21 tips for business success

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In an MD2MD meeting, a group of business leaders decided they wanted to think about what business leadership behaviours drive business success.  And they came up with an eclectic list of 20 tips.  Worth sharing! As food for thought at least.
  1. Be persistent
  2. Control cash carefully
  3. Communicate well
  4. Listen carefully
  5. Have a plan
  6. Focus tightly
  7. Manage your precious time
  8. Implement flexibly
  9. Be fair always
  10. Be clear on your purpose – your why
  11. Go for the smallest viable market
  12. Recruit the best people
  13. Build the team
  14. Be open to alternative perspectives
  15. Keep going
  16. Do things right
  17. Do the right things
  18. Take risks and accept failure – Succeed or learn
  19. Build a continuous improvement culture
  20. Bounce back – be resilient
  21. Ask for help. You don’t have to know it all.
  • Which are your top three?
  • Which three do you need to put more focus on?

Adrian Leer

Managing Director - Triad

"MD2MD provides an invaluable opportunity for me to learn from my peers, for me to road-test my thinking in a safe environment, and for me to keep developing my leadership skills. "
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Bob Bradley

Bob is a specialist in running high value added service businesses, having run five such businesses as General Manager, Managing Director or Chief Executive. His last employed role was as Chief Executive of a £16M, 200 person family owned business having previously been Chief Executive of an AIM listed company for which he raised £5M funding and which he grew from £4M to £12M in three years through two acquisitions and organic growth, and a corporate PLC subsidiary where he was Managing Director responsible for delivering £10M profit on £45M turnover through 450 staff.

Bob is now following a portfolio career providing entrepreneurial business leaders with mentoring and coaching around business leadership, business growth, merger integration and exit planning.

Core to his portfolio is MD2MD. Having experienced for himself the value of having a strong sounding board of fellow Managing Directors he founded MD2MD in 2004 to provide groups of business leaders with a confidential environment within which they can support and challenge each other to raise their game as leaders and by doing so improve the success of their organisation.

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