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Communicate and commit to the purpose

By Nick Howes | 27th November 2020

Whilst it’s important for your business to establish a strategic purpose, it’s crucial that this message is communicated to your employees and those associated with the organisation. It might not be difficult for you to spring out of bed and start each day determined to succeed, but do your colleagues share the same enthusiasm? Ultimately,…

Using purpose to motivate your team

By Nick Howes | 20th November 2020

It’s hard for employees to feel motivated without understanding their purpose. Of course, colleagues will complete tasks if they are instructed to, but the quality and speed of delivery won’t be where it needs to be if they don’t have a genuine desire to complete tasks and achieve their goals. The purpose is the fuel…

What’s the purpose of your organisation?

By Nick Howes | 13th November 2020

The process of purpose discovery is about understanding why your business exists, rather than creating a new reason entirely. The purpose is already there in the DNA of your organisation, but in some cases, it can be difficult to determine or describe. A clear purpose implies the existence of a system of values, answering the…

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Purpose – the reason why we exist

By Nick Howes | 6th November 2020

In the next series of articles, we explore the subject of purpose. It’s one of those areas that most leaders recognise as important, yet they struggle to give the issue enough attention due to operational challenges. According to research, neglecting purpose can have a hugely detrimental effect, and yet, there are major benefits to experience…

Using the vision to guide your business

By Nick Howes | 29th October 2020

Although the vision you’ve created for your business may be at the front and centre of your mind, it’s important that your team also share this commitment, completing daily tasks with one eye on the bigger picture. In previous blogs, we discussed the importance of communicating your vision and how employees respond better when they…

Keeping the vision at the front and centre of your mind

By Nick Howes | 22nd October 2020

The difference between effective and mediocre leaders is their ability to keep the vision at the front and centre of their mind, maintaining focus on the goals ahead, whilst motivating and inspiring the team to achieve their full potential. Whilst establishing and communicating the vision are two key elements of the process, it’s easy for…

Communicating your vision with clarity

Communicating your vision with clarity

By Nick Howes | 16th October 2020

If you’re an aspirational business leader, creating and establishing a vision might come as second nature, as you’ve already spent months contemplating the journey ahead and know what needs to be done to reach your destination. Appreciating the importance of constant improvement and development, these individuals understand that the path to success is never straightforward,…

Establishing a clear and realistic vision

By LMI | 9th October 2020

It can be difficult to stay on track at the best of times, but with the added distractions of a pandemic, even completing routine tasks can become an uphill struggle. Sometimes, entire days are spent putting out metaphorical fires or helping others, and whilst this can sometimes be important, it leaves a lot less time…

VISION – The breakfast of champions

VISION – The breakfast of champions

By Nick Howes | 2nd October 2020

I feel tired this morning – an extra hour of sleep would have been marvellous. Another day awaits, sitting in the same place doing largely the same tasks as the last six months. I wish I’d bought a better chair for my home-office before lockdown! Oh no, one of the kids is coughing. Last thing…