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Tullow Oil

Now faced with a rapid drop in revenue through falling oil price, Andrew Marks and his team will be using the platform established in the article below to select only the very best opportunities to make and save money in 2015 and beyond. (Leader Board Article revisited – Published July 25th 2014) On Your Marks

A Blueprint For Success

WANT a blueprint for success? Then follow these rules and you won’t go far wrong. 1. Honesty is the best policy Leaders have to say what they do and do what they say. Do the basics well and don’t hide when things go badly. Give honest and useful feedback to those around you. 2. Look

Walk The Talk

LEAVING aside the exceptions, it is fair to say that generally, sportsmen and women often lead by example. In business, if you’re a team leader, do the same, and ‘walk the talk.’ You need to show, and put into practice on a daily basis, the standards you are demanding of others. It seems an obvious

Say Congratulations If Your Staff Deserve It

IT is not just when ordering a steak a leader should utter the words ‘well done’. Make sure if those under your control have put in an effort over and above the call of duty, despite not necessarily getting the required result, then that is not overlooked. Standing back and allowing your team to get

Don’t Be Afraid – Be Inspired

INSPIRATIONAL people are all around us. If you are one, and you are thinking of starting your own business, do your research. Is there a customer problem you want to solve? Are you able to solve it better than somebody else? Make sure you determine whether or not there is a market for what you

The Case For Implementation

IMPLEMENTATION of a new idea. In business, you need to think through what should be done, why it is needed and also think how people might react. Only then can you decide how to make your case. What is the proposal, the benefit, the cost? Why should change occur and do you have the best

If You Don’t Schmooze – You Lose

SOME call it schmoozing. Others casual chat. Whatever your take on it, it is clear that networking is key to a successful business. Firms that don’t take time to introduce themselves to like-minded individuals when they get the chance could be missing out on opportunities worth thousands of pounds. There is value in it and

Open Up

IT’S an open and shut case. In the early stages of a business relationship, ask open questions. These are questions that make the other person give you an answer – and, more crucially, information which you can use at a later date. Ask them ‘how’, or ‘why’ or ‘when’ or ‘what’ and make them tell