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Because if LinkedIn is a platform you want to be leveraging, or you’re trying to leverage, then listen to this week’s episode of The Melting Pot with John Nemo, author and marketing coach, for some amazing advice and top tips.

John helps business coaches, business owners, small business owners and consultants use platforms like LinkedIn to find and engage and win new business online. …


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WHY SIMON SINEK IS FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of Simon Sinek. He took the business world by storm in 2009 with his lecture, ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’. This became the 3rd most-watched TED talk of all time. In it, he unveiled his ‘Golden Circle’ with ‘Why’ at its heart. His book ‘Start with Why’ became a best-seller and his views were widely accepted by companies across the globe. An obsession with ‘Purpose’ began.

It is now a mainstream belief that businesses with a strong idea of their core purpose prosper. Other…


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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of Simon Sinek. He took the business world by storm in 2009 with his lecture, ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’. This became the 3rd most-watched TED talk of all time. In it, he unveiled his ‘Golden Circle’ with ‘Why’ at its heart. His book ‘Start with Why’ became a best-seller and his views were widely accepted by companies across the globe. An obsession with ‘Purpose’ began.

It is now a mainstream belief that businesses with a strong idea of their core purpose prosper. Other writers have developed this concept, such…


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HOW TO DEAL WITH TOXIC STAFF

It’s so easy for corrosive attitudes to set in and spread like wildfire in a business. Often they originate with one or two people who spread their poison to others. You know the ones. The mood hoovers who suck all the joy out of a conversation, like a dementor from Harry Potter. Or the one who likes to gossip and foment division by spreading ‘them and us’ rumours.

Whether it’s office politics, hostile relationships or lack of trust, a negative work environment can lead to disengagement, lower retention rates, decreased productivity, and sheer misery…


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TRANSFORM RECRUITMENT AND MANAGE STAFF PERFORMANCE WITH A JOB SCORECARD

I’m going to let you into a secret. There’s a method that I’ve introduced to my CEO clients which they’ve found transformational. Not only does it massively improve the accuracy of recruitment. It also increases motivation, performance and energy in the business. What is this hard-hitting formula? Creating a job scorecard.

In last week’s blog, I talked about the importance of regular talent assessment and ways you could rank staff performance as A, B and C in your organisation. Your aim has to be getting the percentage of A-Players up…


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It’s so easy for corrosive attitudes to set in and spread like wildfire in a business. Often they originate with one or two people who spread their poison to others. You know the ones. The mood hoovers who suck all the joy out of a conversation, like a Dementor from Harry Potter. Or the one who likes to gossip and foment division by spreading ‘them and us’ rumours.

Whether it’s office politics, hostile relationships or lack of trust, a negative work environment can lead to disengagement, lower retention rates, decreased productivity, and sheer misery all around. …


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If you’re looking to sell your business, then you will be wanting to get the most out of what is effectively the sale of your life’s worth. But how do you do that?

You’ll probably need to draw on the expertise of financial advisors, and today’s guest, Daniel Havercroft is a partner at Oakley Advisory, one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms.

Daniel is focused mainly on origination and execution of M&A and fundraising mandates, and has considerable experience helping companies that operate in hosting, colocation and digital media/online sub-sectors. Having completed over 30…


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I’m going to let you into a secret. There’s a method that I’ve introduced to my CEO clients which they’ve found transformational. Not only does it massively improve the accuracy of recruitment. It also increases motivation, performance and energy in the business. What is this hard-hitting formula? Creating a job scorecard.

In last week’s blog, I talked about the importance of regular talent assessment and ways you could rank staff performance as A, B and C in your organisation. Your aim has to be getting the percentage of A-Players up to 90% if you can (the definition of an A-Player…


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WHY TALENT ASSESSMENT IS CRUCIAL TO SCALING UP YOUR BUSINESS

How good are your team? A simple question that often involves facing up to hard truths. If your plans for 2020 include scaling up your business, you need to prioritise talent assessment. Nothing is more crucial to your future success than having a talented team you can rely on.

When I’m working with clients, I find it takes them roughly 50 days to fill a role. That’s a long time. Factor this into your plans. If you take action now, you should be able to bring new talent in by…


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How good are your team? A simple question that often involves facing up to hard truths. If your plans for 2020 include scaling up your business, you need to prioritise talent assessment. Nothing is more crucial to your future success than having a talented team you can rely on.

When I’m working with clients, I find it takes them roughly 50 days to fill a role. That’s a long time. Factor this into your plans. If you take action now, you should be able to bring new talent in by the end of the first quarter of 2020. …

Andrea Daly-Dickson

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