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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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It’s Not What You Say, It’s The Way That You Say It: Hints & Tips on Public Speaking & Presentations

One of my major roles whilst working in the Corporate Pharmaceutical Industry was explaining complex ideas & concepts to people who often had little or no knowledge about the subject.  I guess you could call it training but often I … Continue reading

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Hearing or Learning?

I’ve heard many different presentations, lectures, seminars and general talks, amounting to hours of arguments, explanations, persuasion, debate, facts, figures, methods and madness. But after all my hearing, how much did I actually learn? The answer is probably not that … 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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Bridge Builder, Pace Setter or Record Breaker?

How often do we come up against an issue or problem and immediately think, “I can’t do that“? How often do we look to others to solve our problems because we feel inadequate? Why do we think others find things … Continue reading

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Loneliness is a Crowded Room

How often have you, like me, walked into a room full of people and felt isolated? Not because you don’t know anyone; you know many of the faces in the room, it’s just that everyone is busy in their own … Continue reading

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