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Grow the business leader to grow the business


As the proud owner of a First-class (Hons) business degree, it’s safe to say I’ve always had an interest in what makes a business tick and how to sustain it.

 

I enjoy reading ‘self-help’ business books and am a fan of Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’.  However, I’ve recently added two more books to my reading list following an Ian Kinnery seminar I attended.  Ian is a world class business coach and regularly runs seminars which provide a flavour of what he offers.

 

As part of our vision is all about sharing knowledge, here are five things I took away from the seminar:

 

  1. Be an owner and not a victim – deal in ownership, accountability and responsibility rather than blame, excuses and denial.

 

  1. Start with the end in mind – time is a most precious commodity so think carefully about what you are going to use yours to achieve.  Focus on areas that will provide the best return.

 

  1. There are four types of tasks, ‘important and urgent’, ‘important and not urgent’, ‘urgent and not important’ and ‘not important and not urgent’, spend the majority of your time working on the tasks that are ‘important but not urgent’.

 

  1. A business needs to run without you, as a commercial, profitable enterprise… otherwise, you’ve just got a job!

 

  1. Employ a regime of continued improvement for team as well as yourself. Embrace change!

 

The books that came highly recommended from Ian and that I’ve added to my reading list are:

The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

Great Game of Business by Jack Slack

 

Happy reading!

Olly

 

For more information or to book Ian’s next seminar which is on the 26th August, click here

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