Speciality Bites with

Paul Hargreaves

Chief executive of Cotswold Fayre
  • Can/should bosses really be close friends with their staff?

    02 August 2021 Speciality Bites
    The traditional answer to this question is “no” and some may argue that friendships at work make it difficult to address issues of performance management, others might think that work and pleasure don’t mix and still others say that bosses should keep...
  • Generosity

    05 July 2021 Speciality Bites
    Generosity from leaders makes business better in all aspects, yet few businesses have discovered the benefits that accompany being generous of spirit.
  • We are now retailers too!

    21 June 2021 Speciality Bites
    So, the week has arrived at last when I become a retailer as well as a wholesaler. What a journey it has been.
  • We need leaders, not managers

    07 June 2021 Speciality Bites
    I’ve mentioned before that not many people can give me the name of someone when asked at interview who has inspired them most from their previous work life. This is because most people have only experienced management not leadership.
  • Being joyful

    24 May 2021 Speciality Bites
    There’s a story I told in my first book, Forces for Good, about a man called Dexter, who was a toll-charge collector on the Golden Gate Bridge across San Francisco Bay. Despite doing a humble job, Dexter always came to work...
  • What next?

    17 May 2021 Speciality Bites
    Our financial year end is March, so when we were putting together this current year’s business plan, we had no idea what to expect, as, of course, the first lockdown started last March.
  • Why do we not have more inspirational leaders?

    10 May 2021 Speciality Bites
    I start off the introduction to my new book, The Fourth Bottom Line, by asking why we do not have more inspirational leaders in our lives. I have asked the question at least 100 times in interviews over the year...
  • Leadership

    04 May 2021 Speciality Bites
    Returning to a familiar theme again this week, and how could I not with my new book about good leadership being published on Thursday 6th. More later on that.
  • Today

    26 April 2021 Speciality Bites
    If the pandemic and lockdown have taught us anything it has been to slow down and reflect more. Even for those who haven’t been furloughed and have been working harder than ever, we have had our travel and nights out taken...
  • Better Business

    19 April 2021 Speciality Bites
    A frequently asked question in my interviews and podcasts is, “How has being a B Corp benefitted you as a business?”
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