Archive | March, 2011
Learning from experience? Things I would do differently?

Learning from experience? Things I would do differently?

I have just read the latest blog post from @LisaPetrilli entitled “The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently. “ I totally agree — in several previous roles I wish I had put talent first. Hopefully I have learnt from my previous mistakes! My business is currently in transition. We are moving from being […]

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The secret is out of the bag!

The secret is out of the bag!

I consider myself to be fortunate. I am lucky enough to have travelled the world and experienced a vast array of different cultures, cuisines and customs. Food is a passion that I cannot escape from. I will always find the time to try new food, to experience new tastes and to search out new culinary […]

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What are your core values?

Today I initiated a conversation with my senior team. I said that I felt we needed to have a clearer, more concise vision for the company. Having recently read Jim Collins and Jerry Porras’ Harvard Business Review paper entitled “Building Your Company’s Vision” it reminded me that too often a company’s vision statement is diluted […]

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The Challenges of Transitioning from Start-Up to Grown-Up

Those of us that have experienced the full spectrum of company type; from Early-Stage to SME, to Mid-Market and on up to the Global Enterprise will realise that there are three distinct phases that companies pass through. Initially, the focus is on figuring out what we are going to sell and to whom? Once this […]

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