Have You Listened to Yourself Recently?

One of the things I hear people say all too often is “I need to…” and when I ask how that makes them feel there’s often a look of confusion followed by a slightly embarrassed look

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Where’s the play in work?

There are times when, like today the sun is shining and I simply want to play hooky… and you know what I can often structure my day so that I can and work say in the evening or at the weekend.

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What’s the brick wall you can’t see around?

One of my mentors often talks about the wall that people have and can’t see around and that got me thinking… why are we so good at building those brick walls, brick by brick, course by course?

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Lessons from future leaders…

In the last few weeks I’ve seen lots of posts from proud parents sharing the great news about their children passing their degrees with photos of the graduation ceremonies.

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Is yours a STARR performance?

Last week I participated in a Young Enterprise day, always great events and learning for the business advisors and the students. The group were mostly A level students and it was interesting to see how natural leaders came forward and how others who were less natural leaders stepped up to the plate. .

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Making decisions just one little one at a time…

So having discussed how AGILE project management could be adapted easily for any situation and used in all sizes of businesses it got me thinking. Project management is all about decision making – what to prioritise, what to do and how to do it.

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Getting stuff done … Are you AGILE enough to do it?

Recently I’ve been discussing project methodology with clients and talking to others about getting ‘stuff done’ with quick and sustainable wins.

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Its all in the presentation

What do you think makes a good presentation? I’m sure that like me over the years you’ve seen many whether they’re sharing information and learnings or a pitch.

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And Introducing… Who…

Last week I was chatting to a group of people about presentations – giving a presentation as part of an interview or as a pitch to a potential new client.

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What do they mean when they say…

…It’s too expensive, too much money, we can’t afford that, I’d prefer if the price was…? And how do you respond?

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