The importance of vision and how to create it so that your team follows

September 16, 2019

Like a master artist, vision will first spring from the heart and soul of the business leader. It will be borne of the leader's passion, enthusiasm and commitment, and come from the leader dreaming a dream of what might be. It will rage, almost like a fire in the belly of the business leader.

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Walking on water: The secret to entrepreneurship is doing the things you think you can't

August 27, 2019

Running a business is akin to walking on water.For a business leader, each day presents new and seemingly impossible challenges — just like being told to walk on water, as it were.

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How to create a culture that keeps employees happy

August 20, 2019

The better way for any business is, most definitely, to nurture a vibrant workplace culture.

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The key to building a high-performance team for business success

August 14, 2019

In so many law practices, whether large, medium or boutique, the missing ingredient is team momentum.

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The importance of running any business as a system

August 14, 2019

So many businesses everywhere run amok because ‘anything goes’. In such businesses, the leader runs everything ‘by the seat of their pants’. That was the way I used to do things too, up until hearing about W Edwards Deming.

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Buy some superglue when your business values are valueless

August 9, 2019

What needs to happen when business values have become valueless? Many businesses have corporate values buried somewhere. Their values might be in a constitution, corporate brochure, policy document or even on a boardroom wall. However, they might have no real impact because they are considered unimportant and meaningless.

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The challenges of (and tips to) becoming a highly effective leader

August 5, 2019

The aim of any business leader is to become highly effective because mediocrity is an anathema. Such leadership is always shaped in the fiery furnace of experience, happening over a lifetime of learning, full of trial and error. So, with L plates permanently affixed during this lifetime journey, what are they key challenges in becoming a highly effective leader?

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Creating a culture that keeps retail employees happy

July 29, 2019

All retailers want is to create a happy workplace culture, that positively reflects into a great customer experience. Here are a few tips to follow to create a great workplace culture.

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Why it's okay to ask for support when in business

July 29, 2019

It seemed a strange thing for a law practice to start a business club, but six years ago that's exactly what we did! We could see that business people needed other business people to draw alongside and to support each other.

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Turning customers into raving fans

July 29, 2019

To turn customers into raving fans, become obsessively customer-centric in all aspects of your franchise business. Then, just stand clear of the doors!

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A vibrant workplace culture is the key to business success

July 23, 2019

Workplace culture is more than ‘the vibe in the air’. When walking in the door of any business, its culture can be observed and experienced from the behaviours, conduct, attitudes, words, principles, choices, experiences, relationships, principles, choices and incidents that exist or happen. As such, culture goes to the very heart and soul of a business.

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Common business mistakes that suffocate growth

July 7, 2019

It is frightening to think that any business can fail at any time, for any reason. Whenever a business opens its doors, it needs to grow in order to survive. Running a business often involves risk, but there are lots of things that businesses can do to avoid common mistakes.

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Test

June 1, 2019

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Book launch

January 21, 2019

On 30 October 2018, 'Fighting for Enterprise Success' was officially launched!

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Welcome to my business blog: Through the Eye of the Tiger

October 26, 2018

I am David Sharrock, Managing Principal of Sharrock Pitman Legal, founder of The School of Hard Knocks for Stressed Business People and Reluctant Entrepreneurs, a quarterly business club for business owners and enterprise leaders and now business book author.

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