Four Decisions Every Business Leader Should Make

There are plenty of legendary bad business decisions: Blockbuster passing up the chance to buy Netflix and Kodak sitting on the digital camera just two that spring to mind. But there are also some legendary smart moves: "I'll have the merchandising rights in exchange for a smaller pay packet," said a certain film director George […]
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Learning Point: Understanding How To Be An Employer Provider of Apprenticeships

The Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) has seen an increase in employers putting themselves forward to become employer providers, and it is likely this will increase when the new register entrants are shared in January. So, firstly, why would an employer wish to become a training provider? There are many reasons why employers may be […]
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Chinese and Ethical Walls

A Chinese Wall is a metaphor for a virtual barrier to the flow of information between two different functions of an organisation, in order to prevent the possible conflict of interest. Typically, the wall is purely conceptual, although sometimes functions may be divided by physical barriers (areas of a building, for example) as well as policies. Such walls were […]
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Leadership Principles at Amazon

This is what Amazon boasts about their Leadership - it may inspire you to consider how you have defined your own Leadership Principles! Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on […]
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Learning Point: Understanding How to Run an Ideas Campaign

Several major organisations have found ways to generate significant improvements to their bottom line through imaginative ideas schemes and campaigns.       Make it Worthwhile: Numerous organisations operate an employee suggestion scheme - having suggestion boxes - real and electronic, but few organisations would claim that theirs was a massive success. There is another way […]
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Every Business Leadership Team Needs a Jobs and a Wozniak?

A business leadership team needs a balance of "how" and "why" types says leadership expert Simon Sinek. The idea being that if, as the senior leader, you recruit members to your business leadership team who are too similar to you, you will clash and / or the tasks that you both find challenging won't get […]
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Cash Flow Forecasts

Good cash flow management is essential in every business if it is to succeed and grow. Cash flow forecasting is about predicting when money will move in and out of your bank account in the future. It’s easy to see how much cash you have in the bank today (you just check your bank balance!) […]
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