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Do you lead well?

If you want to lead well, ask yourself these questions;

Am I the best leader I can be?
Am I behaving like the best leader I can be?
Am I enabling myself to behave like be the best leader I can be?

The three questions are clearly linked, we cannot be the best if we […]

Knowing When to Scale – 2 became 5

At Yellow Brick Road, we’ve just grown from “2 of us” to “5 of us”, and we’re not stopping there, it’s just the start of our scaling phase. We have just reached that point that Geoffrey Moore describes a “crossing the chasm”. For the first year and bit of Yellow Brick Road’s life, it […]

How I ended up on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart Sayer

Having joined forces with wellbeing expert Ian Hacon I’m delighted to write a ‘Mindset’ blog for inclusion in the Yellow Brick Road newsletter and blog.

I’ve specialised in the provision of sales management, mindset training, and leadership coaching for many years and I’m happy to share a few thoughts and experiences from my own journey […]

The Man Who Wore Red Shoes

A fable with a strong link to a Christmas Classic!
Dorian Gale was a CEO who was taken in by two brothers, Emerson (Em for short) and Henry to lead their family company Kansas Farms, in Norfolk in the 00’s. Em and Henry had inherited the original farm from their father, Clive. All those years […]

Productivity – What Philip Hammond missed in the Autumn Statement

Well, I was initially delighted to hear about Philip Hammond’s announcement of a £23bn investment in “Productivity” in today’s Autumn Statement.
The Detail
I rushed home to look at the detail, only to be disappointed that it was mostly on infrastructure. It is also over 5 years, with only £2.3bn next year, rising to £7bn in […]

What’s your legacy?

This is a tough one for me.
My dear Nan
I am sitting drafting this blog in my lovely old Nan’s room at the care home. My Nan has been there for me my entire life, and always treated me like a prince. I mean that in a good way, not a precocious way. Sadly, I’m […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Purpose and Meaning|4 Comments

Controlling technology – Modern Life is Rubbish

Modern life is Rubbish as well as being the title of the 1991 Blur album, is a great way to frame how technology is playing havoc with our lives. It does have lots of great plus points, and not many of us would actually be without it, but it is having some serious impact […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Health and Well-being|0 Comments

Vodafone – have you lost the plot?

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about my customer experience at my doctor’s surgery. That article was all about a very good experience, with what, I believe is, a progressive GP practice. Its theme was about small improvements in the customer journey. In contrast, this week is about Vodafone, and it’s not […]

Startup Coaching, just like Boxing?

In this article, I am going to explore how my current challenge of boxing is the perfect metaphor for a startup venture. I and many others have written before about how endurance training is like being in business, having a clear vision, and milestones and activities to get there. But as Steve Blank says, a startup is […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Lean Start-up, Purpose and Meaning|2 Comments

Networking – Top 10 Tips for more Business

This week, I am preparing for a number of sessions I’m delivering on The Art of Networking for the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and EEEGr. These vary from 20 minutes to 4 hours. So I thought I’d write a short blog on my Top 10 tips.

You may have heard before, people do business with […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Customer Love, Events|0 Comments
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