Blog Category: People

What Stalls Business Growth?

Working side-by-side with top mid-market businesses across New Zealand and Australia, Leigh Paulden is often asked to help solve problems with growth. For over 30 years Leigh has honed his business skills by immersing himself in the best executive education in the world. Combining his 30 years’ experience across 30 industries with internationally proven business growth strategies, Leigh has identified the key reasons why businesses don’t grow as fast as they should or stop growing altogether.

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Are bad suppliers hurting your business growth?

During the last few months of 2019 I was kept busy assisting clients with their quarterly and annual reviews. Listening to them as they reflected upon their performance and discussed pressure points, I was reminded that no business acts in isolation. There is always a chain, you rely on your suppliers. If they are not performing, your business will look bad and this will affect your business growth. Learn how to avoid this situation…

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What Stalls Growth? The Capacity and Capability of your People.

In my work with mid-market businesses across New Zealand and Australia, I am often asked to help solve problems with growth. Over the years I have identified some key reasons why businesses don’t grow as fast as they should, or stop growing altogether. In part 1 of my blog series I look at the capacity of your people and highlight the changes that you can make to get your business back on track.

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When Hiring Stop Focusing On Technical Skills And Hire On Attitude

We recently had the privilege of seeing Patrick Lencioni live. He is a business expert in team management and the author of eleven best-seller books including 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. His advice to the mid-market business owner was to stop favouring technical skills over behavioural/attitude skills when hiring someone. The key takeaway: hire on attitude.

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Do You See Your People As Part Of Your Business Strategy?

One question I am often asked is “what is the difference between clients that grow fast and those that take a little longer?” Interestingly, the answer has remained the same in my 17 years of helping businesses grow. The businesses that grow better, faster and smarter are those that have their people strategy right.

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Showcase Your Company Culture When Hiring To Attract A Players

During a meeting with a growing business last week, the CEO said he was sick of dealing with ‘people drama’. He wanted advice to build a strong culture so he could focus on running the business instead of dealing with HR issues. Sound familiar? We spoke to a number of mid-market growth companies and asked them how they hire with company culture in mind.

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