4 strikes from Calamity

Posted on: 08 December 2017

I’ll put forward an opinion here.
Most businesses can cope with 3 strikes but it’s the fourth one that puts you under.

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A few minutes on Leader Succession

Posted on: 27 November 2017

Advisory Works and John Spence support many clients as they tackle the challenge of Leader & Business succession. This video offers some insights based on years of experience.

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Leading above the line

Posted on: 16 November 2017

  Too often leaders play the blame game. They don’t own the space above the line.

This short video is perhaps the best explanation we have come across of playing above the line.

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Are you too old to sit on a board?

Posted on: 02 November 2017

I was recently involved in a conversation where a CEO openly discussed how an entrenched and successful business failed under their watch.

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How to structure an efficient weekly strategy meeting

Posted on: 27 April 2017

Weekly meetings are an integral part of effective strategy execution. But how you can keep these weekly meetings short and sharp, but still packed with enough information to keep your team members focused?

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How often should you change your business strategy?

Posted on: 20 April 2017

How often are you updating your strategy? How often should you be updating it? Every month? Every year? It can be difficult to know what is the ideal timeframe to work with—after all, every business is unique and has a unique strategy.

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The invisible problem that's impacting your business strategy success

Posted on: 13 April 2017

Visibility is an absolute necessity if you want to drive success in your business strategy execution. It can be the difference between an unengaged, lacklustre team who are failing to find their direction, and a well-oiled machine with everyone working towards the same ultimate goals.

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6 practical tips for leaders to run efficient meetings

Posted on: 19 April 2016

As much as you might try and avoid meetings to save time, there are times when you simply must engage in bringing the team together. The aim is to hold effective, productive meetings which don’t take up to much of everyone’s time; with clear and actionable action points. 

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10 powerful questions to make your meetings more effective

Posted on: 25 January 2016

Meetings, and especially one-on-one meetings, have the habit of being ineffective. People talking about their weekends instead of the work at hand, doing most of the talking instead of actively listening to what is being sent, allowing interruptions,  all add up to unproductive meetings. 

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Stop making these 8 common management mistakes

Posted on: 25 January 2016

Being able to manage your people to success is key to making your business more profitable and a place where employees want to stay on.

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