People, good people, in my view are the linchpin of a successful business.
And good people working as a team bring out the very best in productivity.
Stewart Barnes, managing director of QuoLux in Gloucester specialises in leadership development of owner-managers of small and medium, sized businesses.
He talked at a Business West networking breakfast at the Holiday Inn, Barnwood, this week and really challenged the audience.
What kind of leader are you? was his theme.
It took the form of an interactive discussion - The Game Changer Challenge - which you can test yourself by clicking here.
Something like ten years ago when I was editing the Citizen in Gloucester, I started Stewart writing a Game Changer column - it is still going.
And many of our most successful SMEs in Gloucestershire have developed and grown through the QuoLux LEAD programme.