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How Urgent Is Urgent?

As I write this, the World Economic Forum at Davos has just come to an end for another year. It’s a place where great world and thought leaders come together to debate the emerging issues of 2013 and their implications for the global economy and their industries … And I noticed that the Institute of […]

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Authenticity In Business

For some time now I’ve been talking to people about authenticity in business and in business leaders. It’s something that has to come from the top and is a quality, if you can call it that, or perhaps a behaviour of every manager within a business and really of every employee … Over the last […]

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Presents In The Here And Now – Are you a gift to others?

So was one of your goals or resolutions being more present? Present with your clients, present with your business, present with your family and friends or simply being more present for you? In the last 2 days I’ve noticed that several people have been talking about being present or more present, either directly or indirectly. […]

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Busy Doing Something Or Actually Busy Doing Nothing?

Today it’s confession time. Having had some fantastic insights into my business and how I want to take it forward, then finding out my ideal client, I’ve been very busy for the last 6 weeks. Yes, much of that has been client facing or working on client projects but not all of it …   […]

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Mentoring and Nurturing – Sometimes it’s Tough Love

For me, there’s a very fine line between coaching and mentoring and perhaps even more of a fine line between mentoring and nurturing. However for nurture please don’t read molly coddle! And one of the things that I advocate is that all mentors and coaches should have mentors and coaches that they too work with […]

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Failure or Learning Point? It’s About Action Rather Than Reaction

In last week’s blog we talked about what if it goes right? as so often we plan for failure; perhaps we could be generous and call it having a contingency or understanding our options as opposed to allowing ourselves to fully explore what if something goes well and just as planned … And thats still […]

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What If It Goes Right? The Possibilities Are Endless

All my life I’ve been an inveterate reader; I can remember how my mother used to despair of me going to jumble sales and coming home with bags of books, all of which were read and none of which I wanted to recycle to another jumble sale … My passion for the written word hasn’t […]

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How Healthy Is Your Business And I’m Not Talking About Cashflow

The health of your business doesn’t just depend on the financial state of the business and in particular the cash flow. It depends on the systems in place to ensure that existing customers are well served, your products are desirable and your strategy for going to market is efficient … Perhaps more importantly, is that […]

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Being An Authentic Leader – Just Being Yourself

A couple of months ago, I was listening to the radio when I heard a conversation between the DJ and a 6 year old boy called Nate. Nate had been awarded star of the week at school and immediately, as probably most of us would, the presenter asked him what amazing things he’d been doing […]

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