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From talented individuals to extraordinary teams

By | 2020-01-30T17:06:10+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Questions|

‘Another great meeting this morning!’, said nobody. Dysfunctional, unproductive team meetings are prevalent in all sizes of business. CVs and interviews rarely reveal a person’s vulnerabilities, trust issues, desire to be liked, or fear of being wrong; but is very well the mix of character traits you’ll find sat around your meeting table. Little wonder

Dropping the ball on Perfectionism

By | 2020-01-30T16:45:13+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Questions|

Work/Life Balance There is a lot of talk about work/life balance. Everyone is ‘super busy’ and it appears that the measure of living a successful life is how much we can cram into a day; up early to get to the gym before work, putting in long hours at the office without breaks, networking events

Competitive Advantage: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

By | 2020-01-07T16:39:59+00:00 January 7th, 2020|Questions|

You may well be noticing the shift in consumer priorities; we are all becoming much more concerned about the planet, the provenance of food and goods in general, and whether they came from an ethical source. We are looking towards both large and small companies more than ever before to act in a decent and

Productive Meetings: Are you sitting comfortably?

By | 2019-09-19T12:35:56+00:00 September 19th, 2019|News|

Poorly run meetings can be draining and waste hours of company time. Dysfunctional communication in team meetings has a negative impact on the overall performance of a business for a multitude of reasons, often because very little is accomplished, with people left feeling frustrated, demotivated or suppressed. Maybe something was said that an individual didn’t

Silence is NOT golden: Why communication is so powerful in organisations

By | 2019-09-11T15:34:30+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Marketing, News|

We know ourselves in personal relationships, we are drawn to those who understand us the best; people who value us and just seem to ‘get’ us. We get along, not necessarily because we share the same personality traits, although we probably do share (consciously or unconsciously) certain values. So, the connection is made, and we

Future Foresight: The Importance of Strategic Planning for SMEs

By | 2019-06-18T11:49:07+00:00 June 18th, 2019|Marketing, News|

In business the market conditions change so rapidly that customer demand for many products and services that existed a few years ago is now no longer there. Proactive business owners should be constantly monitoring their own market environment to keep up with their customers’ needs and buying practices to be able to keep focused and

Good news for Lancashire SMEs

By | 2019-06-18T08:36:33+00:00 March 28th, 2019|News|

We are delighted to once again be part of a specialist network of business consultants assisting beneficiary SME companies enrolled on the Propel2Grow programme to deliver business growth through the implementation of an effective strategy, empowering leadership, people development and sales and marketing support. Propel2Grow is an ERDF funded project offering business support to growth

New brand drives growth for our client

By | 2019-06-18T08:36:43+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Marketing, News|

We helped one of our long-standing clients FISC healthcare to re-brand as CareHomeLife. As nxo is part of a preferred framework of business consultants on the Propel2Grow/Boost Lancashire programme, CareHomeLife was able to secure part funding towards the investment required for the project. Working closely with the directors of CareHomeLife to develop their unique proposition