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Leading behaviours

Leading behavioursOperations & Quality

This month’s meeting of Managing Directors was an opportunity to share best practice. A few had expressed frustration with the time spent managing emails so that was one of the areas we covered this month. It seems like a trivial area, but as a group and a blog aimed at helping SME Managing Director’s to be more effective I feel

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Leading behavioursOperations & Quality

Earlier this year, Jim shared with us the techniques he had developed for managing the vast volume of emails he, like most Managing Directors receives.  I summarised his advice here: Email best practice for Managing Directors In July, our guest speaker is Euan Semple, who will be working with us to understand how businesses can, especially in the current recession,

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Entrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behaviours

At the beginning of the meeting, Nigel Risner asked the members and guests of MD2MD –  “are you in the room?”  Met with unanimous nods of agreement, he asked again “are you really in the room?” What Nigel was getting at was the fact that, although there in body, with our lives so full today it is extremely easy for

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Effective managementEntrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behaviours

I always used to believe decisiveness to be a good attribute for a business leader … and I guess I still do … normally.  It can be very confusing and demoralising for staff to be left in a vacuum. I do though nowadays recognise that there are times when it is right to take time about a decision for good

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Entrepreneurial ambition & growthLeading behaviours

I have just updated my LinkedIn profile to show my 100 year goal. A rather strange timescale you might think, but there IS a logic! Let me explain! This 100 year goal idea was put to me at an MD2MD meeting a few years ago. And of course the idea is that we won’t be here then, so in reality

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