Entrepreneurial ambition & growthSales

Mike Clare went from 1 store selling beds, to the largest retailer of beds in the UK with 250 Dreams Superstores.  At the MD2MD LeaderFest conference for business leaders and directors in September, he shared his philosophy for success based on the 4 P’s: Perseverance – If you really believe in, and are committed to what you are doing, don’t give up – even when it

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Business StrategySales

I read a lot.  Because I’m always busy (in itself a weakness I’m working on) it’s mainly articles, but when I go on holiday I get the chance to read the real thing – books!  And when I read analysis and advice I look for two things: Does it pass the Hardybee test? Does it appear sensible to me? Does

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Business StrategyEntrepreneurial ambition & growthStaff & teams

What are Unwritten Ground Rules? What do they have to do with Corporate Culture? That was my reaction; now I understand I will look at every work place in a totally enlightened way. Steve Simpson, an international speaker from Australia, attended the October meeting for business leader’s group MD2MD and gave a fascinating insight into what could really be going on in

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Entrepreneurial ambition & growthOperations & QualityStaff & teams

An interesting side comment in the interview with Sir Clive Woodward was when he was asked about how, as coach, you deal with a captain, or indeed any player, who won’t listen and play to the coach’s strategy.  Again some interesting lessons on leadership for business leaders! Sir Clive admitted that he had run into difficulties with top players, brilliant

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