Keep Doing The Same Thing And Get The Same Results

This week I’ve been reminded of this time and time again. A new client called today, they have had issues with recruitment and all they have done is make minor changes to the job description but not changed the way they recruit, the questions they ask to really understand the person and the competencies … […]

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Have You Had A Juicy Failure? It’s All About How You React…

This week I was at an IoD networking event at the Palace of Westminster attended by IoD members, peers and MPs. One of the conversations I had with a cross bench peer was about increasing diversity on boards. And she regaled that one of her favourite interview questions is ”have you had a juicy failure”? […]

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Being Present And Connected

How do you listen when you are talking to someone? Whether it’s a client or a family member or a friend? Or perhaps when on a webinar or teleseminar or a face-to-face training course? Are you ”really listening” to what they are saying? And when I say ”really listening” I mean do they have your […]

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How Many Olympians Had A Lot On Their Mind? And That’s More Than Having A Clear Head…

Anyone who knows me is very aware that I don’t have the build of an athlete, let alone an Olympian, however I do work with a personal trainer at least once a week as I recognize, as I’m sure you do too, that as a business owner it’s not just the actual business that has […]

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Failure To Achieve Your Goals – Has Your Why Changed?

When setting our own goals – no matter whether they are personal or business goals – at the time they seem right for us, intuitively right, don’t they? Like me, I’m sure that initially you work towards the goals that you’ve set and are completely focused on them … But over time maybe your focus […]

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What’s Your Purpose? And How Do You Value Your Business

Talking to business owners and leaders and reading recent articles there seems to be an underlying trend of people losing sight of the purpose of their business, the purpose for setting up the business in the first place or the purpose for taking a role in an organisation … The day to day stuff has […]

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Be The Change In The World You Want To See

Following on from the recent report that Britain’s employees and businesses had reached an ambition ceiling and other reports in a similar theme all pointing to Lock Down Britain I was truly inspired this week when I attended my nephew’s speech day at Bexley Grammar … Over the last 6 years I’ve seen my nephew […]

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The Trouble With Lock Down Britain Is It’s Not Sustainable For Businesses

In the last couple of blogs I explored with you something that I believe is very important to business – throwing off the comfort blanket and not only working outside of the box but kicking the sides out completely and moving into the flow zone … And when talking about innovation and creativity for business, […]

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Comfort Zone or Comfort Blanket? Part 2

In my previous blog post I explored what it means to be operating from your comfort zone, or as I call it from the ”cosseting of your comfort blanket”. This time I’ll explore with you what it means to be operating outside of the box … In our business plans there are step changes such […]

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Comfort Zone or Comfort Blanket? How Often Do You Think Outside The Box?

You know how it is when you get this really good idea for a talk, product or article and then within hours several emails ping into your inbox on the same or a similar theme? And you know how it would be easy to say ”oh well it wasn’t meant to be?” That’s almost what […]

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