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Five Reasons Why Every Business Owner Needs to be Spiritually Intelligent

Within each and every one of us is a valuable resource, a font of wisdom and an intelligence that goes beyond all that we have learned in our education and further training. This vast well of knowledge, that can easily be accessed, is our inner Intelligence or Spiritual Intelligence. As business owners and leaders, integrating […]

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Why do managers feel they need to work on holiday and is that contributing to the all time high UK absence costs?

In the last two days I’ve read two articles that were not cross-referenced but one may very well be contributing to the cause and effect of the other. The first article reported on research from PwC which states that sick days are costing employers £29billion a year. And that UK workers take up to four […]

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Criteria for Promoting People…

As ever, my bathroom reading proved interesting again this week. An article in Management Today caught my attention. Entitled ‘The Indispensability Trap – Why being too good at your current job is a risk’, the following quote started me thinking … “Those who promote you make a leap of faith, a hope that you will […]

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21st Century Communication

Are you one of the many people who has taken leave over Easter and so are away from your workplace for more than the four day weekend? And thinking about your inbox when you return, how does that make you feel? No doubt a little daunting, a sense that within hours of opening up email […]

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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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Employee Burnout

Is employee burnout something that you’ve experienced or witnessed in the past? Is it something as a business owner you fear might be happening to you? This week HR Director magazine published the results of survey where more than 200 HR directors cited employee burnout for more than 30% of employees … That’s nearly a […]

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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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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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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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