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Issue 26 | 8 March 2019
The Melting Pot
 
 
 
HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR COMPANY FOR GROWTH
 
Agility.  Customer Focus.  Passion.  These are the hallmarks of many smaller companies.  They are fostered by the drive, commitment and energy of their founders.  And they’re strengthened by the informal, easy communication structure of a small team.  But what happens when these companies want to grow?
 
 
 
THE MELTING POT PODCAST
 
Henry Stewart – Be Happy
Henry believes people should find joy at work. And it’s not just a nice idea, it’s good business. As the Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Ltd and author of Happy Manifesto, Henry has made happiness his business. 

Happy workplaces are more profitable, and have increased share growth. Employees are naturally more engaged with their work and staff retention improves. 
 
 
 
 
THE SALESMAN PODCAST INTERVIEWS TIM SULLIVAN
How To Collaborate With The Buyer To Lock Out The Competition. Tim Sullivan is the Corporate Vice President of Business Development at SPI. In this episode of The Salesman Podcast, Tim shares how we can collaborate with the buyer, differentiate ourselves from the competition and win more business in an increasingly buyer driven world.
 
10% HAPPIER - DAN HARRIS INTERVIEWS MIRABAI BUSH
Conversations on Loving and Dying. Mirabai Bush has co-written a book with spiritual teacher Ram Dass entitled 'Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying'. In the book, and in this episode, Bush explores how death can help us cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living. 
 
 
 
The 8 Habits of Companies You Wish You Worked For
There is convincing evidence that organizations that focus on creating engaging workplaces put themselves in a position to flourish. Over the last 14 months, we have visited over 50 of such workplace pioneers. They show us how to engage employees and therefore thrive as an organization; time and time again.
 
How to Talk to an Employee Who Isn’t Meeting Their Goals
My client, Aaron, was recently promoted to senior director at a bio-pharmaceutical company. At a recent coaching session, he looked particularly harried. He confessed he hadn’t been sleeping well because he was worried about the performance of a direct report named Josh. It wasn’t so much Josh’s underperformance that was troubling Aaron — he was worried about telling Josh that he wasn’t meeting his goals.
 
It's Been 11 Years Since Tim Ferriss's '4-Hour Workweek' - Are We Any Closer to Achieving It?
In 2007, Tim Ferriss published The 4-Hour Workweek, which promised that anyone could “escape 9-to-5, live anywhere and join the New Rich” if they followed the guidelines outlined in the book. The 4-Hour Workweek went on to become a No. 1 New York Times best-seller published in 35 different countries.

But since 2007, the economy has made a 180-degree turnaround, with banks failing, retirement funds shrinking and many Americans losing their jobs. So, how do the book’s money lessons stand the test of time?
 
 
 
the age of agile by stephen denning
An unstoppable business revolution is under way - and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything... all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale.
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal
As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal discarded a century of management wisdom and pivoted from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability.

In this book, he shows how any organisation can make the same transition to act like a team of teams - where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience.
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

20 March 2019 - Dominic Monkhouse: Scaling A Technology Business 

Dom will be speaking to Startup Grind, Bournemouth, about his experience of scaling up two UK technology businesses to over £25 million in a period of just 5 years.  Customer service and company culture have been at the heart of Dom’s success and over the years he has identified a number of key areas that should be priorities for any business planning on scaling up.

4 April 2019 - Happy Workplaces, Ireland

Dom will also be speaking at Happy Workplaces 2019, a one day conference for leaders who are ready to embrace high-trust, high-autonomy & high-performance management.

Speakers will share how they build and sustain happy workplace culture and practices – and how you can do the same. You will leave not only inspired, but fully equipped to take concrete action steps in your organisation.

21st - 22nd May 2019 - Scale Up Summit in Atlanta

Your premier source for clarity on how to improve your business. Join leaders from the fastest growing mid-market firms ($5 million to $500 million), for intense interactive learning, networking and idea-generation.


23rd May 2019 - WXG 7 Technology for Good

Web Expo Guildford returns for its seventh year and has always been more than just a tech conference. Brought to you by Kyan and Wirehive, WXG brings together inspirational speakers from the creative, digital and technical industries for a one-day schedule of talks, breakouts and fireside chats.
 
 
 
Dominic Monkhouse
 
 
Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms
worldwide.
 
 
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