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Recharge your strategy from your sun lounger (or swivel chair)

The benefits of taking time away from the business with family or friends is well documented; no commute, no meetings, no emails, and no deadlines. You have time and lots of it to do the things you want to do,

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Posted in business strategy, company holidays

Promotion should be a piece of (cake)PIE

Whether you’re making the appointment, seeking the appointment or in the early stages of succession planning for the appointment, there are 3 basic ingredients that you need in your recipe for success: Performance; Image and Exposure (PIE). The term PIE

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Posted in Career Management, People performance, Promotion

There’s still time to get online for Christmas.

“UK retailers are on course to dispatch a record 900 million orders in 2014, with 120 million orders predicted for December alone” (IMRG MetaPack Delivery Index) and if you and yours are anything like me and mine, that’s a lot

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Posted in Data, Digital Marketing, Engagement, Marketing, Proposition, Retail, Social Media

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

Intimidated, Bamboozled or simply Seduced by the world of digital – Part 2: Social Media for the over 40’s.

Social Media is the new word of mouth, which means you are no longer able to control what is being said about your brand; but you can join the conversation, and use the insights to enhance your brand value. Every

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Posted in Digital Marketing, Engagement, Proposition, Social Media

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

10 tips on how to stop internal email undermining team spirit and limiting business growth

email is a powerful business tool which can be just as damaging as it can be beneficial to a company organisation. In many companies there’s too much time spent IN the on screen detail and too little time spent ON

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Posted in Company Culture