August 19, 2019
There are many areas in which International Business Mentors is asked to provide a business mentor or business coach to assist business owners. Critically, one of the most frequent catalysts is to help examine and improve the business’ financial performance. This may be to address a specific problem or as part of the inability of the business to fund its own business growth strategies.
With the help of a well-matched business mentor or business coach who can cast fresh and independent eyes over your business’s financial performance,Read More
August 5, 2019
Superb productivity is a strategic competitive advantage against your competitors. The opposite is true of poor productivity, which can be caused by a lack of individual performance, wasting time, lack of engagement, and poor management and leadership. All of these factors can increasingly impact business morale negatively in the workplace. If left unchecked, this trend will lead to productivity spiralling further downward, eroding your business performance and weakening your competitive advantage.
How a Business Mentor or Business Coach Can Help with Productivity
Not only can a well-matched business coach or mentor from International Business Mentors help you to review productivity and business culture,Read More
July 23, 2019
By David Cartney – International Business Mentors
The lessons for diversity following on from various International Women’s days need to be learned. Although improving, not enough progress has been made in the last few years to redress the gender imbalances in most western economies on employment, senior leadership representation and incomes. At International Business Mentors, our business coaching professionals take diversity seriously and strongly advocate for reform in this space.
One Suggested Approach to Better Diversity in Employment
One approach to redress some of the existing gender imbalances is to implement diversity policies at the highest level in organisations,Read More
July 12, 2019
By David Cartney, International Business Mentors
Many business owners and managers have significant financial blind spots that hinder their ability to effectively manage the financial dynamics of their business. This can lead to financial challenges and in some cases to the loss of profits, or unforeseen and unwanted negative cashflows. In extreme cases, the business may have to close.
Financially literate directors and staff can help business owners navigate through these financial blind spots.Read More
June 27, 2019
There are many issues that can impact the smooth and healthy running of a business − particularly with how the people in the organisation are managed and lead. After all, it’s the people at all levels in the organisation who drive the business performance. Any business coach will tell you that one of the major challenges in this space is that of reducing or eradicating the harmful effects of stigma within the organisation.Read More
June 3, 2019
The rise of positive psychology in recent years has led to a shift from focusing on weaknesses to acknowledging and working on strengths. This means instead of spending all our time fixing weaknesses, we’re now encouraged to develop those things that we’re good at − things that bring us joy. This approach could be the key to your business growth strategies this year.
Current research on using strengths in business shows that this practice provides greater work satisfaction,Read More
May 31, 2019
When it comes to business growth strategies, building confidence may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, when you stop to think about it, the confidence levels of an entrepreneur can have a profound impact on their success in business, and any good business coach will know this.
When you sign up for business coaching, your coach will aim to help you develop confidence in all aspects of running your business.Read More
May 20, 2019
To succeed as a CEO is an ultimate business and career success objective, and at the top of the corporate ladder, it is the position most sought after. Yet the step up to the CEO position is not always straightforward and usually comes with many foreseen and unforeseen challenges. A business coach or mentor from International Business Mentors can guide you through the transition process and help you navigate the many challenges that stand in your path.Read More
May 3, 2019
We live in a fast-evolving competitive world in which few businesses are unique for long, making it crucial to constantly re-focus your competitive advantage to identify or create your customer value-adding points of difference. This is essential to set yourself apart from and stay ahead of the competitive pack.
In your ongoing challenge to keep ahead, you must be mindful of the risks and pitfalls that come with increased competition and the many changes that potentially occur in your business space.Read More
March 14, 2019
Any good business coach will tell you that trust is the basis on which good corporate businesses and relationships are founded. Trust depends on the reliance on integrity, strength, ability, surety and the confident expectation that things will be done properly. Only by maintaining the highest trust and standards can businesses confidently move in the right direction.
However, trust in businesses has slumped due to a number of factors, including large-scale data breaches becoming commonplace worldwide and the prevalence of “fake news”.Read More