing Director has is finding the time to do everything. It’s certainly something I wrestle with.  And for many years I couldn’t understand why.  But now I think I’ve evolved a reasonably efficient and effective approach.  And I share it with readers in the hope it helps you refine your own working methods.

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Entrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behavioursStaff & teams

At the MD2MD launch meetings for Managing Directors in Leeds and Manchester last week, I heard again the frustration that I often hear expressed by Managing Directors about staff that do the job ‘ok’, follow the processes and follow the rules – but only just.   The frustration being ‘How do I get them to use their brain and ‘go

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Effective managementLeading behavioursStaff & teams

It is amazing the damage one individual can make to an organisation.  You may know the one (or, if you are really unlucky, there may be more than one).  It is the person who always seems to be challenging decisions, coming up with reasons not to move forward, inciting unrest among the other members of the team, underperformers or those

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Business StrategyEntrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behaviours

Nigel Risner, a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker joined the leaders and managing directors at a recent MD2MD meeting to explain how, they could have their best year ever and get the life they have always dreamed of. He spoke with authority; his own life having veered perilously away from comfortable norms at times.  He has learned – the

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