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Even those at the top need nourishment

What’s your diet like? Are you getting the necessary food for growth, health, and success? Are you building your immune system to cope with the pressure, uncertainty and change?

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Posted in leadership, People performance, Promotion

5 Insights from last year that could make a difference to this year

The following were my most popular posts last year; which you may have missed,along with the opportunity to make a value difference this year. What NO really means http://goo.gl/EaNHBV There was a time when Trainers would tell you “that if

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Posted in Business Growth, Company Culture, leadership

What NO really means.

New Parents often promise themselves never to use the word NO when speaking to their children, choosing instead to use alternative words, which is good in principle, develops language skills but exhausting and particularly irritating when they become “inbetweeners”. There

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Posted in communication, Company Culture, Engagement, Skill Sets

Are you spending enough time ON your business to deliver real Growth?

As the senior manager in your business you are responsible for setting the future direction of the business and your people are depending on you to make the right decisions. These decisions cannot be taken effectively, without spending sufficient time

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Posted in Annual Plan, Decision Making, Prioritisation, Reviewing your Business Plan, Time Management

Managing Motivational Meetings

I could get far more work done, if I wasn’t wasting my time in so many boring meetings! We have all heard it said and some of us, if we’re honest, have thought it. It’s not impossible to manage motivational

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Posted in Company Culture, Decision Making, Engagement, Managing Meetings, Skill Sets

Employee engagement shouldn’t begin and end with a Christmas drink

The essence of a good company is having good people; support your people and they will support you. How many times have you heard a Company Director say “our people are our most important asset” yet if they treated their

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Posted in Company Culture

The Skills for Growth – were they developed or axed in your business during the recession?

As the worst of the recession is reported to be behind us, focus is now turning to the lack of skills required for growth. If it is to be believed computing, engineering and manufacturing are all crying out for a

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