Avoiding corporate jargon and overly-academic theorising in favor of a commonsense analysis of modern business behaviour, Truth, Growth, Repeat is like a user manual for company growth in a new world of commercial transparency. By mapping the way business works today at a very honest and human level, this street-smart book is a must-read for any business owner who wants to achieve growth and success without compromising their personal values.
The book introduces The Circle of True Purpose, a virtuous sequence of knock-on effects that proves that enduring commercial growth is the result when a business owner’s authentic motive is placed at the core of everything the business does. Author and brand expert Mike Edmonds explains the correct sequence to follow to acquire both financial return and personal fulfilment, and why going the other way leads to a never-ending cycle of inconsistent sales and consumer distrust. To illustrate these two key paths in life, the book contains many stories of actual businesses who’ve experienced these effects.
This practical guide takes business owners through a series of exercises to help surface their own True Purpose and implement it in their sector of industry.
Mike Edmonds co-founded Meerkats, a brand leadership company built around the principles of consumer truth and organisational purpose. It has been named Campaign Brief Agency of the Year and has won awards around the world.
Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence.Create your first business plan — discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success Learn the legal jargon — protect your ideas and register your business properly Market your business strategically — establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan Take the stress out of bookkeeping — ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash Master online marketing — explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools
Open the book and find:Advice about being your own boss Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape A step-by-step guide to profit margins Tips on using social media to promote your business
Learn to:Decide what type of small business is right for you Put together a winning business plan Understand your financial and legal obligations Maximise your online presence
Prove It! is the executive guide to improving organisational performance through the practice of evidence-based leadership. More than ever before, the world is demanding transparency and accountability from organisational leaders, and there is a growing push to hold leaders responsible for the performance of their organisation. Many executives panic at the thought of what transparency might reveal and how they might be held accountable, but others relish the opportunity to showcase their organisation's performance. The difference is in the leadership methodology. The best leaders already know how their organisation is performing, and that it has improved during their tenure – and they can prove it because they practise evidence-based leadership. This book offers a clear blueprint for building on your existing skills and performance management systems to build a truly high performance organisation.
Just three personal leadership habits and three organisation-wide habits can transform your organisation into the powerhouse you know it can be. With a simple methodology and a focus on practical results, this book can help you:Set a strategic direction that really does inspire organisational excellence Gain a true picture of your organisation's performance Master the habits that help you lead a high-performance culture Improve your organisation objectively, measurably and quickly
If an organisation can only be as good as its leadership, it's reasonable to place the burden of performance responsibility on those who make the decisions. A leader's job is to inspire, motivate and guide, and those who do it well are already raising the bar. Prove It! gives you a practical model for measurable, real-world results, starting today.