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5 Things That Make Your Business Holistic

Holistic businesses are successful businesses. They are attractive to customers and to employees. What are the five things they have in common? 1. INTENTION. They know why. They are clear about their purpose and this provides direction for their actions. 2. INTUITION. They can...

Intuitive decision-making

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” This is what Steve Jobs told an audience of graduates. He wanted them to reach their full potential. I would encourage every business leader to do the...

Hire a holistic team

In a meeting recently with an employee of a very large organisation, I was reminded of how difficult it is to get the board of such companies to wake up to the world about them.  Most board directors in large companies are unable to see what is happening on the street and...

People, Purpose, Profit

Doing some work with two colleagues recently, we were discussing the fact that some people might be put off by the word Holistic and that it would be a great shame if this were the case given the powerful nature of the approach.  During the discussion we realised that the three...

A twist on military wisdom in business

We know that the thinking of great military leaders such as Sun Tzu (author of The Art of War) have been applied to business strategy.  However, I was surprised in a recent meeting with Jason Burrows (who goes by the intriguing title of Uncertainty Consultant) when he quoted US...

Valuable businesses

I attended a very interesting conference recently about how to create a valuable business – one that you can sell for lots of money. Not a bad ambition but what about other types of value? We do tend to value our businesses in financial terms but this is not always why we...

Focus on the important

In business we are constantly driven to deal with the URGENT, whereas we should be focusing on the IMPORTANT.  If we don’t make time for the important issues in life we will never change our future for a more positive one. Yes it is hard to do this but here are a few ideas...

2012 reflections

If there is one thing we learned from 2012 it was that people are important.  In the Olympic Games, the British athletes won more gold medals than ever before and they all acknowledged the difference the crowd made to their performance. Volunteers in their thousands lifted the...

Still mind, open heart, engage with the world

“When you still your mind, open your heart and engage with the movement of the world, everything in life becomes possible.” This quote pretty much sums up the drive behind Holistic Business. Innovation is almost impossible when your mind is full of day-to-day...

Hara knows best

Working on growth strategy for a start up, one key decision felt intuitively so right that it sent a shiver down my spine. Since then everything has confirmed this resonance as true. Sometimes your head just isn’t going to get you all the way there with business strategy...
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