The average lifespan of a company is decreasing

The average lifespan of a company is decreasing. New lifestyles and technologies mean that companies need to constantly innovate and change. Reviewing your business and learning from its successes (and failures!) is therefore vital. The ‘Recharge Pack‘ has been designed provide you with an opportunity to do this using the power of coaching and the clarity of visual thinking. The Recharge Pack […]

How not to be one of the 75% of business start-ups that fail

Over 75% of business start-ups fail within three years of launch. In the majority of cases, start-ups fail because the business owners do not have: A clear vision of what success will look like for their business and themselves. A fully thought through business model that is both sustainable and scalable. A unique customer experience that differentiates their business from the […]

FREE ‘So you’re thinking of starting a new business?’ visual coaching template

Are you thinking of starting a new business? If so, why not use our free visual business coaching template below to think about some of the important questions you should consider when setting up a new business. Click on the image to open the template and then print it out. Important note: Draw, sketch, doodle and scribble your […]

The Friday ‘Visual Thinking’ Challenge

Here’s a visual thinking challenge for you and your colleagues on a Friday afternoon: On one side of A4 paper, you have 3 minutes to draw (using only pictures) your organisations company strategy. Once you have completed the challenge, compare your drawing to your colleagues and discuss: – what analogies you’ve used and why? – […]

Small business owners – do you give yourself time to think about your business?

Small business owners out there – do you give yourself time to think about your business and where it’s going? Do you create the opportunity to step back and think about your business model, your customer experience and how you engage with your people? Do you get other business owners feedback about your business? If […]

Influencing customers final purchasing decisions

When two organisations provide very similar products and services at very similar prices, it is the customers ‘experience’ of the organisation that has the greatest influence on their final purchasing decision. The customer experience is influenced by many factors that need to work together holistically to provide the best ‘customer experience’ possible. Reviewing whether your […]

Checking and challenging your business model

The importance of ensuring that your business model (whether new or existing) maximises the performance of your organisation can not be underestimated. Regularly checking and challenging your business model is an essential key organisational health-check tool. Learn more… #BusinessModel

‘Resilient Dynamism’ – the theme of Davos 2013

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 is taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland. Its key theme this year is about creating ‘resilient dynamism’ – in other words helping organisations, governments and other body’s to create a positive and creative environment in which growth and development can happen within an evermore transformational, complex, challenging, competitive […]

Post-It notes and Visual Thinking

Many people will have experienced using Post-It notes to structure thoughts and ideas in meetings and training events. However, in many cases the Post-It notes simply have words/phrases on them resulting in them being, in effect, a moveable linear list. Research continues to show that linear lists are not the most effective way of helping […]