Business Growth

CMI Research: Trust Me, I’m a Manager

Would you let your doctor treat you, if you found out that they did not have any training? Research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) showed that many people join an organisation, because of their reputation, but leave because of their experience of a ‘bad manager’. Yet every year British businesses let thousands of managers loose on their people, without equipping them...

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Selling: New Techniques or Snake-oil?

Some clients get excited about new techniques or new methods that will ‘solve all their problems’. I know of at least one company, where the directors dread the CEO’s next international flight. Why? Because he has a history of coming back to the office, throwing down the ‘in-flight’ magazine and saying ‘This looks like a great idea! Why don’t we try...

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Leadership Opportunities July 2014

 In this issue… Leadership: Would You Take The Penalty? Jonny Wilkinson – My Hero Recommended: How To Build Your Personal Brand Would You Like Your Own Copy (of the Francis Christie Newsletter)? Leadership: Would You Take The Penalty? World Cup Penalty Shoot-out: Would You Volunteer? Can you carry the weight of a nation’s expectations on your shoulders? Volunteering to take a...

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GrowthAccelerator: Where Ambitous Businesses Go To Grow

 What is GrowthAccelerator? GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists. It targets high growth businesses who want to prepare for the next phase of business growth and have the potential and determination to get there. Through GrowthAccelerator you can identify the ideas and the strategy you need to create a plan for your business...

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Leadership Development – May 2014

 In this issue…  Know Yourself and Know When To Go David Moyes Departure – a Failure of Leadership GrowthAccelerator: Where Ambitious Businesses Go To Grow Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Know Yourself and Know When To Go I met a Chief Executive recently who had just resigned from his post. He had implemented major change initiatives and significant programmes were still in...

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December 2013: Leadership Choices

In this issue… Welcome! Pivotal Moments in Leadership: Nelson Mandela Leading Under Pressure The Battle for Talent has Started Break-through the Barriers! Receiving the Francis Christie Newsletter Welcome! This time, we’re talking about leadership choices. Nelson Mandela’s choice that changed his country for a generation, choices as a leader in the Clipper Round the World Yacht...

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