Everyone wants their businesses to be as successful as possible; they want the best team, the best products and services, the best customers and a fabulous profit. To achieve all of this you have to have a honest and alert lively business. This also means that if a difficult conversation needs to be had, you … Continue reading Treat awkward uncomfortable conversations as “learning conversations” to build a happy and successful business.
“Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done“- Usain Bolt Before I left UK recently for a holiday in Australia, I was talking to a bank manager from RBS and said – “it is amazing how many in the professions, including the banks, seem to be burying their heads in the sand to the … Continue reading Is the world ready for the Tsunami of “change” heading our way?
I am often asked to help businesses where there appear to be problems of communication between the directors and their executive teams. This is unsurprisingly a very common problem I have experienced it myself several times, especially when it arises in a “partnership model”. What often transpires is that the problem starts at the very … Continue reading Leadership and Communication for more effective businesses
Where are our strong leaders when we need them? Time for the educated to stand up and be heard! Reflections after a visit to Warsaw in November 2016 I recently spent a long weekend in Warsaw with my wife We were meant to be relaxing and recuperating from relatively stressful times at work in recent … Continue reading Reflections On Weak World Leaders After A Visit to Warsaw
BREXIT or not ? ….. that is the question on everyone’s lips (This article is simply Mike Ogilvie’s personal opinion, and is not the opinion of anyone else in OBC The Accountants or Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE financial or investment advice) BREXIT or not ? – That is the question! Minds … Continue reading Brexit Or Not – a personal opinion
CRISIS MANAGEMENT – Do you know any Leaders who are “Adrenaline Junkies” Michael I have a problem – do you know anyone who can help me? Maybe – what exactly is the problem? I have run out of cash! I have very low income currently! I have had a bad inspection report! I am not … Continue reading ‘Seat of the pants’ management – banging the drum
British Airways – if only your (We’re here to help) customer services were as good as your air crew After recent trips to the Carribean once with British Airways and once with Virgin, I realised that Virgin were no longer everything they aspired to be, or had been in previous years. So when I decided … Continue reading British Airways – I am so disappointed in you
When walking around the port area of Buenos Aires with my wife Nadine we encountered two opposite extremes when it came to a pleasant welcome or not to a quality looking restaurant.We first decided to go into a nice looking busy restaurant called Cabana las Lilas, only to wait at the restaurant for over 5 … Continue reading Recognise great examples of good business when you encounter them – even in Buenos Aires
SMALL BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD It’s your time to fly ….…. to fly away from S.A.D. to M.A.D. The world’s economy is still teetering on the edge of the abyss – on the edge of deflation or, even worse, depression. There are hopeful signs emerging in America and in parts of Europe that there might … Continue reading Family Businesses – now is the time for you