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FBP 117: Making Business Decisions: It’s Your Choice

In this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast, Andy Sleet and Ray Moore discuss why business owners can struggle to make business decisions. Learn why you always have a choice and by avoiding making a decision is your choice to remain the same.

Read more on The Levels Blog: http://www.thelevelsblog.com/at-the-end-of-the-day-its-your-choice/

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FBP 116: Team Communication: Understanding the hidden barrier

Business Coaches Ray Moore and Andy Sleet are on this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast exploring why team communication often fails. Missed deadlines and targets are the result of this hidden barrier to effective communication in your business. Tune in to find out more.

Read more on The Levels Blog: www.thelevelsblog.com/heres-how-to-g…ion-in-a-team/

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FBP 115: Solve Problems, Not Symptoms

When an issue arises in business, we’re very quick to look for a solution. But how often do we take a helicopter view so that we can get to the root cause of the issue? Ray Moore and Andy Sleet are on the Fluid Business Podcast discussing why ‘quick fixes’ won’t help your business in the long term.

Read more on the Levels Blog: www.thelevelsblog.com/time-to-take-t…licopter-view/

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Check out the other episodes in our ‘Business Efficiency' playlist.

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FBP 114: How your ego could kill business

Could ego be one of the biggest barriers to business longevity and success? Ray Moore and Andy Sleet discuss why our own egos can become a huge barrier to change and result in stagnant business growth or failure.

Read more: www.thelevelsblog.com/when-does-ego-…siness-growth/

Our team of professional business coaches share their expert knowledge and experience every single week, empowering you, the business owner, to develop and grow your business the right way.

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FBP 113: Why The Peter Principle Could Limit Your Business’s Success

On Episode 113 of the Fluid Business Podcast, Andy Sleet and Ray Moore discuss The Peter Principle. Originally devised by Laurence J. Peter, the principle explains how employees often rise to their level of ‘incompetence.’

Find out how to can limit business success, and what business owners and leaders can do to overcome it.

Read more on the blog: http://www.thelevelsblog.com/how-to-develop-your-home-grown-managers/

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FBP 112: Business and Financial Planning: What Is Your Magic Number?

Andy Sleet joins Charlotte from the Marketing team on this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast. They're discussing The Magic Number, following the recent event that Fluid Business Coaching co-hosted with Sound Financial Planning. Andy explains what it means, how business coaching and financial planning go hand-in-hand and why it is so important for business owners.

Our team of professional business coaches share their expert knowledge and experience every single week, empowering you, the business owner, to develop and grow your business the right way.

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FBP 111: Addressing the elephant in your business, with Ray Moore and Hugo Heij


In businesses, and especially family businesses, there can often be issues or challenges that everyone is aware of, but are left unspoken. On this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast, Ray and Hugo discuss why the elephant in your business needs to be addressed.

Read more on this subject on The Levels Blog. Catch up on the latest family business podcasts on our Family Business SoundCloud Playlist.

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FBP 110: Do past results guarantee future success?

As a business owner, you may currently be experiencing success or have enjoyed much success in the past.

But what happens when the results start dipping, KPIs aren’t being met and your successful formula no longer seems to be working? Andy Sleet and Hugo Heij discuss.

Books discussed in this episode include:

– ‘Can You Step Up to the Growth Challenge?‘ by Ray Moore
– ‘What Got You Here Won't Get You There‘ by Marshall Goldsmith
– ‘Will it Make the Boat Go Faster?‘ by Harriet Beveridge and Ben Hunt-Davis

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Do past results guarantee future success?

As a business owner, you may currently be experiencing success or have enjoyed much success in the past. But what happens when the results start dipping, KPIs aren’t being met and your successful formula no longer seems to be working?

The short answer is, past results do not guarantee future success.

In business, the environment is constantly changing. People get better and technology progresses all the time. If we don’t progress ourselves, effectively we are going backwards. To guarantee success we need to develop at least at the same rate as our competitors.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have 30 – 40 year experience in business? Or, do you have 1 years experience, which you have photocopied 30- 40 times?
  • Are you learning, growing and modifying what you are doing to make sure you experience continued success?

Many hit on a successful formula and continue to repeat it, without ever checking that it is the best way to do the task at hand. As conditions change, you will be unable to adapt to the new circumstances and performance will suffer.

Similarly, you may ‘hit the glass ceiling’ and can’t understand why your once successful formula is no longer working. As Ray Moore discusses in his best-selling book ‘Can Your Business Step Up to the Growth Challenge? it’s important to stop, reflect and review what you have done before, then modify your actions going forward.

Take time to truly understand what you do. By harnessing this understanding you can leverage your experience. Consistently replicate excellent performance no matter what the state of the market or trading conditions.

Understand that what got you here won’t necessarily get you to where you want to go. Push your comfort zone, question your beliefs and develop yourself both personally and professionally.

And lastly, surround yourself with the best people you can – both internally in the business and externally. Do not fear others expertise, but welcome the chance to grow yourself and your business.

Marshall Goldsmith has written on this subject in his book ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’.

Listen to Andy Sleet and Hugo Heij discuss this in more detail below:

 

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FBP 109: The difference between a leader and a manager

Hugo Heij and Andy Sleet are on the Fluid Business Podcast discussing the difference between leadership and management. Hugo explains why he believes that you can manage tasks, but not people, as people need leadership. He goes on to explain the ’16 cylinders’ concept and why employees seem to loose their drive and passion.

Recommended reading:
Lead without a title, written by Robin Sharma
www.fluidbusiness.co.uk/many-people-c…kes-a-leader/

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