I’m beginning to wonder if people really know what good leadership actually is. It’s a term that has been used an awful lot lately, given the extraordinary events happening around the world, but do people really know what it is? Let’s start with what it isn’t… Good leadership is not about being the loudest or smartest person... Continue Reading →
Reflecting on 2020…!
I think it’s safe to say that 2020 has been a year like no other… The pandemic is likely to be one of the biggest challenges that many businesses ever face, however it will not be the first time businesses have to overcome challenges, nor will it be the last. Whilst the impact of the... Continue Reading →
What lessons have we learned from Covid?
Navigating our family business through Covid, and the lessons we've learned along the way. At the time of writing this, it’s exactly 3-months since the UK went into lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. All businesses have been impacted by Covid – some positive, some negative – and all will have learned valuable... Continue Reading →
What’s the best (business) advice you’ve ever received?
My Dad - and current Chairman of J-Flex - has often used one particular phrase when it comes to decision making, and not just decision making relating to the business, it can also be applied to your own personal lives and finances. It seems quite a fitting time to share that phrase, considering the current... Continue Reading →
R is for…reassurance.
Last week I was honoured to be a part of the first ever Family Business Conference in the Midlands. The event - held at International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln - brought together a wide and diverse range of companies, providing a fantastic forum for family business leaders and owners to learn from and network with like-minded... Continue Reading →
Family-owned businesses, it’s OK to ask for help!
Since joining J-Flex - my family's company - I've been on one heck of an emotional and educational journey that has seen me work my way up the ladder, eventually shadowing and succeeding my Dad as MD of the business. The succession came following two years of meticulous planning and has since been described by... Continue Reading →