Tag Archives | Leadership Development

What’s your bigger picture? Or are you too busy to remember what it looks like?

One of the columnists I enjoy reading is Iqbal Wahhab founder of Roast Restaurant he’s an entrepreneur with not just lot of business savvy but talks great sense about UK PLC. An article he wrote earlier this year recounted a conversation with potential investors that would allow him to expand by adding a few new […]

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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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How much does 21st Century business behaviour reflect the seven deadly sins?

The seven deadly sins are something we ‘ve all heard of, first published by Pope Gregory the Great, and gone on to inspire all sorts of writers, film and TV directors, and even food. An article in Intelligent Life revisited the seven deadly sins in today’s society using a range of guest writers and whilst […]

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Women on the Board… Who is fooling whom?

Being authentic in the workplace is one of the values which many of us hold dear and yet time and time again we experience people who for one reason or another feel that they have to behave differently in a situation because its expected, to be part of the in crowd, because they are not […]

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How are we really supporting the children of today?

For parents and children alike the end of the school term is fraught with angst in many households and why, because it’s the time of the annual school report. School reports are very different these days to the ones we had where the subject teachers wrote just a few lines with an overall comment from […]

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Lights, camera, action… Why do some people take action and others struggle with just treading water?

Like many of you I am a great believer in personal and business development and believe that learning is life long, attending a number of events as well as reading a range of books on the subjects. And looking around at the events I wonder how many people will take action? Especially when it’s a […]

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Which Strategy Works Best…

Last week’s blog on the criteria we use for promoting people generated dialogue on how people will promote for fear of losing a ‘key’ employee, only to pay the consequences later for a variety of reasons. And how sometimes that fear can be because of the wealth of knowledge and experience that a person has […]

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Books That Inspire

The market for business and personal development books is ever growing with new authors being published on virtually a daily basis. And of course, with self publishing, boutique publishers and online stores such as Amazon and iTunes, it’s relatively easy to publish eBook/kindle books very cheaply … Some authors specifically write for the eBook/kindle book […]

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Lessons From Commuting Chaos

Are you standing on the station waiting for the train with everyone else or taking your own lead? I’m fortunate that I don’t have to commute on a daily basis and so when there are significant train delays it’s an inconvenience but not a disaster … For the second time in as many weeks, there […]

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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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