Originally born in New Zealand, Neil Burkett currently heads the Guardian Media Group and is taking them from strength to strength after previously overseeing the rise and subsequent sale of Virgin Media in 2013 to the American firm Liberty Global for over $23 billion. So what’s the key to his success? He believes that looking […]
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This blog post is going to talk about the top right hand box of the Eisenhower Matrix – a strategy designed to help those in important positions within their company improve productivity and decision-making. The Eisenhower Matrix is also referred to as the urgent-important matrix. The top right hand box falls at the point where […]
It can often feel like you spend an entire day just putting out fires. Rushing from one task to the next, always busy, but never really feeling like important projects are progressing as they should. Long hours spent dealing with every little thing as it comes to you can hinder you from achieving your goals […]
It’s an all too well-known workplace fallacy, people think that working late every night to make sure everything is done, is great time management. However, if you are spending your free time in the office, working your way through every task that comes across your desk, you may be experiencing a problem with prioritisation.
As you build a company and begin to scale, it is important that you build strong working relationships with all your suppliers. This naturally leads to a situation whereby your growth and their growth are intertwined and your supplier will benefit from your success. However, it is all too easy to get caught up in […]
Winter months in the UK can sometimes come with severe weather conditions. It is quite rare to experience winter without hearing forecasts of ice or snow and weather warnings cautioning people to take care when commuting, or even to avoid commuting entirely.
As a leader, it is your role to carry the map and navigate your team and company on a journey towards change and betterment. Sometimes it is easy to get lost on this path by focusing on the things that don’t matter and on the things that you can’t change. Worrying about what will happen […]
The recent hurricanes and other disasters sweeping parts of the world may give you pause for thought about your holiday destination. Yet, every year, millions of us are herded into thin metal tubes with wings and fast-moving engine parts, all at various points in their fatigue-design lifespan. We fly to earthquake, flood or hurricane zones […]
For Warren Buffet, the route to success as a CEO was to “read five-hundred pages a week… That’s how knowledge builds up, like compound interest“. While this seems like a lot, newspapers are the perfect source of information for many and are a great way to shift towards hitting your weekly word-count. But with the […]
The recent Hurricane Ophelia caused chaos for many in the UK, showing us an extreme example of unavoidable adversity that requires excellent leadership. Adversity in the workplace can come in many forms, from unexpected fire alarms and burst pipes to more serious issues that can impact your team in prolonged, more negative ways. When disaster […]
- The 4 principles of CEO Neil Burkett’s leadership24th January 2018 - 9:00 am
- Important but not urgent? How you need to act according to the Eisenhower Matrix17th January 2018 - 9:00 am
- Improving leadership through the Eisenhower Decision Matrix10th January 2018 - 9:00 am
- Eisenhower: How to distinguish between urgent and important tasks20th December 2017 - 9:00 am