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Welcome to the Help to Grow blog, where you'll find our thoughts on all matters relating to leading and living well in the modern business environment. Check back each Monday for regular updates.

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Training Cats and Dogs?

How do you get entrepreneurs and company people to work well in the same team?

Consolidating or transforming businesses would do well to identify which is which and avoid trying to turn cats into dogs and vice versa.

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Leading for Career and Money

It is not fashionable to say that we want to lead to earn more.

The likelihood is that our first steps in leadership are done out of a drive to improve our circumstances rather than to benefit others.

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Summit Fever

As we progress in our careers, we may realise there is more than one route to success and the top of our career mountain.

Often the easiest path does not go as far nor as high. Which path are you on?

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Flying Further Together

It is not easy changing an organisation mid-flight without crashing it.

When your organisation is going through a mid-air change, try to be patient and supportive to those who are leading. They are doing their best to steer to more stable conditions on a new route.

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Can a Top Dog learn new tricks?

Never mind “Old Dogs”. It’s often harder for “Top Dogs” to learn new tricks.

Do you wish your team were less dependent on you? Do you fear what would happen if you were not around?

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Sales and Governance. Fast and Safe.

It is not in anyone’s interests (least of all the customer’s) for teams to be navel gazing and arguing over process. They would be better spending time understanding customer need and designing safe systems to deliver on that need.

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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Leading out of the Storm

Adapt to your changed circumstances. When you have calmed yourself and your team, and stabilised your organisational life support systems, get ready to set a new course.

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Ian Ferguson, Leadership Coach

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