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Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… even if that ‘old dog’ is you…

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to speak at many conferences and events where I’ve been given guidelines re the subject to be discussed and also run other people’s training courses where I’ve delivered their material. So when I decided to run my own training event in business development it felt really big shoes […]

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Making it all add up – data is invaluable but only in context…

Yesterday someone demonstrated how useless data is unless it has context and a penny dropped for me, I’ve been talking about collecting data but what I really mean is gathering information. Data is simply a snapshot at a particular time it’s the context of the data and the comparison that makes it meaningful and useful […]

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Standing out from the crowd is more than doing things differently, its also about delighting people…

Standing out from the crowd in business isn’t perhaps quite so easy these days as businesses try to attract attention by doing things a little differently. But how many of them actually delight those customers who don’t do the norm? And how many of them retain those customers by continuing to delight them? Advertising campaigns […]

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What lies at the heart of your business? Does it need any cardiovascular surgery? PART 2

Last week I likened the heart of a business to the human heart with its four chambers, the way that it beats, and the support systems and back end as the cardiovascular system pumping the lifeblood around the heart of the business and the business itself. And we mostly discussed the two ‘chambers’ of the […]

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What lies at the heart of your business? Does it need any cardiovascular surgery?

Mike Corbridge, the Social Media Blackbelt gave an interesting presentation the other week where he put social media at the heart of any business and all the different types of social media then linking to each other like a support network. And yes, whilst I recognise that social media is very important to businesses it […]

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Being A Business Locksmith

I’ve introduced the work that I do as a business confidante and so thought it was time to tell you more about the work I do as a business locksmith. And no, by that I don’t mean that I have perfected the art of picking locks in the physical sense … From time to time […]

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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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Who Inspires You? And when did you last tell them?

I don’t know about you but most of my life I’ve been lucky enough to work with and know inspiring people. The coaches, trainers and mentors I’ve worked with are not by accident – they have and do inspire me and so it was a natural choice to work with them … And even when […]

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Nothing Much On Your Mind – Letting the Insights Flow

For most people, the weekend was a long weekend – possibly a holiday where you’ve spent time with nothing much on your mind – at least nothing much on your mind in relation to your work or your business … Perhaps it was an opportunity to visit family and friends, spending time with children, doing […]

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How Will You Spend Your Time Over the Festive Holidays?

Many people will not be working next week and for those who are working it’s possible that it will be a quiet week. So how will you spend that time? No doubt we’ll be running around all over the place to catch up with friends and family … Why do we do put pressure on […]

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