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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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Having Difficult Conversations – Difficult for Whom?

You know when a headline catches your attention in a magazine and before you’ve read the article a whole stream of thoughts and ideas come rushing into your head and prompt one of those internal one-sided conversations? Well that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday … I saw a headline in Management Today called “How […]

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If You Don’t Have Time To Think Then It’s Time to Think Differently

One of the common things I hear my clients saying is that they don’t have time to think. And sometimes, in that moment, that might be true; but what they are really saying is that my head is so full and I don’t know what to do next or how to prioritise because of all […]

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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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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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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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The Awakened Entrepreneur – What Does That Mean To You?

This weekend I’ve attended two completely different training events. The first was with Dr Joanna Martin, learning more about speaking from the stage and the second with Jamie Smart and a very cool group of people exploring being an Awakened Entrepreneur… As soon as Jamie posed the question of ‘What’s an Awakened Entrepreneur?’ I was […]

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The Art of Procrastination

Are you like me and put things off that you don’t really want to do, not necessarily because they are too hard but because they just don’t inspire you? So what happens? Well, my experience – both personally and from what clients have told me – is that we will do all sorts of things […]

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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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Introducing The Business Confidante

So what’s it all about? Hello and welcome to my first blog post! My role is Business Confidante and I suspect that you’re probably scratching your head and wondering to yourself what that is – so grab a coffee, put your feet up and read on whilst I explain and paint a clear picture for […]

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