For many businesses the end of a calendar year is a time to think about planning the next 12 months. This blog gives on a strategic approach that works.
Mentoring is recognised as an important component of small business development. Many see a market gap and want to fill that void. Yet , they don’t have the confidence and expertise to succeed without experienced assistance. That strategic issue is where mentors work best.
The challenge of collaboration starts within the collaborative group. They work together, conversing, cooperating and building collective trust. They agree on mutual goals. All of that takes time and in the process, the group develops a strong alignment, reacting to...
My 60th Birthday gave me a chance to reflect, the result of which is some big decisions and the commitments that go with them. It all starts here…
It’s useful for any business to model not just how they work, but also to map out how others in your market approach what you do. Not to copy, nor to denigrate, but to understand how you differ and why.
Many of us recognise intellectually that we need others’ knowledge to solve big problems, yet we still lack the motivation to collaborate.
Harvard Business Review
There’s a lot of confusion about collaboration and a sense, for some, that it can be a panacea for all team issues (and many wider ones). Of course, it can feel like hard work, but I think it’s worth persevering, as long as the journey you are on is the right one. This discusses how you determine if that is the case.
Going it alone can’t be the most efficient way to get everything done, and in the long run, it isn’t even the most satisfying. Business collaboration takes time, and effort and energy to make it possible for the essential trust and understanding to develop, but when it’s in place, you do more, in a more aligned way, more sustainably.