- Be persistent
- Control cash carefully
- Communicate well
- Listen carefully
- Have a plan
- Focus tightly
- Manage your precious time
- Implement flexibly
- Be fair always
- Be clear on your purpose – your why
- Go for the smallest viable market
- Recruit the best people
- Build the team
- Be open to alternative perspectives
- Keep going
- Do things right
- Do the right things
- Take risks and accept failure – Succeed or learn
- Build a continuous improvement culture
- Bounce back – be resilient
- 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?
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. "View full case study
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.More about Bob