Category Archives: help

Value For Money Or Price Per Head?

With the current emphasis on saving money in businesses, schools & the public sector, it is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that less cost per head represents better value for money. Of course, if we can buy the same items for … Continue reading

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One Minute Book Review: Managing Oneself by Peter F Drucker

OVERVIEW A short, challenging yet encouraging easy-to-read 55 page booklet identifying the critical elements for making a success in our career & wider life. Managing ourselves effectively isn’t just about knowing yourself; it’s about knowing & understanding those with whom we work. A … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You

This is just a quick note to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read, look at or comment on my blog. I do appreciate every one of you & hope that something of what … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Just Need To Find A Place Of Peace & Calm

In a daily life that can be hectic, demanding, draining, confusing, challenging, sometimes we just need to find a place of calm so that we can recharge, rejuvenate & re-focus. Take care until next time …

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Beauty Is In Who We Are Not What We Do

Is an orchid less beautiful than a rose? Likewise, we do ourselves an injustice when we compare ourselves to others: we can never become them but we have our own talents & beauty that they do not. Variety adds to … Continue reading

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Social Media: Good? Bad? Or Are We Simply Asking The Wrong Questions?

    Social Media: The turf on which good & evil fight it out to the death. I hear so many diverse comments from both ends of the spectrum: almost from “Social Media SUCKS!” to “Social Media is a PANACEA!” There is … Continue reading

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Customer Service: What’s That?

  Having worked in a top brand multinational company for nearly 20 years, one message that was drummed into me was “Delight Your Customers!” The idea that we were there for the people who used our products (& therefore made us … Continue reading

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