Canny Bites Videos

Canny Bites Videos are quick, informative & impactful bites of business wisdom for leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Canny Bites video playlist is an encyclopaedia of practical, business tips for today’s professionals. Covering everything from working with a business consultant to inspiring intrapreneurship in your business and answering difficult questions such as ‘what is a team for?’ and ‘are you cut out to run a business?’

Safaraz Ali stated that he has observed that a common trait in the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders that they have a relentless focus learning to take action, improve and getting “stuff” done.

It’s not enough for them to be passive and take on board knowledge and information without leveraging it. To them, knowledge only really matters when it makes a difference and when they can do something as a result.

It could be changing the way they implement a process or complete a task. It may be a change in their tactics or strategy. It may be the spark that makes them finally sit down and start writing their own book. These people – who learn and then act, only to move onto learning again – are the true entrepreneurs.

And that’s what the videos focus on short sharp key takeaways or as we say “bites”, which can help you to take action. Each video bite is designed to help you pause, reflect, act and improve.
I will leave you now with one of my favourite quotes, from the Futurist, Alvin Toffler: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”.

I wish you all the best on your journey.

Safaraz Ali

Company Culture - What is it really?

All models are wrong, but some are useful

Business planning is changing

Customer Journey Mapping - Why do your customers buy from you?

Understanding the stages of organisational change

What exactly is Business Acumen anyway?

The Four Fs: How to write a winning proposal

Is a lack of diversity holding your business back?

Humanising HR in a Canny Bite

Unlocking the potential of a diverse team

What is talent management and why its not just a HR Buzzword

Measuring the strength of your business plan

Forget ABC its time for ABR

Failure - Think like a scientist

One Size Fits None - treating employees as customers

Matching exployee experience to employer brand

Don't bore the board

Sometimes Taking No Action is the best action

Your unique point isn't that unique afterall

Ditch the USP and Just be better

If you're Green you Grow

Strategic Alliances & Collaborations

Respect your competition

What does it mean to be a Leader?

What is Digitalisation?

How to Digitalise your business

What is a Mastermind Group and what can you gain from joining one

The Art of Networking, making networking work

Don't be the Smartest person in the room

What is your Big Hairy Audacious Goal

How will you achieve your Big Hairy Audacious Goals

How to spot potential leaders in your business

How to Hire the best candidate for the job

Grassroot Innovation using a bottom up approach

Mastering Time Management

Choosing your KPI, the keys to success

How to be a winning Quitter : Winners do quit!

How many opportunities have you missed?

The law of Big Numbers by Thomas Power ( part 1 of 2)

Quantity of input and Quality of Output - Thomas Power (part 2 of 2)

Personal Branding and three things it should be based on

The true power of a team focused on the common goal

The Difference between Coaching and Mentoring

Another thought from @ThomasPower on Why most CEOs Don't get and do Social

A Lesson in Entrepreneurship from the Chinese Bamboo Tree

The difference between Objectives, Strategy and Tactics

control what you can control - focus on what you can control!

What was your reason for starting a business? Rethink your Purpose Mission & Vision

Uncertainty - Can you plan for it?

A little competition never hurt anyone?

Is conflict is a good thing?

When the decision makes itself

The golden rules of developing a good strategy

Motivation Is Not Enough

What makes a brand?

Goal-SETTING and Goal-GETTING

To stand still is to go backward

Ego is the enemy of success in all aspects of life

Beware the perils of Confirmation Bias

Moving up the innovation curve: the risks and rewards of innovation

Are you a brand or a commodity?

How to walk the talk? How do you live up to your mission statement in your daily activities?

How can your business be heard above the noise

Shovel & Teaspoons example of creating value

Dear Client, You're Sacked

Unthinking the Obvious

Beware of the blinding obvious

Is it okay to have exception to the rule when it comes to how you treat employees?

Do you have a fixed or open mindset?

Work the Problem

Sir Alex Ferguson on Leadership and the Importance of Respect

The First Mover Advantage: is it a myth?

Don’t go looking for business, go looking for partners

A Winning Mindset

Making a good first impression - some mistakes made by SMEs

Hiring a Winning Team: Match the temperament to the role

Don't work harder, work smarter- get to know your body!

Them and Us in Business: Birds of a feather flock together

Problem Solving - He who has a Why can endure any How!

The One Percent Effect

The 7 hour Rule

The 7 11 4 rule & the customer journey

How content helps you clone yourself

Putting all your eggs in one basket?

The Dangers of a Friendly Workplace

Ready, Fire, Aim

Are you the captain or the coach?

The E-Myth Revisited, Revisited

Building a Better Board

The delicate art of delegation

The end of the employee as you know it

Authentic, Fruitful and Lasting Relationships

Hire people who are better than you?

Culture vs Behaviour

Pause to Reflect

Actualising ADKAR

The importance of a pinch of salt

How to solve big business problems and test new ideas in 5 days

Why you should be working IN your business, a contrarian view

Communicating out of a crisis

Building a Power Team in your business

Winning the Review Economy

Delegate Outsource Automate to grow your business

Should you accept someone's management style?

Is a lack of diversity holding your business back?

Never Take NO for an answer

Do Leaders need to have all the answers?

Creating Raving Fans - Why Every Company Needs a Chief Experience (CXO) Officer

Look after your staff and they'll take care of the rest

What Makes Good Employees Quit?

Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

Greater expectations - Customer expectations

What is your backstory?

Applying the Disney model in your business

Mentoring it's a two way street

Benefits of learning "Just in Time"

Change and Emotions: Embracing change means embracing emotion

Thoughts on Leadership and what makes a TRUE LEADER

The importance of the Customer Experience

The One Phrase You Should NEVER Say!

The Interview Dilemma

The 90 Day Plan

Stay on Track

Are we on the same page

The Culture Club

Sowing the seeds of Growth

Too busy is never an excuse

Is social media the new CV

How to create purpose look to the long term

How to Create Your Power Team v2

Culture over Cash

Collaborative Learning

recruitment or training

Mild Discomfort

Making a good last impression

the importance of mild discomfort

KAIZEN FINAL

Writing a winning business awards application

Taking Part That Counts FIN

Reuse repurpose recycle

Have you found The One 1

Safaraz Ali stated that he has observed that a common trait in the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders that they have a relentless focus learning to take action, improve and getting “stuff” done.

It’s not enough for them to be passive and take on board knowledge and information without leveraging it. To them, knowledge only really matters when it makes a difference and when they can do something as a result. It could be changing the way they implement a process or complete a task. It may be a change in their tactics or strategy. It may be the spark that makes them finally sit down and start writing their own book. These people – who learn and then act, only to move onto learning again – are the true entrepreneurs.

And that’s what the videos focus on short sharp key takeaways or as we say “bites”, which can help you to take action. Each video bite is designed to help you pause, reflect, act and improve.
We will leave you now with one of Safaraz’s favourite quotes, from the Futurist, Alvin Toffler: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”.

We wish you all the best on your journey.

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