Insights and Business Advice
Follow what Cliftons have to say on a variety of topics to push your business forward.
Relax, this isn't the life of a nudist.
I have however just finished reading a fantastic book Getting Naked written by Patrick Lencioni.
When my business partner Brian suggested I read it, I looked at the title and enthusiastically dived right in. Much to my wife’s relief I didn’t come away with a new philosophy on how to dress. However I was challenged by the insights on how to build stronger relationships, both at a personal and a business level.
Your Nightmare Competitor is coming. What are you doing about it?
Everyone loves a good comeback story, but very few happen without brutal truths and planning.
Every business has its challenges. To sit here and tell you that nothing will go wrong would be flat out lying to you. The reality is every business faces challenges, particularly financial challenges, at some point.
Its almost Christmas again, and with the ensuing busyness we might forget to properly wind down.
For years I was guilty of not taking proper holidays. Id always figured that with the business closing for about 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year, then 6 other public holidays during the year, that was enough.
Its not always who's first on the list that matters. Look at cricket for example.
The start of spring brings warmer weather and the start of the cricket season.
Whether you like cricket or not, its hard to ignore as Australia’s number one summer sport. Its a bit like doing your tax; businesses either look forward to this time of year or try to ignore it for as long as possible.
Cash flow or profit? Brand recognition or longevity?
What determines if a business is successful or not has many elements, that of themselves don't make a business successful.
But successful business tend to exhibit 5 characteristics.
I've been going on a bit lately in my blogs about leadership. And I'd planned on making the one on Focus the final in the series.
Then it occurred to me that we often think of leadership and management as being the same thing.
But they're not.