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Why, Oh Why, Oh Why?

Things are easier if we know why we’re doing what we do. I mean really know. The reasons we do what we do are often not the first reasons we come up with. The first reasons we come up with are not wrong. But they’re not the whole story. There’s more… I have clients who […]

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Everything You Need for 2012 is Here

Last week I told you all about my Plan for 2012. I’ve been speaking to quite a few people about it over the course of the last week. I’ve realised that I used quite a few tools, techniques and mental skills that not everyone is confident in using. And yet more of these tools, techniques […]

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How To Get More Done – Do Less

I aim to be 50% productive and usually manage it, (15% being the norm). What I mean by that is I aim to spend 50% of my time on high-payoff activities – the activities which, if neglected, will lead to goal failure. Most people are around 15% productive. Strange but true. I spent all of […]

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24 Days Gone Already

So, we’re twenty four days into 2011 already. Almost February. My Mother tells me time continues to speed up as you get older. Ug! It’s already going past at 600mph. So fast that it’s difficult to keep the really important stuff at the front of the mind. So easy to switch the neck-top computer off, […]

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What Your Staff Really Need

What do your staff really need from you? This has been researched many times over and the answers never really change. Well, this is what staff want: 1. You to show an interest in their career. That’s right, their career. They want to know that in return for their exceptional efforts you will help them […]

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Cocker Spaniels and the Long Tail

I was in the supermarket the other day having been sent there for sushi by my six-year old when, not for the first time, I was amazed by the sheer variety of magazines on display. One that jumped out at me was Total Carp – that’s not a misspelling; it’s apparently “The UK’s Biggest Selling […]

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This week’s Pearl of Leadership Wisdom is on Thinking. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein In the boardroom… “I’ve got this great idea. It’s a device you speak into and you can talk to other people who are far away. It’ll allow us […]

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This week’s Pearl of Leadership Wisdom is on Strategy. “What’s the use of running if you are not on the right road” – German proverb Hello Big Boy… Strategy is not just for the big guys. Small businesses need one as well.  And it doesn’t have to be a 200 page tome. And it doesn’t […]

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This week’s Pearl of Leadership Wisdom is on…. Purpose “You better realise that you gotta have a purpose or this place is gonna knock you out, sooner or later.” – from Clash City Rockers by The Clash – Joe Strummer/Mick Jones. Ideal Homes… The benefits of having a purpose are clearly demonstrated by my children. […]

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