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Vision Mission and Values

As a business leader, it is your job to ensure the design of an inspirational and motivational vision, mission and core values.

Leadership Versus Management

An academic look at the difference between leadership and management and the close relationship between these two different skills.

Understanding the 4 elements of leadership

If you talk to most high-profile leaders in business, they will agree, there are four elements that you’ll find in all leaders. This short overview will give you the basic understanding, more is available within our development programs.

The Effective Director

This article will introduce you to the essentials of being a director of your own business. There is more to gaining Limited Company status than meets the eye and as the business leader, you need to make an informed choice.

Know yourself first

Leadership is about many things, but first and foremost leadership is about how well you understand people and understand yourself and the effect you have on them.

Introduction to Change Management

No matter what business you are in, the one constant will be the need to manage change. As humans we resisit change preferring the old way. As entrepreneurs we need to embrace change and get lour people to do the same.


Soon to be released the new book by Chris Batten, all about building a business with exceptional and sustainable results. The book explores the importance of personal traits, the rules of entrepreneurship, running a Lean business and the ten most important elements in any business.

We often spend too much time doing the jobs in our busniess that will eventually restrict our growth, then we should be looking far beyond the obvious.

The more you embrace and then practice the skills and behaviours talked about in this book, the greater your results will be. This book has been a long time in the making and is based on personal learning the hard way so you do not have to. A must have for any personal library. Pre-Order your own signed copy today. 


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