It's all too easy to fall into a habit of rushing around solving problems and jumping on opportunities, rather than stepping back and working proactively on mindfully designing our business.
Many agency owners are starting 2022 with a resolution to be more proactive and strategic and wanting to make big plans.
After two years of crisis make this the time to mindfully navigate a route back into more normal, healthier ways of leading and running your agency.
For January 2022, here's some interesting books from the world of business and beyond, either out recently or forthcoming, that are worth getting your hands on. Here's five we'd recommend.
2021 has probably been the most intense year we've all experienced. That makes it even more important to rest over this holiday period. Hopefully you can also take some time to reflect and re-energise.
One of the things I hear most frequently from founders, often with a wince of pain, is the time, money and stress that's been sunk into some tough lessons.
Agency CEOs feel they are the only person with ultimate responsibility for the agency, have to make the big decisions, and they can't really share problems and worries with others.
At the end of the year it's a great time to take stock, learn lessons, and make changes. That way we can make 2022 a great year — I believe it can be our best year yet.
Your board should be spotting issues like low prices and margin squeeze and challenging them.
With risks of a new wave of the pandemic in the news, it's worth a reminder that entrepreneurial leaders — such as agency owners — need to master the art of having two brains running in parallel.
Agencies have key points of transformation in their lifecycle. When they reach these points they have to make big changes or they'll hit problems and fall back.
If you are growing your agency between 10 and 30 people, join us to get the framework to make it happen, with the support to implement it.
For November 2021, here's some interesting books from the world of business and beyond, either out recently or forthcoming, that are worth getting your hands on. Here's five we'd recommend.
What would your agency be like if you mindfully designed it so that you'd still love owning it in ten years?
These times after a crisis, when the world is being remade, are when clients need agencies most.
Let's be more mindful of what we want to gain from the business as owners, and what we will therefore consciously put into it as owners.
Where an agency owner is frustrated or frazzled, it's often that they're not 'stepping up' into the new level of their role — still trying to just be one of the team, or one of the leadership team.
It's the hardest word for any entrepreneur to get used to saying, but it'll shape what your agency is known for.