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A week of sound and vision

Sound – I’ve been back on the radio again – talking animatedly on regional and local stations a lot in my spare time this week, prom
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“To Do” lists

I love making lists. Especially “To Do” lists. So does David Mellor, business mentor par excellence, whose book launch I attended this wee
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Top Employers Institute

It’s so important to stop and celebrate what goes brilliantly in the workplace. Last night we did just that, with the Top Employers Institute an
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Respect is the constant

When you go to a conference, some things stick and others don’t. Last week, I had the pleasure to go to the excellent Merit Summit in 
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Lest We Forget

How do we make sure we never forget the lessons that we always used to remember? Last weekend, huge crowds in St Albans queued for hours to see a stun
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Why short words work best

There is no doubt. Short words have a power that long words do not. Phrases with short words stick in our heads. We repeat them back – they touc
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Optimism is a choice

A new week: Are you feeling optimistic – or pessimistic? How are you feeling right now, as you read this? It’s good to be aware of how you
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Are you missing the obvious?

This weekend, ask yourself this: Am I missing something really obvious? It can be really good to stop and think about this. Three things occurred to m
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Beware the Bragger Blogger

Do you want your blog to improve your reputation, rather than diminish it? Of course you do.
And do you want to do this by telling people directly how
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3 steps to delegation

It is easy, especially in tough times, for leaders to feel responsible for absolutely everything that happens in their team. It is highly likely that
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Small talk, big outcomes

I saw a fascinating article in the Sunday Times yesterday -”Let’s hear it for the small talk!” Personal relationships, it says, are
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