Category Archives: Personal Development

How 2 recognise a watershed when you see it.

Warning:  this article contains elements which might be deemed by the sensitive reader to smack of self promotion.  If you tend to suffer from allergic reaction when someone tells you about something new they have been doing, please stop reading … Continue reading

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The joy of relearning

I have recently taken up playing the church organ again.  I studied it from the age of 13 (when my legs were long enough to reach the pedal keyboard), won an organ scholarship to Oxford, studied music for 3 years, … Continue reading

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How to unlearn something you’re great at.

It’s hard being me, at times.  I expect it’s the same for you (being you, that is).  One of my biggest frustrations is that there are certain things I do again and again which I know from bitter experience are … Continue reading

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What are the Top 5 mistakes a salesperson can make?

I’m planning to make a film about Selling.  Not, you’ll be relieved to know, about how TO sell, but the opposite – how NOT to.  Can you imagine how much criticism I’d come in for if I tried to make … Continue reading

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6 ways to repair Trust at work

In the last in her series on Trust, Juliet Daye summarises insights from research conducted by Cass Business School  with CIPD in March 2012.  The report was called ‘Where has all the Trust Gone?’, and is available via the CIPD website … Continue reading

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Is being negative such a bad thing?

Last week I met someone who I think I can safely say was one of the most negative people I have ever met.  I spent much of a day with him during one of our Musikscool events.  He was 15: … Continue reading

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