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Thought For Today

Sometimes the most profound answers are in the simplest of observations.  

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Seeing Things Differently

Have you ever found it difficult making your voice heard? Over the years I have had what I thought to be ‘moments of inspiration’, those thoughts and ideas that are going to make a big difference, that will help people change … Continue reading

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False Economy

‘Our biggest asset is Our people.’ So boasts many a company.  But how much do they really engage with that statement.   Is it just another trite cliche, there to impress those on the outside? One of the best indicators … Continue reading

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Teamwork Suffering in Downturn

I have just read a very disturbing, yet unsurprising article reporting that 12% of workers admit to having become more insular during the recession.  At the very time when companies need greater interaction and greater interdependency (teamwork), individuals are seeking to … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Drumming IS Good for Your Health

I recently read a BBC news article which links drumming to improved health although an obvious response is “It may be good for your health but what about your ears?” Bear with me for the next 5 minutes. Over recent … Continue reading

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Can We Afford to Suspend Training?

With the credit crunch and current downturn in the economy, the greatest temptation is to pull in our belts, cut back on our spending, save what we can and try to weather the storm. Unfortunately, life in the turbulent waters continues … Continue reading

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Karate, Kata, Kumite & Kime: A Business Model

The idea of drawing parallels between martial arts and business practice is not new.  John Barnes and Richard Richardson, two highly successful  businessmen and entrepreneurs (Harry Ramsdens) liken business to Judo in their excellent book Marketing Judo.  They show how … Continue reading

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Do We Already Have the Resources In-House?

No matter how much business operators try to convince me, I have never fully bought into the idea of using outside, contract staff.   Let me explain … There are times when new people bring a different dynamic to what we do … Continue reading

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How Can We Build Self-Esteem & Confidence in Others?

Self-esteem is the foundation on which confidence can build.  People who feel valued and know their self-worth are then more able to try new things and be prepared to fail.  Unfortunately, failure has become a dirty word in business and … Continue reading

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What are the Benefits of Building Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence?

In short, many!! But let’s start by considering what we will avoid.  When we are continually dragged down by low self-esteem and low self-confidence the impact is much wider than our work; it affects our whole life! Biologically, our bodies … Continue reading

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