Mar 2018

What’s your hard stop?

Written by Luke Bodin

We all have meetings, whether you are a manager where it is estimated you will spend 75% of your time in meetings, or someone spending considerably less we all have meetings. However, how are you making sure the time you spend in meeetings is productive? Here is one little tip. We all have experienced meetings[…]

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Feb 2018

5 reasons why you need process in your business

Written by Luke Bodin
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Feb 2018

Finished a project? It’s time to review

Written by Luke Bodin

The end of a project presents a new opportunity to review, reflect and learn. So many great projects take place but the project management team very rarely maximise the opportunity to reflect and review the successes and lessons learned for the project.

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Feb 2018

I hate process!!

Written by Luke Bodin

We meet a large amount of businesses that hate process. There are a high number of different leadership styles that exist within organisations, some leaders hate process and structure whilst others feel comfortable with process and structure.

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Feb 2018

Why identifying risk is so important

Written by Luke Bodin
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Feb 2018

How to engage with your employees?

Written by Luke Bodin

A growing business is just like a sailing boat. When you start rowing your sailing boat and the business is just a few people, a small team in an office everyone knows the direction the sailing boat is going. The team all understand where the business is going and the vision to take the business[…]

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Feb 2018

How to track progress towards your goals

Written by Luke Bodin

We get asked a lot, “how you can track progress towards your goals”, there are two things you need to do to track progress towards your goals 1) planning and 2) accountability. If you have a big goal then the best way to track progress towards it is by breaking it down into chunks.

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Feb 2018

Can you see business growth?

Written by Luke Bodin

A question we get asked all of the time is “well you can plan all of the time but how can you see business growth”. If you have a good enough plan then you will be able to see your business growth. A lot of people develop a plan but feel that you have failed[…]

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Feb 2018

Are you doing something to grow your business today?

Written by Luke Bodin

How do you know if you are doing something today today to allow you to achieve your goals tomorrow. All of our clients at BusinessAdapts that have been through our Creative Business Planning session know if they are working on something today that will transform their business tomorrow. All of our clients will know how[…]

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Feb 2018

What does business growth mean?

Written by Luke Bodin
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Feb 2018

How to identify risk for your project

Written by Luke Bodin

There are a huge amount of construction projects of which we have worked upon whereby risk management was crucial. They need to constantly analysis their risks, track them and find ways of effectively engaging their people and stakeholders in the risk management process. However, risk management isn’t renowned for being particularly exciting or a subject[…]

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Feb 2018

Meeting minutes, do they add any value?

Written by Luke Bodin

So, a tough question we get asked a lot is “Do meeting minutes add any value”. The answer, in really “no”, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do them. We have worked with clients where the idea of not writing formal minutes is alien. These are mainly public sector local government organisations who need to[…]

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Feb 2018

I don’t want to have long meetings

Written by Luke Bodin

A meeting is only as long as you make it. If you have ever been in a meeting that is too hours isn’t it strange how almost always it will finish bang on two hours, if a meeting is one hours it will almost certainly finish at one hour. This is because mentally we have[…]

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Feb 2018

The three purposes of meetings

Written by Luke Bodin

As you break down the purpose of meetings you discover there are only really three keys reasons for meetings. Firstly, to update. A meeting should always start by providing an update of some sort (X has happened, so now we need to decide what to do with Y). A very important purpose of a meeting[…]

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Feb 2018

Prepare for meetings to get the most out of them

Written by Luke Bodin

To get the most out of a meeting there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that the meeting is meaningful. Firstly, the objectives for the meeting must be clear. Its crucial that the meeting has very clear objectives you need to know exactly what you want to achieve from the meeting. Secondly,[…]

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Feb 2018

Why meetings usually fail

Written by Luke Bodin

Occasionally meetings fail. However, very often there are things we can do to reduce the risk of meetings failing. A few examples of what we can do to reduce the risk of meetings failing are below. Firstly, you have not communicated clearly the purpose of the meeting. If you do not set out a purpose[…]

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Feb 2018

5 ways to improve your meetings

Written by Luke Bodin

There are a few simple steps you can take to improve your meetings. and here are 5 simple easy steps to make sure you are getting the most out of yours.

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Feb 2018

Plan or Fail

Written by Luke Bodin

In business we are always so close to the elephant (our business). We are working within our businesses daily, grinding the trying to move our businesses forward. However, what we so often fail to do is to step back and plan.

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Feb 2018

Business planning for ambitious entrepreneurs

Written by Luke Bodin

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur or even an intrepreneur (someone that is entrepreneurial within a company) then by your very DNA its easy for you to want to jump into things without assessing if its the right thing to do. Its often difficult to stop yourself making risky decisions without taking a step back,[…]

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Feb 2018

How to plan if you want to grow

Written by Luke Bodin

So, are you working towards ambitious growth for your business? Well taking a structured approach to business planning is key. So, you know what I am going to say “create a goal”, well no. I am going to say “create a map!”. There are many businesses that will set big goals and targets. However, they[…]

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