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A look back on 2014 - Sunrise Meetings

I have spent quite a bit of time this year working on Sunrise Meetings.
These are of particular interest to businesses that have expanded, or changed, rapidly during the past three years. Growing pains are inevitable. How do you ensure that your staff work on the right things, at the right time?

KPIs: Do You Like The Numbers?

Key Performance Indicators(KPIs) are an essential tool for business management. They can help us to determine appropriate courses of action for our businesses and can help to keep our businesses on track. I meet many people, however, that don't like to look at their numbers...

Starting Messy? Don’t Worry - Just Make Sure You Start!

Planning is central to the success of any continuous improvement project. A good plan, however, is not always terribly visible to those struggling to implement that improvement! Just knowing how to get from A (problem needing solving) to B (implemented improvement), can make managing change a simpler and more effective endeavour. 
But what can you do when you just don’t know where to start?
When you are trying to coordinate the activities of numerous departments / individuals, to help get any given change made, a plan is absolutely essential. Sure, they can take time to create, but this is time well spent.
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!” ― Brian Tracy (Canadian entrepreneur and author)
I agree with this quote. I have heard many a client complaining about having to take time and put resources into creating a plan. And then wax lyrical when that plan delivers desired results!
Actually, the time taken to …